Tuesday, November 11, 2014

A Couple Little Trips and We're Proud Of Linda's Accomplishment

North Topsail Beach, NC.

61 deg. overcast, NW wind @ 5 mph.
Forecast = Rain showers early becoming more intermittent for the afternoon. High 73F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

Sunday, Jim and Linda took Big RED and headed up to the North end of Topsail Beach Island. The first thing they did was to buy Big RED a drink of that good old #2 diesel fuel and then went to a grocery store where Jim went in and bought milk and a few other things. After that, they rode around on the North end of the island and looked at all the huge homes and condos that are built right up to the large sand dune that protects the shoreline.

Yesterday morning, Linda decided that she wanted to try to make it up the steps going over the dune here at the park so that she could see and enjoy the ocean.  Well, as you can see by the photos below and on yesterday's post, it's quite a climb and it's a ways from our site over to the steps.

This next photo was taken from the top of the dune. Can you find Big RED and Nora in the photo below? They're in the second site on the left side of the photo. (You can click on the photo's to enlarge them if you'd like.)

Once Linda made it up to the top and sat on the bench to rest, Jim took this photo of her to prove that she made it. ;-)
Later, (after they returned back here to the trailer) , I found out that Jim had told Linda that he was very proud of her for making the decision to walk over there and climb the steps to get up there.

This was the farthest that Linda has walked without the aid of her walker, for at least a year!!  Quite the accomplishment and I'm proud of her too!!! ;-)
This view was part of her reward for going up there.

While Linda was resting, Jim walked down onto the beach and took this photo.

By the time Linda and Jim returned here to the trailer, Linda was pretty well tuckered out, but very pleased with herself. She's come a long way in the recovery process, but still has quite a way to go. :-)

After lunch, Jim and Linda decided to take a "tour" of the South end of the island, so they took Big RED and headed down there. Not a real lot to see except the houses and condo's that are built up on the coastline. It was a nice drive though and they both seemed to enjoy the little trip.

Today, we'll be heading down to Myrtle Beach, SC. Jim has made a reservation there and we should be getting a site that's right next to the beach. We'll still be on the land side of a sand dune, but the dunes aren't so big down there, and from many places, you can see over the dunes from your RV. The site that he has reserved is a "premium" site, so we'll see what that's like. :-)

Did you know that Orville Wright numbered the eggs that his chickens produced so he could eat them in the order they were laid?



  1. Congratulations Linda! That is a wonderful accomplishment!

  2. Congrats on your accomplishment! Baby steps :-).

  3. Proud of you too Linda! Your hair is looking great too :)

  4. Congratulations Linda!!! We, too, are very impressed with Linda's accomplishment! She's definitely come a long way with her recovery, and should be very proud of herself.