Dateline July 17, 2017: Let the Summer Begin

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Our first stop is Georgia

Saga of the Cabinet

Today we headed out in the RV, with our newly installed cabinet, designed  and built by Janice and John.  We are excited with the new work area and storage it brings us. It is constructed with Cherry plywood and has  a 1 3/4 inch butcher block top. We originally hired “Joe” to build the cabinet, he failed and actually quit!!  Here are a few pictures of what he did, what it looked like after we ripped it out.  The space housed a passenger seat that would never be used and became the dumping ground of all things, that didn’t have a home.  Below are a few pictures  after we installed it.  You cannot see that the doors are installed with European Hinges, the butcher block top opens up. It matches almost perfectly with the other cabinets, we were delighted that our staining and finishing work turned out great. As with all projects a few things to do and/or change but is a great addition to the RV.  Our thanks to Janice’s brother Brian for coming over the last weekend to help us finish the installation.

Let The Adventure Begin

We are headed to Newfoundland for Janice to play in the Canadian Women’s Golf Championship in the middle of August. Along the way our travel  this year includes playing golf at local pubic golf courses, visiting historic and interesting places and of course, visiting family and friends.


Our first stop was Georgia Veterans State Park located on Blackshear Lake in Cordelle Georgia. This is a state park on the water and  has a golf course. We arrived and picked a site right on the water with nice views, most of the people had boats and were out fishing early in the morning or at dusk. The name of the course is Blackshear Resort and it is very good track. In the morning we headed to the course which was in very good condition although the greens were a bit slow.

We had a great round finishing in less than 4 hours.  We cleaned up and headed out for  afternoon adventure visiting Plains Georgia, Jimmy Carter’s home town

The next morning we headed out to visit the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library in Atlanta.


  1. Gigi

    Always love reading your travels. You give such interesting commentary.
    Love it, keep it coming.

    Big hugs

    1. John and Janice

      Thanks so much. Hope you are feeling a lot better and are fully recovered.

  2. Carol majka

    Sounds like a great start for your trip – you in Georgia and we at the Cape. Enjoy and keep us updated

    1. John and Janice

      Visited James and Mary in Wind Gap last night and then headed up 33 and it always brings back fun, fun memories. Enjoy the Cape, we are visiting Janice’s aunt and uncle in Harwich Friday and Saturday. It is always such a pleasure. Uncle Bill is 88 and we always get a round of golf in with him.

      Best to you both.

  3. Amy

    Love little towns like that, thanks for sharing!

    1. John and Janice

      Amy: Thanks, hope all is well!

  4. Liz & Steve

    Congratulations on the new cabinet! Very impressed with the workmanship. Good luck in the tournament in August. Happy & safe travels.

    1. John and Janice

      Good to hear from you. Thanks for the cabinet comment, the surprise is that John and I are still together working on it together! Looking forward to playing in Canada, thanks for the support. Best to you both.

  5. Mark Oiellette

    Sounds like a great start to the trip. It’s amazing that a Democratic peanut farmer from Georgia made it to the White House, with the amount of $ being spent now sadly he wouldn’t ever have a prayer. Rainy here every afternoon course is in great shape and staying busy, as always safe travels.

    1. John and Janice

      Thanks for the note. We played NC States course on Friday at 3:00. 100 degrees, should not have played. It is the only college course Palmer ever designed. It was sensational. We are in Ashaway RI and plan to play tomorrow. It was 65 out today, about 15 degrees below normal.

      You are right about the money, Carter could not raise the sort of money needed today.

      Take care.

  6. Kathy Luzzi

    See you are back on the road heading north…do let us know when/if you plan a stop in Williamsburg. I brought back a case of tomatoes from NJ VDOT you.

    Will follow and continue to enjoy your adventures. Be safe.


  7. Kim Richey

    Safe travels…thanks for sharing!

    1. John and Janice

      Kim, thanks so much, we are getting all the kinks out so we are ready for our spring adventure back to Alaska! We are so looking forward to spending time with you and Hal. Hope summer is going well.

  8. Charlotte Meyers

    Love your cabinet! Nice work, guys! Can’t wait to hear about your time in Newfoundland. It is on my bucket list of places to visit…..along with about 100 other places. 🙂 Have fun at all your golf stops and enjoy the cooler weather. Don’t even give us a second thought with our hot, humid days. Stay Safe!!

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