Wednesday, October 19, 2011

October 18, 2011 Tuesday

These little lizards are everywhere around our the campground.  They freak me out, but I guess they are harmless....                    

Tuesday, Oct. 18

Today we had a visit from a friend!!!!  Here we are out in the middle of no where and I find out last night that our good friends Tommy and Erica along with their beautiful 3 year old daughter Alexandria are vacationing in Myrtle Beach, just like 15 minutes from us!  We were not supposed to see them until we reached Tampa (or Tamper and Tommy calls it).....  What a fabulous surprise to have them stop by and visit.  It was our first time meeting Erica and Alexandria and we just love them too.  We visited at the campground for a couple hours.  They are staying in the area until Thursday or Friday, so we hope to have another visit with them tomorrow.  It was SO nice to see them and give them hugs.  It is kinda weird only being able to hug each other.  I did not realize how many hugs I was getting and giving to and from loved ones in Morrisville until I was not getting or giving them any more.  Hugs are SO good for the soul!!!  Everyone needs to hug, hug, hug......  lol     

The other really good thing is that I think Gary is starting to feel better.  I was really quite worried about his health, as he was starting to become so weak.  The extra medicine is helping his body produce more red blood cells.  This will make him feel more energy, and I think it is working.  Tonight was his second extra shot in a week.  So by Friday, we should know for sure.  

We went to the laundry mat on Sunday in Little River, SC.  We paid $3.49 for mid-grade gas too.  Unfortunately we found it yesterday for $3.29 a gallon for mid-grade.  We will fill up again on Friday.  Back to the laundry mat, while we were there waiting for our clothes to dry, a woman walked over to these machines they have in the corner, took off her shoes and stepped up onto a scale. For .25 you could get weighed, interesting. . .   well our scale at home (in the camper) needs new batteries and I was going to pick some up, but they were the little round flat batteries and I need 4 and they were like $5 for two, so I put those and I decided to pay .50 and each of us would get weighed.  I had lost 6.5 lbs and Gary has lost 9 pounds!  I was very pleased!  I don't think we will have to go back to that laundry mat again before we leave, so we will have to keep our eyes peeled for another one of those somewhere else . . 

Yesterday we went into Myrtle Beach to do some banking and then decided we wanted a pizza. So we stopped at the Dog House Pizza shop and got a pretty good pizza. While we were sitting outside on the porch, waiting for the pizza to cook, Elaina called and we chatted for a bit, then Gary came out with the pizza and I said good bye to Elaina, but before we hung up, I noticed across the road, there was a gondola going up and over the waterway.  After further investigation, we realized that the gondola went over the waterway to a golf course.  The gondola was the only way to get across to the course . . . I took pictures. 

I thought it was kinda interesting.  I said good-bye again to Elaina, and Gary and I enjoyed our pizza on the deck.  It was a pretty evening.  The sunset was nice.  Oh and Elaina is doing just great! She just finished Chemistry class and starts a new class, psychiatry, on Monday.  She is going to go to campus tomorrow, buy her book and find her classroom so she will be prepared for Monday.  I don't know where she learned to be so prepared, but she has is UNDER CONTROL! I am so proud of her.  <sigh>

The day before was just a beautiful day and I took a walk around the campground, while Gary rested.  I took some more pictures of the campground to share.  It really is a wonderful spot.  A place we definitely will revisit often when we are in the area.  

Sunday, October 16, 2011

October 16, 2011 Sunday

Well, we have been on the road a while now, making our way to Tampa Florida.  We will then park the truck and camper at my cousin Mark and Ruth's house in Summerfield, FL.  

As I promised all my family, I would blog our adventure.  It has taken me this long to get things up and running.  At the top of the screen, I have started to post all our pictures on separate pages.  The links are listed there.  Once I get caught up to our current destination, I will then start posting daily.  

Gary is feeling very tired lately.  We were contacted by MGH (Mass general hospital) as his labs were showing low blood counts.  So they were worried about him getting sick as his white blood cells are very low.  They cautioned him to wash his hands a lot and stay out of large crowds. They added another injection to his already extensive medication list . . . and hopefully by Tuesday, he will start to feel better.  He does not want to head back north yet, he wants to forge forward or south as it goes.  So that is what we shall do.  

We are here at Wishing Well Campground in Sunset Beach now going on day 15.  We had only planned to stay 3 days at first, then we just fell in love with this site, have great neighbors and since Gary is feeling so weak, we felt it best to just hang here for the time being.  We will be leaving on Friday and work our way to Tampa to stay a week there near Gary's best friend Tom.  Then we will go visit my cousin Mark for a few days, then fly out of Tampa back to Vermont.  Gary has many doctor appointments to attend while we are in Vermont.  After the holidays, we will head back to Tampa to work our way West towards Arizona to see Elaina and Mark, plus many places along the way  . . .  I wish we could drive our RV to Germany to see Kelly, Joe and Lexi.  xxooxx

So now I will get back to updating the photos with our stay in Surf City, Topsail Island, NC.

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