After a week of moving along every day, we are finally sitting still in Augusta, GA. We pulled in yesterday afternoon after a short day and spent the evening with son Robert and daughter-in-law Shelly in their new home. Since we’ll be here for almost two weeks, I haven’t been in a hurry to take pictures but I will do that. They have a beautiful new home in a new area not far from Ft. Gordon where he works.
We spent one night this week in a lovely resort style RV park in Sevierville, TN. One of these days, I’d like to go back and stay awhile in that area. There is so much to see and do there, very Branson-like in both the activity and the surroundings. Facebook friends turned real life friends, Bruce and Kathy Lefebvre, are workcamping there this summer and we enjoyed catching up with them again.
You know you hear about the Smoky Mountains? We tend to downplay them since their elevation doesn’t compare to the Colorado rockies we love so much, but a 6% grade is still a 6% grade, no matter how high you are and Liberty still struggled getting to the top of the grades. Many twists and turns later, we stopped for the night in Mebane, NC, just a few miles from LeRoy’s cousin Norman and Cindy Sayers. Norman was a big brother to LeRoy as a kid, taught him to fish and be inventive mechanically and they have design creativity in common. We had a great time visiting. Norman is having hip replacement surgery this week so we were glad the timing was right for us to spend time with them.
Our next stop was Ebenezer Park near Rock Hill, SC at Lake Wylie. I graduated from high school in a class of 11 and 9 of us are still living. We don’t get to see each other often, usually every 5 years for a class reunion, so when we knew we would be in the area where my friend Sherry Workman lives, I made arrangements for us to stop there. We had one of the last RV slots available for the night. What a beautiful, quiet setting!
Sherry had told me that her neighbor was staying in the park since they had just sold there house and as luck would have it, they turned out to be parked right across the road from us! They were just as surprised as Sherry was when she pulled in to pick us up for dinner.
Before we came on to Georgia, we took a day trip in the car to visit a bus friend, Eric Brown in Chesnee, SC. He and LeRoy talked about (what else?) buses and solved the world’s problems.
His wife was out of town but we had a great time getting to see his cabinet shop and his beautiful bus barn. We hope to see them again in Branson in October.
VW automobiles and buses have been one of LeRoy’s special interests for most of our married lives, so we enjoyed seeing several really nice old ones on the road.
And we had a pleasant surprise when we saw this sign. Of course, we had to stop!
Ask anyone in our family, there is no convenience store anywhere like QuikTrip! The stores and lots are always clean and the employees are a cut above other C-stores. We loved it!
Shelly sent us home some brochures after church, so we will be making an agenda for this week’s activities. Should be fun!