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Apr 7, 2019 - it's spring

We were at our campground in Florida October, November, and January - March. It is beautifully landscaped and well cared for, but overall I was surprised that I didn't see more things in bloom. This has certainly been remedied by our stop in this area where we are visiting my sister and her family. There's a nice campground on a lake about a fifteen minute drive from her home. It makes us feel like we are her neighbors while we are here. We're glad to still be living in our "home" while we are here and not impose on her 24/7. It is always a...

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Sep 12, 2018 - family time - truncated

After much checking of forecasts, NOAA websites, the Weather Channel, etc. we've concluded that it will not be safe for us to spend the planned six days visiting family here. If we didn't have these forecasts, we would have no idea that something bad is coming. The weather has been sunny and humid with light winds. The last two days my sister and I have crammed in as much bonding as possible. We all see each other so seldom, it feels like we have to reacquainted. We had lunch with her daughter and her family in Charlotte and then her other...

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Nov 3, 2016 - family time

As planned I left the Freightliner facility in Gaffney and drove here to visit my sister. Ken stayed behind to deal with the motor home inspection and when I phoned him at 2, he was happy to say that all was in good repair and he was ready to leave. I met him at the campground here and we have settled in to a site overlooking a lake, surrounded by trees, just beginning to show fall colors. We feel so lucky that this lovely campground is here, about five miles from my sister's home. It was good that she took some time off work to visit with...

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Mar 8, 2015 - family bonding

For the last 35 years my sister and I have lived 800 miles apart. We see each other maybe once a year and try to stay in touch by phone. Recently FaceTime has enhanced our communication, but there's nothing better than being able to give each other a big hug. A public park a few miles from her home has a great campground and makes it easy to visit by motor home without burdening her. Whenever we visit, her daughters and their significant others make an effort to spend the weekend as well and we have enjoyed a son-in-law who shares many of...

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Mar 6, 2015 - jail not bail

When my sister first moved to Rock Hill in the early 1980's, we were not impressed. The town was small, depressing, and run down. The only part of the community that seemed to be flourishing was the churches. And this meant that on Sunday nothing else was open. One Sunday we tried to buy new tennis balls so we could play. That wasn't going to happen. In retrospect, Rock Hill was in a deep depression as was much of the southeast. They relied on the textile industry and all the factories that manufactured sheets and towels had been moved off...

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Mar 5, 2015 - hitting the wall

Yesterday was such a beautiful summer day. We put on our shorts and headed back to Jekyll Island. We rode bikes on the bike path, something we take for granted when we are at home, but a rare find on the road. In Titusville the bike lanes were on the street and the narrow painted path would unexpectedly become a right turn lane for cars. At home many of the bike paths are old railroad beds, no longer in use. On Jekyll the bike path often parallels the road, but is never part of it. We rode along the beach at high tide. At low tide the sand...

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Sep 8, 2013 - the best day of my life

We have just finished a soul satisfying visit with my sister and her family. We are apart so much, sometimes it feels like we have just begun to reknow each other and it's time to say good-by. Because she was able to take some extra days off from work we had more opportunities to visit and spend some quality time with her and her husband before the younger generations arrived. Her husband is recuperating from major back surgery and we have worried about his health and recovery. It was wonderful to see how well he is doing and we know that...

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Sep 5, 2013 - only three miles away

My sister was only 13 when we married and I moved away from home. And when she married the distance really grew. First she lived in Seattle and for most of her life 800 miles away from us here. We always did our best to stay in touch, but work and family obligations got in the way. These days with out peripatetic lifestyle, we are occasionally continents apart. So it feels so very good to be in a campground just a few miles from her home. It's a lovely spot on a lake and we have stayed here before, but it's always a bit nerve wracking when...

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May 4, 2013 - Overnight at Flying J and Denny's

Today was a cloudy and cool day, making it good for the walk through the woods and even for driving. Alas, I didn't drive all that far though, because I spent a few hours in the park and took my time with breakfast and lunch. I decided to come up I-77 and stopped at a Flying J gas station and rest area just south of the North Carolina border. After getting 56 gallons of gas and 10 gallons of propane, I decided to stay put, make some phone calls, and watch the Kentucky Derby while on the computer inside Dennys. I am thinking of going up to...

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Oct 28, 2012 - Two days of running from the storm

Well, we think we've gotten far enough south and west to avoid the worst of this big storm we are hearing so much about...on Friday, from Freehold, NJ we ran west on the PA Tnpk to Harrisburg, PA, then we turned south on I-81 through Pa, MD, West VA, VA, NC and finally SC. Friday night we were in Chambersburg, PA, Saturday night we were in Lexington, VA. Tonight it's Rock Hill, SC. We may be here for more than just one day depending on the weather. If it's blowing more than 20 miles and hour, we're sitting, not running. We saw hundreds of...

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Mar 4, 2012 - Ebezener Park Rock Hill,SC

We laided over at Ebezener Park in Rock Hill until we can go to Lake Norman State Park to start our hosting gig. We can get Renae's doctor appointments setup while we are here. It also allows us some down time to take care of anything we need to get done and relax a bit.

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Nov 17, 2011 - Rock Hill, SC

As usual, we had to winterize the house before departing on our winter journey. The temperature when we left home was 32 and never got any higher until we crossed over the mountains and entered North Carolina. And to make matters worse, the hills of West "By God" Virginia were covered with snow. Paul was extremely upset because all this did was get the truck dirty. We overnighted in Rock Hill, South Carolina and tomorrow we are off to visit our friends, Dave and Lisa.

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