Saturday, December 25, 2004

Christmas Pot Luck

Suncoast RV Park furnished the ham,turkey and drinks. Everyone else brought what ever. These dinners are always great get togethers.
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Christmas Presents

After dinner we had the present exchange. They always have what they call Chinese present exchange. Everyone has a number and then someone pulls numbers out of a hat. When your number is called you go up and pick a present open it up for everyone to see. The next person goes up does the same but,when you get a present you can change with anyone that has already got a present. Theres always a present that goes around to several people before the last person. This is always the fun part.
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Friday, December 24, 2004

What a Crowd

Well we were out shopping yesterday and I told Nancy that it would be crowded today. I told her I didn't want to fight the crowd today. So we wake up this morning(you guessed it)she says I have to get some things today. Had to go to the Post Office I would have thought that it would have a crowd but,surprise two people in there. So far so good. Then we proceed to go to WalMart. Wow what a mad house. We did finaly get in and back out. Now I can relax while I smell the home-made nut rolls that are baking in the oven .
Merry Christmas to all.

Saturday, December 18, 2004

Still Lower

Can you believe it? The price fell another .02 cents a gallon. Also you can overnight at this WalMart,Which is located at US
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Thursday, December 16, 2004

Lower Gas Prices

Today the price of regular unleaded gas fell again. This is the price of gas in Port Richey,Florida at the WalMart w/card. The gas has fallen about .15 cents in three weeks.
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Saturday, December 11, 2004

The Birds

Always a lot of birds around. Most are busy looking for food,some are content to just hang around looking,
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Thursday, December 09, 2004

What are they thinking?

How many speeders can you catch with this police car? This is actually a police car in Tarpon Springs,Florida. You can see just about anything on any beach side. Ahhh,nothing like the beach.
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Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Fred Howard Park

We take a walk through the park before we go and set in the sun. There is always a breeze coming off the gulf and its nice and shady. The Fred Howard Park is located in Tarpon Springs,Florida.
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Sunday, December 05, 2004

The River

New Port Richey is called the Little City by the river. This is a shot of Cootee River down stream. You can go out the river into the Gulf of Mexico. As you can see the tide is out.
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The Church

You may or may not see the church steeple on the other side of the lake. This is the First Baptist Church in the middle of Port Richey.
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On the way to church

This is another picture looking up river. We go this way on the way to church. Going this way just sets the mood for the whole day.
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Thursday, December 02, 2004

The Island

The sun was nice today so we thought we would go down to the Fred Howard Park in Tarpon Springs to lay on the beach. This is a picture from the causeway looking out at the island.
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The Beach

Not to many people here today. We stayed a couple of hours,then the wind picked up and it got a little cool. We keep forgetting that it is winter time.
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Monday, November 29, 2004

Sun Coast RV Resort

Well here we are in New Port Richey. The Park where we stay for the winter months. Even though we will be having our motor home parked we still roam around in our car to different places. I'll be posting pictures from time to time.
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Saturday, November 27, 2004

Frog "Yikes"

We left Tomoka State Park Yesterday. When you arrive they tell you to watch where you walk and keep an eye out for the snakes,alligators and all the other "critters". After all this is a jungle like park. Well yesterday morning Nancy got in the shower (she doesn't see well without her glasses) she saw what she thought was a piece of paper or rag,behind the hot faucet knob. She touched it to pick it up,it was a "frog". It jumped on top of her head,almost gave her a heart attack. LOL
This was just one our many experences this summer.

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Wednesday, November 24, 2004

The River

This is the river and marsh around Tomoka Park
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The Sculpture

This is the sculture of Oleeta slaying Tomokie
The Lengend of Tomokie
The indians regarded a certain spring with venerable superstition,for its waters were known to possess curative powers.
They believed a messenger from the "Great Spirit" was sent every evening at dusk to drink of this "Water of Life".so called by the Indians, The dew falling into the spring from the wings of this messenger gave the waters their curative and restoring qualities.
Tomokie,gaint chief of his warriors,did not share in this belief. He greatly offended Indians of other tribes by drinking out of the spring. At last he seized the curious wrought sacred cup,never before touched by human hands. This act broughton the war of his band against the other tribes. Tomokie led his warriors into battle. Every bow and arrow of the combined enemy tribes seemed aimed at him. However,he was unharmed. Suddenly, Oleeta,a beautiful enemy maiden,was seen to spring forward,drawing her bow at the great Tomokie. The discarged arrow pierced his heart. Oleeta rushed forward,snatched the cup from the dead Tomokie's hand, only to be struck herself by a poisoned arrow,causing her to fall dead,clasping the sacred relic. This terribly enraged her tribe,who with their allies,did not desist until every member of Tomokie's band was dead. Oleeta's body was buried with stately ceremony near the spring. The sacred cup is said to be in the possession of Florida Indians at the present time.
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Plaque in front of fountain a sculpture.
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Monday, November 22, 2004

Sunrise over ocean

I don't usually get up at 6:30 in the morning to watch the sunrise. Well maybe on special occassions.
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Tomoka State Park

From the ocean site to the site in a jungle like setting. We drove 35 mile on down to the other park. We'll have to keep our eyes open while here. The park has wild animals and snakes.
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On The Road

Here's Nancy as we walk the 1 1/2 mile down to the museum here in the park. Posted by Hello

Coacoochee (Wildcat)

In the museum was a lot about the indians which inhabited this part of Florida. This is a painting of Coacoochee,who was possibly the greatest of Seminole warriors. It was Coacoochee who developed numerous guerilla attacks against the increasing US Army. His dramatic escape from Fort Marion is legend. It was this dynamic individual who provided the impetus that carried the war another five years after the capture of Oceola. When it became apparent that further resistance was futile,Coacoochee agreed to persuade somw of the remaining warriors to surrender,and with them he was shipped to the west in 1841.
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Sunday, November 21, 2004

Gamble Rogers Memorial SRA

After driving we arrived at the park 11:30. They had a site for one night. The ranger said check in the morning the might have a cancellation. We would like that so we could stay a week. The site is right on the beach. Posted by Hello

Another Great View

The view out the windows of our motor home just keep changing. Each time it look like it's the best one. Thats the great thing about full timing is the ever changing views.
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Saturday, November 20, 2004


We left Sherry's this morning. We came south as far as I-10 then headed east until we hit I-95. South on I-95 down to exit 305 where we are staying in the Flying J. There are about 15 rv's here for the night. We only traveled 125 miles today. We stopped at several rest areas to do our walking.

Friday, November 19, 2004

The Cresent

The Cresent was the home of William S. West . Senator from Georgia. This beautiful house was to be torn down and the land was going to be a big gas station. The people stepped in and bought it. What a shame so many of these old homes are missing from our country. If you are close to Valdosta,Georgia stop by and tour this home. No charge,by donation only.
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The Plaque

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