Said good bye to Ron and Diana about 9:30 am.
The fine dust has finally gotten to me and my lungs and sinuses. Awful cough and congestion, so I stayed in until about 2 PM and went to watch the end of the closing ceremony. Such gorgeous regalia worn by the participants. Here are some:
|The drummers in the center of the ceremonial ring|
|The grand event begins with the eagle feather staff followed by the American Flag and POW/MIA flag. The gentleman to the right with the red shirt was the Arena Master.|
|A WWII vet|
|These were the "Grass Dancers" and did amazing moves. My favorite of all the dancers|
|One of the "warriors," I think they were called speaking to the princesses.|
|A family affair|
|One of the "Shawl Dancers"|
|Cynthia, our hostess. She has on the traditional Cherokee colors.|
Luckily we could pull into a church parking lot and change the tire in safety and on level ground. A nice Canadian couple (RVers) stopped by to see if we needed any help. Very nice of them.
Finally got to Ormund Beach and found Love's with a sewer dump and also filled up water and gas in the RV for the generator. Made it to cousin John and Ruth's home about 3:30 PM!
|The well-drillers were finishing up drilling their new well. John was glad we had emptied our tanks as they were planning on using our rig's facilities since they had been out of water since last Thursday. LOL|
They have a chicken coop out in their back yard and Volusia county uses the two chickens in it to monitor the West Nile Virus and Encyphalitis problems in the county via testing these chickens to get a handle on what infected mosquitos have bitten them.
We had a nice visit with Ruth and John and their daughter, Sarah, who had stopped by to meet us on her way to work.
We went to Stavros restaurant not too far away for delicious Italian. This is a family-run eatery that is Ruth and John's favorite. They had spaghetti and meat balls and Jerry and I had pizza...of course, he had the meat lover's and my half was Greek! Awesome food. A very nice ending to a busy day.