Wednesday, February 28, 2007
After the lunch they had the parade. It was a blast with all the different things the park people had. The town fire department had their fire truck,ambulance the sheriff's car and even had the police departments helicopter do a fly over a couple of times. This was very impressive being that this is an rv park. Someone in the park must have a lot of town pull.
Today we are going over to Zephyrhills to visit our friends Earl and Lena. They will be going back to Tennessee sometime in March. They work the summer months at Dollywood. It is always a good visit whenever we are with them.
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Yesterday we went out to find new things. We ended up on the Courtney Causeway and did a lot of walking. While we there we couldn't but notice that this place had about 8 police cars lined up and 1 policeman was out by the highway with a radar gun. As he was seeing the speed of the oncoming cars. If any of them were going over the speed limit he would radio his fellow officers and they would give chase to the speeders. There would be 2 and 3 going at the same time. The city must have made a lot of money off of the speeders.
Here Nancy is setting on the rail enjoying the breeze as it comes across Tampa Bay. This was our first time here and we enjoyed the place and the area to walk in.
In an hour and a half I will go down to the clubhouse and pickup my Kielbasa sandwich.
After the dinner they are going to have the park parade.
Monday, February 26, 2007
I didn't have many basketball games on saturday so,we got to walk some.
The ball games were on yesterday so that meant I was in front of the tv more on this sunday.
Today it is still very cloudy and is suppose to rain,that may mean going to the mall to walk.
Got to do our walking you know. The outside temp here at 9:57 am is 70 degrees.
Saturday, February 24, 2007
Besides the squirrels there are all kinds of birds to watch. Here a curious cardinal came around to see what was going on. Even though the temperature was 80 it was cool here around the lake. There was a nice cool breeze blowing off of the lake and this made the walking very pleasant.
We ended up with 6.8 miles of walking. That added to the 8 miles the day before,was two good days of walking.
As usual we have no set plans for the day. The only plan is that one of us might say"I would like to do or I would like to go" and off we do it.
Friday, February 23, 2007
We then did the washing of the clothes at the laundromat. On the way back to the motorhome I stopped and got a pizza in the CICI's Pizza Restaurant,boy it was good.
We don't have anything scheduled for today. This is what it is most of the time,we just let it happen and see what developes. We find that if we plan a bunch of stuff to do then we are looking at the clock and that takes away the enjoyment of what you are doing.
Even when we are on the road we never have a certain time to be in a certain place. This way if we see something that looks interesting we will stop and enjoy it for as long as we like. This is what is so great about fulltime rving. You are always at home wherever you may be.
Thursday, February 22, 2007
We also went out to Tarpon Lake to see some alligators,but they were hiding. Here Nancy and Carolyn are out on the boardwalk looking but not finding the gators. From there we headed
over to Tarpon Springs to have an early spaghetti dinner. We ate at the ABC Pizza Restaurant where they always give you more than you can eat. After that we came back to the motorhome for a nice time visiting and talking about everything.
We are so glad that they came. It was very enjoyable to be able to once again see Sam and Carolyn. They are really long time friends.
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Our friends Sam and Carolyn Opauski from West Virginia are coming to see us today. They are visiting their son in Punta Gorda and thought they would drop by since they are so close.
We will run around with them and see what we can get into.
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Monday, February 19, 2007
For instance the many different shaped trees and the birds and other animals. For some reason we didn't see any squirrels in this park.
We came to the pier so we had to walk out to see what we might spot out there.
We were surprised when there was not much water in the lake. It looks as though at one time there had been a large lake here. Even though the water was low it was still nice looking out over the area.
Another nice place and another nice day walking. The sun was out nice and bright but,with the cool wind it was just right for walking in the woods.
Saturday, February 17, 2007
We probably won't get out to much today. Well it is basketball game day for me so that ties up just about all day. We will get around to walking a little bit no doubt. The people here in the RV Park are all bundled up as they are walking around.
We always keep seeing this commercial about a nice big market on television so yesterday I looked it up on the computer as to where it was located. They have several in the area close to us. So we went to check it out. It was nice and clean but you know advertising on tv. It was nothing special. The prices were good on some things and above to average on other.Today I have to get a hair cut. It is long over due. Nancy doesn't like it went my hair starts curling up on the end.
This is the small barber shop where I get a hair cut. It is really a mom and pop shop. The mom is 85 years old and the pop is close to 90. The son which is 62 cuts the hair on week-ends.
On the way back from the barber shop here is 2 adobe type houses. The houses in Florida are painted all kinds of color. For some reason the colors are not out of place. Its just something you expect to see down here.
Friday, February 16, 2007
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Nancy and I did go out to Barnhills to have lunch today. I think she did enjoy it and so did I.
I'm like the rest of the guys I guess. I got her a card and a small box of candy. She was surprised,she didn't think I had gotten her anything.
It took a little longer than usual to do the work. That was because we've changed insurance and the receptionist had to call our new insurance to make sure they will pay,which they did.
After she got through it was 12 noon so we went to Perkins and had a breakfast which was delicious.
It doesn't look like we will do anything today. We are having storms,with the thunder and lightning. A nasty cool day for today.
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
I'm feeling better today. Even a fulltime Rv'er feels bad sometimes. Thats one thing no matter if you travel or not things just happen. I'll have to say though most of the time people that travel in a recreational vechile feels good. There's just something about being on the road that makes you feel better. I don't know what we will get into today,we'll just have to let it happen.
Monday, February 12, 2007
Sunday, February 11, 2007
Today is basketball game day again. The weeks sure go by fast. The weather is nice and warm for a change. It will stay that way for a few days and then turn cool again. We can't complain though. At least we don't have to shovel the snow.
Friday, February 09, 2007
Today is wash day again. So to the laundromat again. Hope I get time to put the vent cap on,if not I'll have to get it before it rains.
After that experince I say while we are up here we may as well drive out to Pine Island Park. On the way I saw this small car with the steering wheel on the right side. When I was younger there were a bunch of these type cars around. In 1969 I bought a small one from a Chrysler dealership. It was a Simca, water cooled rear engine that got 35 miles to the gallon.
There was a guy that sold State Farm Insurance that had one that had 3 wheels and the one single rear wheel was the steering. The whole front end opened up,the windsheild and the steering and all attached to this large door.
So off the main road and out the 2 lane road we went for 6 miles. A nice drive with the marsh water on both sides of the road. Every so often we came upon someone beside the road fishing.
Then we came to the park on the gulf. This is a nice little park that has a lot of people visiting and kids playing in the water. It has a swimming beach. Even though the water is cold this time of year you still get some that are brave enough to go in. There is a snack bar here that serves burgers and the usual food things for this kind of quick prepared food.
Another nice day in the life of a fulltime rver.
Thursday, February 08, 2007
We always have a good walk here with a lot of trails to take. The walk takes you over wooden bridges and ramps over the lush swamps. It feels as though you are out in a wilderness,with the swamp and thick trees,fern plants on the forest floor.
We walked out on a small pier that sticks out over the lake and saw all these small ducks floating on the water. They were fun to watch as they would go under the water for food and come up quacking their little heads off.
Here Nancy seems to be lost in deep thought. This is only one section that has a beauty of its own. The two picnic tables are on a small strip of land with the swamp all around it. You can't cool off in the water because of the alligators.
Here are some stump of trees in the swamp water. The water is clear and so still that it looks like a mirror. As you walk the trails there is beauty all around you and the squirrels come so close and seem to be begging for a handout. The water has small fish in it that you can watch swimming.
As we were coming back home we saw this Direct TV van being towed in. Notice the ladder on top that has opene up. Another good day in the sunshine of Florida.
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
It is still cool weather here in the Orchid Lake RV Park in New Port Richey,Florida. We are located 25 miles north of Tampa and you would think that it should be a little warmer than that.
This morning at 7:30 the temp was 37*. Oh well it will warm up soon.
Nancy got her hair cut yesterday and it seems like she finally got a pretty fair cut. Thats the one thing about fulltime rving is that you can't go to the same beautician or barber. It is a hit and miss deal. Sometimes good and sometime not to good. After her hair cut we went to the mall and did some walking. We walked past a couple of the stores and got a whiff of some kind of perfume or colon that really got to us. I don't know what it was but if somebody wears that stuff I pity the people around them. How can anybody splash that stuff on.
After the we left the mall we stopped in Big Lots for a few things. I got a table for the outside patio that I will be able to carry in the motorhome bay when we pull out of here.From Big Lots we where of to the Webbs 99 cent store. We got a few things in there and by that time it was 5:45pm so on the way back I stopped in Domino's Pizza and got a $5.00 pizza and some bread sticks to take home. I know I'm not suppose to eat that stuff but it sure taste good,yummy.
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
The Super Bowl is over and the Colts have won. I guess just about everyone was hoping they would. You know some of those days that you don't really feel like eating out and having a large pate of food. Well yesterday was one of those days for me. I just felt like eating a burger and fries. I know its not the best thing for me,but I just needed a burger fix. Boy and did it taste good. Wendy's Hamburger is across the main road so it was quick. I left the motorhome,bought my burgers and was back in 20 minutes.
Nancy informed me that she has to get her hair cut today so thats the big thing on the schedule for today.
Monday, February 05, 2007
Well it is Super Bowl time again. The weather in Miami is suppose to be rain. I don't know which team that will help or hurt. The Colts and the Bears both are good teams. Looks like just about everyone is picking the Colts to win. They say it is Peyton Mannings time to win. All I know is the best prepared team at game time will win. I have often heard that the best team sometimes lose. Now how can that be? If they are the best team aren't they suppose to win.
Get your chips and did or hot wings or whatever your favorite snack is and enjoy. I'm sure it will be a great game.
Sunday, February 04, 2007
We went back up to the flea market yesterday. Nancy had to pick up some Avon stuff for Lena that she ordered last week-end. Nancy also bought her a beach bag,hand towels and night gown. I bought a couple of files. I got a half round and a square file. I need these to file down the parts for the ay doors when I saw them out. The original parts are made out of some cheap metal that break. I made the new ones out of flat aluminum that hold up quite well. This is better and cheaper than buying the whole lock assembly new.
Don't think we will get into much today as it is saturday and I just don't like to get out on weekends.
Saturday, February 03, 2007
Friday, February 02, 2007
Thursday, February 01, 2007
The gas prices are slowly coming down in this area. It has fallen 20 cents from November7 when we pulled in. I as many other people can not figure why when the price of oil goes up the prices at the pump go up fast. Yet when the price of oil falls the price at the pump takes forever to come down. Also how fast these stations are on top of the news when a ship or truck spills a little oil the price at the pumps jump up.
After the laundry was finished and we took the clothes home. We went out to the China Buffet.
I really over did it with the eating and I'm paying the price this morning. Now its not that I don't know any better,but there is just something at a buffet that makes you want to keep going back and filling your plate. Maybe its seeing all that food and knowing its not going to cost any more to go back and go back and go back you know what I mean.