Friday, March 30, 2018

Good Friday, Upset Tummy, Taking it Down a Notch with Walks, A Swim and A Soak

I woke up at 5 when I saw lights on downstairs and no one in bed with me. Funny, how you sense something is amiss even when you’re sleeping. I heard Bill say to Clemson “do you have to go out again?”. Oh-oh, I figured that we may have to give someone a sink bath, I got up and woke myself up. I looked outside through the windows but couldn’t see them. That’s weird.

There are a couple of cabin styles here to rent
I bundled up and went out looking for my boys. After a few minutes, I saw them and went to meet them. Bill said Clemson’s tummy was upset and so he’d taken him around the block hoping he would feel better. We came inside and settled ourselves in our recliners. Lots of times when our pooch feels this way, he just wants us to sit with him until he feels better.

These are all cabins down this row along Bluegill Lake 
Bill dozed off and I was unable to so I suggested we all go up to bed around 5:45. His tummy had stopped gurgling. Again, Bill dropped off pretty quickly and I’m sure I did a couple of times but at 7 I had to get up for good. I once more bundled and went out for a walk around the park. It had started to spit some but the spatters didn’t deter me too much. I still managed to get a mile in before returning.

There was a pretty pink glow in the south this morning
When I returned I brewed a cup of tea with cream. Clemson and I sat in my recliner with my book. I was so close to finishing it. When Bill joined us around 8 he made his coffee and read posts on the laptop. I had sat earlier and gone through our receipts, the ones already compiled and named ‘border claims’. Since this is our last long ‘rest period’ before crossing into Canada, we like to have our ducks in a row.

18 hole Mini golf
We had grapefruit and almonds today and at 10:30 I made our bacon and eggs. Instead of just making up the bed, we stripped the sheets off and put clean ones on. Our plan is to do a few loads of laundry before we leave here. We’ll need to ask where the laundromat is here since their map leaves a lot to be desired. LOL It looks like a nice park and we are in here under our Coast to Coast membership for $10/night. That’s pretty good for full hookups and all the amenities.

and this is Bass Lake
At 12:30 I changed into my bathing suit and walked up to the pool. It is a very nice large pool with the deepest end being only 4’. Works for me since there are no noodles to use. The park is filling up. Being this is a holiday weekend, many families came in last night and more are arriving today, Good Friday. They have a nice 3 or 4-day weekend. Bill and I are looking forward to the relaxation after a couple of days of hard driving. We have a couple of sight-seeing things in mind early in the week.

The sun fought for some space in the early sky
Within the hour, I had changed and was back at the Suite. Bill had managed to get the satellite dish set up in my absence without any problem. A good signal was found easily. After going through the receipts, I wanted to dig under the bed for the collection of ‘gifts’ we’d bought to take home. This was a good time to do that since it wasn’t warm enough to sit outside. We’ve already reached the high under mostly cloudy skies and 46F. There are some moments with sun which is nice.

A nice picnic and seating area out at the lake
So, after cutting myself a few small pieces of cheddar cheese I went upstairs and lifted the bed. This was a small fun job, some of the things I’d forgotten about. Putting names to things and recording prices I packed them back away and put the bed down again. Bill and I fed Clemson at 3:45 and went for a walk up to the office. Bill tried to hold off feeding the munchkin since we are on ‘home’ time, after all. No such luck!

Office and poolhouse
There will be no Easter dinner here in the park and I wonder if that is because there are more families than couples. It would be more of a challenge putting something together, at least I think so. We checked on the laundromat location but we were informed that they don’t open it until May 1st. Hmm, further to my point above. She did inform us of a new one just across I-75 in Wapakaneta so we’ll see before we leave if that is something we need to do.

A really nice pool and 2 hot tubs on this end
With lots of spare gb this month to use up, we both played relentlessly on our laptops and phones. I mean, they were worthwhile searches, mostly, but we were just killing time. At 5:30 we talked about our supper time and Bill washed and cut up a potato for fries. I got the meatloaf out and began steaming my broccoli. I just won’t look at his potatoes! 😊
Look at all the buds!
By 6:15 we were eating and by 7 everything was all cleaned up. That meatloaf recipe gets 5 gold stars, we enjoyed the second night as much as the first. Bill doesn’t often comment on my ‘creations’ when it comes to meals but this was he said I could make ‘many’ times. I found a winner! Bill found the movie Red so we watched the last half of that during supper and then Red 2 came on. These are fun Bruce Willis movies and we always enjoy them.

Bill's supper tonight
and mine - both were very good!
Since about 3 o’clock, we have had solid blue skies but that air is quite chilly. We are blessed in that we don’t have any wind today, so there are a lot of people out and about enjoying the weekend. 90% of them are from Ohio and it is a getaway from the humdrum of jobs and school. The rest of us, seem to be in the retirement stage, at least according to their appearance.

Just 20 degrees warmer and it would be perfect!
There are a lot of fat robins here, flitting around, fighting for the worms. They needn’t worry, there seems to be plenty for all of them. With the change in our time zone, it is even lighter out, longer in the day. I might have to go for one more walk. We’ve had a Good Friday here in the park. It looks like we’re going to be getting more rain tomorrow so we think we’ll go sightseeing for a bit. I hope you’ve enjoyed your day.

And the sun sets behind the evergreen
Good night all!
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  1. That meat loaf looks really yummy! And the pool looks soo very inviting. I hope it is nice and warm, at least warmish. Nice that you can rest a bit.

    1. Thanks Sue, best meat loaf ever! haha
      The pool was really nice too and will use it often. a lady was complaining about the pool being cold but I couldn't understand that. It was warm and beautiful!
      yes, we are glad to sit for a few days. :)

  2. It's hard to understand why the park is open but the laundry isn't. I find that odd.

    Looks like a nice park and I'm certain that 20 degrees would make a huge difference. Oh well, soon enough it will be warmer and you'll be back to the shorts and t's while sitting outside reading your book.

    Enjoy your rest!!!

    1. I know, we can't understand that AT ALL about the laundry.
      If the sun shines, we are happy, really. Just can't sit outside to read. :)
      thanks guys!

  3. I meant to tell you that they do not open the laundry unit May 1st when they open the back washrooms. The laundry mat is next to Walmart where the car wash is, Was closed down last year after we left and suppose to be all brand new, Enjoy the pools and hot tub and hope the crowds at the pool don't spoil it for you, but and adult time is in the evening I think.

    1. No problem George, we found out soon enough about the laundry. :) She told us the one across the road was new and very nice.
      Nice to see the families enjoying the pool, I will just have to use the 8 to 9 time for quiet OR wait until Monday. :)

    2. Rock Glen is open year round as well but no water our laundry until May 1st either.

  4. I like your sunset picture. All your pictures remind me of spring. Trees starting to bud and the green grass. The only thing missing are the dandelions...LOL

    1. thanks Deb. Yes, it is spring even though it doesn't feel like it for a few days.
      You and your dandelions......ha ha, love that though! There were dandelions at Eagles Landing and I thought of you all though didn't get you a pix.

  5. I can't get over the facilities at those parks. I've never seen anything like it. I'm sorry Clemson had an upset tummy. Cooper shares his problem occasionally and becomes a cuddle bunny. I forgot about those declarations at the border. I've never taken any gifts in or out of Canada that I can think of, so I guess I was okay.

  6. That is yet another great park you are staying in. I like their indoor pool and the mini golf area. Although its convenient to use a RV park laundry, the laundromats in town usually offer better machines and larger dryers for fluffier clothes. However, if the RV park is open why close up some facilities, you are right, it makes no sense.

  7. Glad Clemson is feeling better. At least no bath required. Looks like you're enjoying your stay. Hope the rain and cold are gone soon.