Sometimes we look at sights in nature but don't really see. While hiking in the woods the other day, it became a realization that we need to open our heart and eyes to see the beauty of the simple things in nature with each season. There is so much order and purpose in His creation. God has given us awesome beauty in this world to see and enjoy... if we would but stop to see and feel it. Join us as this blog is about stopping to see the real beauty around touch and feel it... "Through the Lens".

Our Friends

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Plans in the Making

We have made a few plans. After we finish our volunteer camp host position at FDR State Park we will be making our way toward Goshen, Indiana for the 50th Anniversary Escapade to be held there September 12th-17th. We also found out several of our newly formed friends from Rainbow Plantation will be having an early arrival pot luck dinner on Friday Sept. 10th. Since Escapees are such wonderful people we felt it would be ok to contact Norm and Linda Payne and ask if we could join in the fun on that Friday. We received a very nice e-mail from both Norm and Linda assuring us we were welcome to join the gang. So Mike and I will be arriving at the Elkhart County Fairgrounds Friday, September 10th. We hope to learn several things by attending many of the outstanding seminars offered. We also will meet many new friends and meet up with many we have only talked with via facebook or blogs. For us this should be a great time to really get our feet wet in the full-time arena. We are excited about attending and look forward to seeing new territory.

Since we will be in Indiana at the conclusion of the rally we plan to do a little exploring in that area. Norm recommended Cummins Coach Care in Elkhart as a place for us to visit for our annual service on the Dutch Star. He also recommended several area highlights to see such as Notre Dame, Amish sights, Studebaker Museum, Shipshewana to experience the World’s Largest Flea market, the Newmar plant for a possible factory tour…..all that before we actually leave the area.

If any of you have any suggestions of things to see or places to visit please let us know. After leaving Indiana we will be slowly making our way toward Nashville, Tennessee to visit with Mike’s family.

Yesterday Mike and I spent an hour just relaxing at the pool and hot tub here at our campground. It was nice to just sit and enjoy this nice feature of Pine Mountain RV Resort. Later, we took a 2 mile walk and enjoyed that special time of the evening when the sun has just gone down and you can begin to feel the breezes of the evening. I love the sounds of the night….frogs, crickets, and birds. To me these are peaceful, quiet noises.

Here are a few of our feathered friends we saw today.DSC_2803 DSC_2808 DSC_2800DSC_2757


  1. It sounds like you will have a very busy summer and fall. Enjoy your volunteer time and your time for traveling in the fall!

  2. Look's like you will be heading our way for your trip to Indiana, unless you use I-80 across the top, if you use I-70 you will pass about 4 miles north of us at the I=64/US61 exit in St Charles County MO. Wave when you go by or if you can stop give us a call, We would like to hear about your hosting experiences. Be safe out there, Sam & Donna.

  3. Nature sure can heal and soothe the soul!! I know that God knew we would need these little things in our I do so enjoy seeing..hearing and feeling them.
    Now the humidity..I haven't figured that creation out
    Have a great day!!

    Cindy and Walker

  4. Hi there!

    I popped over from Carol K's Journey. I enjoyed reading some of your posts.

    Wondering where Pine Mountain Georgia is? My best friend lives in Milledgeville, GA.

  5. Ali...
    Pine Mountain, Georgia is about 65 miles southwest of Atlanta or 30 miles north of Columbus. The home of Callaway Gardens/Resort. We are not far from Milledgeville...maybe 2 hours.
    Thanks for popping over, we are glad you stopped by. I will check out your blog as well.


  6. As usual your bird pics are fabulous. Glad you had an enjoyable day swimming and soakin'.

  7. Sounds like we all have busy summers and many of us are looking forward to a great time in Goshen. We will be heading from Elkhart to Goshen on the 10th. We are looking forward to officially getting to met you two!


Thanks for taking your time to read our blog and to share with us your thoughts and comments. We really do appreciate hearing from you.