Yesterday was another busy day for us. Do we ever have any other kind? Sometimes it doesn’t feel like it.
We were up a little after 9 a.m., and after one of Terry’s delicious cinnamon rolls for breakfast and answering a lot of e-mails, we drove sixteen miles to Clermont to buy enough postage stamps to cover every inch of the inside and outside of our motorhome. All these will be affixed to envelopes so we can mail out the new issue of the Gypsy Journal on Monday.
I was surprised at how busy the post office was; there was a line out to the door and only two clerks working. But it moved right along without too much delay. I had called ahead to be sure they had the stamps on hand, and once we made it to the counter it should have been a quick and easy process to pay for them and get out the door. Unfortunately, we got the slow clerk and apparently she had failed any math class she may have ever taken. She couldn’t count the stamps and finally, after a couple of failed attempts she handed them all to Terry and told her to count them.
When we finally got that all done and left the post office, we drove a couple of blocks down to Lake Minneola, a massive body of water with a park, fishing pier, and boat ramp located on the shore.
In past visits to Clermont we had seen a small collection of buildings with a sign identifying them as the Historic Village and tried to stop a couple of times, but it was always closed. Yesterday there were several people there, so we stopped to check it out.
This was another one of the hidden gems we are constantly discovering in small towns and big cities from coast to coast. The village includes a World War II museum housed in a modified Quonset hut, a couple of early day homes, a one room school, and a library.
There was even an outhouse, which was occupied!
We’ll have a story on Clermont’s Historic Village in an upcoming issue of the Gypsy Journal.
From there we visited a couple of thrift stores, where Terry occasionally finds good deals on yarn, craft supplies, and craft books. Then we stopped at Staples for some office supplies.
Heading back to the Thousands Trails, our final stop was at Publix for groceries and ice cream, which I really believe should have its own place on the Food Group Chart. This egret was standing on the roof of a car we parked next to and didn’t seem to care about us at all.
The rest of the weekend will be just as busy as we get all the envelopes stuffed, labeled, stamped, and ready to out Monday morning. And then Tuesday we have to move about 45 miles to the Three Flags Resort in Wildwood for two weeks. Someday things will slow down. Yes they will. Right?
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Thought For The Day – By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be a boss and work twelve hours a day.