Monday, December 31, 2007

End of Year

Well here we are at the end of another year. Once again we say wat happened to that year,it passed so fast. I hope the coming New Year brings the happiness that you are seeking. Today Nancy and I celebrate our 51st wedding anniversary. Its hard to believe that many years have gone by. I don't know what we will be doing today as we hardly ever make plans we just let things happen. Right now Nancy is preparing biscuits and fried apples for breakfast. Now that is a pretty good way to start the day.

We went out for a little ride and came across this Indian mound.
Then we saw this boat. I've never seen one like this before. It looks like a flying saucer on top of it. It was a beautiful day.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Dinner Out

We went to church today and then after church we went with two other couples to a Chili's restaurant to have dinner. It has been a long time that we have been in a Chili's because we didn't like it the last time we ate. But I will have to say that today it was delicious and plenty of food. We then came home changed clothes and went to the store to buy stuff to make cabbage rolls tomorrow. We make them every New Year's Eve. We've been doing this for a long time. We'll just sit around the rest of the night,it is late in the evening anyway.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Game Day

Yesterday was wash day again. Did Nancy have a load, because with the Chrismas time going up to Mark and Sherry's we were over due. But we got it finish for a little while. Of course wash day means it was also pizza day. No cheap pizza today thanks to Mark and Sherry giving us a gift card from Pizza Hut. We got a thick crust pan pizza. Boy and did it taste good and chewy,yummy. It is saturday so that means its baskestball game time for me. I sure like college basketball because the young men play the game because they like it. It is so much better than the pro ballgames were the guys are paid(over paid) and think of it as a job. Or if you like football this is going to be the week for you with all the bowl games.

Here is a motorhome that you may have not seen. It is a German Ormocar. I don't know where the car name came from but this is one huge vechile. It has 4 wheel drive and is fully contained.
The Ormocar is in the Orchid Lake Park here in New Port Richey,Florida. The nice couple from Germany will be going to Death Valley so be on the look out for them. I'm sorry that I didn't get their name,they were having dinner and I didn't want to bother them too much. So I just snapped this picture and had a few words with them.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Walk for your Health

After we came back from my cardiogist,who said that my blood work and the results from the stress test were good. We went down to John Chestnut Park to catch up on our walking. We walked big time yesterday,more than we have walked in a long time. We did a little over 7 miles and could feel it this morning.

Of course it is easy to walk here beside Tarpon Lake. Here is part of one of the trails down here. This part is graveled and it also has the boardwalks over the swampy sections. We saw a bunch of squirrels, some birds an even deer. One of the deer was a nice buck with a good looking rack on his head.

On the other trail we took was the boardwalk around the side of the lake. On a day which was 80* we had a nice breeze off of the lake waters.
Along the boadwalk there are section off of it where you can enjoy a picnic or just relax and enjoy the scenery and watch the boaters go by. Another very nice day.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Good Times

We did have a real good time visiting with all up in Valdosta,Georgia. We also had a good and safe trip back home. The I-75 was much more crowded than going up so half way down I got off and came down route 41. This is a good route for taking your time and seeing things you wouldn't see from the interstate road. I like going through the old towns with their old courthouses and stores. Theres just something about these towns that a mall full of shops doesn't have. Also you get to see the mom and pop motels and not the chain motels. Although more and more of them are closing up because people just do not want to take their time and enjoy the scenery along the way. Nowadays its seeing how fast you can get there,then it takes 2 days to rest up not a good way to travel. Slow down people and enjoy the journey.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Back to Florida

We will be making the journey back home to Florida today. We've had a great time here visiting with Mark,Sherry and Jeremy. Christmas time was nice with them. Watching Sherry opening her presents that Mark got was exciting for her. With plenty of goodies to eat,we had ham salad sandwiches,chips,candy,cookies and punch Christmas eve. Then Christmas day for dinner we had ham,mashed potatoes,corn,green beans,hot rolls and soft drinks.
I'm glad we don't have to go to the store today,I know it will be crowded with people returning a bunch of stuff. Presents are nice but you can't go wrong giving cash or a gift card,then the person you give these to can get exactly what they want.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Christmas Day

Yes the Christmas Tree with all the presents. This is nice but we all know the true meaning of Christmas. Its also a time when we gather with family and friends. Its also a sad time remembering the past Christmases and some of those friends and family are no longer with us. But the good thing is we will always have those memories. So remember the things you do will be memories to last someone a life time so make good ones for them to remember.

I say again. Merry Christmas

Monday, December 24, 2007


Today we will be off to Georgia to visit with our daughter and grandson for the Christmas Holiday. We were just going to hang around and be here but,she called and wanted us up there so off we go. It will be a nice drive,it is a little longer than I usually like to drive. We will be in the car so hopefully it will not be to bad. Now if we were traveling in the motorhome it probably would be a two day trip. We do like to take our time when we travel in the motorhome.
Thats what fulltiming suppose to be slow and easy so you can enjoy the trip.
I imagine I-75 will be bumper to bumper with traffic. Everyone wanting to get to the families and enjoy Christmas. Sorry to say there will be some that won't make it.
Everyone have A Merry Christmas.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Christmas Rush

We went to church again this morning. We came home for a quick bite again because we had to go to the mall. This morning as Nancy was fixing the toast the nose piece on her new glasses fell off so back to the eye glass place we went. It didn't take long to get it fixed the guy told her he put better one on the glasses. The mall was crowded as could be expected for this time of the year. It was wall to wall with people that were in a hurry. From there I went to some stores checking on the prices of ram memory for my laptop computer. It came with 512MB and I want to go up to 1G at least.
Needless to say I didn't find any at my price. I'm not in a rush so I found out a long time ago if you wait sooner or later you won't have to pay the higher price for things.
We will sit around the rest of the day resting up for our trip to Sherry's tomorrow.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

I'm a Millionaire

Well not yet,but as soon as I send off for that $39.95 cd that the fellow on tv is selling I will be. He tells me if I follow what he says on the cd I won't have any money worries. I'm just wondering why he doesn't do that insted of selling the cd? If he is so confidant that I will make that money,you think he would wait and let me send him the payment for the cd's after I make the money? Of course not. People will by this stuff thinking they are going to make money so easy. I will say though there probably are some that do but not your average person.
It is cool here this morning but the temp is suppose to get up to 73 today. If the sun shines that will be nice. I will be watching my basketball games today.
Hope everyone has a nice day.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Busy Day

This has been one busy day. We got up earlier this morning because we had to go in for blood work. After being there we just had breakfast out because we had to be back at the same place by 12:00 for an MRI on Nancy's hip and an MRI on my knee(yes we are falling apart). After sitting there for a couple of hours they tell us something happened to the machine and they would have to reboot it. We got out of there around 4:30 came back home to eat a bite,we had a message on the phone that said our glasses were ready to be picked up. So after a quick snack off the the mall to get the glasses. From there off to WalMart to get some Christmas gifts. We got back home a little after 7. Am I glad to be finally setting still.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Little Caesars Pizza

With yesterday being the day we did the laundry at the laundromat means one thing.
Yep,you guessed it. It was pizza time. Nancy loves pizza so on the day she does a little extra work we stop by and pick up a pizza. Theres a new "Little Caesars Pizza" shop on the way so we got one. You can't beat the price of a "Hot and Ready" pepperoni pizza for $5.00. Of course this has the thin crust. So if you like the thicker crust and more toppings you will have to pay more.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

In the woods in town??

Today we go to the laundromat. This is an every week thing to do. Some times we stretch it to more days than a week. It would be easier if Nancy had a washer and dryer,but with the space we have its not very likely we will get one. Anyway the ones for the motorhomes are the compact units that are small and she would be washing and drying all the time. So we go to the laundromat where she uses 2-3 or 4 units and in a lot less time she is finished.

Some rv'ers don't like private parks because they feel like it is too cramped in. Here at the Orchid Lake Park I am on site 159 on the outer ring where the property line ends. So no one is up against the back of my motorhome. I can go out and look out there and it looks like I'm in the woods. Of course I do like it better when we are in the woods with the wild animals coming and going close to our site. The only ones that go by our site here are the small lizards and occasionaly the sandhill cranes,and a gopher turtle.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Early Start

We had a early start today. I had to get up and be at the doctors office by 10"00am for a stress test. Not your everyday type of stress test. This one was the nuclear test with the chemicals going through the arteries and heart. It lasted 2 1/2 hours. Of course I won't know anything until I see the doctor again. I got back home ate a late breakfast,took my medicines and off to WalMarts to pick up a few things. Then it was off to fill the 20 lb. propane tank that ran out this morning. Now I've gotta catch up on my email and rv forums. Of course some more basketball games tonight.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Christmas Musical

The music was very enjoyable last night. The singing with the live orchestra playing in the background. There was one small girl around 6-7 years old that had a fantastic voice.
We woke up this morning to a temperature of 37. Man now that is cold. We both had a doctors appointment this morning to check on a few things and get set up for some blood work,which we have every so often. Then we stopped into the store for a few things. Now it is time to sit around for awhile like two old people do from time to time.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

What a Night

It was nice yesterday but the night was something else. Of course the weather man was there to tell us what was coming. So before it got dark I rolled the awning in. In the middle of the night there came a real storm with the hard rain, lightning and the wind blowing.
We didn't know how bad it was until we saw the news on tv this morning. In the county we are in a short way from us a tornado had touched down and torn up some houses,turned over some cars and uprooted trees. We had 2 to 3 inches of rain.
Today was nice with the sun shining but the wind is still blowing.
After church we went out to have dinner with 2 other couples that we are friends with in the church. We will be going back tonight for the Christmas Musical.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Just Looking

We once again didn't do to much of anything yesterday. We did go out and look at some rocker/recliner chairs. We've got this green barrel chair that came in the motorhome that I have never liked. When I come across the one I like this thing goes in the junk. It might be ok for someone that goes camping on the weekends,but for fulltiming its a pain.
We took some clothes out to goodwill. Every now and then we have to check our closets to see what we haven't worn in awhile and get rid of it.
Then we went to a couple of Salvation Army Stores. Nancy bought her some books to read. I do believe she reads more than a librarian. I guess we've all got things that we like to do. That reminds me,I've got college basketball games to watch today. Bye,see ya later.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

New Glasses

We had our glasses made today. We were way over due on getting this and both of us know that we needed new glasses. Both of our perscriptins had changed quite a lot. Hopefully when we pick them up that everything will be alright and we can see good out of them. I know one time I had some made and the only way I could read out of them was to turn my head sideways. Needlessly to say I had to take them back. By the time we did this then we had dinner at a Chinese Buffet and came home it was after 5:00pm.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Repair Time

Yesterday was a nice relaxing day. It looks like today will be different. I've got to go to Home Depot or Lowes for some parts to repair the slide section on one of the drawers.
I don't know why the makers of the rv's put the cheapest junk in these units. Well I guess I do,its to hold down the cost(not mine but theirs).
After I find the part off its to Walmart again for a few things. Can anyone go a whole week without going to WalMart?

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Beach for Sun

We went down to Tarpon Springs,where the Fred Howard Park is located along the gulf.
We like to walk here under the shade of the trees and a breeze blowing off of the gulf waters. This makes it a pleasant walk.
Along the walk we saw this squirrel beside the path looking for something to eat and at the same time keeping an eye on us.

Going on the causway out to the island we saw a few people fishing. Couldn't tell if they were catching fish or not. I guess they were enjoying themselves anyway.

The parking spaces along the beach side were not crowded one bit. Unlike on the week-end,you can hardly find a spot to park.
Not to many people out enjoying the sunshine. A few young people. but mostly us older folks.
We only stayed a couple of hours because we have lost all of our tan so we didn't want to burn up.
Just another lazy relaxing day.

Monday, December 10, 2007


Today we had to wash the clothes at the laundromat. That always takes a little time and money. Oh well I guess we'll make it some how.
We did get the time to go out and watch the sunset over the "Gulf of Mexico" this evening. It is always a beautiful site watching the sun drop with the birds flying by. There are always people out taking picture. Today was another hot day.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Another beautiful day here today. This is the kind of weather Florida is suppose to be like.
Yes,the kind of weather that make the people from the north "snowbirds". Here on the east coast you can see all the elderly people here for the winter. Of course even the younger fulltime rv'ers also spend some winter months in Florida.

We went to church today and on the way back we stopped in at the "Breakfast Station" for dinner. Even though they are mainly a breakfast place they do serve other things.
We will not be doing to much today. This is our day off.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Nice Morning

Yes it is a nice morning here today. With the temp getting back up to the 80's. still got more inside work to do on the motorhome. Today we will steam clean the carpet. I hope it turns out ok,because we only have a small carpet cleaner and have never used it, It may take several times before we can tell any difference. I've already washed the car,so this is another busy day, Boy I hope we catch up soon on the cleaning.

Friday, December 07, 2007


Upon seeing the Doctor yesterday and talking to him he scheduled a stress test for the 18th. He wants to see if I have more blockage in the artery or if the stent he put in a year and a half ago is ok. So thats the scoop on that.
We are going to the Flea Market today to see if they have anything that we just can't do with out. I need to get some 12v light bulbs and no doubt we will end up getting other things.
We will do quite a bit of walking there and then go to other places to finish up.
The weather here is warming up nice. It will get up to 80* today.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Doctor Appointment

We did get our cleaning of the motorhome yesterday. The ceiling,walls and woodwork. We could tell it this morning as both of us woke up moaning and groaning. Boy,are we out of shape.
I guess we do pretty good though. Besides all that work we still managed o get in 5 miles of walking. The life of fulltime rv'ing is great,but sometimes you have to stop having fun and get to work on the house.
Today I have an appointment with the cardiologist. Hope all is good news from him.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007


I've spent a lot of time on the computer this morning. I always go into my favorites My Website folder for to check to see how many pennies I've earn from people clicking on the google adds. For some reason the folder was gone? I didn't delete it and I have no idea how it disapeared. So I went into the search and luckily it was in there. I had to may a new folder and bring up each website to put back into it. These computers sometimes have a mind of their own.
Anyway,it looks like today will be a day to clean inside of the motorhome. The ceiling and walls,then somethings outside. We are going to try and steam clean the carpet this week-end.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Getting in stride

We are getting back to walking. We got behind with the way our summer was.

We walked today in the J. B. Starkey Park. Here is the bike and walking path. This path is 6 miles long. I don't have to tell you we haven't walk the complete length yet. We also went to the Dollar Tree and WalMart for a few things. Hopefully we will get back in shape shortly.
It was cool and a good day to walk.

Monday, December 03, 2007


We're about to catch up with our walking. We walked over to the new Home Depot and Kohls. Walked around inside to look at everything then back home. After eating some fruit for lunch we went down to the .99 store to see what they had. We bought some canned vegetables. Then it was a stop into the Winn-Dixie store. I stopped and picked up a "hot and ready" pizza from Little Caesars. Nancy does like to get her pizza fix.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

We got to the park yesterday and set up all we could. The jacks still wouldn't go down so we were off "kilter". After we had lunch I started to checking to see if I could find what was wrong with the jacks. I checked all the fuses and they were good. Next I took the control buttons out of the dash and saw an inline fuse. I thought to myself this could be the one I've been looking for,but it was good also. The circuit board had a lot of dust on it so I blew the dust off and checked the wiring. What do you know,that cured the problem. So now the motorhome is level and Nancy can walk without staggering.
We had some of Nancys good spaghetti for dinner.
Today we went to church and met some people we havn't seen before. Preacher Guy had a good sermon. After church we came home and had the left over spaghetti from yesterday and it was still real good. After dinner I did some more thing around the motorhome to make it more like home.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Port Richey,Florida

Well we are still here in the WalMart parking lot getting our showers a ready to go on over to Orchid Lake Park. I was ready first and went out to clean all the bugs off of the windsheild.
There was 2 other motorhomes that spend the night here. As I was cleaning the windows one of the guys came over and with the usuall "where you heading" that always start a conversation. I told hime just around the corner. He said he was going down to Sarasota Bay. He had spent the past winter at Suncoast RV Resort here in Port Richey. For some reason the "no see ums are real bad in this park. Those are the little bugs that are all teeth.
The temps are getting hot real quick today,the temp is suppose to be 81 for the day.