Sunday, June 16, 2019

Princeton, West Virginia for a visit

Yesterday after we got ready we made the 30 mile drive in the car to visit Nancy's sister Callie.
This is the first time that we have did it this way, we usually are in the motorhome.

But we are taking a different route this year going North on I-81 to do the Skyline drive through the  Shenandoah National Park.

We arrived at Callie's house within the hour and sit on her patio visiting for an hour or so before deciding where we would go to eat.

So it was off to Ryan's Buffet to eat.  But I think we must have talked as much as we ate.
After our meal (Thank you Callie) it was back to the patio for more visiting.

Yeah, there was a lot of talking after all we had a year of catching up to do since our last visit.

As the evening was getting late we had to leave and also we needed to do a little shopping at the Kroger's for things we needed.  

Today we will be going North on our journey heading for the drive on the Skyline Drive which will start tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.  

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Wytheville, Virginia

We are now in the Stony Fork Campground which is in the Jefferson National Forest.
It is close to seven miles North of Wytheville Virginia. 

There are two ways which you can get to the location, either by route 52 or you can take I-77.
I prefer route 52 as it take you the seven mile through beautiful rolling hills and farm country.

I like to see the fresh cut hay rolled you and it looks like this year they may cut a couple of cuts on it.

Coming back home today from getting a haircut I could see there was rain on the mountain in the background, where we are in the campground at the base of it.

We did get a good campsite in which we have electric (30 amp) and water.
Also we have a good cell phone signal (ATT) and internet signal.

They have this warning posted on the shower houses.  We have not seen any bears in the years we have been coming here, but they do have them roam through at times.

We will be staying here for four days to visit Nancy's sister Callie that lives in Princeton, West Virginia 30 miles North.

Thanks for stopping and have a great day. 











Monday, June 10, 2019

Statesville, North Carolinia

Well the visit with Nancy's brother Don and his wife Linda was very good and long over due.

Don is a very good cook so he cooked up a chicken and steak stir-fry for us and sure enough it was a very good and satisfying meal.

Here is Nancy and "little" brother enjoying each other's company during our visit.

It sure was good to see Don and Linda once again after tooo many years have gone by and the visit as always was to short of time.

We left the Springwood RV Park yesterday and drove all day with a rainy nasty day.
We stopped early so we could have a late afternoon breakfast and what better place than Cracker Barrel for that meal.
Nancy was in need  of a couple of medications filled so we also went to the Walgreens to so.
With Walmart in the same area why not do a little grocery shopping.

By that time and with a rainy day I just called it a day.

We spent the night at the Home Depot after asking permission to do so.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Saturday, June 08, 2019

Simpsonville, South Carolina

We were on the move again yesterday leaving Parson's Mountain Lake and going north.

We were so in the boonies that there was no internet, cell phone or tv and needless to say Nancy and Sherry didn't enjoy that very much.

We are now in Simpsonville, South Carolina to visit Nancy's brother which we have not seen in a few years.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Moving again

Yesterday was a getting ready to move day.  Yes today we move out after eight very nice days here by J. Strom Thurmond Lake. 
This is one of our usual stopping places on our way north where we will be going to visit family.

Today I will be getting the rest of the things ready by loading up the grill,  chairs cleaning the windshield "if it doesn't start rain".
Yes after all the sunny days we have a forecast of rain today.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Sunday, June 02, 2019

A little work and a lot of relaxing

We stayed home yesterday after running around the day before.

My day started with the usual big Saturday breakfast.  This one I had two eggs, potatoes with gravy, Hungarian Hot Peppers, bacon and sausage, tomato, biscuit and coffee to wash it all down.

I needed to drain the tanks and when they are full its a little rough to do.
I only have a 10 gallon tank because anything larger will not fit in the outside bay.  I've tried larger ones through the years but had to attach it to the roof ladder and that just did not look good to me.
So yesterday it was a six tank day before I was finished.



After the tanks where emptied it was time to relax and we did that by watching the boaters and kayaks going up and down the lake.

Of course at the end of the day you got to have a sunset photo.  But you can't get a very good one between the trees.

So you got to go down the waters edge to get a better view.

Another good day we had at the lake.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.








Friday, May 31, 2019

Eating and shopping

Wednesday was a kind of busy day for me doing the laundry.  With only one washer and one dryer in the small laundry room is what made it longer doing two loads.
The washer takes one half an hour and the dryer takes a full hour to complete the drying.

The day did end very nice with a beautiful sunset over the lake.
 
 
Yesterday was a shopping day because the frig was beginning to look bare.
 
Its not a good idea to go grocery shopping on an empty stomach so we chose to go to Applebee's to eat.
Nancy and I took the 2 for $22.00 with me having the 6 oz. sirloin.

And Nancy having the key lime chicken which she said tasted very good.

Looking out on the lake I caught this photo of the last of the three kayakers out for the evening.

thanks for stopping by and have a great day.