|Grey is so not my color...lol|
In addition to the people, there was the opportunities to spend quality time with nature....many types of birds, alligators, armadillo, turtles, raccoons, etc. The trees, the Spanish moss, the palms, the river, the hiking trails, the bird walk (pier that juts way out into the water), the canopy walk that offers an opportunity to climb a tower to way above the treeline and on and on. More fun was had on the air boat ride, the trips to several gorgeous beaches (I'll post them separately).
When I needed anything, there was always someone who unselfishly came to my aid. Potluck dinners on Sunday were always fun. I learned a new game called Pegs and Jokers....some say it is a little bit like Parcheesi! After my brain adjusted to the learning curve involved, I loved playing. Sometimes there were 6 players or 10 or 12 and and usually the men against the women. We had to split up and play two tables when the participants outgrew the space!!!
So on January 4th, I drove out of Volunteer Village, towing my little Ford Fiesta behind Van-Go, with mixed emotions. I only hope that I made some small positive impact on others because they sure did on me.