Reed Bingham is a favorite roosting place of buzzards. A bunch of them were circling right above my head the other day--I was wondering if they were trying to tell me something or whether they were just hopeful seeing my white hair!
Ever since the screen room went up I've been thinking that it didn't look right and it certainly wasn't as big as I thought it was going to be. The gals noticed it, too, when they arrived. I was down at Teresa's site and I noticed that hers had the poles on the outside. Yep, you guessed it, I had it upside down. Now, at least I know how to do it and it really is as roomy as it was advertised. I wish (thought) I had taken a "before" picture, but I didn't--unless one of the other gals has one.
I found a "before" picture! Pretty sad looking screen room in comparison, huh? Between the screen room, fans, and Thermacells we have kept the gnats at bay.
It was fun getting to know Beth. She left today to babysit for her granddaughter. Jennifer woke up in pain, today, and I hope I'm wrong but it sounds like SI joint pain to me. The good thing is that at least they know to check the joints, now, before doing back surgery. I'm just hoping that after a day of Advil and ice, she'll be able to drive home.
I made a crock pot dinner when everyone arrived on Wednesday. It was good if I say so myself, and everyone seemed to enjoy it. If not, they were very polite and didn't say otherwise. I have two good size sinks so it makes cleanup easier than it used to be, but I think I'd rather have one big sink.
Teresa and Molly arrived first (late morning). I love Molly. She was the youngest of all the dogs when we first started camping. She's 13, now, and such a wonderful soul, and Teresa is a wonderful friend.
Last night we went to the Catfish house for dinner. It's a restaurant that is practically in the campground. The food was good--had sweet potatoes chips (fries) which I loved. My stuffed flounder was good, but a little cold. We had the sweetest waitress. Her name was Kaitie (spelled correctly). She took a picture of us. From left to right (Teresa, Patricia, Beth, Jennifer, and me). Kills me when people are photogenic. My eyes look like I'm straight out of one of those zombie movies! LOL - I rarely take a good picture.
We have enjoyed a fire each evening, catching up on who's been doing what and remembering good times from the past. I, sometimes, find it so hard to believe that Rich never knew these women.
Patricia took this picture. It got down into the 40s, but we've all been around campfires in much colder weather. The campground filled up, today, because of the holiday. Still, it's very quiet.
This is the extent of my wildlife sightings this trip.
Along the walk, which is partially boardwalk, there were places where people can sit and rest and just enjoy the wildlife. We only saw turtles, today. I hope to walk it, again, tomorrow.
Teresa's son and grandson are arriving tonight. The little guy is 7 and all excited about camping in "Omi's" camper. Sean, believe it or not, is going to sleep outside in a hammock. Oh, to be young, again!
This week has passed very quickly--hate to see it end. We all get along so well and have so much fun. I am ready for bed so not doing such a great job writing, but I want to have this memory to look back on.