Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Tarpon Springs

Rachel wanted to go down to Tarpon Springs to look around,she had never been there before. So yesterday was a nice day to go.
They are always working on the old boats to keep them going. They really have to keep working on them because this is the way they make their living whether its sponge diving or fishing.
Here Rachel is looking at many of the dresses they have in the shops.

Here her and her "Nanny" look like they are enjoying the time here.
Nothing tastes as good as an ice cream cone at the end of a hot day.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

On a Cruise

Vicki,Richard and the girls got here around 4:00pm yesterday, After a short visit we went to Palm Harbor to the Lucky Dill to eat dinner. This is a place no doubt run by someone who came frome New York because,they serve delicious New York Deli style sandwiches. I had a steak and cheese which was the best I have eaten. Richard had a Ruben,he said it was one of the best that he has had. The girls had their pick of their choice and seem to enjoy it.
This morning we got ready,I took Richard,Vicki and Rebbeca to catch the cruise ship out of Tampa. They will be on a week long cruise. Rachel is staying with us for the week.
So we will have to entertain her and show her the sites around the area.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Nice Day

We went walking in J B Starkey Park yesterday. Saw this bird and cat having a stare down. The bird gave up and flew away. Saw 6 gopher turtles walking around,I don't know why so many. Maybve its mating time. The sun was hot and the temps in the high 70's again.
Having a real storm in the pan handle that suppose to get here saturday.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Out and About

Yesterday we got out to the park and did some walking. I'm talking about the park down by Tarpon Springs Lake.
This osprey was flying around enjoying the nice day. It rained off and on all day.
Every once in a while you just have to take a black and white photo.

Some guys enjoyinf a nice day fishing. The temps got into the high 70's.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Sorry Folks

Sorry folks but nothing out of the ordinary is happening so the post are slow.
I watched some of the games saturday and between the games we did go to Walmart.
Sunday we went to church. We didn't have dinner out,we came home and have dinner and I watched more games. That will be all the Ncca Tounament games until thursday. But I'm not out of luck though,theres the Nit Tournament going on. So one game tonight.
Its cool today with a chance of rain that we need badly. The forest here is dry and there are some fires burning, so hopefully we will get the rain.

Friday, March 20, 2009


I think it really is spring time. The weather here in New Port Richey is sunny and hot with the temps in the high 70's for the past week. It is so nice and people are starting to leave the park,maybee thinking that it has warmed up enough in the north to move on. I hope that they aren't disappointed.
We are getting behind on our walking because I have been watching the NCAA Tournament.
A couple more weeks and we can get back to the walking.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Walking and taking Pictures

I love walking and when I'm walking I always have my camera. I took this picture of this orange butterfly. Butterflies are hard to get a shot of. You have to wait for them to land and by the time you get the camera up and on focus off they fly again.
Birds on the other hand are rather easy to take because they will stay in one place for a long time. You may have to wait before you get it turned in the right direction though.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Whats Happening?

Just the same old stuff is happening here. We did go down to the pool the other day and got some sun. The sun and water felt good and also to do something different felt good. I think Nancy and I both got sun in our eyes because we have been having trouble with our eyes burning and itching. Oh well that won't last forever.

Yes I'm still watching ballgames. I watched 2 NIT games last night.

Monday we were at Walmart and the tomatoes were $1.88 a pound needless to say I won't buy any at that price. While we were riding around yesterday I stopped at a little market and bought tomatoes for .79 a pound,now thats more like my price. We had some of the tomato along with breakfast this morning and it tasted good.

I don't know what we will be doing today because we never know from one day to the next what we are going to do.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Shuttle Launch

Well with the basketball games over for a few days I watched the shuttle lift off yesterday. It was a good launch and the view here on the west coast of Florida is good,but it is much better when it is in total darkness. Never the lss still a site to see.
I'm expecting to see some great games this coming week and once again I will be glued to the tv.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Sunny and Warm

It has finally warmed up. The last few days it has been close to and over 80°. The sun is out nice and bright. It is beginning to feel like Florida. I know it has been rough in all parts of the USA,but it was unusually cold for Florida. Now to the boring part,not for me but maybe for some of you who read my blog. There are still a few more games on today that I will be watching. I saw in the paper online that the high school from my home town is headed for the state tournament--go tigers.
Boring you with my watching basketball games,I don't have many people reading my blog. The result of not having many visitors is that the google ads do not get clicked on and I haven't gotten enough to receive a check this year thus far.
Hopefully later on I can make it more interesting please bear with me until that time. I know if you're like me when I read someones blog I like a lot of pictures,after all they do say a picture is worth a thousand words.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Still Basketball

Thats me,yesterday I watched basketball all day long up til midnight last. I guess thats why they call it "March Madness". I hope your friday the 13th goes well today.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Good Friends

Yesterday we went over to Zephyrhills to visit our friends Lena and Earl Fries. Earl and Lena are heading back north the 21st of this month. They work at Dollywood in the summertime. We meet Earl and Lena several years ago when we also work for Dollywood and became friends that have lasted over the years. We meet up with them several times for dinner during the winter and also in the summer when we go to Pigeon Forge,Tennessee.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Another Good Day Walking

Yesterday was a nice day for walking as we usually do. We saw this heron along the trail by the water.
Nice little wild flowers in the grass.

On one of the trails they have park benches where you can sit down and rest.

As we were walking on the trail I looked up in the trees and saw this owl staring at me. I thought owls are nocturnal.

This was a big owl,looked to be 8 to 10 pounds and a large wing span when it flew.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Walking and Looking

On the way to Walmart yesterday we stopped and did some walking out at the J B Starkey Park
Saw this gopher tortoise eating some green grass. The tortoise can live to be 100 years old. It lives in a burrow underground that it digs and this burrow can be 3-4 foot deep and 20 to 30 feet long. The gopher tortise is on the endangered species list. We stood and watch this one going from one pod of green grass to the other.

Here Nancy is getting us a drink of water at the 1 1/2 mile marker.
It was a warm 80° with a slight cool wind blowing.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

March Madness

Today is most of the college basketball teams last day. Then it is time for the NCAA Tournament. There will be some that are glad that they will be picked to be in,but there will be more teams that will be disappointed. So today starting at 12:oo noon until midnight I will be in front of the tv watching the games.
I hope you have a great day.

Onan Generator

Not very much is happening these days.
I did get to start and run the onan generator on the motorhome. The generators should be exercised once a month to keep the varnish from building up in the carb and to dry up the dampnest in the windings of the stator motor. An engine of any kind runs better being used rather then setting and never getting the oil stired up.

Thursday, March 05, 2009


Yes that is what we like to do is get out and walk. Why not with all the beauty and beautiful things to see all around you when you walk.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Cold and Rain

Sunday was cold rain and windy. Needless to say we didn't get out all day long. Yesterday was still cool and windy,but I did get out to go to Harbor Freight for a few things that I had coupons for. I also watched my ballgames last night and that was about all the excitement we could stand for a couple of days.