Next Meeting: Oldsmar Picnic
Date / Time: July 11, 2020 @ 11:30am -- ??
Place: R.E. Olds Park Pavillion
*Please bring your own picnic, chairs, and masks.
*We will gather at a distance and socialize.
*Drive your Olds if you can and it's not too warm!
*Those chariots probably need some exercise.
A Visit with Bruce and Retha Haddock
Before Rick and I left Tennessee in June we were fortunate to travel to Bruce and Retha Haddock’s mountaintop retreat. How special! Imagine spectacular views of the valley and great company.
Getting to the house is an adventure all its own. The last mile or so up the mountain is on a curvy, winding road complete with blind hairpin turns. It is supposed to be 2 lanes, but if you would be unlucky enough to encounter another vehicle—watch out! It is extremely narrow and the drainage ditches on either side might swallow a car. If it were icy or snowy, I think it would be best to stay home for a while in front of the fire until travel is safe again.
However, once you are up the mountain, the stress of the drive is forgotten and forgiven. Bruce, the former City Manager of Oldsmar, and Retha prepared for retirement away from city life and love southeast Tennessee. Once they moved, they searched for and found a beautiful property with some acreage high on a mountain ledge. They overlook a beautiful valley with unobstructed views. The move has meant work remodeling the house to take better advantage of the amazing scenery. They also improved and added to the decks to create a beautiful outdoor living area. Finally they are completely moved in. Rick and I were lucky to be their first visitors from OCF.
Thank you, Bruce and Retha, for your wonderful hospitality and sharing the best views in North America.