Mea Culpa! I’m certainly guilty of falling behind a bit in my posting, but I have an excuse. Honest!
We’ve been here at the J.Strom Thurmond Modoc Corps of Engineers campground now for several days and we’ve been really enjoying ourselves.
It is nice and private, all the sites around us our empty. We’ve been enjoying wonderful weather, and nothing beats being able to sit outside each morning and take in the view of our backyard.
Some mornings it’s bright and sunny.
Other mornings, the mist adds a special flavor to the view.
Our main reason to come here was to visit with Mike and Terri , who are workamping here. They’ve become our good friends after we met a couple of years ago at an RV Dreams rally. We’ve gotten to know each other well and we’ve had a blast with them on this visit.
I’m not much of a gaming person, but I’ve been introduced to a couple of new games that I actually enjoyed. Mike and Terri have been very patient with me as I strove to learn the mysteries of Mexican Train dominos.
With our back yard being right on the water,
we decided to go “yaching” in our Sea Eagle kayaks.
Mike and Terri brought their Sea Eagle over and in no time we were underway.
They had a little trouble at first, their kayak seemed not to be handling very well, and not because of all the pictures Mike was snapping of our lousy handling as well.
A nearby boat ramp solved their problem. They had accidently set their boat up with the seats facing backwards.
Ahh, much better!
Of course, I have no excuse for my lousy boat handling skills!
We set off towards an island in the middle of the lake.
Arriving at the island, we were warned off by a Canada Goose, protecting his turf. He told us off in no uncertain honks.
We eventually paddled our way home and landed on our beachfront property. The bottom of the water is some kind of clay, and it is sticky. The clay made quite a mess of our boat, we had to scrub it down really well. It stuck like glue. These are my boat shoes after walking out of the water. You’d think the clay would have washed off in the water. I had to scrub my shoes, too, to get them clean.
We have two more days to enjoy here before returning to our “home” campground. I have two VA medical appointments on Monday, so we have to cut our visit short.
Before I wrap up this post I have a special picture for Bill and Nancy. It’s an old “friend” of theirs.
It’s the stump of the tree that fell on their motorhome when they stayed here at Modoc some months ago.
Thanks for visiting and feel free to leave a comment.