Sunday, December 31, 2006

Cabbage Rolls

This the game watching day. It is a little different though. Today I will be eating cabbage rolls while I watch the games. We were just going to fix a few but,by the time we finished we had a pot full. Oh well I guess I can suffer though eating them. We decided to fix them last night instead of waiting and fixing tem New Years Eve. Besides being New Years Eve tomorrow it is Nancy and my 50th wedding anniversary. Where does the time go. It has really gone fast the last 7 years since we became full time rv'ers. We have enjoyed our time being on the road in our motorhome.

Oh,I almost forgot. My daughter(Sherry)and I got a webcam. We use it with Yahoo messenger. This is a lot of fun being able to talk or chat and watch each other on the computer.
All this tech stuff amazes me,always has and I guess always will.

Saturday, December 30, 2006

It is a nice day the temperature is already 71* We are getting ready to walk as we do everyday.
Today we are going to the USA Flea Market to bum around a little.

Back from the walk. We did 3.8 miles so that was pretty good. Now we have to take a shower and get out and see what we can get into. Its sch a nice sun shiny day.


We got to the flea market to look around. Here Nancy is looking at some purses. She looked but she didn't buy anything. I bought a small chuck for my small dremel like grinder.

Neither one of us were to hungry so we stopped at the McDonalds for a chicken sandwich.

After we got home and walked a little more. We then fixed up a pot full of cabbage rolls. They are cooking on the stove now.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

No Excitement

Nothing going on today. Just another laundromat day. After doing the laundry we stopped and had dinner at the KFC the chicken was pretty good. I don't have to much to say about the people that are working there. No one was behind the counter when we went in,I could hear them talking and laughing in the back. After a few minutes I yelled out and ask if anyone was working today. A young lady came out and asked what I wanted. She didn't act to happy that she had to take my order. I find this kind of service in quite a few places. What happened to the smiling people behind the counter and cash registers.

We're Back

We're back in Florida. We had a great time up with Sherry and Mark. We saw a couple of accidents on I-75 south coming home yesterday both were on the north side. For some reason everyone going south had to slow down and look. This caused the traffic to back up both times. I bought me a new card reader so I gave Sherry the one I had. Wouldn't you know it I got the wrong one and can't pose pictures until I go out and buy the right one. It got cold last night and still 10:28am is just 54*. Oh well it will warm up and going to be nice tomorrow.

Here is one of the two accidents we saw
yesterday coming back home.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

To Much Eating

Sherry and Mark are feeding us to much. Yesterday we had a ham dinner and boy was that ham good. Its what I would call an old fashion ham. Sherry cooked it in a crock pot,did I mention it was good. Today she will have a turkey dinner. I think she is over doing it. Nancy and I will gain 5 or 6 pounds this week-end. Then besides all that they have candy and different kinds of fresh baked breads.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Christmas Travel

We are going up to our daughters(Sherry)this morning and will be there for 3 days. Our grandson(Jeremy)also lives in Valdosta,Georgia. So we will see the faces of our great grandchildren when they open up their presents. Its always fun to see the excitement on the faces of little ones when they are unwraping the presents.

Saturday, December 23, 2006


As you can see we made it up to Georgia.
It was a nice short trip. It took us 3 1/2 hours.

Here Sherry is letting our grandchildren
open their presents early because
they have to get on the road they are going
up to Tennessee for Christmas.
Hannah and Andy enjoyed getting their presents.

Friday, December 22, 2006

The washing and drying of the clothes were finished yesterday evening.
While Nancy does this I usually walk around and go over to Freds store to look around. I had my eye on a small grinder that looks like a Dremel knock off that is cheaper in price. So I bought it. I had a good grinder of this type but when I searched high and low for it,it could not be found. Maybe since I bought the new one the other one will show up. Nancy is good to me when I buy things. Bless her little heart.

Blue skies,sunny day and orange trees. Ahhhh,must be Florida. If you like those kind of days. Some people like the snow and that is good for them. What ever you have enjoy it. The life of a fulltime RVer is not much different than people living in stick or brick houses.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

The usual morning. Waking up,a cup of coffee,watching Good Morning America then another cup of coffe with a couple of sausage biscuits,wait a minute did I say sausage biscuits. I haven't had sausage biscuits in about 7 months. I've been looking at them for a long time in the stores freezer section so yesterday I bought them. They really tasted good this morning. I hope it doesn't hurt me to much. After the breakfast we went for our morning walk. Now we have to get ready to go to the laundromat. Even though this is hard to do.
I remember growing up in the West Virginia coal fields and "wash day" back then. A fire was built and the big round metal tub full of water on it to heat the water for washing the clothes. After that there would be lines of clothes hanging out to dry. Now that was hard work.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006


Not exactly work but close to it. I got up and washed the car this morning. For some reason you can wash your car on Tuesday and Saturdays. Something to do with the county and water restrictions. So while I had the bucket and brush out I did part of the motorhome also.
When I finished with that,Nancy had my bagels for me.
It is now time for our walk around the park.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Christmas Musical

10:00am We went to the church last night. They had their Christmas Musical and it was a little different and real good. First the little children did their songs and you know they are always great to watch. Then came the 50's part of it. What a surprise when they started playing "Rock around the Christmas tree. Out came some old folks,the guys were in leather jackets and wearing sunglasses,of course the collars were turned up. The ladies had on the poodle skirts and they all were rockin. A night which everyone enjoyed.

Tomato Plants

Remember the 2 tomato plants I set out a few weeks ago?
They are really growing and the blooms are coming on them.
Each day I water and I look for some green tomatoes.
Each day all I see is more yellow blooms.

What a surprise today I discover 2 little green tomatoes,so maybe I will get to eat some home grown tomatoes.

Monday, December 18, 2006

When Nancy and I got through with our short walk we sat out under the awning drniking a bottle of water,we had a visitor.
This little yellow bird came in on the patio and hopped all around just didn't pay any attention to us. We watched it for quite a while.

Church Day

Today is get up a little earlier day. Time to get ready and go to church. We have been doing this a long time. Even when we are on the road we find a church to go to on Sunday.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

I didn't post yesterday because not much happened. Nancy and I did get a hair cut though.
Then as usual going to the outdoor produce market and then on to WalMart.
Of course today as every Saturday is watching college basketball game day so,that will tie up most of the day.
After a misty day yesterday the sun is trying to come out today.

Friday, December 15, 2006


10:15 am

We went out to the J,B. Starkey park last evening to walk and they had it blocked off. They are laying new water lines through the park. We walked in the park this past spring,it is a good place to walk. Anyway the sign said it would be opened back up in March.
This morning starts out the same as each morning. While drinking the first cup of coffee we watch Good Morning America. Then get up check email. Which has the usual stuff. The family and friends forwarded messages,a bunch of junk mail that goes through the mail washer only to turn up again the next morning. We then have a short breakfast,another cup of coffee,get ready to go do some walking. Although it is a little rainy right now.
So we shall see what this day brings.

Walking is over for awhile and it didn't rain,which was good.
Walking past the "mall"(this is where everyone sits out the stuff they don't want)I saw a discarded refrigerator. So I took the circuit board off of it since it was the same model number as ours. I hope it is good. I've got to find out how to check and see if it is good.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Well I had to climb upon the roof of the motorhome this morning. It was time to do a little cleaning and scrubbing of the rubber top. This is suppose to keep the black streaks from being so bad on the sides. I may have to get a stiffer brush,because it is still somewhat black on top. All this is from back in September when we were parked under the trees at the Barren River campground. Maybe if I clean it a couple of more times before we leave here I will be able to tell a big difference in the looks.

It is a cloudy day today. As we took our walk we had a nice breeze. Then before we finished, it started to sprinkle rain .We thought we were going to get caught in a rain but,it quit. A nice time to walk.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Watching tv and seeing the ads for the movie"We are Marshall" brings back memories. Having grown up in West Virginia and being 90 miles southeast of Huntington. This tragedy of the airplane crash that took away the football team and coaches,news people and booster members was something that affected all of the state. Although our school does have players from time to time playing for Marshall we didn't have any local kids at that time playing,never the less it was still not a good time. This should be a sad but good movie.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Shuttle Liftoff

Nancy and I went outside last night and saw the shuttle zoom into space. When we went out, there was more people out to watch. One guy was standing out side and watching his tv. When they blasted off he said"here it comes". We watched not knowing what to exactly look for but,when it came out above the horizon there was no mistaking. With the long tail flame it lit up the sky. Then we could tell when they dropped the fuel tanks and off it went. It was a spectacular view.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

"Tweety"our dash mascot is getting into the

Christmas spirit.


We had a cold(for us)last night. The temp was 41* this morning, The time now is 10:52am and the temp is up to 65*. So it looks like it may be a pretty nice day.
The shuttle launch is scheduled for 8:47pm tonight,but looks doubtful again. We'll just have to wait and see.
Boy,the AdSense thing is confusing. I thought they are suppose to put on ads pertaining to what your website is about.
What do I get dry cleaning stuff. Hard to figure out.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Well they scrubbed the launch. Maybe today its partly sunny,45* and very windy.

Friday, December 08, 2006

We got out a little today. Stopped in at the thrift store where Nancy got her some books to read.

We then went to the Verizon Store in the mall and paid the phone bill. Then we did some walking around in the mall.


They have not given up hope of launching the space shuttle yet. But it may be too cloudy today.
It is suppose to rain later on in the day and tomorrow its going to be windy. So its a wait and see situation as of now. I'm hoping when they do. it will be clear skies so I can see from here just north of Tampa.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Old Friends

We are going up to Clermont to visit some old friends of ours today. Vern & Jerry Kjelgaard are couple that we met our first winter in florida when we stayed at Navarre. We just fell in love with this dear people. With things happening the way they did this spring we didn't geet a chance to see them. So off we go today.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Our visit with Vern and Jerry. We had a nice time today with our visit and it was good seeing these two dear old friends again. Vern and Jerry are some of those special people that you meet and instantly fall in love with.

Of course we had to stop and eat on the way back. Since we've not eaten at a Waffle House in a few years we thought it was time to get a fix.

Nothing like the scattered smothered and covered hash brown, Yummy

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Well one of those doctor days. I had to go to the cardiologist for a 6 months check-up. He said I was doing good and didn't think I had but little damage from the heart attack and the cardiac arrest back in April. I did gain 6 pounds and he said I was supposed to be losing not gaining weight. So I thought that was a good report from him.


In and around the park

The Sandhill Cranes were nice enough to let me get up close today. The shortest one is about 7 months old.

I just love the way the moss hangs in the trees here in the south. Of course when to much moss gets on the trees it kills out the tree,which is not good.


I used to like walking by this spot. There was a large orange groove here. Now there is going to be a new Home Depot in its place.

Monday, December 04, 2006

So many different types of berries.

So many types and colors of flowers when you take a walk. The things that you seem to notice if you just take the time to slow down and enjoy them.

Duck or Hen?

These,whatever are always walking through the park. I call them a ugly duck. My wife says they're not a duck they're some kind of hen.
I guess we'll have to ask someone that knows.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Just another sunset over Orchid Lake here in the park.
10:30 am----Well its all most time to walk. While most of the people on the east cost is having a bad time with the storm we are wearing our shorts when we go for a walk. It is 76* right now.
I've got to hurry. After all it is Saturday and you know that means college ball games today.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

This pond has been cleaned out and made deeper. I keep waiting to see an alligator in it but,there hasn't be any yet. If there is any size of water in Florida there is usually an alligator in it.
Here it is December already. Where does the time go?
As we get older time seems to fly by. I can remember when I was young and waiting to get my drivers license I didn't think I would ever get to be 16 years old. Then the next long stretch was trying to get to be 21. Well those times have come and long gone. These days time is going fast. So you just have to make every minute count. Nancy and I enjoy our time,whether we are on the road or whether we are sitting still in a campground or boondocking. As far as having something to do,we always try to keep doing. We have found out that this is better than sitting inside and doing nothing.
Speaking of getting out we have to go to the laundromat once again today. So that will take up some time.

Thursday, November 30, 2006


It was a nice day,but kind of hot so we went down to Key Vista Park to walk under the trees.

You can walk to around 1/2 mile and come out to the Gulf.

there is a bench for sitting on and just looking at the water or you can take this walkway down to the water. There is always a nice breeze here.

This is looking north on the beach.

There are no waves here the water is calm. If you are looking for waves and a large beach you will have to drive down to Clearwater.

Good Start

Nancy gave me a good start today. She fixed me a great breakfast.

This is what it looked like when I mixed it up.

I had eggs,bacon,peppers,tomatoesand onions all mixed. That with coffee and blackberry jam on toast,Yummy. I have always liked this breakfast. I can't eat this very often though. Probably shouldn't eat it at all.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Oh I just had to stop to buy some vegetables from the roadside market. The items here are always farm fresh. You just cannot get the same tasting fruits and vegetables in a store.


We are going over to Zephyrhills.Fl. today to see our friends Lena and Earl Fries.
They are in a different park this year and they wanted us to come ovr for a visit and see the park. This area has a lot of rv parks to choose from. They seem to like this one better than the one that they stayed in for a couple of years.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Thanksgiving has come and gone but the turkey remains to be eaten. Nancy fixed a great dinner this year. We had planned on going out and then she said she would do the dinner. She said she knew how I liked to lay around and eat and watch the ball games. She's really good to me. I don't mind the leftovers,they are good.
I got to watch some college basketball and I really like that.
It is starting to warm up a bit this week,feels more like Florida.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

The fruit trees are bearing lots of their fruits.

Here a grapefruit tree is loaded down.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Not much happening again today. The weather is cool(12:00 pm 58*) . So we are slow getting outside. When we lived in West Virginia the cold weather didn't bother us as much as it does now. I guess the last 6 years being spent in Florida has got our skin thin and spoiled us.
We will get out though. We want to keep up with our walking and there is a few things we need to do.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Flea Market

We went up to the USA Flea Market today. We bought a few things,but just mostly walked around and looked at "stuff".

Also the Hudson Sea Fest is going on beside the flea market. Looks to be just the carnival type of things in there. We didn't go into it.

Cool Down!

We had a small rain storm last night,but nothing like we thought it would be. The weather report for our area said we could expect some strong winds and heavy rain. That didn't happen and we are glad it didn't. The temperature has fallen to 68* here at 9:30am this morning.
The high is only going to 73* today. Still a nice day.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

As we walked I could see that it rained more than I thought it had. I guess I must have slept though some of it.

Of course when you walk you have to check out the mall. This is the place that is for those things you don't want anymore or can't use. They dispose of different items that are still working and someone else can use. Everyone checks the place out. You take and you bring.

The sandhill cranes were enjoying the breeze today. All they had to do was get in the air and spread their wings and just glide around.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Planting Time

After breakfast and walking I went over to Lowes and bought some potting soil. I had bought 2 tomato plants a couple of days ago and I needed to get them in something large enough so they would grow faster. I also got a few flowers and will find some planters and transfer them later. I love to plant and watch things grow.

Beautiful Morning

It is a lovely day here today. We had oatmeal for breakfast this morning. Nancy says I need to eat more oatmeal so I ate some this morning.
Then it was time to walk. The sky and the reflection was a nice scene as we walked around it. We ended up with 3 1/2 miles so far today.
We will walk more later. Today is wash day so off to the laundromat we go.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Doing laundry

The Cleaners and Laundromat

After we finished with the clothes we went to WalMart to grocery shop. We bought enough of what will will have each day for a week. We will probably have to get a few little things to go with the main dish. Hopefully this will cut down on running to the store so many times.


After our usual morning of watching Good Morning America with our first cup of coffe it was time to get out of bed (this has been the way we start each day for years).
I had a bagel and blackberry jam with another cup of coffee. Nancy had toast and her red plum jam with her second cup of coffee.
Now we are getting ready to go to church.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

We got to the church and saw around 15 motorcycles parked on the church lawn with the riders standing around their bikes. We proceeded in and set down. A short time later the bikers came in and sit down. The preacher got started welcomed everyone there. He said he wanted to introduce some speacial visitors. He introduced the "Heaven's Saint's(the bikers) they are a christain group of bikers from the area. After a good sermon we stopped to eat lunch and then came home. Now we are setting around resting up.

Evening Walk

5:30 PM

We had our evening walk around the park,nothing going on just the usual stuff.
We did see this blackbird drying its wings.
Maybe tomorrow will bring something different.
Not much to write about today. We did our walking this morning,some people were going to the pool at 10:30 which is nice the temps are up in the 80's.
I hurried to the store and back with ground beef and buns. Later I will fire up the grill and enjoy burgers while I will watch football all day and half the night.

Friday, November 10, 2006


The remodeled shower base is finished. It was quite a bit of work cutting and ripping off the carpet. I bought a new(new to me)type of floor tile to put around the bottom. It is rubber and it bents easy around the 45 degree angle. I used plastic trim for the bottom and top. I used liquid nails applied to the back of the tiles to hold them in place.


This day is full of sunshine. After we finished our biscuits and jam we were off walking.
With the day so nice alot of people were out and about. As we walked along we wouldn't get very far along before we stopped to talk say our hello's and welcome back to all of them.
We did manage to get through with the walking that was 3 miles.
When we got back I worked on the shower base that was looking bad from a leak that I had repair earlier. It had carpet on it that had to go. With the reinforcing of the base and repairing I now have to find something to go around it. Always something to do,to keep it all working smoothly.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Orchid Lake

After driving in some rain we made it to our winter park. Upon entering the park we saw the new fountain that they have in the middle of the lake. They have lights on it in the night time,so it looks nice.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006


It was good visiting with our daughter, grandson and great grandson.
Andy had a ball as he always does in the motorhome. We enjoyed playing with him and little sister Hannah.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Catching Up

Well I've got a little catching up to do. So here goes.
We left out of Pigeon Forge and stopped to see my brother in Warner Robins Ga. for 3 days. Nothing exciting there but,we had a nice visit as we always do. I think myself and Nancy always gain around 5 pounds when we stop there for a visit. Nick and Joann alway feeds us to much. We left their house Saturday and stayed in Valdosta,Ga. for 2 nights visiting with our daughter Sherry and our grandson Jeremy. We left out today and are now parked in a WalMart lot for the night in Bushnell,Florida.
We will be in New Port Richey tomorrow evening where we will be spending the winter.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Exciting Night

It was a different night at the FlyingJ last night. Everything was ok until 5:00 am this mornng. All was quite ad then the lady on the loud speaker started repeating "we have an emergency everyone out of the building". In about 5 minutes the red lights were flashing from 5 fire trucks and an ambulance. I didn't see a fire or smoke so I guess it must have been a grease fire in the kitchen. I was glad of that. We didn't want a fire with all those gas pumps and propane there.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Going South

Well we are finally heading south again. We left the Pigeon Forge area 12:00 today.
After a stop in Seymour,Tn. to buy gas at a price of $1.97 a gallon and a bit of lunch we moved on. We got as far as Resaca,Ga. and are now overnighting at a FlyingJ. It was a beautiful day,still a lot of colors in the trees.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Back Yard

This is the dam at Douglas Lake. It is a very nice back yard for a week. The lake level is low at this time.

Monday, October 23, 2006


After spending the night at the Norton,Va. Walmart which is on top of a mountain. We woke up to 30 degrees outside this morning. We are now at the TVA Campground on Douglas Lake just a few miles from Sevierville,Tennessee.
We will be here until the urge to move on hits us.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Fall Colors

It is something special to drive and see the mountains this time of year. Here are some trees in West Virginia with the breath taking colors. The bad news is you may be in areas where your phone service is not. If you depend on using your phone to get on the internet then it is real bad news. This was the case for us for a week but now things are good again.

Monday, October 16, 2006


We took a tour of the Woodford Reserve Distillery where they produce the L&G Bourbon Whiskey. Very interesting tour. It is located in Versailles,Kentucky.

Corn Mash

This is one of the 3 vats where the corn mash is working. The large vats are made of cypress wood. They never completly empty them. They leave part of it in so they can mix some of the old with the new. This way the bourbon all taste the same.

The Barrels

The barrels are made on the property. They are made of oak and are flame charded inside. The barrels are used only once then the are sold. They said if it is used more then one time the bourbon starts to take on the taste of the wood.


Here are the barrels in storage for the aging process. These are in a enviroment controled building to keep the wood from drying out. They produce about 115 barrels a week. They are a small distllery.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

On the road again

After being by the Barren river at the Tailwaters campground we are on the road again. It was a good 3 weeks there with a lot of rest and relaxing. The bad part I couldn't get online since the Verizon Network is dead there. We are going to be here at the Kentucky Horse Park for 3 days visiting with our daughter Vicki and family which live in Lexington.