Monday morning, we woke to terrestrial rain in Brevard. Wiley and the puppies left early in the Happy Camper, headed to Greenville. I stayed at Hollywood until Holly returned from carpool and boot camp. We had breakfast together at the house then I ran to Next Venture outdoors to do returns, consign, and try to exchange the hiking boots that have been hurting my feet. Sadly, they didn’t have any in my size. I’d have to look in Greenville. I found a few other things of course. Love Next Venture!
I drove from Brevard straight to Bar Louie in Greenville to meet my dear friend, Roxanne for lunch. We had a wonderful time together, as always. After lunch, I went in search and found some new hiking boots at Dick’s then went to visit my fabulous, comedian friend, Kenny at his beautiful home. We had a ball catching up and reminiscing.
During the rainy day, Wiley, Nigel, and Pippa were parked at Cleveland Park, Wiley working in the van. With a break in the rain around lunchtime, they hiked the Eagle Trail. They just got drizzled on a bit towards the end of the hike, making their way back to the van. After work, they hiked from the Greenville Zoo towards Falls Park on the Swamp Rabbit Trail, then hiked back on the dirt trail through the woods.
That evening, we met at Publix to do our shopping for the week then went to meet the Wimberly family for dinner at one our favorite Thai restaurants, Kannikas. We had a big crowd for dinner, including my father in-law, Wiley Sr., mother in-law, Jolene, Wiley III, his wife, Alex, and Wiley’s stepbrother, Mark. The meal was fabulous. We had a ton of leftovers, ours and were gifted other’s, so will be enjoying Thai food for days on the road. Yea! It was great to see everyone. After dinner, we drove to Wiley’s parents’, where we moochdock a lot in their perfect parking spot for Happy, overlooking the lake, always with a honking goose and train symphony. We visited with them inside the house until bedtime. They gave us lots of leftover holiday cookies and sweets, and some chicken and dumplings, Jolene had made. We’ll eat like kings for the next week and, probably, regain all the weight we lost with the flu. The in-laws always support our cause, sending us on our travels with food donations. Grateful!
Sorry for the lack of pictures. It was a nasty rainy day, Wiley and I were not together to hike, he is not the family photographer, and I was so busy enjoying my friends and the family, I forgot to take pictures. I will do better from here on out. I promise.