Saturday, May 1, 2010

Visiting With Family Before Moving On

We got to Salem, Virginia before noon today.  It was a short drive of just under 150 miles.  We are here for a 4-night stay to visit family.  My cousin, Gail, and her family live here and since we were on our way north up I-81, we thought we would annoy them for 4 days.  :)

Spoonbill chicks at WDW's Animal Kingdom

Gail and her husband, Rick, live in a mobile home park here in Salem which also has about 25 RV spaces.  I'll take a few photos and post more on this tomorrow.  Today we got ourselves settled in and then did some laundry and visiting with Gail and Rick.  Tonight we went to Lisa and Randy's house for dinner (Gail's daughter and s-i-l).  We had a great time catching up with them since last July's visit.

Mrs. Duck and the kids taking a stroll through Epcot at WDW.

We have no major plans here during this visit.  We did a bunch of sightseeing last spring and summer when we were here.  Last July we had a nice day trip up to the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Mabry Mill.  From our RV space here in Salem we can see the Blue Ridge Mountains.  We love the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Parkway.  One of our all time favorite places in the country.

Squirrel eating his dinner while we wait for the Off Kilter show in Epcot.

I'm trying *not* to catch a cold again, but I don't know if I am beating it yet or not.  I have a giant headache and I think I'll call it a night and get to bed early.  I'll see about getting out around the downtown area of Salem and post a few pics on that.  This is a real nice town in Southwestern Virginia. 

A beautiful macaw we saw at WDW's Animal Kingdom.  He knew he was having his picture taken and actually posed.

I hope everyone enjoys the rest of the weekend. 
Until next long for now!


Kimberly and Jerry Peterson said...

Every time we begin to feel the cold thing, we double...triple up on our vitamin C. One of the vitamins you cannot overdose on. It really works, but that means the moment you feel yucky to begin taking them, we will usually take them throughout the day for a few days.

Carol K said...

Stay well, Margie!

Sam&Donna Weibel said...

Good to see you are with family, We are looking forward to a trip to PA to visit with my sister and brother & nieces and nephews,also a few cousins I grew up with. Family visits are always great. Hope you guys enjoy your stay. Be safe out there.Sam & Donna.

Margie M. said...

Good advice, Kimberly and Jerry. We do take Vit. C daily and also increase doses when the colds knock on the door. We spread out the doses during the day, too.

Thanks for your comments.

Jerry and Suzy said...

At the first sign of a cold, we head for the ZiCam, which works wonders for us. Cuts the cold's duration, and makes it easier to bear.

Our family trip to Carson City, NV is panned for September. Been a long time since we've been there.

Anonymous said...

Hi Margie, hope you are feeling better today. Sometimes it's nice to just chill after being so busy sightseeing. We spent last summer in VA. Mostly around Newport News area. It was beautiful. Take care.

Happy Trails,

Rick and Paulette said...

"From our RV space here in Salem we can see the Blue Ridge Mountains." - hey Margie, you should run for Governor, or heck, why not President!! Hope you don't come down with a cold!