Thursday, May 24, 2012

♫♪ Some times you feel like a nut; Sometimes you don’t ♪♫

Last night as Emma and I were taking a walk around the campground loop, a women called out to me, “Hey Judy, is that you?”  “You don’t know me from Adam, but I read your blog.”   It turned out to be Claudia and Tom Litton, fellow fulltimers.  We had a nice chat.  They are originally from this area, and suggested I might not want to take my planned route to my next destination.  Well, this morning I wasn’t feeling like a nut, so I changed my itinerary for the day.  I decided Emma and I would once again scope out both routes to the next COE park I’ll be staying at instead of me going to Andersonville today.  I figured any COE campground is going to be busy as a hornet’s nest on Friday, and maybe people would be so busy getting somewhere that fewer folks would visit Andersonville.


I also wanted to see what the site I had reserved on line looked like, and see if there were any first come first served sites that might be available after the holiday weekend.  While the roads I took to get there were well maintained with light traffic, it took an awful long time to get there with lots of road changes involved.  I took interstates back around Atlanta here to the Holiday Campground, and I do believe I’ll go with my original route.  Atlanta wasn’t as bad as I had expected, but of course I learned to drive in Chicago and have driven the rig through many large cities before.  There were lots of Canada geese around this park.

As we got back to Holiday, the gate folks told me I had a package.  I had checked with them on Monday to see if I might be able to get my mail delivered here, and they agreed.  It was a good sized package as I haven’t gotten my mail since the beginning of April.  Kind of gave me a Christmas in May feeling.  Smile


Uncle Sam’s been keeping tract of me and sent me a welcome to Medicare booklet.  I’m sure that will give me some interesting reading over the next week or so.  I’ve already received my card which goes into effect on July 1, and I’ve been working on the supplemental coverage part and drug coverage.  It’s kind of a surprise to me that I’ve just about reached this milestone.  It always seemed so far off.

Now for the feeling like a nut (or dork) part.  One of the blogs I follow is Crystal Creations by Kathy, and in April I inquired about one of her bracelet creations.  I’m not one for much jewelry, but I do like certain rings and bracelets.

IMG_8296In the mail today was the turquoise and copper bracelet that Kathy had offered to make for me.  I really like it, and I think it goes well with my Zuni ring that I got years ago in Arizona. 


And she made it with a latch that a solo person can operate on their own!  How cool is that?  Another blog that I follow is BirdingRVers.  When I got the package today, it had a return address of Grant and Kathy Webb, the authors of BirdingRVers.  Had I ever made the connection with Kathy Webb and Grant and Kathy Webb?  Nope!  Duh!!  My only consolation is to consider how many bloggers or bloggers’ wives are named Donna.   That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it!

It was really hot while Emma and I were sitting outside this evening, and as I looked at that little bay behind my rig it was sure beckoning to me.  I went inside, put on my swimming suit and walked right in for a swim.  Oh my, it was refreshing!  Emma was whining a little as she watched me, so I came back for her.  Now she is definitely not a water dog, but with me sitting in the water, she actually walked in up to her belly with a little coaxing.  The green heron even flew in to work the shoreline.  A pleasant ending to another day.  As I floated in my own little private bay, “when I am old, I will wear purple” popped into my head.  Sometimes it’s good to feel like a nut…

Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later,  Judy