12.10.14 Good friends, little angels and precious grandchildren!

CHRISTMAS hark the heraldOur RVing friends Russ and Annie are headed west now to visit family and work a bit.  We loved having them visit us in our little free spots at Berryland Campers.  We left there this morning and they left yesterday morning.  If you’re from Hammond you know it’s not a big sightseeing town but we showed them everything we could.

We showed them our land we’re now parked on in Amite and everything of importance to us in Hammond.  Sunday they went to church with us at Chip’s church, then dinner at Chip’s with Kim and the boys after church.  The only picture we took while they were here was at Chip’s.  The boys took them them quickly.  Being retired Kindergarten and 1st grade teachers they could easily interact with our little men, Braxton (white shirt) and Bentley (burgundy shirt).  The boys loved their little dog Maddie and she returned the love!

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Russ and Annie went with us Sunday evening to Trinity Baptist Church’s Children’s Choir Christmas musical.  There weren’t as many children in this presentation as usual, but man did they sing out well!  Most of the children are sons and daughters of adults who grew up in our church.  The adults sang in the Children’s Choir when they were that age.  It is wonderful to see generations of families at the same church.  We were very thankful to get to bring our friends to worship with us both morning and evening.

Here’s some pictures of the choir from that night:


After the children sang we enjoyed fellowship where homemade cakes baked by the men of our church were served and we got to introduce our RV friends to our church family.  When our tummy’s were full of sweets we went back to Chip’s because Madisyn was there.    They all got to meet each other and Madisyn enjoyed playing with them a little before we left.

It’s wonderful to have RV friends like them.  We all understand each other and enjoy being together.  We went Christmas listthrough a lot together when we first met them in Minnesota.  They welcomed us into their world in St. Augustine earlier this year and were so kind to show us all around even though Annie was still having her cancer treatments.  We’ve learned so much from them about the RV lifestyle from their 30 years camping experiences and Roy’s been able to help them a little with technology.  We will see them again when we head out west and Roy and I are really looking forward to it!

Diesel prices have been much higher than gasoline for a long time.  It’s still that way but we found Diesel for only $2.99 at the Shell off the Airport 12 Exit in Hammond.  We were so shocked to see this, that we went there as soon as we left Berryland today.  The second picture shows $2.96 because we have a card that gives us a 3 cent discount per gallon.

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Our lives for the next 2-3 months will be mostly centered around house building.  We’re meeting our contractor in the morning to sign our contract with him, apply for permits and hopefully the dozer work will begin shortly.   We’re going to be clearing out the underbrush tomorrow from around the small pines by the pond.  We’ve been itching to start on this and finally we are here!

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02.02.14 The Atlantic Ocean at St. Augustine!

The weather on our first evening here in St. Augustine was very foggy and wet, yet we strolled over to the Atlantic Ocean to get our first view! Russ and Annie’s house is in Treasure Beach right off of A1A highway and they have this pathway directly to the ocean.

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A few folks were out on the beach walking their dogs or riding bikes on the beach.

ao18ao9ao8  The sound of the ocean waves is mesmerizing.  I could easily fall asleep on a hammock or nice big blanket out there just listening to the sound. While I do enjoy going to other places inside buildings and learning about things, I truly love seeing the beauty of God’s creation the most!

The pictures we took aren’t filled with sunshine or even that clear because of the fog.  That will be another day’s pictures, but we wanted to share these with you so you’ll  know we’re finally here!

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I collected a pocket full of pretty little seashells to share with Madisyn in our packages we send to her along our journey.


On our way back to Dora we came across a cute image someone created in the sand of a smiley face with words underneath.  The only word still left was “Life’s” and I’d think the rest originally said “is a beach”!


Life on the ocean must be delightful and freeing and we are definitely going to enjoy our time here experiencing some of that.


1779077_10152154401609004_1611744351_nWe’re watching the Super Bowl this evening with Annie and Russ at a condo they are minding for a friend. I’m bringing some chicken, sausage and okra gumbo for the event!

redTrainTours-logoMonday – Wednesday we’ll be sightseeing on the Red Train that goes all around St. Augustine stopping at many attractions along the way for us to get off and explore.

That’s a little peak into what we’ll be doing here and I look forward to sharing it with you guys as we see it all!

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