Saturday, July 12, 2014

Beginning Our Down Time


Well me made the decision that during the months that Fred was going to go through chemotherapy we would not volunteer and/or workamp as we did not know how he was going to do.  We started  looking at RV Resorts close to the hospital and seeing what we could find that would fit what we wanted and what we were looking for.  We visited about six different parks in the area and all had their pros and cons but we decided upon Advance RV Resort that was just 9 miles from the hospital.   The park has a salt water pool, hot tub, 2 club houses, 2 dog parks, playground, and backs up to Tom Bass Park.  Now we can just sit back and relax while Fred goes through treatment and recovers.DSCN6541

Overview of the park from the top of our coach.


       Our site




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           BBQ AreaDSCN6362




Swimming Pool & Hot TubDSCN6360


We have gotten to know a number of people here, some of who live here year round and some that come and go.  There are others here that are going through chemo so there is others that we have something in common with.  Some come and go each year for their annual checkups so talking to them about how they got through has been great. 

The Park has activities on a regular schedule and it is great way to have some fun while we are here.  There are pot luck dinners, bingo, craft activities, movie nights, ice cream socials and on each Friday night we have block parties.  The block parties is something we look forward to – you bring your own food and drink; all BBQ pits are ready, you cook your food and we all just sit around and visit, swim or whatever.  There is a group we “party” with each Friday and share/plan what we are going to do each Friday.  The first Friday we had a big pot of seafood gumbo, grilled shrimp and all kinds of sides.  We all then hung out at the pool until it closed – well until we were ran out – lol. What a fun night getting to know everyone.

During June, of course, you have Father’s Day, well this year it also fell on my birthday, so we had all the kids come out for a pool party and BBQ.  It was a neat day celebrating my birthday and Father’s day with Fred.  Do believe the kids and grandkids had a great time also.