Lake Park, GA

Overnighting in Lake Park, GA

We are overnighting at Eagles Roost RV Park in Lake Park, GA tonight.  The park is beautiful and is one of our favorite places to stop.  But tonight it is almost empty here and the road noise from I-75 is louder than I ever remember it being before.

We stopped here so we could visit Ron’s older brother who is in a nursing home in Quitman, GA.

Empty campsites

The visit was heartbreaking.  His son has gotten rid of his vehicles and is renting his house to someone else, so Ron’s brother has no hope of ever returning home.

Don’t get me wrong.  His son loves him, but doesn’t believe that he will ever come home again so he is taking care of business as best he knows how.  But knowing that his things are all gone reinforces Ron’s brother’s loss of hope and paints a bleak future.  All he has to do all day in the nursing home is lie in bed and watch TV.

I wish that I were physically and emotionally able to take care of him.

Eagles’ Roost RV Park, Lake Park, FL

The Aliner at Eagles' Roost

The Aliner at Eagles' Roost

We stopped by Mom’s on the way out of town this morning.  Then we stopped to eat.  So by the time we got on the road, it was after 2:00.

We decided to stop right across the Georgia line at Eagles’ Roost RV Park.  It’s a beautiful place with huge old trees and a canopy of spanish moss.  Even though it is right off the interstate and we hear the traffic, it is not irritating.  Maybe the trees absorb some of the sound.

Spanish moss

Spanish moss

We did hear a very loud diesel engine rumbling on and on very near to us.  I finally peeked out to see what was causing the disturbance.  A wrecker service had towed a 5th wheel to a site across the street from us.  I sure hope they can get repaired and back on the road soon.

We are in no particular hurry to get back home.  We may just drive 3 or 4 hours tomorrow, then stop somewhere else again for the night.

Picnic pavilion area

Picnic pavilion area

dog walk area

Sunny's favorite spot -- the dog walk area

I am almost finished with my little tatted Christmas tree ornament.  This time it’s going very well, and I am pleased with it!  It will be used to decorate a Christmas card for my Mom.

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