It looks pretty good parked there, huh?
It’s a 40 foot Newmar Dutch Star diesel pusher.
It has 2 slides, satellite and all the amenities.
I’ll bet you thought we had been busy getting ready to move, huh?
Well we have!
We’ve also been busy visiting with our friends Carol and John, who happen to be the owners of that beautiful motor home.
No, unfortunately, it isn’t our new motor home. We like it real well though and have been looking at Dutch Star’s for a possible replacement.
We first met Carol and John in Tampa last winter and felt an immediate connection with these very nice people. We tried all winter to get together for a kayaking trip, but never could seem to work it out. They are on their way for a summer work camping job in Colorado, so they went out of their way to come visit with us. Thanks Carol and John (and Jimmy) for coming to see us, and thanks for the wonderful dinner and great company!
They arrived Monday afternoon and after they got the motor home set up, we went out for a nice dinner. Thanks again Carol and John.
Their cute little dog Jimmy really enjoyed all the freedom and interesting smells on our property. They were able to let him run loose without a leash and he really enjoyed that.
They planned on leaving Tuesday morning, but we talked them into staying a little longer. Carol wanted to try a grits cup for breakfast. It’s basically a breakfast in a cup, with Grits, eggs, bacon and cheese all together in one cup. A big of salt and pepper and yum…
After breakfast we took them on a short tour of Thomasville and to see “The Big Oak.”
The tree is 330 years old, with a 162 foot spread and a circumference of 24 feet. It’s quite a beautiful tree.
After that we went to the Rose Garden.
Thomasville is known as the Rose City and they are having their annual Rose Festival this week-end. Carol was surprised the roses were blooming so early.
Unfortunately, they decided to head north Tuesday afternoon, so we said goodbye to them. We’re hoping to talk them into wintering in Florida again next winter!
Goodbye Carol,John, and Jimmy (and goodbye dream motor home)
I have always heard that the people and friends you meet are the best part of the full timing life style. With friends like these, we have to agree. Thanks for stopping by!
After they left, we had a short rest then went back to our chores of sorting, purging and readying for another garage sale.
Evidently the new buyers are wanting to buy some of our furniture. Why they didn’t mention it when they were here, I don’t know. The only problem with that is they don’t want to buy it unless their loan goes through. We can certainly understand that, however if they agree to buy it (and don’t pay until closing) they could always change their mind and leave us with the furniture. Oh, well, I guess it will all work out…eventually.
Our weather is going to be sunny and warm the next few days with temperatures hitting the 90’s. We’re not looking forward to the heat, but at least no tornado’s or storms are predicted.
It was hazy Monday night and it caused the moon to look kind of orange. I never was able to capture it quite right, but here is the best I could do. The higher it got in the sky, the less orange it became.