Doug arrived back at Tybee on the 22nd and Zuma went crazy.
We went out for dinner to Coco’s with Tom (one of the Park Hosts) and his lovely wife Nancy on the 23rd, our last night this year.
It has been really difficult saying goodbyes. In fact, today (the 24th), I was tearing up bidding farewell to our new friends who feel like old friends now.
We had to check out before noon so we were in a bit of a hurry but managed to see many of the people we’ve become close to.
I am sad I didn’t have a chance to say goodbye to Dorinda but I did see Gary briefly. And Peanut came scrambling over to Zuma for a farewell, all 4.5 lbs of him, turf a-flying as he raced over for a lick-fest.
pic of peanut
Thankfully, Frankie pulled up to the Office as we were checking out as I really wanted to give him a hug and say goodbye. He just got a sweet new puppy.
We managed to grab a neighbor and have some group pix taken of Tom and Nancy and Doug and I. They are off to Wisconsin. We are off to The Blue Ridge Mountains and The Great Smokey Mountains.
Sadly, we missed Music Night last night. I’m so happy Doug was able to experience one night there with Kay and Brad and Frankie playing. It was especially touching when Kay sang Happy Birthday in German to Tom on the 16th. These are special people.
This is a special place. These are special times.
I will always remember the scent of wood smoke, the strumming of guitars and soft vocal tones wafting through the warm campground air.
As we drove on to the next leg of our journey, I wiped the tears away and tried to focus on what lies ahead. But we will always treasure the times on Tybee and in Savannah. They will forever be in our hearts. And we’re booked for next year so, God Willin’ and The Creek Don’t Rise, we’ll be back.