Friday, April 18, 2014

Cascades Park Opened 1/2 Mile From Our House

See the new park here

Our grandkids flew home to Richmond this morning. They spent a week with us. We spent lots of time in Cascades Park - our newest neighbor. 

The park includes playgrounds - a water park - an amphitheater - walking trails - gardens - a waterfall - a power plant (being turned into a "tavern on the green" restaurant - ponds - and a ball field.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Nole just went ahead 3-1. Pop Drew and Jack enjoying $2 Tuesday.

Seminoles won - 6-1. Jameis Winston pitched the 9th inning - got the save - struck 2 out. 

It was really cold and windy. Temperature dropped to 50 and windy. We were wrapped in wool blankets.

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Metal Garage Was Gone in 8 Hours

At 8 AM this morning I woke up to see the work crew had started taking down the metal garage.

It took a crew of 4 men a total of 8 hours to disassemble the building. 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

New Uniforms - Some Folks Love Them - Some Will Get Used To Them

They look a lot like the stuff Maryland has been wearing. The new Seminole head looks like a white guy wearing war paint.

They now have garnet helmets for the first time - not just gold ones.

I will get used to them. I never like the old Seminole head before.

Last year the FSU uniform was picked best in the land. What does Nike do? They change them. The new ones are nice - the old ones were great - they have tradition.  The irony is the money men try to pass them off as being better to reproduce the colors - etc. But the real reason is Nike wanted to make more money - it bothers me when people do things for one reason - and say another more politically correct one. It is all about money.

The Seminole tribe approved them - and they must be pleased or we lose the name in a finger snap.

See the uniforms here -

Friday, April 11, 2014

Lulu Flew To Chicago This Morning

Lulu took this picture landing at Chicago this morning. Looks like they are landing south. 

Lulu left home at 5 AM today - bound for Chicago. The American Library Association is headquartered there. She has round the clock meetings today and tomorrow. Then she will fly home to greet the Everhart 8.

For the next week our family will be enjoying the new house. 

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Pat Wilson - Obituary From Coal Cracker Patch. Mom's Patch Was About Two Miles From This Patch

St Nicholas west of Mahanoy City

Patricia M. "Pat" Wilson, 77, died Monday at Abington Hospice at Warminster. 

She was the beloved wife of Robert "Bob" Wilson for 55 years, whom she met in first grade. 

Born in Shenandoah Heights, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Helen Yancofski Nevadomsky.

Monday, April 07, 2014

Sunday's Walk On The Beach - At Alligator Point

It is 43 miles from our house to 1516 Alligator Drive. There is a very nice public access to a giant white beach with lots of wild life - beautiful sunsets - and places to stretch out. Lulu loves swimming there - when we first moved to Tallahassee - she wanted to buy a house there and drive 43 miles back to Tallahassee to teach. 

The road to Alligator Point is mostly a quiet two lane highway with light traffic - through a national forest. You pass through two small towns - Crawfordville and Panacea - along the way.

Joel took a few pictures of us on our walk. We walked about 3 miles on our adventure. The sun was not out - but we did get a little red on our faces. I think the Gulf water was 72. In the summer I can recall 86 degree water there. 

1516 Alligator Drive. There are a few public parking spots - with a sand path and bridge to the beach.