Saturday, March 31, 2007
So with that in mind off to the beach we went. We went down to Tarpon Springs to the Fred Howard Park. First we walked 3 miles under the shade trees then drove over the causway to beachside. Needless to say there were a lot of people with the same idea. As crowded as it was we still found a place to put our beach loungers down. The spring breakers were there as well as us old timers. The small children were chasing the sea gulls.
The gulf water was pleasent and there were quite a few people in the water swimming. The gulf water has a temp of 72 degrees now. When you first go in the water is cool but,as your body get use to it,it seems to warm up. Of course as for the children the water is never to cool to go in. It was a very nice day and we did get some sun on us to help our tan.
Friday, March 30, 2007
Thursday, March 29, 2007
But first we have to do the laundry again. I will just have to take my time to find out what is wrong however long it takes.
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Today as usuall we have no set plans so I don't know what we will be doing beside our daily walking.
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Coming back yesterday I was off the interstate again and what a pleasure it is to get away from the traffic with everyone in a hurry. You always have the ones were they think they need to be in front of everyone else. They will zig zag in and around everybody.
We took RT. 41 south through the nice country and little towns that were once a progressing community. They are still nice and charming to go through and see what once was. With their nice large houses with the porches and swings and nice yards.
Their churches that were build in the 1800's and early 1900's. They just hold a certain charm. These church's had people that always attended them and was the town meeting place for a get together. The only way you can see them now is to get off the interstate and get on the road that at one time was the only roads going through the towns. This was before people were in such a hurry. The house and the church are in Jasper,Florida.
Still a little farther south we came to the town of White Springs,Florida whose fame is The Stephen Foster State Park and Memorial. Here is the old Adams General Store built in 1885. This was long before you had the big box stores of nowadays. This store you could go into and buy what you needed for a month. For a month? Yes that is what I said. This is the way people did it back then. They didn't go to the store everyday or twice a day like we do now. They had to much to do working their farms and tending to live stock. Buying their 100 pounds of beans and flour or their 25 pound buckets of lard. Life was simple back then but very hard and the people still had time for more things then we do now. Go figue that out.
The Adams Family must have did pretty good with their general store because this is the old house that they lived in. A very large 2 story house with porches upstairs and down stairs in front and back. This house with the big yard really had to cost a lot back then. The house is now a Bed and Breakfast.
White Springs also had The Thetford Hotel in the 1800's so they must have had some travelers going through town. This was before motels and before motor lodges. These buildings are always built with the finest of materials. The roof over the front outside sitting area is long gone but it still looks nice. The hotel like the Adams house is a Bed and Breakfast. People traveling the interstate just have no idea of what they are missing. You just have to take the time and enjoy some of lifes little pleasures. There's more to life than the microwave and the computer.
Sunday, March 25, 2007
We will be heading back home tomorrow. I think I may just take the good old back roads again since I enjoy it so much.
Saturday, March 24, 2007
We did finally make it to Sherry's and enjoyed the visit with her and the family.
We will be staying until Monday and then go back home.
Friday, March 23, 2007
Thursday, March 22, 2007
As we got on the boardwalk we saw this alligator in the edge of the water. Here Nancy is watching the alligator. Or is the alligator watching Nancy? Here is is on a section of the boardwalk. The walkway had a place every once in awhile that led off of the main walkway to a place you could fish or have a pinic. It had a table and trash container and was very private so no one would bother you. This was another nice trail.
This redhead woodpecker was very busy looking for insects. We were close enough that we could see how fast and hard its head was drilling the hole. These trails in the woods are just great for seeing different animals and flowers.
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
The haircut is the only thing on the list to do today. Of course we don't schedule our walking that is a natural thing for us every day. From there we just wing it until one of us comes up and says I think we------------then we will go for it. Oh what a hard life we live. Maybe all those years I worked were worth it.
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
After I got back we went out so Nancy could get her hair cut,from there we went up to the mall to do some walking and then to WalMart to pick up our medicine.
Another one of those days that goes by so fast.
Monday, March 19, 2007
Today is another wash day. We will go out to the laundromat and do the clothes.
Doesn't sound to exciting does it. Sometimes the fulltime lifestyle is just like living in a house on a foundation. You can't get out and have fun all the time can you? I think some people get the wrong idea of this lifestyle,they seem to think you are like you're on a vacation all the time. Not so,when you are on a vacation you can wait until you're home to do the washing. We are in different places but,we are still home so therefore we have things that have to be done. You do house cleaning,inside and outside. If you don't do these things then it will pile up on you and it will take forever to do them.
After 7 years of being a fulltimer it would be hard to settle down in a regular house. Something just gets in the blood and you yearn to be on the road. If you are feeling blue at least you can pick the place you want to be to feel blue. I must say though most of the time we feel pretty good.
There are no ballgames so after the wast I have no idea what we will get into.
Sunday, March 18, 2007
The weather here is warming up and shold be in the 80's for the week.
Nothing but the ballgames again today.
Saturday, March 17, 2007
The warmer weather is on the way. Tuesday the 20th is the first day of spring and that is exciting. Also that is the day a new Harbor Freight Store is opening up in New Port Richey.
I like to go to these stores because I find tools and things at a good price. I bought our first sattelite antenna there. It was the old c band with a 6 foot dish. This served us 16 years and going strong when we sold our house and went fulltime in a motorhome.
So chances are I will not come out of the store empty handed when I go there.
Today will be another basketball game day. I won't get a break once it starts so no walking today.
Friday, March 16, 2007
You have to expect some days like this. They can't always be nice sunshine days.
One thing about being in the motorhome when it rains is something like being in a barn with a metal roof on it. The pitter patter of the rain on top of the motorhome has a soothing sound that makes you sleepy. That is ok as long as we don't have strong winds then the rocking of the motorhome starts. Of course that doesn't happen very often.
People asked us if we feel cooped up when we have to stay in the motorhome. I have to say it doesn't feel crowded for me. Nancy will usually be in the front watching her programs and I will be in the bedroom in back watching the television.
Thursday, March 15, 2007
More and more flower blooms are blooming in the parks. This is why we like to go back to the same parks because there is something that we miss that we hadn't seen before.
For instance as we were driving into the J B Starkey Park I noticed the sign about an old homestead. I parked the car and we took the short walk out to the old homestead. Not a lot remains there. We saw where the old brick lined well was,the old logs from the 10 foot by 20 foot cabin was. The fenced in place where they kept the live stock and the family cementary.
This place was the old farm of the McNeil family. We noticed that they had the cabin under the trees where it was shady and a cool breeze was blowing, so they did keep quite cool in the summertime.
Today will not be much walking. It is NCAA Tournament time. College basketballs big dance where 65 teams play to see Who is best. Whoa all the excitement.
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
The beach was great with the sun and a nice cool breeze blowing. It was a good day to work on getting a little tan. We haven't been out to get sun that much. Of course we walk but that doesn't help to much on the body tan.
Just lying there listening to the waves come up and lapping at the shore line made for a nice sound. Some how that sound is so soothing and peaceful.
Then with the sound of the water you have the sea gulls and their chatter that you get so sleepy. About the time you think you are going to fall asleep here come the small kids running and playing then, you are afraid that you will get the sand thrown on you. But they didn't. You know kids will be kids so you can't blame them for being so alive. Beside it is fun to watch them play in the sand and water. The water is never to cold for children. After a while of being on the beach lounger we took a walk up and down the beach. We were in the water knee deep,it was cool when we first got in then after we got used to it,it felt good.
Just another day in the life of a fulltime rv'er.
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Although sometimes they seem to look alike there is still something different about it. We saw a large turtle in the creek but no other animals. Maybe the weather was just a little too warm for them to be out and about. We walked close to 3 miles on the trails before we left this Park.
After leaving the Preserve at Brooker Creek we went down to Chestnut Park where we always enjoy our walk. We spotted this 6 foot gator out sunning itself.
He was out at the sign that says "danger do not feed or molest". I did not feed the alligator and I don't know how you would molest one. Nancy says very carefully. Anyway it looks like the alligator can read,so he was at this sign to make sure people would see it and not bother him. After we got through walking on the trail we had a picnic dinner that I had bought earlier from KFC. It was a nice full day by the time we got through with 7+ miles for the day.
Monday, March 12, 2007
Its going to be another beautiful day,with the temps again near 80 degrees.
Sunday, March 11, 2007
We're not doing to much of anything. Nancy has a corn on her toe so she doesn't feel to good.
I'm still into my basketball games on the television and will be for the next couple of weeks.
When we are sitting still like this it doesn't feel very much like fulltime rving. I can't complain much though. The time will pass and I will be going down the road with a smile on my face.
At least this way the fuel cost is down for me.
Saturday, March 10, 2007
I have been eating fresh home grown tomatoes off of my 2 tomatoes plants that I put out in buckets. They've been getting ripe for about a week. I don't know what happened but, it looks like after I pick off the ones that are on the plants there will be no more. For some reason no more blooms are coming on the plants.
Friday, March 09, 2007
Saw one nice diesel motorhome parking there for the night and another one just up the street at the place a new restaurant going in. I've overnighted in a lot of places but,not at any construction sites. I will have to try that out one of these days. When we start our travels this summer we will have to look for some of the free places to stay the night.
We have proven that we can survive for a week without hook-ups so why not take advantage it. We have water and sewage tanks onboard with the generator for electric we really have no need of full hook-ups. With the price of fuel going up we will have to look for other ways to cut costs. The family is nice that they offer us a place to stay in their drive ways and we always enjoy the time visiting with them.
Thursday, March 08, 2007
Another day of watching basketball games. I guess you could call me a basketball nut. I love to watch the college games.
After all the sectional tournaments then its time for the "big dance". I don't think Florida will repeat as champs this year. There is really no strong team this year.
Oh man,2 more months to go until I'm on the road. Nancy keeps telling me it will pass fast.
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
It looks like a good day for the roofing job. The sun is shining nice and bright and the temp 63 degrees at 10:09am. Once again nothing planned just another let it happen day.
Monday, March 05, 2007
We meet Lena and Earl at the flea market and walked around with them as Lena bought several things. As for ourselves we didn't buy anything. We later went to the Big Lots store and bought a few things. I received a 20% off coupon in my email so that was a deal we couldn't pass up. The only thing neither one of us could find much of anything to buy.
The sun is now shining nice and bright.
Today we will go out and do the washing again.
Sunday, March 04, 2007
We are going to meet with Earl and Lena today. They are coming over and we will meet them up at the USA Flea Market to walk around and look at all the stuff again. Nancy said she needs something.
Saturday, March 03, 2007
Well,I guess today is another dull day. We have nothing planned. Just sitting around and waiting for my basketball games to come on tv. We didn't do anything special yesterday. We got 6 miles of walking in. This is important for us to get our walking in. We have made it part of our day. If we don't do it we are just being lazy.
I have got some burger meat that I will grill out today if it doesn't rain on me. Theres nothing like the taste of a burger prepared on the grill.
Friday, March 02, 2007
I went to the doctor yesterday and he check me out. He says I should have an EKG in June. I told him we were leaving the 7th of May,so he says he would do it now. When the tape started rolling out he had a smile on his face. I asked him how it looked he said good,better than the last one. Then he says someone did a good job on fixing me up. I told him he did a great job. He didn't even give me an appointment he says see him when I get back in town.
After seeing the doctor we went to a new Super Target to check it out and get some walking in at the same time. This is a huge store with groceries and a little bit of everything. Nancy and I enjoyed looking at the different types of food items that we had not seen in other stores.
After that we drove down the road a little ways,stopped in at the Village Inn Restaurant to eat a bite. Or should I say more the a bite. We always enjoy a breakfast meal no matter what time of day and that is what we had. 2 eggs, bacon for Nancy,sausage links for me, hash brown,3 pancakes and good tasting coffee. One again we pigged out.
The rain is going to come in today but the weather man says nothing to worry about.
Thursday, March 01, 2007
Today I have an appointment with my cardioligist. Nothing else is planned for the day.