Sunday, June 12, 2011

The Three R’s

Jordan Lake State Park
Poplar Point CG site #E106
Apex, NC

We have finally made our escape, if only temporarily.  Everything is under control at the house so we decided to take Wanda for a ride to indulge in the three R’s.

Prior to January, I’ve worked a schedule that was basically 3 weeks on duty and 1 week off.  We enjoyed that week off in the MH.  This is the first time that we have been “weekend warriors”.  After working all night Thursday, we left the house about 8:00am and drove an hour to Jordan Lake.  We didn’t even bother to hook up the Suki, instead, we carried our two e-bikes.  There is one loop that doesn’t require reservations and all of the good waterfront sites were taken.  That’s ok because there is a nice swimming beach within the park.  The e-bikes sure came in handy for that.  Here’s our really nice shady site in the woods and some nearby Trumpet Vine.

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Shortly after getting set up in our secluded site, we heard the deep throaty growl of a DP approach us.  We looked up and it was a Winnebago Tour with a four-door Jeep Wrangler in tow.  It may take 2-3 years of saving up, but we plan to get a Tour when we upgrade.  In the meantime, Wanda sure is nice to have.

We have enjoyed taking it easy this weekend.  We have slept late each morning, eaten an easy frozen meal and bag salad when we were hungry, and swam (floated) when we were hot.  We haven’t had internet so that feels a little strange.  We really needed this weekend here at the lake.  Oh, and the 3 R’s?   Rest, relax, and reconnect with each other and nature.  Mission accomplished!

Thanks for dropping by, and enjoy each day of your life’s journey by finding beauty in the ordinary.


Anonymous said...

Glad you guys were able to get away for a little while. The soul need that every once in awhile

Hope to see you this fall and show you our new (to us) home.


Jim and Linda

Mike and Terri said...

It really is strange when you don't have internet access. Kind of feels like you're living on another planet.

Enjoy your three R's!

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Wow, we understand your need for RRR! This house prep and work can really take a toll on you.

Nothing better than a nice soak and some greenery surrounding you to feel human again.

I have serious withdrawal symptoms when there's no internet around. How did I ever survive without it? ;c)

Happytrails said...

Glad you were able to get those 3Rs. Everybody needs to relax, rest and reconnect from time to time. Isn't it nice to just get away and enjoy "being?"

Catherine, Jo Beth and Grace said...

Sounds perfect glad you got some time to relax.

Sherry said...

Great looking site. Sounds like the perfect place for a perfect week-end. And only 46 days until you'll start forgetting what day of the week it is. :-)

Margie and Roger said...

Great that you were able to get away for the weekend. Sounds like it was just perfect.