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, May 14, 2012

            We are in Ft. Oglethorpe/Rossville/Chickamauga/East Ridge/Chattanooga..............take your pick, they all run together.  Sam took another 6 month position with the National Parks up here at Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Battlefield Park.  We'll be here until the end of September.  I don't know why....the salary barely makes up for the aggravation.  Not my favorite place.  I stay away as much as possible.  

Been in Buford, visiting family for two weeks now while Sam is up there with the camper, working.  His days off are Thursday and Friday so that screws up every weekend.  He's coming down here after work on Wednesday (5/16) and on Thursday he'll take me to my friend's house in Fairburn.  Then he'll go back on Friday morning and I'll stay there to spend time with my friend, Judy, and my daughter, who is about 30 minutes away.   Then the next Wednesday (5/23), he'll come back and I will go up there with him on Friday.  

I did get to see all the grand kids this weekend.  The oldest, Mackenzie, had a recital on Saturday night and she did great.  She's been taking piano lessons just since January and really does a good job.
Mackenzie's piano recital April 12, 2012.

The youngest, Ethan, had his 4th birthday party last Saturday and that was lots of fun.  He had a huge cake and wanted pizza and fruit for dinner! 
Ethan's 4 year birthday party.

It rained off and on Mother's Day but the boys were able to do some fishing off the boat dock.  Brother, Steve and son, Scott cooked hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill .  Everybody brought side dishes and we had tons of food, including two cakes, a pie, and cookies!

Logan with a catfish April 13, 2012.

Lake at full pool.  It's down about 5 feet right now.

Our site at Holiday Travel Park near Chickamauga is very small.  Sam had to removed an old dead tree stump and smooth out the dirt so we could have a little bit of yard.  Now we need some grass seed!

Dirt area is where the stump was.

I don't have a before picture, but here is Sam hauling off part of the stump and roots.

 Not much space between campers in this area of the park.  Our site is not as good as the one we had in 2010.  

Gonna be a long, hot summer.  At least they have a decent swimming pool.