Thursday, April 29, 2010

Moving Daze

Yesterday we helped move Mary from her apartment to Joel’s house where her (their) stuff will remain in the garage for a couple of weeks.  When they return from their honeymoon, they’ll be moving again.  Joel sold his house (closing is tomorrow) and they will be renting a place until they decide where they are going to reside.  That pretty much kept us busy for the day yesterday.

On our way home we stopped by Barton Springs Recreation Area to see what would be available and guess what?  They have 42 sites with water and electric with forty-one of them occupied.  According to “Gummint” policy, if all of the non-handicapped sites are occupied then they can rent the handicapped sites out.  So we got the very last water and electric site which is a handicapped site.  We rented it for last night just to hold it even though we’re not moving over there until today.

There were plenty of sites without hook ups available for eight bucks a night which we would have taken since the campground is convenient to Tullahoma where the wedding will take place.  There are bath houses available that would enable us to dry camp for a week but we wanted the convenience of electric without having to fire up the generator (hair dryers require lots of power and are very much needed for wedding preparations).

So, today is our moving day (a lot easier than moving from sticks and bricks).  We’ll have some pictures of the campground and Normandy Lake in our next journal entry.  It’s really a pretty setting with beautiful views of the lake.  I’m sure we’ll be back to “camp” there again in the future, however, it is only open from April to November. 

Over the next few days our publishing maybe sporadic since: 1) we have sketchy Verizon air card coverage at best (no AT&T what-so-ever), and 2) we are going to be busy with wedding preparations over the next few days. 


  1. Sounds like exciting times for the Pattersons. We will be pretty busy as well so I don't want to miss the opportunity to say "Congratulations!" Enjoy the experience - you can rest later.

  2. We want to add our congrats to Mike & Peggy's! I know you are thrilled with Mary's choice in Joel and are looking forward to her future. We love you guys!