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T-Time: Enjoying Life's Simple Pleasures (7/21/11)

As we finish tying up a few things here in Virginia and don't have a whole lot to report, I thought I'd share a few of life's simple pleasures that I've enjoyed and observed recently.

When we first started staying at this campground back in March, an additional laundry/shower house was in the process of being built which just happens to be located not far from the back of our 5th wheel.  At the time it wasn't a big deal for us.  The campground has full hook-ups so showers aren't a problem, and since we hadn't sold our house yet, I just did the laundry when we went over to the house.  However, now that we don't have the use of that washer and dryer anymore, and we're still weighing the pros and cons of purchasing a unit for the rig, anticipating the grand opening of the new laundry suddenly became a daily occurrence of mine.  Now mind you, there's nothing wrong with the old laundry, and it only takes a matter of two minutes to drive up to the front of the campground to get there.  But come on!  The new one is right behind our rig!  And we all like our little conveniences, don't we?  :-)

Well, the big day finally arrived on Friday.

The last picture is taken from the laundry and shows me walking back to our rig, which is the second one from the left.  Convenience:  just one of life's simple pleasures.

Another one of life's simple pleasures is spending time with dear friends.  As we get ready to make our departure, we've been catching up with friends in the area that we won't see for a while.  My friend, Sheri, is a former co-worker, and we've been friends for over 20 years.  We share some common interests, and have had a lot of good laughs over the years.  Her friendship is one of the things I used to love about my job, and I really miss seeing her on a daily basis.
Sheri and Terri
Will and Vicki have also been good friends of ours for over 20 years.  We first met when Vicki and I worked together and discovered that we lived in the same apartment complex.  We've been friends ever since.  They helped us move twice, we helped them move twice, and we've had a lot of fun together over the years.
Will and Vicki
All of these wonderful friends have been there for us in good times and bad.  It was hard saying goodbye to them, but we know it's not forever.  We'll continue to stay in touch and see them whenever we're back in the area.

Here are a couple more of life's simple pleasures:

Fresh Hanover tomatoes from the local produce stand.  Mmmmm good!

A nice lazy afternoon nap. 

I hope you're enjoying some of life's simple pleasures too.

Tuesday, 7/5/11: Holiday Weekend with friends

Paul and Marti with Tag
They're back!!  Our good friends Paul and Marti (and Tag) made a return visit this past weekend.  We had a wonderful time with great food, great talk, and great fun together.  Terri and I are proud to announce that we're now Tag's godparents. Saturday night, after we went out to eat at a local restaurant in Mechanicsville,
we had a real nice campfire and roasted marshmallows.  Paul and Marti brought along some real marshmallows, so the Peeps were spared this time!

Terri and I are so glad they were able to come down this weekend.  Now that our house is sold, we'll be leaving soon, and it may be a while before we see them again.
Paul and Marti's rig

Of course this was a holiday weekend, and how nice that the 4th of July fell on a Monday this year, providing a nice three day weekend.  We hope that all of you had a truly wonderful, safe, and Happy Independence Day!

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