Wednesday, October 11, 2017

September 13-16, 2017 Atalant, GA and back to Brunswick, GA

Wednesday, September 13
We left the condo late morning and had lunch in Cleveland, GA.  We found out this is where the Cabbage Patch Doll was originated.

We arrived at the home of our friends, Randy and Deb Louchart, about 2:00pm.  I helped Deb clean the back yard deck, patio and pool area with a leaf blower.  I have always wanted to try one of those.  Her leaf blower is a small battery powered one.  She calls it her Barbie Blower. 
Deb with her leaf blower
Great back yard

Thursday, September 14
Randy is having some health issues that involve mobility.  So Dave replaced a ceiling light fixture and fixed a toilet.  I worked more on the sidewalks and decks with the leaf blower. 
The guys watched a “guy movie” while Deb and I soaked in the hot tub.  Beautiful night outside. 
We found out Brunswick was open to residents today.  But we decided to stay until Saturday so we could celebrate Randy’s birthday tomorrow.
handy man changing a light fixture
Loucharts gave us a scarf for sun protection

Friday, September 15
We spent most of the day touring Atlanta.  Randy and Deb are working with a realtor and the contractors to remodel and do an addition to an older home in Atlanta that will eventually be their daughter’s home.  We had lunch with the realtor and her husband, friends of Louchart’s, to celebrate Randy’s birthday.  Then we drove by the realtor’s home to see their remodeling and by a home she just closed on.  That home had a tree on the roof and the brick on the front of the home was cracked.  We just kept driving and didn’t stop. 

We wanted to go out for a movie, but couldn’t find anything worth going to.  We ended up watching one at their home.  They have a great home theater/bar in their basement.  Times have changed from how we used to celebrate birthdays when we met about 30 years ago. 

Saturday, September 16
We had a nice breakfast and headed back to Brunswick, GA.  We took the state highways instead of the interstate to avoid traffic.  We stopped in a little town for some great local BBQ.  We made it back to the boat by about 6:00pm.  It was great to see the boat with no damage.  It didn’t take too long to cool off the boat so we could sleep there again.  Good to be home.
Glad to be back to the boat and see it in great shape
We have rope wrapped around this post.  The vibration during the storm loosened it enough to shift down the pole

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