October 13th, Saturday – VA Clinic Appointment; River Ratz; Spending Time with Good Friends

So this morning began the round of VA Clinic Appointments.  This first one was for an X Ray of my knees, the one repaired and the one yet to be done.  The technician who took the X Rays asked me How in the world do you walk?   Seems the right knee is now nothing but bone on bone.  Ah well, I’m still getting around.  Maybe this means I’ll be in line to have it replaced before the year is out.  One can only hope.

So that was the first part of the morning.  It’s funny you have to drive an hour to get to the clinic, the X Ray takes maybe ten minutes, then you drive an hour home again.  It is what it is I’m only glad the process has begun no matter how far the drive.

Along the way we found both a Chase Bank where we took care of some banking needs and we found a Wawa.  The latter is really important and you know why?  It’s Hoagiefest Time!  I bet you can’t figure out what we had for lunch?

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Tummies full we finally headed for home.  There were still a few things I needed to do after our move last night so I took care of them first.  Then we did a major cleaning on

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the inside of Graybeard.  He was cleaned from top to bottom, and front to back.  Our home is all spiffy now.

Latter in the afternoon our good friends Dennis and Pam who live in Ocala came over to visit.  We met them here in Sumter Oaks last January and have kept in touch with them over the last several months.  Since buying their home here in Florida they have sold their RV and are off the road permanently.  They both agree they had a wonderful two years traveling full time but Pam in particular just couldn’t adjust to the confines of a motor home, especially the small kitchen.  We continue to wish them well and we will see them again before we leave this area.

Before Dennis and Pam left we all headed out to River Ratz a much talked about restaurant and a favorite with the locals which is located on the Withlacoochee River.

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This is a picture of the river which is just off the outside patio area.

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This is a wall mural just before you enter the restaurant.

River Ratz Mural

Dennis and Pam with the restaurant’s mascots.

Dennis and Pam

Here I am  with the same great two looking gentleman.

Me at River Ratz

And this is a picture worth a thousand words!

Wife Knows Everything

So that was on day today on The Road of Retirement.  Thanks once again for joining us.  Our day was a great day and we hope your day was as well.  It never ceases to amaze me how blessed and fortunate we are.  We are no longer a part of the daily rat race.  We get to do what we want on our time schedule.  We have made so many new friends.  Gotten to see things we once only dreamed of.  We get to do it together, traveling along, hand in hand, singing our song.  And the journey has only begun!

For now then I will say goodnight.  But before leaving you as always a thought for each of us to ponder:

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As always,  if you are coming to the end of your day with concerns and worries, let me suggest that you turn them over to God.  After all, He is going to be up all night so why not let him handle them for you.

Time now for our evening prayers and eventually some shut-eye.  Till tomorrow.

These are the voyages of  Graybeard and it’s occupants, four paws and two humans.  Our continuing mission: to explore as many new states as possible, to seek out new acquaintances and make new friends, to boldly go where we have not been before

One thought on “October 13th, Saturday – VA Clinic Appointment; River Ratz; Spending Time with Good Friends

  1. Sharing a day with friends is always a good day. Looks like you had that. You know from experience how much of a difference a new knee can make. Hope things work out for you. Thanks for sharing your day.


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