The Kindness of "Strangers"
When we last reached out, we had just left Mayo, Fl. We are slowly working our way to Montana for the summer, so we will be doing a combination of Harvest Host hops and stops involving week long stays. Most of these stays are scheduled to be in different Corp of Engineers campgrounds, but as we know things can change on a dime. Spoiler Alert!- in an upcoming post you will see once again, how quickly things can change. In the meantime, let's get you caught up on the adventures we've had since Mayo.
Living this lifestyle has afforded us the opportunity to see some beautiful places, some on our bucket list and others- not. On our way to such places, we have had some colorful conversations. For example, the other day we were on our way to... somewhere....I can't remember right now, anyway, because now that I don't have a gall bladder coffee actually goes right through me. Another good reason to travel with a bathroom. -Yes, this is going to be an "overshare" moment-brace for impact! So we're driving down the road and it's like 18 miles to the "next exciting thing" (that's our term for an exit or highway change or even state line crossing), when I have to go use the bathroom. When said business gets done and I get back to my seat I look over at Mike, and for no particular reason I say, "Hey, that was a 7 mile poop" to which he responds without hesitation "Just more proof that American's will use any unit of measure other than the metric system". Yup, we have conversations like that....Thankfully, the strangers that I'm going to tell you about aren't with us during these twisted moments...lol
The kindness from strangers takes on various forms. Sometimes it's a place to park for an evening, sometimes it's a ride home, sometimes it just simple conversation and the strum of a guitar. Which is what we encountered at Evergreen Cove in Ellaville, GA. This is our second visit to this spot, and apparently it's going to be one that we visit yearly. Bob and Linda were strangers last year, this year I like to think we became friends. Watching Bob strum MIke's dad's guitar was pretty special (that's why it's the title photo). We knew from our previous visit that Bob is a craftsman. This year we learned that he is so talented that he has made multiple 3-string guitars, and before we left, he gave one to Mike. We have high hopes of going there again next year, and Bob and Mike can play a tune together.
At Nobles Networking, we enjoyed beautiful scenery and one of the best nights sleep in a long time. Sorry this one was a quick overnight so we didn't have any photos.
There was delicious beer and a great spot to park at Coastal Empire Beer Co. in Savannah, GA. As it turns out our friends from Frogg have been there too. It made the stop just a bit more special. There was also a young couple there that was having issues and needed tools that he didn't have so Mike loaned him what he needed and fixed the problem in no time. With all the kindness that's been given to us, it's nice to be able to pay it forward.
There was a great spot in Pitts, GA too, called Oliver Farm Artisan Oils. The oils and local products sold there are great. I highly recommend you check out their website. They offered us electricity for a small fee, and a level spot to spend the night. It was perfect.
And then of course there are the farmers that welcome people to their places, and offer all natural products from their farms.
TnMtnFarm in Old Fort, TN
Crossing Creek Farms in Shelbyville, TN
There are many more "strangers" that I need to tell you about, but that will have to wait until the next post. Right now, I have to do some research and see if we have to change our plans....again. Yes, again!-but that's another story-
Until then, Be Well, Be Happy, and Safe Travels.