Fall 2012 -- The Adventures of Bob & Kathy

 October 2012:                                                                          (Home)

We spent the first week of September in Columbia, TN, visiting Mike, Amanda and our grandchildren.  We celebrated both Kathy’s birthday and Grandparents Day while there.  We had a good visit and enjoyed spending time with each of the grandkids.

We enjoyed a beautiful week at Spring Mill State Park near Mitchell, IN.  We hadn’t camped there since our boys were young and we tent camped in the primitive campground.  The weather was perfect, we had no phone or internet service (ah, peaceful!) we biked through the park and toured the Pioneer Village and Gus Grissom Memorial, and had a delicious lunch at the Maple Street Restaurant in Orleans.  It was such a nice, relaxing week.  We’d planned to spend the weekend in Bloomington in the Indiana University parking lot “tailgating” for the IU/Ball State football game, but when we arrived our water pump wouldn’t work, so we returned to S&H campground in Greenfield a little early.  We have our usual spot and have enjoyed seeing the changes and improvements made over the summer.

  Campsite at Spring Mill State Park

Although the weather has been unusually cool and rainy, we’ve been busy visiting friends and family.  Kathy enjoyed lunch at SoupHerb in Greenfield with former co-workers Darla & Carol.  Bob was able to see several of his former co-workers as well.  We did our usual Riley Festival trek, including touring the James Whitcomb Riley home and were able to attend an Indiana Pacers pre-season basketball game.  We celebrated our 38th wedding anniversary with Mike, Amanda, our grandchildren, Eric, Nicole, and Bob’s sister, Cynthia and Chuck at Bucca di Beppo in Greenwood.  Even with the wind and rain, the trees have been beautiful, including a great view from our windows.

  38th Annivesary at Buccs di BeppoRoss, Ruthie, Emma, Bob at Greenfield Central Senior Night

We left Greenfield in late October and were able to spend a weekend in Bonaire, GA, visiting long-time friend Craig, his wife Emily and their 4-month old son Kale.  We had a great visit and were able to spend some time at the Warner Robins Museum of Aviation.

Cotton growing in GeorgiaCotton growing in GeorgiaCraig, Emily and Kale

Craig, Emily, Kale with DogsBob with KaleCraig and Kale in a simulator at the museumRobert L Scott

Robert L Scotts P40 "Old Exterminator"Wildflower in Georgia

We spent a couple of days near Jasper, FL where we visited the Stephen Foster Cultural State Park.  It was a lovely day as we enjoyed the Museum, the Bell Tower, and hiking along the Suwannee River. We learned that even though Foster wrote the song, “Old Folks at Home", he never saw the Suwannee River!

Stephen Foster State ParkStephen Foster State ParkStephen Foster State Park

Limb caught in bush

November 1 - We arrived at The Mark Mobile Home Park in St. Cloud, Florida on November 1, our winter home.  It is a rather large park with nice facilities and several activities

Campsite in St Cloud FlSand Cranes walking thru the park.