Even though we went to bed pretty early last night, we still did not get up at the crack of dawn. We slept in until at least 8:30 am. I guess we needed the rest. We had a fabulous breakfast of oatmeal & bananas for her and toast and bananas for him, along with tea and coffee. We packed the dirty dishes in a large plastic bag, where they remain to this moment, around 9:00 pm Wednesday evening, April 7, 2021.
We will be camping full time as of May 4, 2021. May the fourth be with you!
The biggest problems with camping were 1) the ticks and 2) the flies. First with the flies – they were little and they kept getting in my face when I was cooking. Really annoying. Now about the ticks . . . so one of our daughters came over to help us when we got home. She brought food. She was a godsend. She helped unload the car. She trimmed the dog’s nails. She was cheerful.
I asked her if there was something on my left shoulder blade and she said those words no one ever wants to hear: “Yes. It’s a tick.” So, she removed it with tweezers and then inspected me and found another tick and she removed that one too. Then we inspected Mike. He also had a tick (one) which she removed. So, we have been researching tick avoidance and keep checking the locations for the tell-tale ring of Lyme disease. “Off” with those darn bugs. Oh yeah, we are investing in a larger screen porch. The one we already have is lovely but too small to cook in. We ate in there and it was quite pleasant. I am excited about the larger one. I think it will make this whole adventure way more pleasant. I don’t like bugs very much. Okay, not at all.
On our final day, the miracle of Spring was quite evident. The place was greener. Trees were burgeoning with green swellings. On the way out of the park, a splash of pink brightened an otherwise brown landscape. The photos may not capture it, but it was encouraging. Nature has a few things to offer.