Home Is Where We Park It: Dade Battlefield Historical State Park
Date: March 29, 2019
So Close Yet It Seems So Far
Oh we’re close now, so close I can taste it. Time to roll, time to roam, time to begin Tour America 2019. Yet it seems it will never get here. I know once we start I’ll probably be begging for some down time. Not now, however, I just want to get going.
On the work schedule again. Tomorrow will be our last day. Easy morning. Clean the shop. Check wooden benches along the nature trail and make sure they are in good order. Get checked out on the riding mowers. Yea, now with only two days left. Go figure. Like I said an easy morning.
Work finished we took Marti to the groomer for the final time. Now he is all spiffy and looking great. We’ll pick up his tranquilizers on Monday just before we leave. Don’t want him going too crazy once we start to move.
Today we found our new most favorite hardware store. In the past there were two in Bushnell, the local downtown store which was the best; and, True Value, which is the pits in terms of what they carry and their customer service. Well, the local downtown store closed so that left True Value. Until now. Barbara did some internet research and found
Webster Farm Supply and Hardware. Wow! This store is the best. I can spend hours wandering around in here. They have everything you could ever need and the customer service is first-rate. What I needed today was some no see um screen for our small bedroom window, the kitchen window and our screen door. Yes, they had it, and the supplies necessary to install it.
Once we got back home I installed the no see um screen on the small bedroom window and the kitchen window. I’ll do the screen door tomorrow. It was getting toward supper time and we had an invite again from Steve and Patti to join them and some friends of theirs from home for the evening meal.
What a meal! Salad, pork roast, potatoes, carrots, and deviled eggs. The dessert was just as good. Pound cake with strawberries. Oh yes I’m going to have to go on a diet real soon. It was great spending time again with them and their friends. It’s times like this as I’ve said before that make this RV life style so fantastic.
That was our day on The Road of Retirement. I just love days like this. The temperature was in the 70’s. No humidity. A light breeze that kept the bugs away. Projects accomplished. Great time again with great friends. I feel sorry for those who are still so pressed in and pressed down with the daily grind. I feel especially bad for those who are so busy rushing through life that they have no time to make and build lasting friendships.
Thanks again for coming along with us. We enjoyed your company as we always do. Have a good night. 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
See you on down the road