Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Cool Day

With the day so cool I didn't get out but very little yesterday.   Of course I had to take out the garbage to the dumpster and also took out luggage back to the motorhome and in the bay.  We don't use our luggage very often,as we don't travel very much with out the motorhome.  The trip up to Valdosta with the motorhome would not have been very smart.  The car took 8 gallons of gas and the motorhome would have taken 30 gallons,so the cost would have been very much there and back.
The temp did get up to 65°. 
I just sat around on the computer and last night watched a basketball game.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Back Home

We are back to our house after an enjoyable Christmas week-end.  We had a very nice visit and a very nice time with Sherry and the family.  Like always when there is food around we over do it with our eating.  It wasn't a surprise that we ate as much as we did.  At least I didn't gain any weight.  The trip down yesterday was on crowded I-75 but the traffic was moving along at a fast pace so there wasn't any traffic jams.  I drove a little faster than I normally do,but I wanted to keep up with the rest of the crowd. There were a few state police out and I guess they got their quota for the day.  The ones they caught must have really been going fast. Even though we got over the speed limit by a few miles we didn't pass too many cars up.
The temp got down to 40 degrees last night and is only going up to 60 today.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Great Christmas

Things went as planed yesterday.  Since we hadn't planed anything thats just the way it went.  Doing the things that we and so many others do through the holidays,we over ate,set around watching the television and playing games.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Oh my body

Yesterday we did,I suppose as most everyone else that we just ate and lazyed around most of the day.  But last night was a different thing.  The younger ones wanted Nancy and I to play the Wii games.  Oh my,they had this pad of a thing that you stand on and do all kinds of stuff-skiing,going through obstacle courses.  Then we bowled,golfed,played basball and a few more games.  Oh my we are not as young as we once were by a long shot.  It was fun though for us and for the rest of them.
I do believe today will be sitting around for quite a bit and watching some basketball games.
We did have a very nice Christmas day.  

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

Our grandson and his two small ones.
We had a very nice trip up yesterday.  The sun was shining bright for half the trip then the second half it was cloudy. We didn't have any rain during our trip so that made it nice.
Watching Hannah and Andy opening their presents was fun for the grown-up.  The little ones enjoyed all their presents and had so many they didn't know which ones to play it. We had our finger foods last night and today will have a nice turkey and ham dinner with all the sides.
May your day be a day of joy and good wishes.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Yesterday was a day that was slow from the start. The park was doing water line repairs and the water was off  for 6 hours. From 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Wednesdays are the specials for this Little Caesar's. Not the usual $5.00 but a special of $4.44 and a good large pepperoni pizza it is.

With the top down driving around on a December day you must be in Florida.
Today we will be going up to our daughter in Valdosta to visit with her and the family.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Heavy Traffic

Yesterday we went out to get some small stuff for the kids.  I ran through the car wash to give the car a much needed outside cleaning.

We then drove down rt 19 which had a lot of traffic,more then usual.  I saw red lights and blue lights flashing so I knew something had happened. I turned on my camera,which I always carry.

When we got closer I could see an suv had turned over on its side.

As we passed by I could see it had just happened and a fireman was going inside through the windshield to check on someone.  The emts where there ready with the guerney. I never can understand how a vehicle turns over on lever ground.  Maybe going to fast or making a sudden turn and turning over.

By that time it was time for our early dinner so today we had dinner at the Cracker Barrel. Well we actually had breakfast for dinner.  I know some doesn't like Cracker Barrel,but we are not one of those people.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


We did a little Christmas shopping yesterday.  We are going up to Valdosta to see our daughter. Two of our great grandchildren will be there so they will have to have some presents.  We had an early dinner at the Royal Buffet.  We try to get to the restaurants before 3:30 to catch the early bird Senior Specials.
Then I watch the Kentucky-Drexel basketball game. It was Kentuckys 2000th win so they had a big celebration. 

Monday, December 21, 2009


It got cool again last night and stayed that way most of the day.

Looking at the lake here in the park with the sun shining it doesn't look as cool as it really is.

The lights are all up on first street. It doesn't seem as many people are putting up lights this year. Some of the people though have a lot of lights and decorations up.  I guess they are trying to win first prize in the best of decorating.

Sunday, December 20, 2009


Yesterday was my basketball game day.  On saturdays that is an all day thing for me. Of course I did get time to check the email and browse the internet a little.
It is turning cool for this part of the state it got down to 50° last night and tonight is suppose to be even cooler.  The temp is only getting up to 56° today.  We will no doubt spend the day inside.  We have gotten spoiled since we started fulltiming and not spending the winter time in cold temps.  After 10 years of this the least bit of cool weather we get cold.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Big Rain

Today is suppose to be a lot of rain all day long. Severe weather is in the forcast. So needless to say we will be inside all day unless it clears up to where we can get out.
Yesterday moorning I saw an ad in the paper where Office Depot had a 19" LCD tv for $99.99 on sale so when we got ready we went there first thing. I go in the store and ask the clerk about the tv and she says that they already sold out,they went fast. I says it figures. Nancy was wanting to go to the mall to look in the stores. We stayed for a couple of hours and walked out without buying anything. Doesn't look like we are very good shoppers because 9 times out of 10 when we go shopping we end up not buying anything.
We got home ate dinner and I thought I would go online and see if I could maybe order the tv from Office Depot and get it. Then I thought "check with other Office Depot Store". There is another on 13 miles down the road in Tarpon Springs,I called and what do you know they had plenty of them.
So there and back in a little over an hour and the tv was set up

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Walking along the river

Yesterday I put up the Christmas lights up around the carport.  It just didn't seem right putting the lights up with the temperature at 86°.  I guess that is the reason we come to Florida though.

After putting up the lights we went down in town to do our walking along the river where it was much cooler . 

This "chopper" flew overhead while we were doing our walking. After I got home and loaded up the photos I noticed it was a medic helicopter.  We did get some needed walking in.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Good Report

The doctor said all is ok on our blood work so we are good to go for 6 more months,before we have an appointment upon which we get our blood checked again. The reason is that the medication we take he has to keep a check and made sure all the bodily functions are doing as they should.  We didn't expect anything to be out of the ordinary but you can never be sure.

After stopping and having our early dinner at the Golden Corral,which for the senior special of $4.49 each,we went to the New Port Richey River Front Park.  We walked around the lagoon and saw this Blue Heron trying to catch dinner. This is a nice walk around with the palm trees planted all around.

We walked out on the fishing pier,looked out on the bay and saw the dolphin chasing fish.  He never did come up to where I could get a nice picture of him.  He sure was making the fish jump up out of the water. 

Monday, December 14, 2009

Checking on Blood Work

Yesterday was church day.  After church we came home,read the paper and sat around for a few hours.  Then it was time to go back to the church to see the production of the sing Christmas tree.  They had it saturday night also and so many people came that they had to turn them away. The auditorium was filled and a room up stairs where they were watching on closed circuit televisin was full.  So we had to go early.  Last night was just as crowded.  It was a good program.
Today we are of to the doctor again to see about the results of our blood work,hopefully everything is ok.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Hanging Around

Just hanging around the house today.  Today is eating hot dogs and ballgame day.  Saturdays are good days for the basketball games. They are usually on all day but,today not so many.  They're having football playoffs on the small colleges.  So not a very exciting day.  We will go and walk a small amount after while.

Friday, December 11, 2009

B J's Wholesale

Yesterday was a little different for us.  It rained most of the night and by morning time it was getting worse in that the wind was blowing hard.  By the time noon time came around it eased up.  I was on the computer looking for coupons and came upon one for B J's Wholesale.  It is a 60 day trial period,so I thought why not!  I turned on the gps and it showed a store in Tampa a distance of 25 miles so we got in the car and took off.  The rain was hard at times but by the time we got there it had stopped raining.  We went in the store and up to the service desk to turn the coupon into the trial membership card. After the lady telling me that for a short time the membership is $35.00 instead of the usual $40.00 and the freebes that come with it and more of her sales pitch,I told her I just wanted the 60 day period for now. The store is about the same as a Sams Club with most of the  in large bulk item sales. We did get a few things that will probably take 6 months to use up. We wlked and walked around and of course sample all the free things that they had from chicken nuggets to some kind of noodles with tomato sauce.
This trip took up the whole day and we got our walking in so it was another good day. 

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Stormy Rain

Yesterday,was walking around in the park.  I also had to make a part for the motorhome bay door.  I was going to use my sabre saw which is still in the motorhome. When I started to open the bay door the lever came out but the door didn't open. This is not the first or second time that this has happened. The small trigger to open the door is made of cheap metal and they break over time.  I have been making the replacement part out of aluminum. I will replace all of them this winter and maybe everything will be alright.
Yesterday we had baked spaghetti from "Hungey Howies" It was a special price of $3.99 with bread.  It was a small,I mean small serving.  They bread was larger than the spaghetti.
Today it is stormy weather,with rain and blowing wind.  Looks lik a good tv or computer day.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009


Yesterday we went out to the J B Starkey Park to do our walking. Saw these small buds on a pine tree. Don't know what they are?  Maybe someone will tell me.

A bunch of these small yellow finches(?) were flying all over the place.

We also saw 3 of these gopher turtles on the trail. I see these turtles all the time and yet I read the other day where they  are on the indangered species list of animals. They are 10 to 12 inches across the shell. This one was eating the grass.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Out Walking

When we got through with the blood work yesterday,we came home had a very late breakfast.  It had warmed up quiet a bit so we changed into our shorts and went to the James E Grey Preserve to do some walking.

Here are the rules for the Preserve. It looks like they didn't put no swimming on this sign,but it is posted all around.  I guess they don't worry to much about people going in the river to swim.  I know I wouldn't want to swim with alligators.

One of the bridges that cross the river.  The river was very low yesterday.  This is the first time we have seen the water so low.

We saw these berries all around the park.  The only animals were the usual squirel and lizards. The trail off the boardwalk was a little muddy but not so that we couldn't walk it.
Another good day to be out walking.

Monday, December 07, 2009

Pearl Harbor Day

December,7,1941 was indeed a very sad day for the United States of America.  The Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. Many lives were lost and shattered that day.  If you're old enough to remember it,you will never forget.  We have many service men and women to thank for keeping us safe thus far.
This morning Nancy and I have to go to get some blood drawn to make sure the meds that we are taking and other things are ok.  The worse part of it is we can't even have our coffee until we have this over with.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Cold BRRRRrrrrrrrrrrrr

For us it was cold this morning.  The thermometer had a reading of 41° which here in Florida is cold.  It didn't get over 56° yesterday so we are going through our winter time. I sure hope it doesn't last very long.  At least the rain is gone so maybe the dampness will leave soon,  It was cool getting out early and going to church,but with the message from the pastor and the singing,seeing some our friends it was worth it. At least we won't have to worry about snow.  The rest of the day will be like yesterday in that I will be watching ballgames.

Friday, December 04, 2009

Raining Persians & Great Danes

In other words,its been raining cats and dogs all day long.  Not really,but thats what people say when it rains very hard.  On top of that the temperature has dropped and has been setting on 55° all day long.  Nancy and I had to go to Walmart to get our medications filled.  The rain is so cold and its foggy on top of that.  I know that other parts of the country are having worse weather then we are.  So wherever you are I hope you are warm and cozy.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Cardioligist Today

Today was a visit to the cardioligist for a 6 month check up.  Everything was good.  I even lost 10 pounds since the last visit.  From there we stopped by and had an early dinner at a Chinese Restaurant.  Then it was to a store to do a little shopping then we came home.  This still took the biggest part of the day.  Just like last night tonight will be watching ball games again.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Nothing but work again today.  Today it was cleaning and scrubbing the outside of the house.  We did get a chance to walk around the park a short time after eating our little Caesar's "Hot and Ready"pizza.  Once again not exciting but,still the things that have to be done.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009


We finally got out and did some walking. That doesn't mean that I'm all caught up on the work around the place.  We went to the John Chesnut Park.  There was a small "gator" to greet us.

There was a new bridge that was built while we were away.  Where there had been two small bridges,they made one nice long one.

We saw this deer along the pathway,it was gray in color and very hard to spot.  They really blend in with the surrounding foilage.

Of course you can always see a squirrel mooching for a hand out.
It sure was good to get out and be walking again. We miss it when we are not able to take time and walk.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Work Work Work

Yep,still working. Today it was trimming trees in the back next to the house.  Not very exciting but must be done.  I kno w it doesn't make for a very good blog but,its what I'm doing.
Yesterday was a good day. We went to church,I took my jacket,but by the time we got there the weather was warm enough to take the jacket off.
I spent the remainder of the day putting a wardrobe that we bought. We had to have it because we just didn't have enough space for our clothes.
Today will be cleaning up around the outside and trimming the trees. This is an ongoing thing to do. The warm weather is nice but it causes everything to grow fast.  Up north thats one thing you didn't have to worry about in the winter time.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Those days are over

Well Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday are over,I hope you survived thoase days.
I didn't get out to shop yesterday.  I made that mistake last year.  I woke up at 5:00 am to get to Walmart for an item.  Well I did buy it and thought I did good.  Ha they had that sale with the same price for the next month with a stack of maybe 75 of them. So,I says to myself,that is the last of that trick for me.  I enjoyed the ballgames thursday and friday and expect to do the same today.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

Looking from the carport up the street looks better then yesterday.  The rain has stopped and the sun shine is bright and beautiful.  A great Thanksgiving Day indeed. Nancy and I have so much to be thankful for that we could never begin to tell you how much.  We would not know where to begin and we would never finish telling you.
I pray you and your family to have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

I got the ceiling fan up today.  I had to find indoor projects for the day. It has rained just about all day. We did get out and down to Walmart to buy things for our Thanksgiving dinner. It was crowded with everyone doing their last minute shopping.
Nancy and I are going to eat in tomorrow. A turkey would be to much for us so we are having chicken instead. If course with all the usual "Thanksgiving Day" trimmings.
A little later on I will be watching a UK basketball game.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Two Fans

Running around and a little work today.      I went to Lowes and Home Depot to see if there were any bargains to be had.  Nothing that I couldn't do without.  I bought 2 fans at Home Depot. One for the bathroom which I installed.  I had to rework where it went so it would fit.  It was a ceiling fan,I was going to put it in the wall but,the walls on the place are not thick enough so I had to put it in the vent where there was a 12 volt fan before. The other fan is an overhead fan and  goes in the Florida room.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Doctor Today

We had a doctors appointment today.  That always takes up a bunch of time.  It make no difference what time the appointment is you never get in on time.
Frome the doctor we went to Dennys for an early dinner.  We do not eat in Dennys very often,but with a coupon that is good for one free meal when you buy one how can you not eat there.

From Dennys we went to Lowes to buy 3 tomato plants.  Man are the plants high!  I just can't seem to get use to the high prices on everything now days.  I planted the tomato plants when I got home.  See how quick these tomatoes grow. Just kidding one plant had a couple of little geen ones on it already.  Now if I can get them to grow and ripen before it comes a freeze.   

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Good Sunday

Again just living the life.  Nothing to write about just everyday things.  Yesterday was spent eating hot dogs that I had grilled.  I watched some basketball games so eating hot dogs seemed like the natural thing to do.
We went to church today and it was good hearing our preacher deliver a very good sermon.  We didn't eat out today.  I grilled pork chops together with pepper and onions,baked potato,corn and bread sticks.  Very good meal.  Reading the Sunday paper and watching a football game at the same time.  

Friday, November 20, 2009

Ribs not Steak

Today was the day I deep cleaned the carpets.  Boy they sure did need it.  The place has been closed up all summer but the dust still finds a way to get in.  After we did our work today we went out to the Long Horn Steakhouse for dinner.  I was going to get a steak,but the waitress said the babyback ribs were fantastic. So I said I guess I will try the ribs.  She was right they were about the best ribs I have eaten.  After dinner we went to a couple of stores just to walk around and then came back home.  Now we will relax for the rest of the evening.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Things are quite

Thats about it. Nothing exciting is happening.    Nancy and I both  got our hair cut today.  The barber that I've been going to has raised his price to $11.00.  That is a little to much for me,so I guess I will have to find another barber that is cheaper.
We had the Little Caesar "Hot and Ready"pizza.  I had a coupon for a free "Crazy Bread" so dinner was cheap today. 
We're just about to the point of getting things straightened out that we can take it a little easy now.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

You Guessed it

If you guessed still working you're right . We did get to take a short walk around the park and saw the Sand Hill Cranes.

Saw this  bird. It is unusual,because they are usually all white.

Like these shown here.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Just work

Not to bore you,we are just working,cleaning the place up.  Putting up blinds on the windows. We still have a few things to get out of the motorhome.  I pulled up a bunch of weeds from around the place.  They cut the grass here but they do not cut close to the house.  A few of the people have had water leaks when turning their water on.  Everyone is glad to see each other as they arrive for the winter season.  

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Good Day

After the hard work we did yesterday Nancy and I were more than ready for bed.  We slept pretty good considering we were in a different bed. 
We had our breakfast of sausage biscuits and coffee.  The coffee sure did taste very good this morning.
A little later on we will have to get with it and some more work to do.

We worked again all day long.  We spent the biggest part of the day carrying things from the motorhome to the cottage.  It is going to take a few weeks before we can begin to relax and enjoy our time here.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Saturday Morning in Florida

The sun is shining nice and bright here at the Flying J.  You know it must be Florida when you see all the palm trees.  We will get ready to go the last leg of our 6 1/2 month road trip.  I will have to say this has been one of my better summers.  Everything went just the way it should have and we saw some different and did different things.  We got to spend some time with all the family and that is always one of the best things of the trip.

Bikers heading out for what looks like an all day trip.  Sure is a nice day for it.

We did make it to our little cottage.  We have been cleaning all afternoon and still have a bunch more cleaning.  The rats found some way in and make quit a mess,so not only cleaning,also sanatizing everything. 
It looks as though the park has worked on the wifi system,because I now have a good signal. 

Friday, November 13, 2009

Florida-Free WiFi

11:45 am
We are finaly back in Florida.  The Florida Welcome Center on I-75 now has free wifi and that is where I'm sending this from.  We had a nice short visit with Sherry,Mark and Jeremy.  Even if we would have stayed 1 or 2 weeks it would have been short.
We got up and had breakfast.  After taking a shower I got the car filled up with gas,then took it to get it washed. I then hitched it up to the motorhome.  All this was going on while Nancy was getting ready.
I don't know how far we will get today,especially if all the rest areas have free wifi.

We made it to the Flying J on exit 385 for the night.  It is only a short distance to our park but we wanted to get there early.  We've got a lot to do when we get there and didn't want it to get dark before we got finished.
I checked the other rest areas and it looks as though the Welcome Center is the only place with the wifi.  It would be nice if all the rest areas had the wifi. 

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Nice Day

It has cleared up and the sun is shining nice and bright. The temp is 62° with a little breeze.
We went out to check at the Grand Bay Wildlife Management Area to see if maybe sometimes we could take the motorhome and stay. It is nice out there ,but I don't think we will be staying. The roads are dirt and a little rough. It would be ok for someone who tent camps. We are still visiting with Sherry and will be leaving tomorrow for Florida.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Thank You Veteran

Veterans Day,I can remember as a kid that Veterans Day was a very special day. As time passes though some seem to forget what great things that they are able to do because of the Veteran. When you see one thank them.
Today the storm is gone and soon we will be on the road also. We will go all the way to Valdosta to visit with our daugther(Sherry)and family.

We got to the Walmart on Norman Ave. in Valdosta around 3:30 pm. We called Sherry and told her we would bring dinner over. We went into Walmart,bought chicken tenders,potato wedges,cole slaw,macaroni salad and rolls.
Everyone ate and we had a bunch left over for tomorrow. We are now sitting around with Sherry showing us her new netbook computer.
Another great day.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Rain Rain

Well it looks like we may not leave today. Earlier this morning it looked as though we might be able to get on the road. It wasn't raining very much and had some breaks in the rain. But now it is really coming down steady. Its not a problem since we are not suppose to be anywhere at a certain time,but we do need to get going south and get everything set for the winter season.
I don't know how much running around Nick will want to do today.

Yesterday when I was talking about "Infolink" I said run your mouse over the words,I forgot a lot of people use the touchpad on their computer. I should have said cursor. The color of the words are red.

2:00 pm

Well Nick had to go up to Macon,even though it was still raining hard at times we made it there and back ok. The rain has let up now that we are back so I guess most of the storm "Ida"has passed by.

Here is a statue in Macon of someone. Looks like it may have been some Southern General.

Monday, November 09, 2009

This morning Nick called us and said he was preparing breakfast and wanted us to come into the house. He has breafast each morning but it is early so the kids can eat before they go to school. Since we haven't been for breakfast we did go out this morning. He had some of his belgian waffles. He fixes the best belgian waffle you ever put in your mouth.
After breakfast he and I went out and did the rounds of the stores again. We didn't get back until close to 3:30 pm. Shortly after we got back---you guessed it. It was time to eat again. It seems all we do when we are here is eat.
We were going to leave tomorrow but with the tropical storm Ida coming in with all the rain and wind its kind of "iffy" now. We will just have to wait and see. The good thing about traveling in and RV fulltime or most time is that you are not on a schedule and you can come and go when you want to.

You may have noticed words that are different color and are double underlined in my blog. This is "Infolinks" it is a new way for people that have web pages and blogs to earn a little money for their effort. When you run your mouse over the words an advertisment pops up, if it looks interesting you click on it and see what its about. Each time someone clicks the blogger gets paid. Maybe from time to time there may be someting that you can use and get it.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Sunday--Day of Rest

Today is suppose to be a day of rest and that is exactly what it was. Nick and I did go to Publix and did a very little shopping. We then watched a NBA basketball game on the tv. Then it was sitting around after dinner,talking and nodding off every now and then. Hopefully we can become a little more alive and do someting tomorrow.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Very Little

Very little going on today. Made the rounds with Nick to Lowes and Home Depot. Didn't buy anything. Wasn't anything on sale that we needed. Nancy did her laundry today. We watched a football game then Had some good Little Caesar's "Hot N Ready" Pizza. Then we had cake and coffee. Joann made a good white with white icing cake.

Friday, November 06, 2009

Just a Few Things

I have a few projects to take care of after breakfast.
10:15 am
Well breakfast over,had a shower and the projects finished. Well not very much was to do. Had to fill the holding take with fresh water. Then climb on top of the motorhome to put a new vent cover over the refrigerator.

The old cover that is cracked and broken. I must have hit a low hanging tree branch.

New vent cover installed. The hardest part of that small project was climbing on and off of the top of the motorhome.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Today was another very pleasent day. Nick and I made the rounds of going to several stores. By the time we got back it was dinner.
Here Nick is tying the soft drinks in the back of the truck. He did good because they didn't move.

This evening we attended a great performance world tour 09 "Tops in Blue". It is a group of Air Force men and woman that sing,dance and play instruments. They audition

from all the air bases around the country and these are the best of the best. The performance was fantastic. They play more than 120 shows worldwide at Air Force Bases. The show is free. If you ever get a chace to go,you will not be disappointed,but hold on to your seat. It is a high=impact,high=energy show.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Quiet Night

We were at the Walmart last night and it was a lot quieter that the others that are open 24 hours. The one in Forsyth closes at 9:00 pm. Even parked next to a side road I that that the traffic would disturb us but after it got late we didn't notice any cars going by.
We left this morning and after a very short drive of around 30 miles it arrived at my brother Nick's house. It was good to see them again. Joann had a delicious turkey dinner with stuffing,peas,mashed potatoes,gravy and rolls.
Nick and I went out to the BX to do some shopping and then spent the rest of the evening relaxing.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Good Day

We had a good night at the Walmart lot in Villa Rica,Ga. last night. Again we took our time getting up and getting ready. We drove down route 61 then route 27 until we came to route 16 to route 41 to Forsyth and another Walmart. This is a small Walmart that closes for the night but they gave us permission to spend the night.

It was a nice drive today,we stopped at a very nice park in Newnan to do our walking.

Monday, November 02, 2009

What a night

Last night was not good to me. Around midnight my back started hurting and then shortly afterward I passed a kidney stone. I was up and down most of the night. We got started early this morning but we stopped at the rest area to take our showers an slowly get ready to pull out on I-75. I drove about 8 miles then was back off the interstate. We drove on US 27 to Rome and stopped at a Walmart to get our prescriptions of medicine filled. It took 3 hours to fill them because they had to transfer them from Kentucky. From there I ended up on route 101 south to Villa Rica where we are now at the Walmart for the night.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

On Our Way

We were going to stay a couple more days in the Smokies but we woke up this morning with the weather cool and no sign of warming up. We decided to just start our way slowly south. We left out around noon and drove down to the flying J just across the Georgia line. I filled up the gas tank and parked for the night. We like the flyingJ to park in for the night. They usually have plenty of spaces to park in. There are 7 other camping units here also.

Cooler and Rain

The little ones slept good last night and were up early yesterday morning ready for breakfast. Nancy fixed what the wanted and they ate really good. The weather was real nasty,with the temps cooler and a cold rain most of the day. It was a dark dreary day. Joe called and wanted to take us out for dinner so we got ready and met him,Cherisa and her mom. We had a good good dinner and as usual over did it,but it was so good. After eating and talking a while we left and stopped in Walmart for some groceries. Rest of the night was spent watching football and on the computer.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Just a little work

Today was a slow day. We didn't go anywhere so I got a chance to catch up on a few things that needed attention. The roof is really a mess where we were setting under the trees for a month down at the Barren River Park. I couldn't clean the whole roof here but I did clean around the edges. Then I did a small electric job inside.
Our great-grandchildren Andy and Hanna came over to spend the night with us. We are glad to see them. We walked around the park with them,actually they ran,Nancy and I did the walking.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Laundry Day

Not a lot going on today. It was Joe's day off from Dollywood,so we went over to visit with him. Since we were going over Nancy took our clothes over and did them on their washer and dryer. That saved us a full day by doing this. It was another good day.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Up in the Smokies

It was such a beautiful morning here on the lake this morning. The rain had stopped and the sun was out so bright.
We decided to go take a drive up in the mountains to see what the colors looked like.
We were not disappointed the trees were a very beautiful even though they were passed their prime colors.

With all the resent days of rain there was many small mountain streams to stop and take a photo shot.
This is an old rest room in the Chimneys Campground that has been closed to camping for several years due to bears coming in. It is still open to come and picnic which is always a group of people. This is behind the rest room where a beautiful large mountain stream flows out and down the mountain. We had a wonderful time today.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Some of the scenery that we had to look at coming down.
We didn't do anything today except sit inside and watch it rain all day. At least it wasn't cold.

Monday, October 26, 2009

We had a good restful sleep last night With the furnace kicking on and off all night. It was 33° this morning. We had a very nice trip into the Smokie Mountain area. The leaves were so beautiful all the way down. We just kept turning and looking at all the different colors. We got a camp site on Douglas Lake where we really enjoy staying when in this area.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

We're Back

We are back,online that is. I haven't been posting because I could not get internet access. We made it to Matewan and the church homecoming. It was so good to see our friends that we've not seen in a couple of years and some even longer. We had a very good church service and as always good food and plenty of it. The people at the church made us feel very good and still part of it. We were parked on the Walmart parking lot for 3 days with permission from the store manager to do so. The temperature got down cold last night and with us parking here in the Walmart parking lot in Norton,Virginia up on a hill it might get colder. We will be ok though,we have plenty of propane and a good furnace. Tomorrow we will try to get to Sevierville,Tennessee.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


We left our great site by the river today. After emptying the grey and black tanks,filling the fresh water tank,hooking up the car we were on our way. With the generator on the cargo carrier it was a little more work getting the car hitched up. Traveling through the mountains on the way to London. We just took our time and arrived at the Walmart around 4:30pm. We are in the Walmart parking lot for the night. It is also located next door to the Golden Corral,so we walked over and had dinner. We were really bad and "pigged out" big time. That with only a little walking is not so good.
We will take our time getting ready to travel tomorrow and slowly make our way to the Pikeville Walmart where will will spend the night before going on in to Matewan,West Virginia.