Tuesday, September 8, 2009
While at Georgia Veterans' State Park for Labor Day, we celebrated Bobby's 32 birthday by purchasing bicycles and helmets for Christopher and DeAnna. The campground was packed, but it was a great place to ride. We had to keep moving to keep the gnats from driving us mad!
DeAnna is still working on keeping her eyes on the road!
By early Monday afternoon we had camping area 3 to ourselves.
Monday night we made s'mores for the second time. We talked about fire safety before we made the s'mores. Everyone had a good time around the campfire.
Tuesday morning the kids rode the loop on their bikes, then we packed our stuff and headed for DeLand.
When we left the state park we realized that it was love bug season and our windshield has a healthy dose of love bugs! I know that it will be washed after we arrive home.
As we neared Valdosta, GA the emergency sign notified drivers that I-75 was closed north and south due to an accident at Florida exit 451. I looked at the map and found an alternate route for us. After filling the rv at Lake Park, GA we took US 41 south to Lake City, FL where we turned on State Road 100 and headed toward Bunnell. From Bunnell it was homeward bound!
We relaxed for the evening and got up early Saturday morning to ride SAM Shortline RR from Cordele, GA to Archery, GA with stops in Americus and Plains.
The kids enjoyed watching automobiles stopping at the RR crossing for our train.
Leaving Cordele, the train went very slow. It finally picked up speed as we left the city limits.
Chris enjoyed the train ride with Grandpa.
DeAnna enjoyed it with Grandma.
When the train stopped in Americus, it was time for lunch. Some of the restaurants were closed for the long weekend. We finally found a restaurant/book store around the corner from the historic Windsor Hotel. We enjoyed some sandwiches and then headed back to the train.
Someone in this picture always has an afternoon nap after lunch and the other person is playing possum. Wonder who is who? Hmmmm.
For kicks Bob took a picture of me and the kids in front of Carter's campaign headquarters.
We hiked the nature trail until we came to a gully we couldn't cross. A flood washed out the bridge over it last year. This bridge was at the beginning of the trail.
We stopped for a rest on our return hike.
Saturday night was a first for Chris and DeAnna--we roasted marshmallows. They were yummy!
These were well cooked, but still yummy!From Tar Camp we headed east into Mississippi, then Alabama. We stopped at a Corps of Engineer park Bob and I stayed in earlier in the year near Pickensville, AL. We took the kids to see the snagboat.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Everyone had a difficult time in the Crazy House. It was hard to stand up straight to walk through the house.Chris and great grandpa sat down to try to figure the best way out.
Monday, August 31, 2009
We had a great time in Siloam Springs, but it was time for us all to head to Branson, Missouri.