We had a wonderful day yesterday! We spend the entire day with Ken, Cheryl & K.O. They picked us up at 11:00 am and dropped us back off again around 10:00 pm. A long day but we enjoyed every second!
Our destination was The Carl Sandburg Home in Flat Rock, North Carolina (about 45 miles north of our RV park). Sandburg was a Pulitzer Prize winning poet and lived in the home from 1945 until he died in 1967. The home provided the solitude he need for his writing and the acreage that his wife, Lillian, need to raise her prize-winning goats. There are still goats on the farm, all of which are descendants of the original goats raised by Lillian. It was such a beautiful day to tour the grounds of this historic home and its grounds. K.O. especially enjoyed being able to pet the goats and try goat cheese and fudge made with goat’s milk.
Before we headed north to North Carolina Cheryl took us to a lone grave along the side of the road, dating back to 1859. The grave is that of a 3 1/2 year old little girl who had been riding along in a horse and buggy and had to use the bathroom. When she got out of the buggy she was bit by a snake and later died from the bite. The grave is in the site where she was bitten. Strangely enough her father was a doctor…sadly he wasn’t able to help his little Leila.
We finished touring Carl Sandburg’s home around 4:00 pm and were all quite hungry so we went in search of food. We found the South Rock Bar & Grille just a few miles up the highway in Hendersonville, NC. Michael and I shared an appetizer platter that included fried pickles, onion tangles & fried green beans – yummy! We all had burgers of some sort for our meal (except K.O. who had wings) and we all enjoyed them VERY much! There’s just nothing like a really good burger.
On the way back toward our starting location we drove through Greenville, driving by the former home (now a museum) of Shoeless Joe Jackson and the Michelin plant. Kenneth works at Michelin so it was interesting for Michael and I to see where he works and understand what he does for a living.
Our last stop for the day was Cheryl’s aunt Sharon’s home. Sharon’s son had gotten married in the backyard earlier in the day so when we got there we were privileged to meet several of Cheryl’s family members. Cheryl has talked about these relatives over the years so it was especially nice to actually meet them in person. Now I can actually put a face to a name! We visited for about an hour or so before heading back to the RV park.
Today we are taking time to get things down around the coach that have been put off for too long. I did laundry, vacuumed scrubbed the floors, cleaned the bathroom and cleaned the woodwork. So glad that that is done!
While I did my chores Michael worked on getting the Satellite dish working. He had ordered a satellite meter a few weeks ago, and had it shipped to Ken & Cheryl’s, to help him to lock in on the satellite. He ordered the Tracker Light 3.0 from SatPro after talking with one of their techs and getting some advice. We picked the meter up from Ken & Cheryl’s yesterday so that he could try to set up the dish today. It seems that since we have an HD dish they are much more touchy and have to be set up just so. He took his time reading the information that came with the meter and getting it set up. Guess what? It worked! We once again have satellite TV and now can DVR all the new TV shows that are starting! Whew!
We’ll be spending the rest day relaxing as we are doing some more ‘touring’ with Ken & Cheryl tomorrow. Can’t wait!