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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Our days are full

Freeland,   MD

On Tuesday we laid my mother to rest.   The visitation and service was held in her home church, followed by the burial and reception.    It is so sad that we only see many people at occasions such as this.  We all say we will keep in touch, but it seldom happens.   

After the service, etc. we hooked up our home to the truck and left NJ about 2:00 headed to our campsite for the next week in Freeland, Maryland, about 14 miles from daughter Amys' home.    We took Charlotte with us for the drive down.  Leonard had brought her a "Princess" outfit that she found behind his chair almost the minute she entered our fifthwheel while parked in NJ.   We told her she could not open it until we got to the campsite.   She held it for most of the 2 1/2 hour drive.  She was surprisingly very patient.

Once we arrived at the campground, Charlotte sat at the picnic table playing with her gift while we set up camp.

Displays on the way to camp office.

This is a nice enough campground but as a fulltimer, could not afford to stay here often.   Also, lots of rules.  Lots and lots of rules.

We are in a beautiful section of Northern Maryland.  Rolling hills.  Lovely state parks.  A beautiful place for our daughter and son-in-law to raise our granddaughters.

Wednesday -  We went bike riding on the bike path at Eden Mill Nature Center.  Amy often takes the girls riding, pulling them in a bike cart.   I tried, could not even get started.  I had enough difficulty just pedaling myself!   The ride was about 4 miles long.  Quite a ride for someone like me who has not been on a bike in almost two years.   Then we went for a hike of about a mile to see the Falling Creek waterfall, the second tallest waterfall in Maryland.  This is not far from Amy's home in Harford County.

Thursday -  Amy and I drove about 45 minutes to Quarryville, PA to an Amish run grocery store.  Amy goes there often as they have a large selection of luncheon meats and cheeses at reasonable prices, lots of gluten free treats that are suitable for Charlotte and inexpensive canned and boxed goods (check the expiration dates!).     If I had more room for grocery storage in the fiver, I would have bought a lot more.  Leonard stayed at the house with Charlotte, Abby went shopping with us.    Once back to the house, Amy cooked dinner for all of us.

Friday -  We brought Abby back to the campground with us Thursday night.    On Friday we took her to the pool.  That girl loves the water.

In the afternoon I went with Amy to Charlotte's doctor where she got her bi-monthly shot for her various allergies.   She is on a gluten (wheat, oats, rye, barley products), egg, dairy, tomato, peanut, chocolate and apple free diet.    Again, we stayed for dinner at their house. 

Saturday - Charlotte had a morning appointment at the dentist.  After that, we met the family and kept the girls for the day.   Once more it was the swimming pool and playground.

Next to the campground is a Bison farm.   There is a sign with the days and hours available to purchase bison meat.  We very much wanted some steaks but  before we had time to get there, the sign announced they were sold out.   

Yup, it was a busy week.   These granddaughters kept us busy almost full time.   So glad to have them near as we remember the life and love of my mother.


Kenny And Angela's Adventure said...

We are sorry about the passing of your mom,my time is coming soon with my mom.

Glad you are with fmaily and grandkids.

Happytrails said...

After reading your blog today, it sound as though you had the best medicine after your mom's funeral that anyone could have...fun times with family and grands. Great activities to ease your heart and thoughts about your mom. I know you miss her even though she is whole and at peace now, but you will always have her in your heart and memories. Take care and stay gentle with life.

Rick and Paulette said...

Again, so sorry about the loss of your Mother.

What a busy week you had. It's great that you got to spend such happy times with your family and especially with the little ones!

Nice looking hike you went on too - great pics!

Laurie and George said...

How nice to spend the time with your granddaughter. A very special time for both of you, I'm sure.

Ali said...

Phyllis...I feel like such a cad...I just posted on Facebook a question to you asking about your mom. I did not know she had passed away, please forgive my insensitivity. I am so sorry for your loss but so glad you were able to spend time with her before her passing. Know that we will be praying for you as you move forward without her presence in your life. May your memories bring you lots of comfort in the days ahead.

JOJO said...

The best medicne are those sweet granddaughters.
Beautiful RV Park, and hiking trail.

Donna K said...

Nothing heals the heart like the love of grandchildren. Hope you are enjoying every minute with those darling little girls.