Rain, rain and more rain! The tropical storm arrived in Blue Ridge with a bang. The heavy rain started during the evening and continued all day. Noel whipped up some French toast and Mary cooked up some bacon for breakfast. Although we swore on a stack of bibles not to eat anymore, it all disappeared, again. That left us with marathon US Open Tennis and Net Flex to entertain ourselves. There was also some lively debate in between sets that settled all the worlds’ important issues. The bottom line, throw all the bums out and start over. We would like to thank Jack and his best new friends for dinner the previous evening. I vote that we invite them to dinner at least once a week. We talked, we snacked, and we had leftovers for dinner and watched TV long into the evening, before we called it a night around 11:30PM. The sad part, we all knew it would come to an end in the morning, as we were all headed out in separate directions.
September 6, 2011
Early morning wakeup started with coffee and sad faces. Jack and Donna were first to pack up and leave around 8Am. Hugs and kisses along with promises to do this again. That was followed by Annette and me leaving around 8:30AM. We can’t say enough about our Camp Counselors, Noel and Mary, they were truly great hosts. What a great way to end our six week adventure. We all hope to be invited again. The drive to Zephyrhills Florida was long, with some traffic jams and a few down pours along the way. We stopped for dinner at Outback steak house, in Wesley Chapel, before arriving at Annett’s dads. Early to bed this evening, to catch up on some much needed sleep.
September 7, 2011
Annette visited with her dad, while I did some chores around the house. Everything seems to be going good with him. We ran some errands and made another visit to assisted living and then headed back to the house for dinner, some wine and needed rest.
September 8, 2011
We were up early and did the final pack for the last leg of the trip. We arrived home around 12:30 and logged the final mileage, 5,707.2. What a great trip it was. Thanks to all of you who put us up along the way and all of you who put up with us along the way. We can’t say enough about your hospitality and friendship. There were a few folks that we didn’t get to see, do to time constraints. We hope to see you all the next time. Well it’s time to sign off. We can’t wait to see you all back in Florida.
Bob and Annette