Blairsville, GA –Rivers Edge Rv Park (high 80, low 68)
Our friends Terry and Ralph have settled nicely into life here in Rivers Edge and we think they actually know more people here than we do. I think it’s partly because they have dogs to walk, and partly because they are more outgoing than we are.
Ralph volunteered to help Al fix the lights on our deck that quit working while we were gone for the winter. They spent a few hours and with the help from another new neighbor, we have lights again. Today we’re going to take down the old rope lights and install the new led lights that we bought from e-Bay.
Our new neighbors behind us have a cute little girl that they call their “late life joy”. She’s probably about three years old and she is a live wire. Yesterday, he (Russ) went to dump his black tank and when he opened the bay, there was a sleeping water moccasin (he thinks) coiled up in the bay. He grabbed a stick and flung it out onto the ground.
Al and Ralph went running to see what was going on. I was able to get a quick photo before the snake disappeared into a drainage ditch. (remember I have a big strong zoom lens and I wasn’t very close)
Apparently, the snake entered the wet bay by crawling up the water hose. Russ and Erica are only here on the week-ends, so the snake has been left undisturbed until now. It’s a good lesson for us to remember there is a lot of water around here and we all need to be more vigilant. Thank goodness the snake didn’t hurt that little girl. Al has decided we’re going to get something to wrap around the water and sewer hose to block entry for any wildlife. We have been careless by not blocking entry to the bays. That will change now. How about you? Could a snake enter your bays from the sewer, water or electrical cords? Be careful when you open your bays.
So, after that excitement, it was time to go to church. Some other neighbors invited us all to a picnic at their church. We got to feast on some good southern style home cooking. Al and I particularly liked a wonderful home made peach and raspberry pie.
The other night we saw this huge moth on the outside wall of the cabin. It was 3-4 inches wide.
Baxter has gotten to go on a few golf cart rides. The other night ne met three dogs and a bunch of people.
The hot tub has been feeling pretty good. Here he is afterwards parading around in his robe.