Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Dogwoods Framing Our Window

October 27, 2015
We are presently spending our last day in a small RV Park near Algonac, MI we have spent the last ten days visiting with our son, daughter-in-law, and three beautiful grandchildren. I will be posting more about that once I have done some major catching up and get our blog closer to real time. These next few blogs will be about what we did the last few months.
April 18th through the 23rd 2015
We arrived at our friends house in North Carolina and had the most wonderful visit. That is after we finally had the 5th wheel parked in their driveway. Let's just say it involved  the spare tire falling off, doing some gouging of their driveway, boards to raise us up out of the wet grass, and tree trimming. Enough said.

Parked in their driveway.
Dogwoods framed one of our living room windows.

The signal that our "Camp Hosts" are up and awaiting our arrival.

This lovely table was set for our breakfast/brunch complete with fresh flowers
I forgot to take a picture of the dining room table which was even prettier.

We ate delicious meals and had wonderful conversations at both tables. Peter is an excellent cook or maybe I should say chef. Each night was a surprise and my descriptions would not do them justice. For example we had Cornish hens the first night, another night we had a Risotto with shrimp and asparagus (easily my favorite), there was salmon another night, and he did ribs one night with his own special barbecue sauce. All I can say is we did not walk away hungry and it was all delicious.

We did take the time to visit one Winery, Raffaldin Vineyards. We did wine tasting then sat out on their deck area overlooking the vineyards talked, snacked, and enjoyed a bottle of their wine. Like Mary Beth and I do so many times we lost track of time and before we could go back in and purchase a bottle of their wine to take with us they had closed.

One afternoon we drove over to Old Salem we drove around and stopped at the Winkler Bakery and purchased cookies. (Which our grandchildren thoroughly enjoyed.) We stopped at a place, the name of which I do not remember, and did some tasting of North Carolina beers and wine. It was so nice just spending time together and talking.

Unfortunately, when I am having a good time taking pictures is not be a priority so I did not even get a shot of the  Big Coffee Pot in Winston-Salem, NC.

Grabbed this one off the Internet.

All to soon it was time to leave and continue our trek North and to Michigan. We had such an enjoyable time we can not thank our "Camp Hosts", Mary Beth and Peter, enough. You have a beautiful home and you both made us feel so welcome. We are looking forward to our next time together wherever and whenever that may be.

Taken as we packed up to leave. From the left Tom, myself, Mary Beth, and Peter.

"Friends are kisses blown to us by angels."
                                         ~Author Unknown

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