Thursday, April 05, 2007

Huguenot Memorial Park

April 4th & 5th, 2007
rrived at noon on the 4th. A beautiful day. At low tide we drove the motorhome onto the beach and spent the rest of the day reading, relaxing and walking along the beach. Our campsite looks directly onto the St. John's river. We watch the cargo and navy ships come & go. The aircraft carrier, USS John F. Kennedy is in Mayport for decommisioning. We saw her final voyage into Mayport during the Lazy Daze rally at Hanna Park in March. While I was walking Gopher on the morning of the 5th, Carol got herself up and completely dressed. Another first in her recovery. Today, the 5th, we took a ride to Fort Clinch State Park near Fernandina Beach. The campground was full. It's Easter/Spring break week. We returned to Huguenot Park and drove onto the beach again. A windy & cool day.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Spring Trip, 2007

We are about to set out on our first major trip since the out-west trip of the summer of 2006. Leaving on Wednesday, April 5th, returning about June 5th.
As you recall, Carol had a heart attack and then a stroke on June 13, 2006 while we were camping in Rock Springs, WY. Almost nine months of constant contact with hospitals, nursing homes, doctors and therapists have past. Carol still has very limited use of her right arm or leg but, true to form, her spirits are high. Just sitting home is not one of the options. Off we go. Carol's physical change has necessitated a modification in our planning of camping trips. We have a mobility scooter we carry on a cargo carrier attached to the rear of the Lazy Daze. This allows Carol a considerable amount of freedom of movement but still limits us to "hiking" on paved or well compacted paths. This trip is just with one dog; Gopher. Jennifer & Karen are doing us a tremendous service by caring for Balou & Bagera as Carol continues to recover.
From now on, all posts to this blog will be mostly done by Carol since starting a blog was her idea.
In general we will be slowly working our way to visit with Alex & Britta in Annandale, VA to see our newest grandchild, Teagan. Stoping in Jacksonville,FL then Springfield, Georgia, Charleston, SC then north along the Outer Banks of North Carolina then to Annandale. In May we will be attending two Lazy Daze rallys. One in Gettysburg, PA another at Tuckahoe State Park in Maryland.