Thursday, December 31, 2020

Anniversary 64 and a Happy New Year

Well Nancy and I made another year together. Just think one of my aunt said it would not last six month's when we got married. Our love for each other grows stronger every year.

It must have been the big wedding we had, yeah sure.

We got married at the county court house with a cost of $5.00 I gave the court clerk for the marriage. Hey that was big money in 1956.

May all of my readers and their family have a very healthy New Year.

Nancy and I will be eating inside today instead of going out for dinner as we usually do. The one thing we always do is we will be making cabbage rolls for our New Year Day dinner.

Our forecast today is for sunny with the temperature to be in the low 80's.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. 

Sunday, December 27, 2020

Christmas day and after

I hope all of you had a great and wonderful Christmas.

Nancy and I had our Christmas Day of putting a small dinner together. I told Nancy that I would go out and get us something to eat, but she wanted to do the dinner herself. She said she know how I like to watch ball games and snack on the left overs after dinner.

So this is what we had for our Christmas Dinner, Ham, Potatoes, candied sweet potatoes, green beans onion rolls and macaroni salad that I put together the evening before. I tasted really good, Nancy hasn't lost her touch of cooking a delicious meal.

These egrets were on the lawn trying to find food to eat.

Yesterday was my usual Saturday of finding some college ball games to watch.

It is going to start a warming trend this week with today going up to 67* and the rest of the week being in the middle 70's.

The last two mornings we have got up to the temperature of 34*-feels like "its cold".

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.


Thursday, December 24, 2020

Merry Christmas

First thing is that I want to wish all of my readers a very Merry Christmas.

If you need to travel during the Holidays be extra careful, with all the things going on this year I don't want anything happen to you.

Well the Doctor report on the MRI is just as I thought it would be.  The foot has a gathering of fluid and the ankle joint shows arthritis.  But the good news is I do not have to wear the boot any more.

Getting over that I just couldn't have anything hurting me, so yesterday I slammed the motorhome front door on my thumb. Boy, don't do that it really hurts! 

Our weather todays temperature is going to be up t0 78* with rain this afternoon and tomorrows temp will be a high of 54*. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

I had to get out to Walmart yesterday to buy a few things and man was everybody else out there  doing their shopping.

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Good NCAA games.

The weather is about the same with the temperatures being on a yoyo going up and down. the night time it is in the low 50's and the 40's with a couple of mornings down to 37*.

I have one more appointment with the doctor to see the results of the MRI and with the blood work.

I don't expect any surprise on either one of them.  As far as the foot and angle goes its one of those things about being old everything takes longer to heal up.

Been going to the store only when we need something, of course that is still the normal even before the virus.

There were a couple of good NCAA football games on and basketball  that I watched.

Nancy made some of her good chili so that was good eating for me while I enjoyed the games.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Last few day

The weather is doing much better now, with the day time temps in the low 70's and the night time hear the middle 60's.

I've done a couple of loads of laundry. Which is a larger issue now that the park laundromat along the club house is under going renovations. So now it it getting everything in the car and driving to a laundromat five miles down the road. Not to mention that the washers are a $1.00 more.

I'm trying to get some kind of schedule of taking the scatter rugs out to give them shaking out. then sweeping the floors and running a wet swiffer over the floors. But I will have to say it is much cleaner than having carpet in the motorhome. Other then that, like other retired people watching the tv and doing things on the computer.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Catching up on appointments

Nancy and I have caught up on several appoinments we had. We both have had our flu shots at the Walgreens Pharmacy.

Also yesterday both of us had our doctors appoinments, with Nancy's blood pressure being up more than it should be. As for me I'm still being hampered with my left foot.

 The doctor ordered for me to have an MRI of my leg and foot he also said for me to keep my boot on and only come off when I go to bed.

Also we need to have our blood drawn for a work up on it. The blood work is usually a yearly thing anyway.

I think with the both of us we have as of now a total of six more appointments for the month.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Monday, December 07, 2020

Back in Florida

We are back in Florida trying to get settled in and catching up on the necessary things that we need to do. Like our doctor appointments which comes to a lot of appointments when you add up both of ours.
Nancy did manage to prepare us a pot of homemade soup, which tasted mighty good during this cold spell we are having,
The temperatures have at times been down in the upper 30's.   Of course being here in Florida they do warm up in the day time hours. 

Its also good to be back where I can buy my product at the at the small roadside market with the lower prices.  Tomatoes at 99 cents a pound,  corn costing 4 for $1.00.
Lets not forget the Outlet Bakery where fresh  bread 99 cent and hot dog, hamburger buns .79.

Did I mention this best of all is the warmer weather.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. 

Tuesday, December 01, 2020

A visit to Buc-ee's

More catching up for you.

 While visiting with son Joe I had slipped coming down his back steps and bumped my shin on the bottom step. Man did that hurt, but I thought nothing about it until a few days later when the big lump on my shin didn't shrink at all. So with Nancy and son Joe's urging me I went to an Urgent Care to have them look at it and an Xray just showed no broken bones just a large "hematoma".

Then a few days later when we were visiting brother Nick my foot was turning blue, I was off to Urgent Care for another look and xray of the foot. Well in short no broken bones in foot, but I have strained muscles and tendon at angle. Also I have to wear a boot on the left foot with the damage for at least six weeks.


Before I had to ware the boot brother Nick and I was doing the running around as we always of the things was to a new Buc-ee's fuel stop that just opened the day before we arrived.              


I have heard about Buc-ees and knew they were in the western states, but now there is one in Georgia.

It is right off of I-75 exit 146 in Warner Robins, it has 116 fuel pumps.  This place is very crowded.


At this station there are three ladies putting together the sandwiches as fast as they can while a line of people are picking them up and proceed to the register to pay for them.


Here are the self serve drinks, with that many more back the other way.


           This place has a little of everything.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.







Thursday, November 26, 2020

Im still Here

I'm still here, just a bunch of visiting going on. I want to wish all of my blog friends a very Happy Thanksgiving. If you are traveling do be careful I need to have you around, because I have come to enjoy you as special people. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Safe trip

Well I was worrying about being able to pull out of Joe's driveway with the extra steep incline.

I did all that for nothing, the big Ford V-10 made it without any trouble what so ever and after connecting the car we were on out way. 

It wasn't long before heading up over the Smokie  Mountains.
The road ways were lined with cars of the mountain hikers.

I was really surprised to see the amount of elk out in the fields in the middle of the day.

Nancy and I thought it looked like there were 50-70 of them.

While Gatlinburg had the streets full of people on the streets Cherokee was very spare

One of the restaurants that was open was Paul's  Nancy and I have dined a few times.

After going on and spending overnight in a lot of Walmart we arrived at Nick's on Thursday.
We enjoying time here  with him and Joan.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. 

Monday, November 16, 2020

Cold, good time with children

It was 33 degrees when we woke up at 7:00am this morning.

Son Joe and I went into Pigeon Forge the other day.

Yes that is a billboard.

They want you to know in this place where you can spend your money to have fun, shop and eat.
They are not like other towns and cities getting rid of the billboards

I for one don't like the self check-outs.  They are lined up and only two of the other ten lanes with cashiers are open.
Wonder when Walmart is going to charge you for parking while shopping?

Nancy enjoying time with the great grand kids.

Joe and Mishell decided have an early Thanksgiving dinner while we were here.
 and I will be leaving sometime this week.

We had a big dinner with sixteen people eating the dinner.  Of course was plenty leftovers for everyone.
Sorry no photos,  Hey with all that food who has time to take pictures.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.


Sunday, November 08, 2020

Dandridge, Tennessee

We arrived at Joe and Mishell's around 3:00 pm last Sunday.
When I saw how to pull into and down his driveway, I was kinda hesitant.
Yeah it is steep like on a 12 degree angle.
I'm wondering if I will have trouble pulling out.

The country here is very nice with old barns.

And hay all rolled up waiting for the winter time to feed live stock.

Yesterday evening with some grandchildren and the great grandchildren waiting for the dogs to be put on the grill.

So son Joe put them on, not wanting the little one to wait to long.  

Nancy and Mishell waiting for the fire build.

It wasn't very long to wait and the little ones sticking the marshmallows in the fire.
We have been having a good time here with Joe his wife Mishell.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.


Friday, October 30, 2020

Wilderness Road Campground, Virginia

We made it to Cumberland Gap and they had a few electric sites open so that was good. Even after 4:00 there were people arriving to for sites. 

So with Wednesday raining all day long we just set inside relaxing the day away.

Yesterday Nancy and I went to the Family Medic Center in to get a prescription on one of her medication that she came up short on.

We had to drive the ten miles to a Walgreens to have it filled.

Why we were in New Tazewell I check my phone to see if there were any restaurants with good reviews where we could eat.
Sure enough there was one that had outstanding reviews.
It was Kat's Kitchen and it as that good. 
The food was not frozen and was fresh made, even the fries were cut from potatoes in the kitchen.
It took a little longer to prepare, but hey it was really fresh.

Here are some photo's inside the park with the colors hanging on.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

A day on the road

We left Jackie's just a little after noon yesterday.  

It was a short trip to get on i-64 west until we got to Winchester then a short distance to connect with I-75 south.


The colors were still on the trees but not as bright as they have been.




Just before we got to London, I stopped to fill up at the sa station that I looked up on Gas Buddy.          Yes that is the price $1.69.9, no card,  cash price.

After years of overnighting  Walmart in London, when I called the they said no more rv overnighting.


So got another free overnight spot only a short distance from there.

After being cloudy all  day we ended with this sunset just before dusk.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.  

Friday, October 23, 2020

Trees have peaked

How about a few more of the trees at their peak colors?

But this first, I went to the Tractor Supply to get the 20lb tank filled.  I like to have them fill it because it cost about $8.00 less then picking up one at the stores that have them sitting outside.
They fill them up instead of being 80 percent full.

Nice bright color on these trees on the way into the local Walmart Super Center.


Its a Joy to travel this road when the trees are in color. Its easy to get distracted this time of the year.



We really didn't have to go far to enjoy the colors as the photo above is the trees in Jackies yard.

Nancy and I have been enjoying our time here visiting Jackie.

I've also  time to catch up on doing a few things around the motorhome.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.     


Sunday, October 18, 2020

Enjoying the fall weather

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This past week has gone by really very fast.

I did get out to see some of the trees with their different colors.


We were glad to see there was great improvement on the rocks being blown away from the roads.

I took a drive down what used to be the main road, but is now a side road.

The new roads are built to get you there faster, which is better if you choose so.  I still most of the time like to take the old two lane roads even with the curves they contain.

One of the little picturesque valleys here in this area.

Yesterday we did do the laundry, which takes up most of the day.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great.