Thursday, April 6, 2023 - We depart the Pensacola area for the long (eight hours) drive to Brunswick, Georgia. Nearly all the route was along Interstate 10 and Interstate 95 going north from Jacksonville, Florida. The weather was excellent and the winds were calm. Temps were in the mid 80s.

Friday, April 7th through Wednesday April 19th will be summarized with the following:

We had several reasons to travel back to the Brunswick area:

  1. This would give us a chance to check out the repairs made to the RV in more detail at the Coastal Georgia RV Resort site.
  2. We could visit with Brandon and Mandy McMullen and the family. Mandy is my daughter and they moved to Brunswick ten months ago.
  3. We also made plans to visit with Brian and Lorrayne Graham who are good friends of ours. They are heading to North Caroline from Florida, so we could spend some time together seeing the Brunswick areas.
  4. I also had scheduled a medical appointment to get "hyaluronic acid" shots in my knees once a week over the next three weeks.

On Wednesday, April 6th, we arrived late in the day and simply stayed at the rig resting and making plans for the upcoming days.

Note: This is Spring Break for Ella, Ty, and Ava, so they were available to do things during the entire first week of our stay.

Thursday, April 7, 2023 - We went shopping and then did some chores around the RV..We went over to Mandy's house to visit with the family. We also went shopping to get some food and other items for the upcoming Easter dinner at Mandy's. We spent the evening talking with Brandon, Mandy, and Tyler about what we had been doing and what they had been doing. We learned of their plans for the upcoming summer.

Friday, April 8, 2023 - Ava likes to play games, so we played the game of "Phase 10" with Many and Ava. This is a fun game and we played for a couple hours throughout the afternoon. After that, the kids went to work decorating Easter eggs with Mandy. It was fun to see them create the different colored eggs.

Wednesday, April 12, 2023 - ride with kids 34 miles jekyll is. lunch torguga jacks. soft cheese and snacks at grahams

Thursday, April 13, 2023 - We gave the Graham's some time to get settled while we ran some chores and shopping activities. We visited Brian and Lorrayne later in the afternoon and Lorrayne provided crackers and soft cheeses for snacks. We had a great time visiting and reminiscing about some of past travels.

Friday, April 14, 2023 - We had scheduled a bike ride on this day with Brian and Lorrayne Graham, but we had forgotten that we had an appointment at the local Ford dealer at 8:00 am to have the thermostat in our truck replaced. It was supposed to be a two-hour job, so we planned to go bike riding after the job was done. The thermostat was installed and we were able to get to Jeykll Island to begin our ride around 12:00 o'clock noon. We were able to get in 28 miles of riding and the day was an awesome one. After our ride was complete at about 3:00 pm, we decided to go to Tortuga Jack's to have lunch. It is mostly Mexican food and it was excellent. We then returned to the RV park to relax and visit.

Saturday, April 15, 2023 - This was forecasted as a very nice day, so we planned another biking outing with Lorrayne and Brian and Tyler and Ava. We decided that we would go to Amelia Island this time and start our ride in Amelia City. We would then head south to the Islands.

Sunday, April 16, 2023 - On this day, we planned to go to Mandy and Brandon's home to help with the hiding of Easter eggs. I hid all of Ava's eggs in the backyard while Branden hid Tyler's eggs in the front yard, and Lisa hid Ella's eggs in the house. Some were easy to find while others were a real challenge. It was a lot of fun watching the kids trying to find there eggs. After the egg hunt, we had a very nice lunch at around 2:30. Mandy had ham, smoked chicken, smashed potatoes, asparagus, and bread. This was a great meal with lots of left-overs to take home. After dinner, we were all pretty lazy, so we watched a movie. We watched "A Man from Earth" which is about a person who has lived for 14,000 years; a very interesting movie.

Monday, April 17, 2023 -

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