It has been a while since we posted anything so there is a lot to cover. We have been busy keeping the park and the cabins clean for the guests, but it has not all been work and no play. We have met some wonderful people and have made many new friends. So bear with me as I cover the last 4 months.
We have had a couple of visits from family and friends. The first was Sherree's cousin Paula Knofla. She and Sherree have been close since they were young girls, but family, children, and marriage have worked to keep them apart. The unfortunate death of Paula's Mom led to the latest reunion. Paula's mom lived in Atlanta which is close to River Vista so Paula used the occasion to come visit us for a day after her mother's memorial. We all had a great visit.
|Sherree is not a fan of heights!|
|This girls like to ride.|
|They also enjoyed picking apples for the first time.|
|There was a corn maze and a pea patch maze. Talk about fun!|
The other was to Latta Plantation for a trip into the past to see how people lived and survived during the period. We learned a lot about medicine and a lot about how little the medical profession itself knew about what caused illness and how to cure those illnesses. If your family had to call the Dr. it meant it was the last resort. Most of the time if one called in a Dr., death was the probable outcome. People were dressed in period costumes and acted the part and provided information about the people they portrayed.
|Above left is Dalila and Erin thought she was great (top right). Confederate soldiers living in the field, and ladies helping Tonya and Ella make Rosemary bracelets to ward off insects.|
Sherree has a half sister, Dorthy, from whom she was separated from very soon after birth. They have the same father but different mothers. Sherree's mom died shortly after Sherree was born and subsequently her and Dorthy went their separate ways. They were finally reunited about 10 years ago after being separated for over 50 years. Dorthy and her husband Reggie came to River Vista for a visit and we had a wonderful time. We look forward to making a visit to their Florida home sometime in the future.
|Dorthy & Reggie. A wonderful couple|