Monday, April 30, 2007
I started the morning by climbing on the motorhome and giving the roof a good scrubbing. I try to do this at least twice a year and I still have some black streaks that come down the sides.
The pot roast Nancy fixed yesterday was delicious. She always cooks good whenever she wants to. Again no plans today just doing up some small things,slowly getting ready to get on the road.
Another warm day today. Temps getting up to around 85. Hopefully a little walking and then that is about all.
Sunday, April 29, 2007
Yesterday afternon was just relaxing. Wow we do a lot of that. Well what do you expect,we are retired and fulltime on the road. We did a walk around the park,then we went down to the pool for a couple of hours. After we came back home I grilled steak,nancy prepared the trimmings and we had a good meal. After it cooled down we did another walk around the park.
This retirement stuff is good.
Saturday, April 28, 2007
Well not busy all day. Its not 12 noon yet and I have washed the car,washed the motorhome and vacuumed the motorhome so this looks like it may be a work day. It wouldn't be to bad except I have my left knee giving me trouble the last couple of days. When I twist it a little or turn around quick it crunches. Thats the best way I can explain it. If it doesn't get better I will mention it to the doctor when we see him friday.
The time keeps getting shorter for when we will leave here. Eight more days here and off we go.
Friday, April 27, 2007
I've been getting everything ready to go to the RV place to get the Dometic refrigerator recall taken care of. It is only suppose to take them 30-40 minutes to fix it. I hope they don't run in to any problems. Getting ready to go and then coming back,setting up will take up some time but it must be done.
Maybe we will have time to get some walking in.
Thursday, April 26, 2007
We got out of there and went to Dennys for breakfast. From there we went to WalMart to exchange the tops that Nancy bought that didn't fit her right. After we got home we took out the garbage and was going to go in the pool but,they had shocked it,so it was closed.
Then we got in the car and went down to the Other WalMart to get some groceries. When we got back the pool was open with some of the folks in so then we went down to the pool for 2 1/2 hours came home ate dinner.
Now I'm waiting for the sun to go down. I've got a couple of things to do because tomorrow I'm taking the motorhome to a dealer to get the fix for the refrigerator thats on recall.
So this has been a steady day doing things.
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
The gas prices here in florida are going up just like everywhere else. Is summertime so we can expect that to happen. All the excuses for raising the price of oil. Looks like they wouldn't give excuses. Why don't they say we are going to do it because we want more money. You know companies use to be happy with millions of dollar profits. Not anymore,it has to be billions. Oh well,nothing we can do about it.
Monday, April 23, 2007
Today is another wash day so that with our walking will take up the day.
2 weeks from today is the day we will be leaving the park to start north. This is the day that has been long coming for me. I just love to be on the road traveling and see different things and people That is what the fulltime life is suppose to be about right?
Sunday, April 22, 2007
After the walk we went down to the pool. We thought we were going to get some sun but the clouds came over and stayed most of the time.
Today we will got to church and then have no plans for the rest of the day.
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Friday, April 20, 2007
It is going to be a nice day today. We are going up to Clermont to visit with our friends Vern and Gerry. We met these two fine people our first winter here in Florida. We were together at a campground in Narvarre and have been in touch all these years. There are a lot of people we met along the way as we travel and some of them are special. This would be Vern and Gerry.
We try to see them when we come down for the season. They are from New York and have settle down in Clermont close to their daughter. So we will enjoy this day very much.
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Here is part of one trail we walk. It is all on a boardwalk because it is so close to the water. As we walk for some reason Nancy is the lead walker. I guess because I'm such a gentlemen that I let ladies go first. Anyway off from the main walks they have section you turn out where they have picnic tables. As she turned into one of these places all of a sudden she stops and I almost run over her. Nancy yells out a "snake". This is the first snake we've seen on this trail.
On this trail we saw this redheaded woodpecker. We have seen smaller ones but this one looked to be about 12 to 15 inches long. We also saw the squirrels that come up to you and beg for a hand out. I had some peanuts to feed them. We got so ticked at one squirrel because it kept jumping from rail to rail just a couple of inches in front of Nancy. She thought it was going to jump on her.
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
As I said yesterday we went to the doctor for what I thought our last visit until we got back in the area again,but this was not to be. The doctor decided that he wanted to see some blood work results on Nancy so she has to get that over with. I also have to see him again. After changing from the Crestor to Zetia my cholesterol went up. He said it wasn't to bad and we could stay with that. I told him Dr. Lin (my cardioligist) said he doubt if the Zetia alone would hold the cholesterol down. He was right. So I asked him to try Vytorin which was what Dr. Lin suggested. So now I've got to do the blood work to see if it is working better.
This morning I took the screen out of the bathroom vent to clean. This has to be cleaned ever so often because the fan draws the lint and stuff to the screen. After doing this for the first time I looked at the window screens to see if I could get them out. What do you know,with just a little tugging they came out. So I took them outside and spray with a water hose. It sure made a difference in the looks by taking all that dust off of them.
Another no plan day,except for getting some walking in. We are a few miles behind so far for this week. We'll go down to the Chestnut Park again because when we walk on the trails down there and looking around to see what we can it dosen't take long to rack up the miles.
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Well anyway,it looks like its going to be a nice day with the sun coming out early this morning.
Nancy and I have to go to the doctor today for our final checkup before we leave the area for the summer. I will get a report on the blood work that I had done a week ago. The doc will let me know if the zetia he changed for the cholestrol is working ok. All I know that I'm not feeling as tired as I was with the crestor.
We will still be hanging around here for 3 more weeks the reason is that we have already paid up to the 7th and it wouldn't be smart to leave when we are paid up to that time.
I sure can't wait to get on the road though and set my feet on different soil.
I'll be taking a few different roads as we go so sometimes thats good and sometimes not. At least its an adventure waiting to happen. The trail will be laid out for a few miles so I get headed in the right direction but can change at any crossroads we come to. This is the fun of being a fulltimer. It really dosen't matter where we end up because we are always at home.
I remember one time taking a road in north Georgia that was on the mountain tops that was so curvy it had nancy nerous as heck. Later did I learn that this section of road was known as "The Dragons Tail". It is used for cycle runs.
Maybe we'll get a little more walking in today.
Monday, April 16, 2007
Oh well we know it will warm up as the week goes by.
Nothing unusual happened yesterday. We did a very little walk arond the park and noticed more people had left with some more pulling out today.
Just saw on the news where they had a shooting at Virginia Tech University. Killing 20 aome people and more are injured.
People often asked if we feel safe in the places we park. With the news this morning is there really a safe place to be. Of course when we park for the day or for the night,you just have to asked yourself if it "feels right" and looks right. You should used your better judgement and go for it. We've only moved a couple of times when we thought it wasn't the right place to stay the night. This is one reason I like the motorhome,if I'm in a situation that I need to move I just have to jump in the driver seat and pull out.
I guess we may go to the mall and do a little walking. We will have to do more a couple of days to make up for yesterday. We try to get at least 30 miles a week.
Sunday, April 15, 2007
The storm hit around 9:00am this morning. Although it was a short one we had a lot of rain and not a lot of wind. We were under a tornado watch for a while. The weather report was a tornado over us here in New Port Richey,Florida but it didn't touch down. Now that is getting close. We didn't get ready to go to church today because we didn't know how the weather was going to be.
The perdiction was worse than the out come,which suited us just fine.
The temps will be down a few days in the 70's and then back up to the 80's.
The rain is gone but the wind is still around so I guess anything could happen for the day.
We'll no doubt stay close to home today.
Saturday, April 14, 2007
After the flea market we drove down to the WalMart. Man seems like we've got to go there about everyday. We got back ate our dinner and sat around for a little while then did our evening walk. Talk to so of the people that are leaving out this week end.
Some people may wonder what the google ads are on my blog. This is on the blog to help a little in keeping up the blog. Each time a visitor clicks one of the ads I get a few cents for sending them to that advertiser. It doesn't cost you anything to do it and it helps me a little. I have heard of people making a few dollars on doing this and some making more. I'm sure if you have a lot of traffic on your blog this would be possible,but I don't have that many checking mine very often.
Today will be nice weather then later on in the night it is suppose to turn nasty with some wind. I hope it isn't too bad.
Friday, April 13, 2007
The one on the right is the one with the new webbing. When I said that I got the lounges down at the mall,that is the place we have here in the park where everyone takes the things they don't want anymore. If you can use it you take it. Someone is always placing things here that someone else can use.
Thursday, April 12, 2007
At least out in the main lake it was clear. As we walked the trails yesterday for the first time we saw a raccoon. Nancy was the first to see it,it was just ever so still looking at us until a guy came running and scared it away. I thought it was unusual to see a raccoon in daylight hours. We also saw two deer in the forest on the trail.
We had lots of rain last night and even a tornado watch posted a short distance from us. All ended well though with just a little wind.
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Today has started out nice with sunshine and 76 degress at 10:39am. We probably go down to the park to do our walking today.
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
People are still leaving the park each day heading back north to there homes. The RV Park is looking more barren each day. We will probably be the last out.
If the gas prices doesn't go up too much we will try to travel more in our motorhome this season. We will just have to travel a little slow and look for free spots to spend the night.
It is so nice of our family to have a spot on their land that we can park our motorhome and visit them. This way we can visit longer and still stay in our own house and not disturbe them so much. They are so kind to us,even letting us hook up to electric. We enjoy and love all of our family so much.
Monday, April 09, 2007
We ate at a small place just down the road from where we are. This was our first time eating at the Breakfast Station. They serve breakfast and lunch and then close at 3:00pm. They have great prices on their menu. We both had breakfast,Nancy had eggs,bacon,hash browns,pancakes and coffee. I had eggs,6oz sirloin steak,home fried potatoes and 1 of Nancy's pancake and coffee.
The "ouch" part was this morning I had to get up early to go down to have some blood work done. The nurse tried the right arm but couldn't find the vein,so to the left arm she went. After sticking the needle in she had to move it around to get into the vein. Boy use to the veins would just pop right out of my arm,but not any more.
Today we will once again go to the laundromat and do the laundry.
Sunday, April 08, 2007
Hope everyone has a Happy Easter.
Saturday, April 07, 2007
This lead us a cross the SkyLine Bridge. This is a very tall bridge that all the cruise ships go under leaving from Tampa Bay.
On both sides of the bridge they have a fishing pier that extend out into the water. You can drive out onto it. We saw a couple of motorhomes park there. I guess you can spend the night on it.
On the way back we stopped and took a short walk at Sarasota Bay. This is very nice scenery with the boats tied up in the bay.
We even took time to go over to see what Siesta Key was all about. One thing for sure that little place is very crowded. Nancy happened to look up and see these coconuts growing in the tree top. We have never seen coconuts in a tree,so this was a first for us.
We had a nice trip and a very nice visit with Sally.
Thursday, April 05, 2007
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
Our television has been going on and off for a while now and each time it goes off it stays off a little longer before coming back on,oh no time for a new tv. Nancy has been wanting one of the flat panel LCD tv's so we looked at them in the different stores. We were going to get a 20" size that would fit right up to the front panel where the old one sets. Sears had a 32" that had an excellent price on it. So with being just a little more in price than the smaller ones and even cheaper than some. We decided on getting the large one. Now I have to plan on how to hang it in the front where the old one was. The weight on the new one isn't too much(32 Pounds). I have to no doubt inforce the front wood panel to take the weight. I'm planing on making a door on the existing opening and attaching the flat tv on the front of that. With a couple of shelves in the opening that should give a little extra space for storage. Thereis always a few projects that I get into from time to time.
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
Here is a small redheaded woodpecker that I tried to get a good picture of but it kept going around the tree. This is the smallest I've seen of this type of woodpecker.
I decided not to take the motorhome into the transmission shop for a fluid change. I just didn't have a good gut feeling about doing it here. When I talked with them I just didn't like some of the things they said that they wanted to do. Like when I asked how much it would cost and they quoted a price. I asked about draining the converter and they said that would be extra. I don't think they were going to drain it if I hadn't ask and anyone should know that you have to drain the converter to get a proper fluid change.
I will just have to do it myself when I get up to my grandson in Valdosta,Ga.
Monday, April 02, 2007
About yesterday. The preacher did have a good sermon and I didn't think too much about the roast beef,but a few times I did. Boy was it good. I had several plate fulls yummy.
Today we will do our walking and then later on this evening I've got to get the motorhome ready to be at the transmission shop for a fluid and filter change. I've got 33000 mile on the odometer,so its a good time to do it. I could probably go a little longer but I don't want to worry about it. It is better to change it now since all of those miles I have towed the car.
The guy at the shop said they use the Mercon fluid with a with a synblend in it.
Sunday, April 01, 2007
Today we will go to church. Nancy put a beef roast in the crock pot last night and it sure does smell good this morning. Now that is not going to be fair to the preacher delivering the sermon this morning. He is going to have to have a powerful message to compete with a beef roast. Hope my mind can listen to him instead of the roast. Nancy loaded that thing with carrots which I really like.