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HAPPINESS is to have EVERYTHING,
NOT the need to have EVERYTHING.
10.05.2019-Sat.-Blog season comes to an end.
I’ve decided that officially the blog season for this blog is officially ended. All we’re going to be doing for the next two months is biding our time giving Florida all the time it needs to get cooler and rid itself of its humidity. Next week we’ll be in North Carolina for a couple of weeks then Yemassee, SC for 7 days then we dip into Florida. For the sake of convenience and conserving space, which is not that serious a problem any more, I think I’ll just add to this blog for the month of October. We have absolutely no place to visit or explore. The rest of 2019 will, most likely, be spent traveling south and reconnecting with family. By the end of the year we would have covered over eight-thousand miles, seven-thousand to this date. We continue to enjoy our stay here at Diamond Caverns and watching the rigs come in and our. As I said, Wednesday morning it’s jacks up and going to Lenoir, NC. This will be our first time visiting this campground and we’re hoping for continued cooler temperatures. Once again we will be attending St. Helen Catholic Church. It’s just as we like it, a 5pm Mass. This gets us home in time to feed Scoots by 6pm, not that she looks underfed.
10.05.2019 Flue shot day
We were given the senior flue shot and it looks like we tolerated it well.
10.08.2019-Day before leaving…
We get a 9:30 start on the first leg of this 2-day trip to Lenoir, NC.
10.10.2019-Thurs. Leaving Knoxville, TN
We left Knoxville, TN by 8:30 and arrived in Lenoir, NC at 2pm. The trip was uneventful except for the last half hour. Driving through small or even larger towns or cities is often very tense. Once we arrived at Green Mountain Park Resort the navigation got even more challenging. The park is so big and complicated they had to give us a staff person to show us the way to our potential site. The park road are barely as wide as your coach. The last turn to reach our site was a strong right angle and steep incline at the same time. The entrance road and it does go quite a way into the park is paved, possibly last paved in 1954.
10.12.2019-Attended St. Francis of Assisi Church.
No inside pictures yet, possibly next weekend.
I did get a chance to say hello to the pastor. On the alter with the priest and alter servers was a gentleman, I only supposed he was a Seminarian. Spoke to him on the way out after Mass, and he confirmed he wasn’t a Seminarian, just a lay person helping with the Eucharistic Celebration. No inside pictures yet, possibly next weekend. I did get a chance to say hello to the pastor. On the alter with the priest and alter servers was a gentleman, I only supposed he was a Seminarian. Spoke to him on the way out after Mass, and he confirmed he wasn’t a Seminarian, just a lay person helping with the Eucharistic Celebration.
We continue biding our time at Green Mountain RVP. It’s not much to brag about. Some sections are decent, not great, whereas the section we’re in looks more like a vacant lot with utilities. Verizon Wi-Fi has a no better rating than a 2. I don’t understand how it can show 5-bars and yet be as slow as molasses.
10.15.2019-Tues-Green Mountain Waterfall
The one thing we knew, from the beginning, this field trip was just going to be a fill in our time expedition. We were not expecting much once we reach the “falls.”
The trail soon disappeared and we were left looking to tree markers for references. About half way up we were given a choice; the yellow trail or blue trail. We began on blue and stayed with it.; we still don’t know where the yellow trail would have brought us. The trail marker, at the beginning of the trail was marked “Challenge.”
What you see is what we saw. In its own way it was a little relaxing but mostly uneventful. The thirty minute walk was at least good for us as far as getting our exercise for the day. It’s hard to see but there’s actually three very small, and I stress small, streams flowing through the rocks.
On our trip back down the trail we see another SMALL stream and another nice but very small waterfall about ten feet off the trail. All in all, not much to see or even write about.
10.16.2019-Downton Abbey movie
Today began with moderate rains as scheduled so laundry is high on the to-do list. We were told by friends that Downton Abbey was a must-see movie so for the first time in two years we’ll spend a buck or two and take ourselves to the movies; the movie did not disappoint. What’s even better is that it gave the viewing audience sure signs of a possible sequel in the future. Sitting there watching the flick was like visiting family after a long abstinence. The movie lived up to every expectation.
We had planned to visit “Blowing Rock” today, but the temps are scheduled to be no higher than 64. Tomorrow is supposed to be a little warmer, around 68-70 degrees. We’ve rescheduled for tomorrow. In the meantime we keep the fireplace on and spend the day just killing time; at least I don’t have to go out and fetch wood for the fire. We hope for a more interesting day tomorrow.
10.26.2019-Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church in Port Orange, FL
I’ve done a write-up on this church a couple of times. If we’re in Port Orange, which is where Seabird Island is located, we go to Epiphany.
Way back, almost ten years ago, we had a weekend home on Seabird. A weekend home is a bit generous; more like a 1955 trailer with a really nice addition, but for several years it was our weekend home.
10.31.2019-End of month
We continue enjoying our Winter months in Port Orange. Mostly Carla has been giving her sister, Mary Ann, the attention she needs to catch up on a few items on her ‘Things to do list” she’d not been able to do otherwise. As expected our day or hot and humid. Hopefully this will end soon.
I write this addendum to the October blog actually in the month of November, but it belongs here. Today is my two-year anniversary of my cancer operation. I’m gaining about a half pound a month, on average, in weight but am still not at 100% yet. But I give thanks to Him for helping me along these last two-years.
Something to ponder;
Will there be MONEY ENOUGH to retire,
or worse still, will there be TIME ENOUGH to retire?