Saturday, June 7, 2014

Visiting, Golfing, Visiting

Follansbee, West Virginia
Meadowbrook RV Park

Thursday we did a little shopping in the morning.  Misty told Bill about a downy product that prevents wrinkles in clothes and Bill thought we needed to immediately buy some.  Since Bill is the one in this family that does ironing, he wanted to try it.  His ironing normally only happens when we are at the sticks and bricks house.  

We haven't visited with our friends George and Judy Korbel since we've been here and we made a date to see them Thursday afternoon.  The Korbel's live in New Cumberland which is just north of Weirton along the Ohio River.  It was good to visit with George and we were sorry we missed Judy who had an emergency visit to the dentist.  Before we knew it, it was time to head back down the river.  
George has a beautiful sun room where we watched the birds attack his bird feeder.
This was a red breasted goosebeak.  
We're not sure what this represents but someone made it along the side of the road.  It must be a tribute to the military.  
Once upon a time this town of Weirton was noted for Weirton Steel Company and employed 11,000 people.  It's now houses another company of 700 employees and is mostly abandoned and rusting away.  Main Street has many vacant storefronts.  

Levani had a baseball game at 7 pm to make up for the rained out one on Wednesday.  By the time we got back home, we were hungry, tired  and didn't want to go back out.  

Yesterday we woke up and talked about what a beautiful day it was and had two choices, one was to clean the trailer the other was to go golfing.  Guess which one won out?
We haven't golfed since we were here two years ago, but I must say we both did pretty well.  

 Like every thing else in West Virginia there is nothing flat.
I was very nervous and scared in the golf cart.  You would be driving along at about a 45 degree angle.  I thought there should be a roll bar and seat belts.  We saw water bottles every where on the course.  I'm sure they rolled right out of the golf cart on some of those steep fairways.  
I wasn't sure how our stamina would be, but because the price was right we opted for 18 holes and decided when we were tired we'd quit.  

The cart paths are as curvy as the West Virginia roads.  They also look to be in the same condition.  

Since it was Friday, we drove around Wellsburg trying to find a restaurant that sold Coleman's Fish but to no avail.  We came back home and grilled some food outside.  

A little later, Shay called and wanted to know if we wanted to go out for wings.  Shay and Doug stopped by and we spent many hours solving the world problems.  
While we were waiting for Shay and Doug we had another visitor.  
It's hard to tell from this photo, but there is rabbit at our bottom step.

This morning I went over to Nikki's to help her set up computers.  She had set up work stations desks for the kids in the computer room and also needed a work station for herself in the upstairs play room.  She has a lot of steps in her house and I'm not sure how many times I went up and down them.  

Bill enjoyed some alone time.  

Turtle Safely......


  1. You guys are definitely getting your exercise with the golf and stairs. You need to break out those clubs more often.

  2. Hmmm ... never thought about putting roll bars in a golf cart. That would definitely be a new twist to golfing.

  3. Sad to see that old steel mill mostly idle. I imagine there are hundreds like it scattered about the country.

    Golf carts can be pretty dangerous on sloping golf courses - that one sure looked like a challenge.

    I know all about running up and down stairs trying to get computers working - it can be very, very tiring.


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