Tuesday, June 18, 2013

“Movin’ On Up To The East Side”

We did it, we wrapped things up in Middle Tennessee and now we’ve managed to “move on up” into the Appalachian Mountains in “the East Side” of Tennessee.  Yesterday we loaded up the wagons, broke camp, and made our way eastward. After crossing into the “International” Eastern Time Zone we ventured on for another hour arriving at the Escapees Raccoon Valley RV Park at about quarter ‘til one EDST. We dropped our landing gear, put some vittles into the frying pan, and let them simmer on the stove for awhile. We ate lupper around three and lounged around for the rest of the day playing on our computers, doing a little reading, and watching some tele. Not a real adventuresome day, but a good day none the less. We just love it when a plan comes together.

Saturday was a laid back morning followed by an afternoon cookout at Matt and Jackie’s house.  Then we all attended the Saturday Evening Service at World Outreach Church in Murfreesboro.  Pastor Jackson had a great sermon on Fathers. 

Sunday Grandma and Grandpa assumed babysitting duties while Matt and Jackie had an afternoon at the movies.  Those little munchkins were exceptionally well behaved for the “Old Folks at Home”.  Radek and Grandpa even took a little nap; Radek in his bed, Grandpa in the recliner. 

Radek, AKA Huck, loves all kinds of sports as long as there’s a hockey stick involved.  Baseball?  Hit with a hockey stick.  Football?  No passes here, just whack it with a hockey stick.  Basketball?  Yep, you guessed it, use a hockey stick to move the ball along.  Soccer?  Well now, he does manage to discard the hockey stick and use his foot for this one.  Anyway, that’s why Grandpa calls him Huck – it’s short for hockey puck.  Here’s a few pictures of Radek being, well, being Radek.  He’s all boy, that one.  Place your cursor over the picture for the caption.

  The Lad Hates Wearing Shoes  Radek

It’s always tough to leave the rugrats behind, but knowing that we’ll be seeing them again in Maine for the Patterson Family Reunion on July 5th made it a little bit easier this time.  Also, another grand child fix is in the making for this up coming weekend.  We’ll be getting to see Josiah in his native element.  We were there for his birthday, but he’s now pushing the big “one-oh” as in ten months.  Here’s a Father’s Day picture of him that I stole from Joel’s facebook.

Josiah - 10 Months

Today we’ll visit the local Wally World to resupply the larder and who knows what else.  It’s a rainy day so most likely it will be a “stay at home and play inside” kind of day.  Tomorrow Gene and Judi are stopping by for a get together, but more on that later.   

May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. (I Thessalonians 5:28)

1 comment:

  1. Ah, dad! Josiah's only 9 months old as of yesterday! It's already going too fast... Don't try to make it go by faster!! Crazy man!