Wheres Ray/Wendy yr 2

Monday, May 15, 2017

Rolling with the punches

Hi all, Hope y'all had a great Mothers Day.
 It's been quite a while since our last post. Sorry if you keep looking and wondering but all we can say is life happens.
 So what have we been up to? Well we have kept busy checking out some local entertainment that we  find. We checked out the Live Oak EAA Air Show, pretty small but saw a few old planes and some other different things that only the bravest or craziest would fly off in.
 A big well known thing down in this part is the Spirit of Suwannee River Music Park. This is a large venue with a large campground, bar, restaurant, and dance hall. They also hold a some huge music fests with multiple stages going on.

 Used to be you had to buy the multi day pass to attend an event but they now have started selling one day passes. So we headed to the Suwannee River Jam on the highlight Saturday show. Pretty much just country music, first on the main stage was some stars of the 90s Neil McCoy, Aaron Tippin, and Sammy Kershaw. Then opening artist Hunter Hayes and highlight performer Billy Currington.
We thought it was a pretty good show and the crowd was not near as large as we expected. We also hit great weather for this, even needing sweatshirts in the evening.
 So other stuff going on for us was a couple trips to Jacksonville for a few appointments for my COPD at the Mayo Clinic. We figured out how to sneak in some beach time and make the best of being there.
Mayo Clinic- beautiful setting
 Well we then got 5 more appointments set, oh boy!! Cool Amanda has a time share nearby and some accrued points that she will lose if not used. Well we don't want that to happen so we planned 3 nights at The Grand Villa at World Golf Village. Pretty swanky place located just outside St Augastine and not to far from the beach.

Finally tried my hand at surf fishing
 Trying to keep this short but 5 scheduled appointments turned into 13! Sure put a damper on our fun time, oh well good to get them done why we are there.
 So we did find out a lot from the test explaining my more recent shortness of breath. The doctors at Mayo gave very thorough detail of what showed in tests.
Not all the news we wanted to hear but at least some things to better plan for in our future. I am thankful I have Wendy and all she does to keep me positive, and this living on the farm has been a blessing, thanks to Amanda and Pat.
These northern Mockingbirds nesting in the goat house
 We have a couple more tests and then devise a treatment plan. So we still hope to get out and travel but will probably not be work camping along the way.

Wendy still cranking her basketry- (dyed needles for new projects)


  1. Glad your posting again. Did you catch any fish?

  2. Hope all goes well with the docs. Getting old is not for the faint of heart.