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Sep 1, 2020 - Life during the Hunker Down period of COVID

Not much change over the last month. No real adventures, no exciting outings...just lay low and away from the crowds. Life is pretty much routine. I am up around 7:30 and out in the den drinking coffee by 8:00. Sometime between 9:00 and 10:00 Ziva and I have walked and Sue and I have had breakfast. We sit in the den and listen to radio shows or watch videos on YouTube or Facebook. Dinner is around 6:00. We walk Ziva for the last time just at sunset...which is getting noticeably earlier every day. On Tuesdays we pick up our grocery order at...

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Aug 6, 2020 - Finally, we did something..

It has been over two weeks since I posted anything. We have not really done anything other than live by the schedule I posted on my last effort. The only real addition to that schedule is on Tuesday morning. We get up early to run to WalMart and pick up the groceries we have ordered and then by Ingle’s or Publix and grab a few groceries that we want to hand pick...like vegetables and lunch meat from the deli. Tuesdays require that I break down the “den” so the mowers can mow up close on our site. We are up at 6:15, get dressed, breakdown...

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Jul 20, 2020 - Another lazy week...

Well, it has been another lazy week here in Maggie Valley. A couple of warm days last week but the last two days have not made it to 80 degrees and it has rained several times, but never for long. We have not strayed far, if at all. The truck probably did not move at least three days in the last week. When I say lazy...I am stating fact. So, let’s talk about a couple of the times we were out. Tuesday, we decided to brave it and go out to eat at a local Bar B Q restaurant. We arrived about 4:00 p.m. before the rush. We sat on the screened in...

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Jul 13, 2020 - Out not so busy last week

Well it has been a week since I last updated this chronicle. It is hard to get eager to come in and tell you we did nothing today. We did get out last Thursday and I will outline that later but I will explain what our normal day is like here...and mind you it is just what we wanted to do until the COVID issue stabilizes. But our normal day is really similar to this outline: I get up between 7:30 and 8:00 a.m. I make coffee and have breakfast and get outside to sit in the “den” and drink coffee by 8:30 (Temp usually mid 60’s) I take Ziva on...

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Jul 6, 2020 - Quick catchup...

A quick effort to catchup on how we spent our time the last four days.. We have spent a lot of time out in the “den”. The weather has been great in the morning and only moderately warm in the afternoons....when it was not raining. We have been blessed with rain four of the six days we have been here. We have also grilled often on our new Traeger grill. We have done burgers, steaks, shrimp and tonight we did a pizza on the Traeger. We have had a great time. We have only been out twice since we arrived. Once to Ingles (grocery store) and...

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Jul 2, 2020 - First full day in Maggie Valley

First morning in Maggie Valley was great. Coffee in the den (outside screened area) in 65 degree weather. A picture of the beautiful morning is the first picture. I managed to get two cups of coffee before Ziva and I went on our morning walk. Then a late breakfast and a few items outside...like putting on the Magna Shades on the front of the coach. Then a little time of relaxation in the den. Sue and I were out a little while this afternoon trying to figure out how to have Amazon packages delivered. A real issue at this park. We also...

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Jul 1, 2020 - Back on the road and now stopped for a while...

No posts for about two months. It is hard to get excited about writing that we watched television, played on our iPads or went to the doctor. Let’s condense all of that...we made all of our appointments either in person or over the phone or internet. We both got good reports and are good to go until our next round in November. So a brief recap of the rest of our time...Sue drove again on the day we came back to Conway. She drove from Canton to Sulphur Springs. She did a good job. I drove the rest of the way in and we arrived and set up on...

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May 2, 2020 - Day 47 of stay at home...or 4 days on the road

Here is a quick attempt to catchup on the last few days. Tuesday, April 28 was a really busy day. I started with an early trip to both Fry’s and WalMart and back to the Bus by 8:00 or so. Then the work began. Everything outside had to be packed up and returned to underneath the Bus or in the back of the truck. By noon, most everything was done...except the things that could not be done on the west (driver) side of the Bus. Around dark I started taking down all the sunshield products we had up. Then all of those were stored and we were only...

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Jul 28, 2017 - Wheels Through Time

Wheels Though Time Museum is the home to the worlds premier collection of rare American motorcycles, memorabilia and a distinct array of unique “one off” American automobiles. Located just 5 miles off the Blue Ridge Parkway in Maggie Valley, North Carolina the museum houses a collection of over 350 rare machines, comprised of 25 makes including Harley Davidson, Indian, Excelsior, Henderson and the famous Flying Merkel. Rare oddities such as the world’s rarest motorcycle, the Traub are exhibited in truly unique displays. Hill climbing...

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Jul 24, 2013 - Maggie Valley, NC

We originally had planned to travel home by way of Ellijay, GA. to visit with my sister, Sandra, and nephew and maybe a few friends. Unfortunately, she was not feeling well and we did not want to go if she couldn't visit with us so we made a new plan. We headed east to Maggie Valley, NC. Our former neighbors, Bob and Joyce, live there and amazingly enough were free to see us last night. We met up with her sister, Lois, for dinner at a restaurant that is a tradition for us when we go there, "Butts on the Creek". We had a good visit with all...

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Oct 15, 2012 - Cradle of Forestry, NC

Most of you know that we are in NC now, I have been real lazy about doing a journal update. We are having a great time with family, and watching the leaves change. It is amazing that they can change so much in just a coupe of days. Info. On our trip to the Cradle of Forestry. The Cradle of Forestry in America is the site of the first forestry school in America – the Biltmore Forest School, founded in 1898 by Dr. Carl Schenck, chief forester for George Vanderbilt’s Biltmore Estate. Today, you can learn all about forestry and get a glimpse...

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Sep 25, 2012 - Maggie Valley & Pisgah National Forest

Sunday we moved over to Maggie Valley, NC and we are having a great time sight seeing M. V. , Cherokee, and the Pisgah National Forest. The first place we stopped at is the Wheels Through Time Museum in Maggie Valley. If you have an desire of old motorcycles and cars this is a must see place. The museum was founded in 1992 by a guy named Dale Walksler and he has a huge collection of old bike’s and cars. You can check out the web site at www.wheelsthroughtime.com We also did the usual walking around Cherokee thing, didn’t buy anything. Jane...

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