September 20, 2012
We decided on a brunch start to the morning, waiting on the camp director to give us our marching orders for the day. We had Noel’s special scrambled eggs and Mary’s bacon. This is the most wonderful bacon anyone could possibly eat. We did manage to leave one piece, so Mary could make BLT’s tomorrow. And, did I mention that the bacon was so good? After brunch we headed off for a wine tasting tour at Crane Creek Vineyards. This Vineyard is very nice and the lady doing the wine tasting was great. And Noel didn’t even know the lady or any of her relatives. The grounds were manicured and they had a fantastic herb and vegetable garden. After the wine tasting we headed off to Brass Town Valley Resort, in Young Harrias Georgia. It’s a very nice resort that is owned by the state. They also have a golf course and tennis courts. It’s an amazing place and the prices are not that bad. Of course Noel and Mary did run into someone at the resort that was with a group representing women’s health. They knew her son who works for a rafting tour company. I just knew we couldn’t make it through the day without running into someone they knew or someone they were related too. We made it back to the cabin in time to freshen up and get ready for dinner at Cucina Rustica, an Italian restaurant. The dinner was fabulous and Noel and Mary have their own table, reserved just for them. And did I mention, they know the owners, all their children and grandchildren. They are also invited to Florida this winter. So here we are back at the cabin, I phone, I pad and computer in hand watching Net Flicks and sipping Bailey’s. One only can guess what tomorrow will bring. Only the shadow knows what lurks in the mind of the camp counselor.
September 21, 2012
The camp counselor had us moving early this morning. No big breakfast for us buckaroos, we are off to the stables to try our luck at horseback riding. The hardest part was trying to fit in those blue jeans. It’s amazing how that cherry pie creeps up on you. Anyway, away we went to Adventure Trail Rides. Noel and Mary have been there so many times, they have their own horses. We received the briefing on all the hazards of trail riding and that didn’t’ scare us, so off we went join up with our mighty steeds. The ride was one of the best that I have been on. The trail winds through the woods with some magnificent views of the mountains. Most the horses knew what to do, so there wasn’t much input needed from our end. Of course, there is always one bad boy and Mary happened to have the lucky number. This horse never passes up a free meal. Mary spent most of the ride trying to keep the horse on the trail. He had a tendency to wander off and eat anything within his reach. I was riding behind this gaseous steed and had the pleasure of watching the whole show. We made it back to the stables and thanked our trail guide, who was outstanding. If you are up this way, make sure you check it out. We stopped at the ranch for a quick turnaround, before heading for lunch at Angeline’s, again. It was another nice lunch with some great homemade soup. Noel and I dropped the ladies off in town to shop, while we ran some errands. As luck would have it, we managed to stall long enough, that when we hooked up with Mary and Annette, they were shopped out. That would not have happened if Sherri was here. Sherri, they need more training. You’ll have to work on that over the winter. We are now back at the cabin, Mary and Annette are snoozing, Noel is nodding from time to time and I on the other hand, am sipping my gin and tonic and writing this blog. I need to get a life. We are doing hotdogs tonight and pre packing the car for our departure tomorrow morning. We will really miss Noel and Mary, their beautiful cabin, the great views, all the fun stuff and their loving hospitality. Not to mention the bloodies! So it’s off to Ocala Florida tomorrow morning and then back in Bonita Springs on Sunday. Sorry we missed Sunday Tennis again but we just don’t want to do 11 hour drives anymore.
Annette and I can’t say enough about all of you who have welcomed us into your homes, showed us your wonderful hospitality and spent time out of your lives showing us around. We appreciate it more than you could ever imagine. You are all so great, we love you all and we will have to get together in Florida, to thank you all in person. And a real big thanks to Barb and Lois for doing Sunday Tennis while we were away. You guys are great! Thanks again. We can’t wait to see everyone in Florida, we had a great time but we do miss all of you. Have a great weekend and see you all soon.
Love Bob and Annette