Life's Journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, totally worn out, shouting "Wow...What a Ride!"

Monday, September 29, 2014

Goodbye VT

Our last days in VT were filled with work and goodbyes. Dave was busy during part of it working his last seven day stretch, on one of his OT days I went into town with him. A stop at one of the largest maple syrup producers who just happens to be a friend from our days in Huntington. After a nice catch up on our families I left with wa winter supply and some for the boys when they visit us this winter. A final stop at my hairdresser of 18 years and then off to a girls lunch with two wonderful ladies, just forgot to take any pics.


cooking wannadingers
One evening we got together with some of the seasonals who were in the park during the week, I had heard about wannadingers in a post on another blog and had made the appropriate sticks and laid in the necessary accompaniments. Sean & Helen and Dan & Lois were great sports in our first try at wannadingers, Pillsbury Grand biscuits smoothed and stretched over the end of a wannadinger stick then cooked over a fire, when done fill with whatever you choose, we did both sweets and savory.  See you guys next summer.
Helen, Lois, Dan & Sean

Last Thursday was both of ours last days at work, by 5pm we were both off and done for the next 7 months. To all of those who were a part of Dave's send off at work a big thank you, it meant a lot to him, he'll see you on May 1st all rested and ready to take care of your tools and projects.

Friday there was a small goodbye pot luck held for us at the campground, great food and better company. Again thank you, we had a great summer with you all and look forward to seeing you next summer. Afterwards we joined the group around a campfire and tried wannadingers again, still a work in process, another few times and we should have the science of wannadingers down.





Saturday our friends of many years from Huntington came for our last get together of the summer. A great dinner followed by the start of a game of Farkel ended up abruptly when our friend Mike went into annaphylatic shock. After Mike lost consciousness a few times and refusing an ambulance his wife, accompanied by the other couple, took him to the nearby ER where it was determined he is now allergic to shrimp probably. He was finally released about 2:30am after recieveing 4 IV's and having had a number of test done. What a way to end our summer with them, so glad Mike is okay and he'll just have to learn to live with his new found allergy, no more shrimp po'boys for him.







Vermont decided to grace us with her beauty before we left, what a difference a week makes. 









 


Until next time (from the road)....

14 comments:

  1. Gorgeous pictures of fall in Vermont. The next 7 months is going to be great fun - RELAX - you deserve it.

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    1. Thanks, I'm sure the months will go by quickly but it will recharge the batteries.

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  2. Aint it grand ...so happy for you!!!!!

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  3. Happy trails!! :) Enjoy your 7 month vacation - it goes fast!! :)

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  4. How scary for Mike...and the rest of you too! Glad he's OK.
    Love your fall pictures. Travel safe.

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    1. Thanks, it was quite scary there for awhile. Left VT during the peak foliage in our area.

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  5. Gorgeous fall colors ... safe travels.

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    1. Thanks, hope we see more color as we travel west and south. See you in Port A

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  6. We're having a shrimp boil this weekend. Guess who's NOT invited😁

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    2. I'm sure Mike will appreciate that.

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  7. Pretty scary about your friend. Glad he's okay. As a shrimp lover, I sure hope I never become allergic to it.

    How nice that you were able to see Vermont's beautiful fall foliage before you left.

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