American by birth, Southern by the grace of God.
Louis Grizzard, a great American
It's choice ~ not chance ~ that determines your destiny.
Jean Nidetch

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Monday, March 29, 2010

Our time here at Tanner State Park is winding down. We really have enjoyed being here for 6 months (Wow!) but I'm ready to get on with it...and so is Sam.

We haven't heard anything definite from Chicamauga up in north Georgia so we are probably heading to Florida one day this week. The weather here is beautiful - 70's up to 80 - and a great time to hit the road. I wasn't looking forward to Ft. Oglethorpe, anyway. We drove up there one day last week and it looked pretty bleak. The campground with the monthly rental sites was not appealing. I'd rather be in Florida without 2 dimes to rub together than to be up there for the next 6 months with $$.

Here's a shot of the boys at the beach at the park.

And fishing....

Kyle caught a good one!

They love coming to the camper and spending time with us, even though they are super busy with Little League T-Ball. Kyle plays on one team and Logan & Tyler are on another one. Between the two teams, they practice or have a game 4 nights a week and twice on Saturday! Here's Tyler (3 yr.) riding his bike. The campground is flat at the back where we are located and they can ride and ride.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

I can't believe it's been so long since I've blogged! Nothing much going on....just every day activities in the campground here at John Tanner State Park. The weather has been awful; coldest I remember in Georgia in many, many years. :-(
We are sitting here waiting to hear on a job with the National Park Service in Fort Oglethorpe, GA, at the Chicamauga National Military Park. It's a maintenance position for Sam, similar to the one last year in Texas. We sent in the final paperwork today so hopefully we will hear definite within the next week. Job is supposed to start March 28th.
If this job comes through, we are so sorry we won't be in Florida for the summer. We were looking forward to St. Andrews State Park for April, May and June. This new job will keep us in north Georgia until the end of September (6 months). That will be 1 year away from Florida ...... waaaaaaaay too long, but we can't hardly turn down the $$$$!! And we'll still be within a couple hours of kids and grand kids. Guess I can enjoy that for 6 more months...LOL! :-)
We are already planning our escape back to Florida in October and hopefully, to meet up with good friends Bill & Betty. We met them in Texas and they are now in Homasasa, enjoying the palm trees and mild weather. "Hi ya'll....happy anniversary!"