Blairsville, GA, (high 82, low 68)
Rain was predicted yesterday, but all we got was a lovely nice cool day with some cloudiness.
We puttered around home yesterday, planting some flowers, blowing the deck and doing laundry. I’m doing a LOT of laundry lately trying to wash off the poison ivy from Al’s clothing. Every time he wears something, if I don’t wash the clothing several times, it seems to cause him more problems the next time he wears those clothes. According to the research we’ve done on the internet, poison ivy doesn’t spread from touching or clothing, but we don’t believe it. Maybe you have to be hyper-sensitive to it like Al is but it sure seems to spread on him. The patch on his leg is growing despite all the care he has given it. Last night, I thought he was getting better, but now I’m not so sure. I’m sure glad we have our big washing machine in the cabin. It would take forever to double and triple wash everything with my little machine in the motorhome.
Our new renters arrived from Maggie Valley, NC yesterday. I knew they had a Toy Hauler, and I knew it was a large one, but I never knew exactly how large.
We advertise our Rv site to be big rig friendly, but when I saw the size of their rig, I was a tad worried.
It’s a 46 foot 5th wheel toy hauler! I never knew they made them that big.
Here they are unloading the motorcycle.
Ready to back in.
The only casualty was the new 911 lot signs that the county insisted on putting up for the police and fire departments.
Dan did an amazing job backing that monster into the site. It’s a beauty, isn’t it?
Welcome to Rivers Edge Janice and Dan! This was the first time we’ve had a rig that large and now we know if they can fit, than no one else should have any problems! We’ve done well renting the extra site out this year. It’s been booked solid since June and we only have a few weeks vacant in September.
I started my new thru-hiker book yesterday and sat outside under the awning reading. This true story was written about a hike in 2008 which was the same year the guy in my last book did the AT. I was sure surprised when I recognized one of the characters (hikers) from the last book! Everybody who hikes these trails gets “trail names” and I remembered hiker “Padre” from the last book. It was like meeting an old friend!
After hanging around home all day, we decided to take our usual evening golf cart ride searching for the elusive bear. We didn’t see a bear, but we found something almost as good.
Last week we took our other renters Mike and Lisa out on the golf cart. When we went over this rickety bridge over the stream, she noticed this wood and said it looked like a beaver had chewed it.
After we rounded the corner, inside the farmers garden which was surrounded by an electric fence, sat this handsome guy.
Our first Beaver sighting. We have never seen a beaver in Florida. Al Googled them and found there are some beaver in Florida, but we sure have never seen one before.
We noticed where he had been making his dam.
We were thrilled, but evidently they are seen around here often, so no one else was too impressed. :)
We continued our ride until it was pitch black outside, but never saw that darn bear.