Monday, April 16, 2012

Almost there. . .

While we were waiting to get into our site at the Charlottesville KOA, we spent the day wandering around the countryside taking in some of the shops in the area of Dayton and Harrisonburg, Virginia. We had a great time. The countryside is really beautiful except for the haze from the wildfires that are burning in both Virginia and neighboring West Virginia. We stopped in Harrisonburg to eat lunch at the Union Station Restaurant. It was very interesting and we had a very good meal.

We were camped at Stoney Creek in Greenville, Virginia, which calls itself a resort, but don't be fooled by this. The area where we were camped was populated by irish travelers who gathered together in the evening playing games, drinking to excess and making lots of noise. There were lots of their children running around unsupervised and the littlest ones needed supervision especially when in the creek. The most they got was yelling across the camp at the kids because doing anything else would require getting up and moving.

In another area across the creek from us was a popup with girls in it. They played loud music all day and into the evening. Their three dogs ran loose and pooped wherever they wanted and no one bothered to clean it up. What a great time.

We did meet another Phaeton owner who just recently went full time and it was great to talk with them and swap stories. We may catch up with them elsewhere on the road.

We drove into Charlottesville shortly after 1 p.m. We were greeting at the door by this:

It is a Rose maple moth. Very unusual. They said it is one of two. . . the other is identical except it has a pink furry head instead of yellow. Beautiful little moth.

After setting up camp, we drove on into the kids' house. Tom was trying to work on a paper for his class, so we took Ronan and entertained him so Tom could have some thinking time. Shortly, Jocelyn arrived home from the NICU and we got a report on Aenea, which is all good. She is still tiny, but gaining weight and they are anxious to be able to get her home once she is ready.

We went up later to the hospital and Terry got to see her for the first time. She was all wrapped up and totally snoozing, so we didn't disturb her. They were going to do some blood work later, so that would be a better time to cuddle her. We stayed briefly, then left to go watch Ronan so Tom could spend some time with her.

On the way back to camp, we stopped at the grocery and bought cake and ice cream. I didn't make a big cake for Terry's birthday. No one to share it with and we would just eat the entire thing ourselves, so we opted for small pieces from the bakery. So Terry's birthday celebration was complete.

Till next time. . .


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