Saturday, June 13, 2009

WE are on the road! Virginia is for LOVERS!

Today was a great drive, we just relaxed and watched Shenandoah's beauty as we rolled by. It has a little more meaning, because we hiked this 600 miles a few years back and looked down on this valley from the mountain peaks. The Appalachian Trail goes under this Interstate. we looked to see if any hikers were there, we saw none but remembered hiking under the Interstate on a county road.

This drive through the Sheanadoah Valley is one of the most beautiful in the world. the valley goes on for hundreds of miles with lush greenery, pastures and fields as you travel.
Had to shoot this. This ridge is the Shenandoah mountains. We hiked that exact ridge.

This is me as the chauffeur.

This mountain has power towers, we hiked under them and they do make a loud humming noise.

The view looking back toward NC as we crosssed into Virginia. The views are breath taking.

Going across the Blue Ridge Mountains at FAncy Gap, VA.

ABove s the Chaffeur, Sherry in the Rig.

Today is moving day YEAH!!!! It seems so many things have happened this year that we were able to help with, now we are heading out. I know Shirl will be glad to have her RV park empty for awhile. She has been very patient and reasonable with her rates. This time I got by with just cutting the grass.
We did get a scare yesterday. Our Nephew ‘Big Mark’ was rushed to the hospital with blood clots in his lungs. He had just had surgery in the last few weeks to re-attach his Achilles tendon, and his lungs collapsed just after surgery. He came out of that all right, then the blood clots. We were up to see him late this evening and decided to go ahead with the trip. He seems to be stabilized.
Yesterday our visit with Sonny he was anxious to get home, he is walking a little. Enough to get from the wheel chair to the commode. You know most of the houses built 20-40 years ago had two foot doors into the bathrooms, pretty hard to find a wheel chair that narrow. It is a pretty good job to rip out a 2 foot door and install a 30-32 inch door. The carpentry is no challenge but the threshold and floor covering are. Of course if it had been necessary I could have done that. But I think he will be all right. I am just amazed he is Alive and able to function. There were many days since we have been home I just knew he was goner.
I joked with him about the funeral wreath I bought because I thought he was dying, and the florist would not give me a refund, when he had the ill manners to get better. I said you have a lot of nerve. We got a good laugh out of it. Steve and Vickie (His children) have been put through the mill but are really doing a great job for and with him. Sometimes my buddy can be pretty demanding of his family. They have done so much for him. During this time Vickie was laid off from her job and Steve’s daughter has been very ill. It has been rough.
HOWEVER, NOW, we are heading out. We are in Edinburg,Virginia when I post this. Ahhhhhhhhh the feel of the road.
Thanks for coming by the log.
Nite Shipslog
Written By Regina Brett, 90 years old,
*****Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will this matter?'

*****Always choose life.

******Forgive everyone everything.

*****What other people think of you is none of your business.

*****Time heals almost everything. Give time time.


Melanie said...

stay safe and watch out for the nuts on the road!


Woody said...

We have seen those views you posted, and yes it is beautiful country, as you know me and my honey had to go to Virginia cuz we is lovers, we even have the Old Sticker that says Virginia is for lovers with the big red heart, so glad to see you 2 "Back on the Road", you had me worried there a few posts back about keeping up with the traveling.
I am preaching tomorrow, Part of my talk will be the fact June 14 is flag day and I have flags for the childrens sermon, also about 11:20AM during Prayer requests we will be sending them down your way for you 2.
Drive safe, stay happy, !!!!!!!!!

Rose said...

I love your photos!

Praying for your nephew...that is quite a scare.

Looking forward to your next entry.

Be Well, Rose

Anonymous said...

I'm so excited for you! Love the photos! You could have told me those photos were taken here in Orford and I wouldn't have been able to tell the difference! Be safe out there!

Lucy said...

Wonderful pictures and you are both doing what you love.Your Nephew should be fine. The same thing happened to Joe when he was nearly ready to discharge him after heart surgery. I hope Sonny gets along ok but as you well know he has came a long way already so he is strong willed. You both take care and keep those pictures comming. The fans up!!!! Ron did most of the work and joe steadied things and Spunky and I picked up dropped screws. Take care.

Sheila Y said...

Enjoy being back on the road. Now Shirl can rent out her RV park to someone else...ha. Loved the pictures, look forward to more. Take care and stay safe. Prayers for you nephew and Sonny. Hope Sonny is home and thriving by the time you head back south. Sheila

Terri said...

So sorry to hear about your nephew...sending many prayers his way...

Glad you and Sonny had a chuckle over the no refund on the flower glad to hear he is doing well...

Loved your pics...hope you and Sherry have a safe trip... Have the time of your lives...

Someday I hope to travel more...