It's been a while since I posted. We have been busy. Last weekend was my 30th class reunion. They had one on the 5 year and the 10 year but I was unable to attend. When I found out we were having a 30 and that we were actually going to be in the area, I asked Joe if he would go with me. He said yes. We moved the RV over to Middlesboro on Thursday evening. We were having some more work done on it on Friday. Shocks and emergency brake. Friday morning we were up at 6:00 to have the rig at the garage at 7:00. Then we went to Joe's dad and I did some things around the house that needed to be done. Friday evening we picked up the rig and drove over to Cumberland Gap National Park. It is a very nice campground.
Friday at 6:00 the class of 1979 was having family night at one of the area parks. I really enjoyed seeing my classmates from high school. Some had changed and some still looked the same. People were saying that I looked the same. But I don't think so.
Saturday we had a family reunion at Joe's aunt Stelmo's house in Heiskell Tn. Joe's dad went with us, they sure did have some good home cooked food. We visited with them for a while then headed back to Middlesbor. I still had to find a outfit to wear to the reunion. The dinner was being held at the Middlesboro Country Club. I had lived in Middlesboro for 45 years and had never been inside of the CC. At 7:00 we arrived at the CC and they started the attivities at about 7:30. We all gathered around and had a few pictures taken of the group.
Then Billy Joe said grace and we all dug into the wonderful finger foods that they had for us. It was delicious. Then the party started.Joe and I had took the Margarator. But Joe was my designated driver. The only place we had for the Margarator was back in the kitchen, so when someone wanted something to drink they would come and get me and I would go and get them a margarita. For some reason they wouldn't go without me. Well that was kind of back because when I would fill their glass, somehow mine would get filled too. LOL The DJ was one of mine and Joe's old rescue squad members. He did a pretty good job of playing a lot of the 70's and 80's. If you went to him and made a request he did his best to play it. We had a ball when he played Loco Motion.
And of course we had to do YMCA. Some times we couldn't spell but everyone had alot of fun trying. Our theme song for our Junior and Senior Prom was Stairway to Heaven. We had made a request, so when the song started playing I drug Joe out onto the dance floor with me. He doesn't like to dance but he will sacrafice hisself for just one maybe two dances. But from the looks of the picture, he wasn't complaining to much.
Needless to say I had a great time. I hope Joe did. He says he enjoyed taking pictures and watching me dance. He is such a terrific husband. How did I get so lucky.
Looking forward to the 35th reunion. If we are in the area.
Sunday evening we drove the rig back to Racoon Valley Rv Park in Heiskell Tn. I had to go back to work on Monday morning. We only have 4 more weeks until our committment with the Escapees is done and we can go back to vacation mode.
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY, To all the Father's out there. Hope everyone has a great day either making new memories or reliving old ones.
We are winding down another week here at Escapees Racoon Valley Rv Park. It has been busy. Working the first three days. But on Tuesday we made a trip to Middlesboro to sell some motorcycle stuff. Thursday Corey brought the grand babies over to visit and to swim. We all had a great time. But they sure does wear you out, wish I had all their energy.
Friday Joe went to the car auction and bought Jenelle a car. We worried about her driving one that she has. This one is nice and clean. Runs and looks good. Hopefully it will last her a long time.
Today our friends from Ohio Phil and Linda Roberts left heading back home. We enjoyed spending time with them. They got to meet Corey and the babies and Jenelle. We spent the rest of the day with Jenelle. Just messing around the house and then we went to the store to get the stuff to fix fried bologna sandwiches. Just like my dad used to make when he had a resturant. Man they were so good.
Tomorrow we all will go over to Joe's dad's to spend some time with him. And of course to make homemade bisquits and gravy. Yum Yum.
Hope everyone has a great day. Have fun and be safe. Till next time.
Well tomorrow (Thursday) will be my last day of work for the first week. Only six more to go. It's slower here than the other places that I have worked. But we have great Managers. Kris and Jim Todd, we worked for them at Bushnell Fla.
Today (Wed) Corey brought all the grand babies over to spend the day with us and to go swimming. We had a great time with them. But man do they wear me out. But that is the good thing about grand children you can play with them and then give them back. And take a week to recoup. Our daughter Jenelle received some good news yesterday.She was approved for her home loan. Her and Joe went to look at the property today and they will start on hers next week. It is supposed to be finished the middle of August. She is really doing good here in Knoxville. She will also start college in August. Everyone have fun and be safe.
We made it to Escapees Racoon Valley Rv Park. Checked in the office and since we will be here for 7 weeks and I am hosting, they told us we could either be up front or way in the back in the corner. Well you know us and we chose the corner in the back. Jim and Kris Todd are the managers here until the 1st of August,the same as us. After we got set up, our daughter (Jenelle) came over. She lives right here in Knoxville. She made the move from Staten Island NY, last year at the time. We were staying here in the same park. She stayed with us while she looked for employment and an apartment. Now she has her own apartment and 2 jobs, and she starts school at University of Tennessee in August. Yesterday we went to the Green Acres Flea Market, I have never seen it so empty. but listening to the regulars, looks like Sunday is the day to browse the flea market. Any way I found a slow cooker, like Miss Molly's. I even had to call her and tell her about my find. Now she just needs to send recipe's. We came back to the rig and Nellie went home to rest and Joe started cleaning all the mud off of the tracker. I painted new boards for the leveling jacks to sit on. I had to put out the hummingbird feeder. Love to sit and watch them fight over the food. Work starts on Monday. Will be working Mon. Tues. and Wed. Not a bad deal and get to see family and friends while we are here. Till next time, have fun and be safe.
We arrived back in Kentucky on Sunday. First thing we did was go to the store to get the fixings for Biscuits and Gravy. We always gather at Butch's (Joes dad) for biscuits and grave and call everyone to come up and it's a good way to see everyone at once. And we had to check on Scott and see how he was really doing and not just what he wanted to tell us. He looked like the old saying (Road hard and put up wet). Corey and Jennifer brought Jaelynn up to Butch's to see us. Corey had to work, so Joe and I put a rush on the gravy and biscuits so he could eat before work. Miss Jaelynn is sure growing, by leaps and bounds. She will throw you kisses and wink at you. Love those kisses.
On Monday, I went to the lake with Corey and Jaelynn and some of his friends from work. We had a blast. He has two wave runners and they are fun. We all took turns riding. Here is Corey posing Jaelynn on the wave runner just for pictures.
Corey's friend Sarah, has a camper at the lake and we were able to just play around her dock. Jaelynn was having a blast splashing in the water.
I love to babysit Miss Jaelynn, while her daddy gets his work around the yard done.
If it is not raining today, we will be moving over to Heiskell Tn. to Racoon Valley Escapees RV Park. We will only be 1 hour away from the family. Our daughter Jenelle lives in Knoxville. So we will get to visit with her some while we are there.