Off to Virginia Beach

Maj finding a gold ring on one of the first times that we went detecting.

Maj finding a gold ring on one of the first times that we went detecting.

We are in our RV relaxing and watching tv after taking a nice walk around the campground. It rained a little today, but the temperature was wonderful. We have had the windows open all day and a nice breeze is blowing in the fresh mountain air. We almost wish we were staying longer, and we know we will be back. Everyone has been so nice here and it is just a nice quiet relaxing place.

We are anxious to see our 3 year old grand-daughter. In the morning we will be leaving here and heading towards Virginia Beach to visit with our son, daughter-in-law and grand-daughter.

We have our metal detectors and plan to do some detecting. We want to go treasure hunting on the beach. We tried searching on Vanderbilt Beach in Naples but we were still learning how to use the metal detectors. We are still learning how to tell what the different sounds mean, so far I’ve only found pull tabs from cans. Maj has been luckier than me and found a gold ring and some coins.

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Traveling West Virginia

Remember Danny Hiser

Remember Danny Hiser

We found this place by accident and are so glad we did. It is really true that you want to go where the locals go. Totally awesome place! We are in the mountains of West Virginia in a field turned campground. Very peaceful, nice breeze and live Blue Grass music! Campground is Shady Rest RV Park, we’ll have photos up later. Now I’m back to enjoying the campfire and music.

UPDATE:

Here are some photos from our night of Bluegrass music at the Shady Rest RV Park. We were lucky to pck this weekend as our time to visit. The campground was having its fourth annual memorial concert to honor the memory of Danny Hiser, one of the best banjo pckers in the country.

Ths site is just beautiful, the people are as nice as can be and make you feel at home. The Shady Rest RV Park is not fancy: no swimng pools or elaborate club house. But there is always a warm welcome and reasonable rates for full service hook-ups. Steve and Sonja Garten are perfect hosts. Here is the link to the Shady Rest RV Park. 

Fabulous Bluegrass musicians pickin' and playin' together to honor Danny Hiser.

Fabulous Bluegrass musicians pickin’ and playin’ together to honor Danny Hiser.

Owner Steve Garten, center, chattng wth guests: a portion of the beautiful RV sites are in the background.

Owner Steve Garten, center, chattng wth guests: a portion of the beautiful RV sites are in the background.

“Peter Pan” opening at Beef and Boards

Jeff Stockberger and his bumbling pirates. Photo courtesy B&B media

Jeff Stockberger and his bumbling pirates. Photo courtesy B&B media

The 2015 Family show at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre in Indianapolis is the beloved musical “Peter Pan”. The show opened May 14th and will have 58 total performances.

B&B favorite Jeff Srockberger will play the role of that evil Captain Hook. The casting of Peter Pan will be by newcomer to B&B Phobe Taylor. This high flying show should be one of the best family shows yet.

Sher and I are thrilled to be able to take one of our grand-daughters to see the show with us. We’ll report back after we have seen the show.

Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre also puts on a great family friendly buffet with items that kids will love. Chef Odell Ward knows how to please the kids! Check out the B&B website for details, including discount ticketing prices for kids aged 3 – 15.

Check the dryer first

Yes, those are leopard sheets...

Yes, those are leopard sheets…

There is something about coming off of a long weekend festival and heading to a campground for a little rest, relaxation and doing some laundry.

The campground was nice, great roads, only 15 bucks with the Passport America discount and the laundry was only about seven sites away. Ok, it was small, two washers and two dryers. One dryer had an “Out of order: does not spin” sign on the door with the coin slots taped shut. Ok, I got that. A couple of loads won’t be bad, waiting for the one dryer.

Two loads started, no sweat. First load into the dryer: coins in, heat level set for high, start buton pushed. Well, 30 minutes later the laundry is still wet. Long story short, this dryer had no trouble spining. It just didn’t provide any heat. The result was turning the Four Winds 22E into a clothes line.

When checking out that campground laundry, check the dryers first.