Saturday, March 18, 2017

Company from Illinois - On the Way to North Carolina

Santee, SC.  (Hi 71   Lo 50)

We had  a special friend, Andrea and her husband Rich here this week for a visit. She was our boys babysitter in the 80's and we've stayed in contact all these years. She's like a sister to me and it was great seeing her. She was on vacation in Florida so she stopped in for the afternoon.  (Click on pictures to enlarge).

Rich and Andrea,

We took them to Parksdale Farms in Plant City, FL for a strawberry shortcake. I'm glad they were here while they were still open.

Andrea and Dee

Later this week we went to Quality Ridge to check on the RV and truck.  The truck batteries were dead and they replaced them. The battery on the RV is dead so it has to be jumped.  This is the time of year people buy RV's to keep in Florida.

Oh the memories!  

We had some noise in the lake that sounded like a lot of flutters and water splashing. I thought it might be a couple alligators but it was pelicans. Lots of them. They've come around a couple times this week. 

Our community has been busy crocheting grocery bag mats for the military for the past couple months. We now have 35 of them made. I've separated by sizes. I'm so happy they've come together to help and it gives everyone something to do that's for our service men and women. 

The front of our place now has some added characters to be with the lighthouse. 

Pelican with glasses that light up at night. He has a solar hat. 

 Hummingbird and frog
They're all in a row

I'm still crocheting little critters. I made a robin or oriole, depends on how you look at it. 

A robin

and the oriole
Image result for oriole

I also made our neighbor her dog. Shih tzu

We are in Santee, SC on Friday night and on the way to Morehead City, NC.  Wednesday we got a call from Jim's sister that his mom had passed so we're on the way  for the funeral services on Monday.  

Alberta (Pittman) Walter

December 6, 1933 ~ March 15, 2017 (age 83)

Alberta Pittman Walter, 83, of Morehead City passed away at home on Wednesday March 15, 2017.
Beloved matriarch of the Walter family, she was born in Morehead City and raised her four children in North Carolina and Florida.
A Memorial Service will be held at 4:00PM Monday March 20, 2017 at Bridgeway Church of Beaufort with Pastor Tim Mariner officiating.
She is survived by two daughters, Robin Lynn Walter of Beaufort; Sharon Ann Walter of Beaufort; two sons, James F. Walter of Auburndale, Florida; John George Walter IX of Wilmington NC; four grandchildren, Frank Walter of O’Fallon, IL; Rick Walter of Homewood, IL; John George Walter X of Leland, NC; Jaime W. LePage of Manteo, NC; six great grandchildren; and her brother, Donald Pittman of Otway.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John George Walter, Jr.; two brothers and two sisters. 
Flowers are welcome, or donations may be sent to Carteret Health Care Home and Hospice, PO Drawer 1619, Morehead City, NC 28557.
Condolences and life tributes may be sent to the family at

Arrangements by Noe Funeral Service, Inc. of Beaufort, NC.

Thank you to all that have sent condolences. 


Phyllis said...

Condolences and safe travels.

Now, that is my idea of a strawberry shortcake! Yums.

Mark from Missouri said...

Way cool Dee to have been friends with someone for so long.

I've been waiting for you guys to post that you had sold your trailer and truck. Hope it finally sells. I've been trying to work it into our financial planning to allow us to get back into a sticks and bricks once we come of the road - without having to depend on selling the rig right away. We might have to rent something until it sells.

It has been a blast watching how you guys did all this.