Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Pine Mountain RVC Outdoor Destinations
Pine Mountain, GA
October 31, 2013

 Last weekend, we had a fun time at the Fall Festival here in Pine Mountain. The weather was perfect,  just cool enough for a sweatshirt!

Joshua enjoyed all the games...

...but "T-ball" was his favorite! 

We were all surprised at how well he hit the ball.

There was entertainment and hot dogs!

Josh, Alice and Raelyn...

 This week, the trees have really had a burst of color. The window by our kitchen table has a great view of this maple tree...

We have enjoyed watching it turn from green to red. 

Sally and I have had nice walks around the park. This tree is by the main loop. It really pops when its sunny.

The "tenting" section of the park offers a group picnic area. Being a week-day, it wasn't very crowded...  

except for these little guys scurrying around and stuffing their cheeks! 

There are also yurts here.

I was so excited to see the blue birds...not the motorized ones (they are all gone!). But the beautiful blue flying ones! It was a cloudy day so the pictures are not very showy.

The horses were at the watering hole as we headed back home from one of our walks. The watering hole is on the opposite side of the driveway from the pretty lake that's across the street.  The geese were also in the watering hole, but not for long!

Sally and I sat on the side of the road and watched the horses for awhile. The horses were also watching us!

Our home from across the street.

One afternoon we rode to Franklin D Roosevelt State Park located in Pine Mountain. At 9,049 acres, its Georgia's largest state park.  

This is the look-out from the visitor center.
 The visitor center sits on top of Pine Mountain. Several of the parks amenities including the center and cottages were built by the CCC during the great Depression.

 Today, Dover and Wrecks had an appointment at 8:00 am to get their teeth
cleaned. Dr. Shelnutt and the friendly, caring staff there have been taking care of our pups for many years. Its always a pleasure to take the pups for check-ups and visit.

We had several hours to spend in LaGrange. Our first stop was at the new government building to buy vehicle tags for the MH and Pearl.


After that bite to the wallet, we headed out for some fun!

I will save that for another post, but here is a clue!

Happy Halloween!

Until next time...
enjoy your view!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

"This one is just right!"

Pine Mountain, GA
Pine Mountain RVC Outdoor Destinations
October 27, 2013

We continue to enjoy the lake across the street.
 Our week just flew by...I had a fun time playing chauffeur for Alice. She had an appointment on Monday. So how does GiGi ( that's me!) entertain a 3 year old while Mom is busy...with bribes of picking out a pumpkin! Joshua's very nice behavior earned him a visit to the LaGrange Farmers Market. What a hoot we had.  Alice and I had a hard time finding the "perfect" shape and size.

It didn't take Joshua long though...nope, not the white one. And not the really, REALLY heavy one!

This one is just right!

Summers, before RVing, were spent with morning trips to this Farmers market.  

Locally grown tomatoes,  green beans, butter beans, okra, peas, squash, and melons filled my basket.

And of peanuts. We boiled many pounds of them! A lot of folks have never had boiled green peanuts. We don't find them out west...a southern thing perhaps?
I also found honey crisp apples. I am not sure where they are grown, but they sure are crispy and delicious...a nice mix of sweet and tart at the same time!

Alice and Raelyn in the doctor's office.
Tuesday, I was chauffeur again... Raelyn had her second week old visit to the doctor. She is on her third different formula...we have our fingers crossed this one works! Joshua and GiGi decided to explore in the parking lot! 

Joshua measured trees...this one was just his size! And ran off some extra energy!

We found pretty flowers. I don't know what the pink flowers are. I was surprised to find the crepe myrtle still in bloom in the picture below.

And we spent a few minutes looking up...

and down...the camellia bushes were full of buds!

The "birds" arrived this week at Pine Mt RVC Outdoor Destinations. Blue birds that is...Wanderlodge Owners Group...120 of them! We didn't even know they were manufactured in Fort Valley, GA which is not that far from here.
The last Wanderlodge was manufactured in 2009. Most of the buses here this week though were from the 1990s. Very colorful buses and a nice group of folks!

The view of the lake across the street just gets prettier and prettier.

Yesterday I spotted a brown thrasher in the bushes next to the water's edge. It's our state bird.

 The geese continue to amuse us. We are quite honored to have them as neighbors.

They sure stick close together!

 Nighttime skies have been colorful!

 The weather has been so mornings, well rather chilly mornings, and breezy cool afternoons. Perfect sweater weather! We had lots of play time at the doggie park. And,  Dover, Wrecks and Jack had annual vet appointments. Dover and Wrecks will return next week to get their teeth cleaned. I had a hair cut and Joe and I have new glasses...yeah! That about sums up our week.
Thank you for stopping by! Have a great week. Until next time...

enjoy the view!