Another beautiful day in the Florida panhandle. The Griffin family all gathered and went to church and the three of us went for a walk down the road leading to the house.
When we got back we had a cell message from Gord and Paulette wanting to drive over and see us. They said they thought we were in an RV park but we suspect Gord had read the blog about today being First Sunday where clan Griffin gathers for an afternoon of potluck and visitation.
We met them at the rest stop at the PDL intersection on I-10 and drove back out where the affair was reaching full swing. There were about 30 family members present and most of them brought some form of excellent home made goodie. We gave G&P a tour of the house, (a 4000 square foot two story building that David and Susie put up mostly by themselves. They even milled logs into lumber on their own.) Gord was dumbfounded at the size of the house and even more at the skills of the two people who assembled it.
Then we found the food. The big island in the kitchen was filled with vittles and there was another table in another room filled with desserts. Gord found that one first and tested it for us. Being good RVers we naturally way over ate. This was southern home cooking at its very best. Susie had contributed a chicken pot pie and some apple turnovers that were fit to fight for. There was fish, and all sorts of veggies, brisket, beans and sausage and more. After dinner we waddled out through the woods to walk some of it off.
Gord and Paulette headed back to Panama City Beach and Doug rested while JoAnn went inside and did some more visiting.
Tomorrow we are expecting Bill and Diane to come in and boondock for the night. They are headed west on I-10 and emailed us to see if we could get together. JoAnn suggested they boondock here and when we asked David and Susie, they looked a little aghast at the traffic that we are drawing, but they are good sports and said no problem. They probably still think like most people that RVing is getting away from it all and being alone. Hah!