Posted by: Barbara Evanhoe | May 6, 2013

The Knight Bus Has Landed

We are happy to report that the Knight Bus has successfully completed her first 2,200 mile trek, zigzagging across the country between New Mexico and Florida, as Keith and I had 30 days of fun, making music, and hanging out with family along the way.

While in Grove, Oklahoma, visiting my sister, Carol, and her husband, Dave, we played a fine house concert at Cooz and Deb’s Place.  In addition to the music, guests were treated to a pot luck supper, complete with burgers and 30 lbs. of the absolute best homemade french fries that we have ever eaten ~ thank heavens there was a crowd to share them with, but I must admit that we consumed a great deal of them ourselves!

House Concert at Cooz and Deb's, Grove Oklahoma, 4/7/13

House Concert at Cooz and Deb’s, Grove Oklahoma, 4/7/13

Time with grandkids is always on the radar as we move about the country….we spent a fun-filled Sunday with Keith’s daughters and their families at Jellystone Park…

Dads and kids showing off their tricks on the giant jumping pillow.

Dads and kids showing off their tricks on the giant jumping pillow.

Pence Grandaughters Maylee and Ellie, with Yogi Bear.

Pence Granddaughters Maylee and Ellie, with Yogi Bear.

Pence Grandson, Tucker, and Son-in-Law, Matt.

Pence Grandson, Tucker, and Son-in-Law, Matt, clowning around.

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When we arrived in Virginia, Evanhoe Grandson, Bennett, received his first official backpack from his Grammy, and modeled it for us….front AND back views.

Check out those cool Wellies!

Backpack1

Also while in Williamsburg, B had lots of fun with toy boats made by Grandpa Keith….

FLoating boats with Grandpa Keith.

Floating boats with Grandpa Keith.

…and took his first river cruise in our boat, the Sunset Ride, on the Chickahominy River….

The Fine Little Family on the Chickahominy.

The Fine Little Family on the Chickahominy.

At first Bennett was a bit skeptical of the boat, and stayed close to his parents, but after a while, he asked to drive, and then everything changed!

Captain Keith and First Mate, Bennett!

Captain Keith and First Mate, Bennett!

After our visit in Williamsburg, we headed south, and now we are settling in at the Welaka Lodge and Resort, where the sun finally decided to shine yesterday, after 4 straight days of rain. Actually, the rain was a novelty for us old desert rats, who hadn’t seen that much water falling from the sky in almost two years!

Our campsite at Welaka.

Our campsite at Welaka.

It’s a tropical paradise complete with Tiki Bar and Pool…

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Swimming pool and poolside bar

Here is the view from the bar on the deck ~ the Ocala National Forest runs along the right (west) side of the river…

St. John River

St. John River

Yesterday, we whiled away the afternoon on the deck, drinking and dining before setting out for a little exploring on the river……Life is Good here in Welaka ~ come see for yourself!

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  1. I’ve been wondering about you. Glad to hear that you’re settled down in your “new home” for awhile.


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