Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Savoring Santee Lakes

Ellie 015 We are getting our bearings in the neighborhood and enjoying the heck out of the sunshine and warm weather here at Santee Lakes. The above picture is the view just in front of us, and is Lake #7.  With all of the walking trails throughout the park, I could walk for a long time and still not make it all the way around all 7 lakes.  Good thing we’ll be here several weeks!  We will have a move while we’re here, since we came in earlier than we originally planned, our site wasn’t yet available, so we will be in this one until December 1, when we move to our originally reserved site.  That one is not near the lakes, but it is a much bigger space, so we will still enjoy ourselves.

I have started getting caught up on a few items, I got Jim’s hair cut.  Then I cut my hair and got a pedicure.  I still have both dogs to groom, but that will get done either Friday or Saturday, no sense getting in a rush!  People sometimes ask me about cutting my own hair.  After about a year or so on the road, and getting mostly bad haircuts at a cost of anywhere from $15 to $50 each, I figured out that if I was going to get a bad haircut anyway, I could give myself my own bad haircut for free.  I’ve got it pretty well down now, and I can do a fair job.  Now, a pedicure, well that’s a different story!  I don’t mind a bit paying to have a pedicure, and I get more good ones than bad ones.  The one I got yesterday was especially good!

We’ve found a couple of grocery stores and got our supplies in for Thanksgiving.  It will be just the two of us, so we’re keeping things pretty simple this year.  We also have no plans to go out and about from tomorrow on through the weekend! 

A dental visit is in order for each of us, and we took care of locating a local dentist on our plan, and getting appointments set up for next week.  Next on our list is to get our eyes checked while we’re here.

We did take a few more pictures around the campground.  This is our site, you can just see the Castle nestled under the big pine tree.  I was surprised that we got a satellite signal, but it came right in.


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This is another view from the front of our site:

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And one of the resident coots:

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This morning on my walk with the dogs, we saw 9 snowy egrets, 1 great egret and a great blue heron, in addition to all of the various ducks.  If I could identify birds by their sounds, I could list a lot more, there are many different species of birds here.

Yes, it’s a good life.


Janna and Mike said...

Ellie & Jim:
What a beautiful place to spend Thanksgiving! May you have a wonderful, peaceful, thankful day.

Jesse, Ginger, Bayer, Buddy, and Mr. B said...

I don't see why Jim cannot give you a pedicure. After all you cut his hair....lol.

Karon said...

Happy Thanksgving!! Your quiet, peaceful day sounds like a great plan.

Now, that's an idea...Jim giving you a pedicure. I can see it now, him grinning, turning his head sideways and being his loveable self, saying...well I'm not sure what he would say. It's a great idea though.

Love you both!!