Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Home Sweet Home

We left Brunswick, GA at 7:10 am for the last 5 1/2 hours of our trip.  We were at the FL/GA line at 7:40.  We actually drove for 43 minutes ( I record, I think) before Rich complained about the other drivers on the road..   It was about 9:15 when we merged on to I-4 when I realized we were getting close to home.

We made our usual stop for breakfast at Bob Evans in Haines City where we exited I-4 on to 27S that would take us straight to Lake Placid.   And when we turned onto Heartland Road we could see Lake June ahead of us.   Then we passed the public boat ramp and then the Tobler Park/Boat Ramp and the canal we take to get on the Lake..........We were almost home!

At 12:42 we were pulling into the driveway.  We'd made it home safely!  After 5 weeks, the house looked good!   Now it was unpacking the car, getting everything put away inside, taking the patio furniture and plants back outside.........and then a little grocery shopping to get some food in the fridge!

And outside the yard looked great and Cindy (the lady who does our lawn) had trimmed the palm trees while we were gone.  The Caladiums were looking good, the bushes out back, from all the rain are in need of some serious trimming.  The boat, except where some squirrel had been cracking nuts in the front, looked good.  Bad news:  someone stole our pineapple!  We talked on the way home about picking that when we got home.  It was a big one - and ready for eating.   And the people who own the house next door, and who have been having a hard time selling.............I guess have decided to quit mowing the lawn!  It has to be 3 ft high!

We were both tired after the drive and getting things put away.  It was Chinese Take-Out for dinner and early to bed!  We could not even stay awake to watch the finale of 24!  Things will be back to normal in the morning.  

We had a wonderful trip.  It was so nice to be able to visit with old friends and meet new ones and especially to share our experience of re-visiting and creating new memories of  Black Lake with our son and his family!   Amazing how quickly 5 weeks pass by.   God willing - we will do this again next year. 

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