Home Is Where We Park It:  Dade Battlefield Historical State Park

Date:  March 30, 2019

Another Chapter Comes To A Close

We were on the work schedule today for the last time.  There were the usual tasks, clean the bathrooms, police the parking lots, wash the golf cart, and for Barbara several hours in the gate house.  The park was jumping today with several groups coming in for picnics and birthday parties.  In other words a rather normal work day with nothing major out of the ordinary.

Today was different though in that it is now over.  Another chapter has come to a close in our lives.  We are no longer work campers.  It was time to turn in our work shirts and our name badges.


It was time to sign our release form and our individual evaluation sheets.  Later, at sunset we would lock the front gate for the last time.  It was good to be here, but it was way too long to be in one place what with the time we had already spent at Sumter Oaks Escapees Park. Granted, it allowed us to accomplish a lot, medical, automotive and rig wise and that makes it all worth it.   Time now, though, to get rolling again.

We went out to celebrate with Steve and Patti mid afternoon to Cheddars Restaurant .

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This is the restaurant as you first enter.


The four of us ready to chow down.


We all decided that this restaurant gets an A+ in terms of quality of food, quantity of food, price, and customer service.  Only two of us actually finished our meals that being Patti and myself.  Barbara and Steve took part of their meal home since they just couldn’t finish all that was on their plates.

Full tummies or not you know the old saying There is always room for ice cream!  


Sorry, I just can’t pass up a Twistee Treat especially when it is right on the way home.

Tomorrow we pack and put everything in order.  It will probably take a bit of time since we’ve acquired a few more toys during our stay here.  Honestly, I’m not sure where it is all going to go, but I do have a sneaky suspicion that some is going to end up in the car.

That was our day on The Road of Retirement.  Reflecting back tonight on our time here I’m glad for each and every minute of the months past.  I was able to get my second knee repaired.  Necessary repairs were made to Graybeard and Little Graybeard.  We were able to in a real sense to just kick back and enjoy life to the fullest.  Most importantly we have the memories of time spent with really great friends.  Those memories will stay with us forever.  Thank you Lord for putting us in this special place for this special time.

Time to call it a night.  Thanks for coming along with us again.  Till tomorrow, sleep tight.

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

One thought on “WORK CAMPING 2019

  1. Sounds like this day was bitter sweet. You are onto the next part of your adventure. We never ate at Cheddars but we certainly have enjoyed Twistee Treat. 🍦🍦🍨🍨 Thanks for sharing your days at Dade Battlefield. We do plan to visit there and the General Store next winter. We won’t be traveling the country as you will be, but we can enjoy it through your blog. Thank you so much.


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