Site on the Water & Wild Muscadines

Our new campsite

Yesterday we extended our stay until Sunday.  Since our site was reserved by someone else for the weekend, we had to move.  It really worked out well for us, because one waterfront site happened to be available and we got it!

Storm moving in

The weather yesterday ran the gamut from drizzly in the morning, bright sunshine early in the afternoon, then a ferocious, short lived storm late in the afternoon.

I was out walking the dogs while Ron did laundry when the sky darkened and a very frightening wind started tearing through the campground.  I was so afraid that our awning would be destroyed.  I raced back to the campsite on foot, and Ron left the laundromat when he saw the wind.  We got to the trailer about the same time.  By then the worst of the wind was past, and the deluge hit.

Fortunately the awning wasn’t damaged and we were able to get it in without incident.

Sunny and Sheba

Today is the most beautiful day you could ask for.  Balmy, sunshiny, a delicious breeze, and all the joys of camping on the water.  I have loved watching the boats, jet skis, and even a giant houseboat go by.

Mostly, I’ve just basked in the peace of the panorama of blue skies and blue water while I worked on a cross stitch project for the trailer.   It’s a bicycle in grass with its basket brimming with flowers.  The caption reads, “It’s all about the JOURNEY.”  Isn’t that perfect for a Casita?  I plan to put it on the divider wall.

Wild muscadine grapes

On one of our walks today we found wild muscadine grapes!  A few were ripe enough to pick and eat.  What a fun surprise.

Ripe wild muscadines




  1. Ann

     /  September 19, 2012

    sweet doggies……


  2. I love muscadines!…..rarely get to eat any, but when I do, memories of childhood flow over me.
    So glad that you have a nice spot on the water. There’s nothing like prime real estate!


    • Funny how muscadines remind us of childhood. Dad always grew them, and to find them wild is a gift on several levels. 🙂

      And yes, we love our site on the water. It seems like a different world, even though it’s just a loop away from the old one!


  3. Love those muscadines. We have two vines which are loaded with green fruit every year. About two days before they are ready to pick, they all disappear over night. Not sure which of the wildlife species strips the vines, but they are very good at what they do.


    • Jerry, the same things happens to our Japanese plums. At first I thought a neighbor must be stealing them because they got every single ripe one in one night. After a few years, I realized there is a VERY smart critter around!

      Wonder if it’s possums? Or deer?


  4. I can’t wait to be able to camp at the waters edge.
    I’m happy for you to have gotten it.


  5. cozygirl

     /  September 20, 2012

    First I’ve ever heard of muscadines – what a treat you stumbled on! Can’t wait to see the new dec when you get done stitching. My hubbie is cutting our plywood and mattress today :O)


    • Oh, wow! If he’s cutting the plywood, it won’t be long before you can finish the beds. How exciting! Can’t wait to see pictures! 🙂


      • cozygirl

         /  September 20, 2012

        He just txt me a pic of the mattress with a ELECTIC KNIFE cutting across it…what a hoot! Said it was the berries and to tell you thanks for the idea. And this is a man who had thousands of tools…all this time, the electric knife could have been his best friend HA!


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