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Reflections on June 8th, 2012:

Moving into the rest of our life………… Over the last several years Alice and I have been “wintering” with our motor-home at a campground i...

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Next up: Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park...

Stephen Foster cabinsNext up is Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park from Feb 4th thru Feb 8th (4 nights). There will be some friends from our former Good Sam Chapter meeting us there.  Since the Chapter folded we're camping as much, if not more, but instead of going to commercial (private) campgrounds we find ourselves going to the State and National Parks...and much further afield. Kayaking the Suwannee River by the Spring House

Song  Suwannee River (Old Folks At Home) (from YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1S0keeGIgcY

Monday, January 15, 2018

New shoes for the pony.....

It seems like we've been running around since dawn.  Went to our tire place in Cocoa, talked to them about our tire issues, and ended up having four new tires installed and all six balanced.  Then we topped off the fuel, and the propane, for our next excursion coming up early February.  Our new modus operandi on tires is this:   FiVE years, not 6 or 6+.  Notation made in the computer calendar on that...

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Big Lagoon State Park, Pensacola Fl, January 2018 -With Robert & Nina Harnish

We went to Big Lagoon State Park in Pensacola Fl leaving Titusville on January 7th.  1st night out we stayed at Tallahassee RV Park on i-10, then we spent four nights at Big Lagoon, leaving there on Friday January 12th for Travelers Campground in Alachua Fl (exit 399 off i-75) where we stayed two nights before heading home to Titusville.
On the way to Alachua we had a right-front blowout on i-10, about 40 miles before the i-75 interchange.  After a fashion we got a tire delivered and installed, and went on our way.....until we noticed a nasty front end vibration.  We had turned onto i-75 at this point and were within 25 miles of our next CG destination, so I slowed down a lot...trying to find a speed that was comfortable for the vibration.  Silly me I thought we were dealing with an unbalanced new front right tire.  We limped into the Travelers Campground, checked in and got set up, and i checked the front of the rig...and found the left front tire had a seriously nasty big balloon...we were VERY lucky it didn't blow, and if it had been warmer it probably would have.  So, the next morning we got a tire repair person out and the left front tire was replaced.

Good friends of ours, Dick and Melanie Baker, live in the Alachua area and they came by and took us out to dinner on Saturday.  It was wonderful seeing them and getting out of the rig for a bit!

Our trip home today was uneventful...thank God!  Total distance covered from here to the end of the Panhandle and back was about 1000 miles.  We love that area and have booked reservations for four nights in June for Fort Pickens National Campground, right on the Gulf....a lot of photos from there are on the following album.

Monday, January 01, 2018

Holiday rant....

New Years rant...

OK, it is January 1st, New Years Day....and personally I'm feeling a bit relieved.  I've never really been a big seasonal holiday person, and the crowds, expectations, disappointments and traditions generally leave me a bit cranky.  So, if I haven't responded instantly to your Christmas and New Years greetings, emails, messages and smoke signals please forgive me.  I promise to be more attentive in the next 364 days as soon as some semblance of sanity returns to my inner self. No one likes being a Grinch, but jeese....

Friday, December 29, 2017

Weather in CT vs FL

This morning it's 6 deg in Preston CT.  That's 31 degrees colder than we keep our refrigerator set at.

The cool temp here in Titusville this morning is 56 deg.  Enough said!

Fire in the hearth...

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Instant Pot Stuffed Cabbage

Yesterday I decided to try an Instant Pot recipe for Stuffed Cabbage...https://www.pinterest.com/pin/459156124501300703/ and it came out surprisingly good!  I did the scut work (mostly) but Alice had to help me fold in the ingredients into the cabbage leaves before the final cooking.  I'm finding we're using the IP more and more....wonderfully efficient kitchen appliance :).

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Louie and the Christmas Cactus

So, Louie the Louse, our deranged and semi-wild Ringneck Parrot has decided, in the spirit of the holidays, that's it perfectly OK to pick off the blooms of the Christmas Cactus.  He pretty much defoliated one and was starting on the other....and we ended up bringing them back outside out of reach of his beak.  Little shite!  What a humbugger :(.