Saturday evening we arrived at our planned destination of Valdosta, GA. Despite feeling poorly we decided to eat dinner at one of our favorite BBQ places, Smok'n Pig BBQ. http://www.smoknpig.com/index_vld.shtml
We were surprised with a few new upgrades to the house which includes a new larger SMART TV in the living room, a queen size bed in the master bedroom, and a new sleeper sofa in the sun room.
Here's a photo taken from our backyard.
February 2 - 6 We kept things very "low-key" this week as we rested, recovered from our colds, unpacked, settled in, and enjoyed the warm temperature and occasional sunshine. Mary's hip was out of alignment following the long drive and was creating a lot of pain for her. On Wednesday we drove about an hour to the town of San Antonio to a chiropractor recommended by our Dr. Kim. It was well worth the drive as Mary left the office pain free. We were close to Dade City where Mary likes to visit a shop, Quilts on Plum Lane. While she shopped I walked around the lovely town and found myself at this magical intersection.
On Thursday our wonderful friends, Dewey and Elizabeth, came to visit and help us unpack the luggage that was still on top of the car. The next day I was feeling better and met Dewey and Elizabeth at Homosassa Springs Park for a delightful walk. The birds were very active and were content to let me walk quite close to them and take pics.
The main event of the day was a sanctioned horse pulling contest. It was a thrill to see these magnificent animals "do their stuff".
Sunday was our warmest and sunniest day so far. I made omelets for breakfast and we went to worship at Holy Nativity Lutheran Church here in Weeki Wachee. An assistant to the Bishop of the Florida Bahamas Synod was the guest preacher and he did a fine job. After church we traveled a little ways north to Howard's Flea market where I picked up a new pair of clip on sunglasses and Mary found a couple of dish towels she liked. We then had a late lunch at Grumpy Gator's, a place recommended by Dewey for their prime rib. Mary had the prime rib and loved it. We dined in their backyard under the shade of a canvas cover. They also had horseshoe pits in the backyard and a fellow customer invited me to play a game. It was great fun and something I had not had the opportunity to do in a long while.