Monday, March 31, 2008

Last day of March

Yesterday was another one of those "not much happening" days. Nancy spent most of the day just setting around feeling like she was not worth much of anything. Whatever kind of virus it is that is about all you feel like doing. I watched the ballgames to see who would be the other two teams in the final four. The teams that were suppose to win the games did. So now it is on to see who is the best of the best.
With Nancy still feeling like she does we won't be getting out again today.
Some more of the rv'ers are moving out today and heading north. By the end of April they should all be gone and only a few that live here permanent in the park models will remain.
It is all cloudy here this morning with a small chance of rain. It feels nice and cool this morning but the temp will be getting up to 82* today.
It is hard to believe that this is the last day of March. In another short month and we will be getting back on the road to some visiting and adventures.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Yesterday we didn't do very much of anything. We did do some cleaning on the motorhome. I think Nancy has come down with the same thing I had several weeks ago. She feels "rotten".
I watched the ballgames again and will watch them again today. Then I will have to wait until this weekend to watch the "final four". With Nancy not feeling well we will probably not do any walking today. The Month of March is almost gone. Someone said life is like a roll of toliet paper,the closer you get to the end the faster it goes. So enjoy your life whatever age you may be. Hope you make plenty of happy memories.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Unusual Day

Yesterday it was back to JB Starkey Park to walk. This park is close so the price of fuel now we don't want to waste any. Besides this is a good place to walk,out in the fresh air and sometimes we do see something new in the way of birds or little critters.

On the way out of the Park I stopped so we could walk out behind the education center that they have. There is a short boardwalk here and we haven't walked it for a while.
There are a few orange trees along the way. There may have been an orange grove here years and years ago before it was turned into a park. No one takes care of these trees but they have some of the best looking oranges I have seen. Oh,I was just itching to pick one of them but they were out of reach.

At the end of the boardwalk there is a small stream thats the start of a river.
We really got a surprise when we saw this peacock on the boardwalk. She was a beautiful bird and she knew it. She let Nancy get close enough to touch her tail feathers. This was for sure a different day than we had expected it to be. Like I say you never know what will turn up when you go out walking in the wild. I know Nancy liked this better than some of the snakes we have seen.
Again last night was spent watching the basketball games and it will be the same for tonight.
Have yourself a great day and do come back.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Small Park

Yesterday much of the same as we usually do. It was a nice day 82* sunny and very warm.

We started our walking by going to the Warner-Boyce Park. This is a very small park that hasn't had much work on it yet. A small but very nice walking trail a little less than a mile. This park is close to the gulf. You can't see the gulf waters because they have not developed the park trail to go out the far. I like to walk in parks that look rugged,I this this is because growing up in West Virginia I was always in the mountains. From the park we finished our walking for the day.
Last night I watched the NCAA Tournament and the West Virginia team lost. So now without a favorite home team to watch I will still watch and have some teams I want to see win and then some I want to see lose.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Beach Day

Yesterday the morning was cool,but slowly warming up. So with the forcast for 76* I ask Nancy if she would like to go down to Fred Howard Park to walk then lay on the beach and get some sun. Of course her answer was "yes". We got to the park and started our walking and it was rather cool with the breeze coming off the gulf water. We were thinking it might be to cool for us on the beachside. But never the less we were going to take a chance and try it. So off we go,
When we go to this park we have to cross a draw bridge. I have never been stopped here for a boat going thru and the bridge being up and I've not seen anyone in the little building that operates the draw bridge,so I don't know the story on that.
After getting across the causeway to the island there were people on the bayside enjoying the water and sun.

On the gulf side the beach was really crowded,I guess due to the last few days being cool and then the nice sunny day. We got out of the car and with Nancy carrying the beach bag and I the two loungers off we went to find an empty spot to spread out. So we streched out in our chairs and was surprised that it was nice and comfortable "ahhh". We spent the next couple of hour this way before it was time to head back home.
It was getting about the time of day we usually eat so I stopped at the ABC Pizza place. Today was their $4.99 special spaghetti plate. This place has good cheese baked on spaghetti.
On the way home we stopped in the Winn Dixie store and bought some groceries for an Easter dinner. Yep thats what I said Easter dinner. Nancy was wanting to fix me an Easter dinner last Sunday but the way things turned out that day it didn't happen so she still wants to fix the dinner and of course its fine with me.
After we got home we and put all the things away it was another walk around the park for a total of 7 miles for the day. Man we have racked up the mileage the last 3 days.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Laundromat and Pizza

Yesterday was a cool day with the temp being 68* and a little breeze.
We went to the mall and walked around the outside,then went inside and made 2 trips around. From there down to WalMart to fill up the car with gas. The price was $3.16 yesterday.
From there to the laundromat,after the clothes were done we stopped to pick up the "Hot and Ready" pizza. After we ate the pizza we rested a bit and then we took out the garbage and a walk around the park. Another good day of walking.
I didn't have any games to watch on tv so Nancy watched her "Dancing with the Stars" on the large LCD tv.
The day has started out nice and sunny this morning. Nothing special planned for the day.
The forcast this morning was for the temps to be in the 80's for the next week. It is that time of the year down here for the weather to start warming up and getting the hot days.
Just a little over a month and we will be getting on the road again. I have been sitting long enough now that I'm more then ready to get moving.
I don't mind being here for the winter when everyone in the north has snow and cold weather but when spring rolls around it is time to hit the road.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Walking and Walking

Yesterday we went to the J B Starkey Park again. We like to go her because the walking seems to go by faster. We took our jackets because it was a little windy but when we got there we left them in the car and not wear them while walking. The wind was cool at times but nothing we couldn't handle. So we started walking on the bike trail, we walked and we walked and kept on walking. By the time we decided it was time to turn around and head back to the car, So we walked and we walked finaly getting to the car,we had walked 9 miles. I laughingly I told Nancy we need to start getting serious about our walking. I guess we do fair for two old folks. It really isn't hard to walk because this gives us a chance to talk and enjoy the scenery and the miles just go by. After we did our walking we were off to WalMart to do shopping again. After the shopping and the walking it was time to eat so instead of Nancy having to fix something we stopped a a small restaurant to eat. When we got back home it was near 7:00 so that left a little time for tv and computer,a very nice and another full day.
Brrrr,it was 42* this morning and will only get up to 69* which won't be that bad.
Today is a laundromat day so that will take some time. We will still have time to do some walking.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Good Day

Here is a view of the sunset looking out the front window yesterday.

After church yesterday we were going out to eat with our friends Dick and Jane to Buddy Freddy's. When we got there they had a long line out the door and Nancy said she wasn't feeling that well to stand outside in the sun a wait so we excused ourselfs and came home. Really sorry about that Dick,we'll try again. The rest of the afternoon was spent watching more of the NCAA Tournament. I know it might sound dull to some of you,but I can get excited watching these games.

It is cool this morning and is only getting up to 70*. The wind is blowing so it will seem cooler.

No plans as most of our days are.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter Everyone

It is Easter Sunday,may your Easter be one of happyness and much blessings.

Yesterday was one of those all day long rainy does. Even if I was going to get out I would have to do it in the rain. But I was watching the basketball games. Did I really enjoy it,you bet I did.

The West Virginia team upset Duke. It was a game of two different halfs. Duke winning the first have and West Virginia the second half and the game.
We will be going to church today and then eating out somewhere. Nothing else is planned for the day.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Nice Day

Yesterday was a very nice day.

Nothing but blue skies. Of course it started out cool it soon warmed up. The gas price even feel a little and this worries me when that happens. It will fall by 5 cents and then in a couple of days will raise a dime. What are we going to do?
Well on to the good things. Did your team win yesterday? Here in Tampa it has been upset city. All of the lower seeds have won. I like this because I root for the underdog. Like a "Rocky" movie, you know what I mean.
Today it will be Duke against West Virginia. Who am I for? Not because they are the underdog but,because I'm originaly from WV. Go Mountaineers.
Have a nice day and do come back. Thank you for your support.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Game Time

Yesterday was filled with watching basketball games. Not exciting to some people,but to us basketball game nuts it is big time excitement come March and the NCAA Tournament. I think a lot more people like baseball but I could never get into the game. There were some good games yesterday and a few and almost upsets along the way. I will be watching again today.

Not all the games are on down here that I want to watch. Jeremey called me yesterday and told me about being able to get on the internet to watch any games that I was wanting to see,alright.

So I've got the cable to connect my computer to the big screen tv and I'm able to watch any game I choose on big screen. Ah modern technology.

Have yourself a nice day.

Thursday, March 20, 2008


We went down to John Chestnut Park yesterday to do our walking. The temperature was 82.

Beside the lake it was windy,well actually it was windy all over not just beside the lake. The wind was gusting up to 40 mph and the white caps on the lake was like looking at ocean waves.
With the wind and the warm sun it was a nice walking day.
I didn't see very many birds today,some days there are bunches and other days just a few.

Did see this big gator out on the side getting some sun,he was around 8 feet long. Too big to mess with.

We thought there would be a lot of flowers out but only a few here and there,not a group in one place.
Wow during the night there came a large thunderstorm that last 1/2 an hour with lightning.
It distubed my sleep and I didn't get much rest after that. This morning is all cloudy and cool.
Today starts the NCAA "Big Dance" or if you prefer the tournament. No doubt there will be some surprises along the way. If you are going to watch I wish you luck.
Have a very nice day and come back soon.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Another Day

Yesterday was just another day of nothing special. We went to the mall and paid the phone bill for the land line and walked around the mall to get us 3 miles. It was hot outside and the mall was cool so what better place to get some walking. From there of to WalMart we went. Took our time and did the shopping. A little later it was dinner time. After we ate and sat around until it cooled down,then we walked around the park. There was a nice cool breeze blowing so it made the walk very pleasant. More sitting around watching the tv for the evening.
Not a very exciting day but it passed just the same like all the days. No plans for the day,but we will try and get our walking in.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Back Home

After taking our time getting ready yesterday we were heading back home to Florida.

After a short drive of 18 miles we were in Florida,where we stopped at the Welcome Center for a drink of Florida orange juice. We also walked a couple of miles.
We stopped after a couple of hours for a combination lunch and dinner. After we ate we were heading back south on I-75.

Here is something I never like to see in my rear view mirror. These big trucks always drive close behind you like they are going to eat you up. We made it home safe and sound but a little tired. Not only from the trip,we also stopped a 3 rest areas to do some walking which came to a little over 6 miles for the day.
I want to thank you again for clicking on the Google Ads,it does help,although not many are doing it I still thank you for visitig my blog.
Have a nice day and come back often.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Back to Florida

Yesterday afternoon we had dinner at Applebee's and it was good. Later in the evening we went back to church for a passion play. The singing was real good and the players in the play did a great job.
Today will be another travel day back home to Florida. We are suppose to have a nice sunny day to travel.
We have had a nice time here for our week end,thank you Mark and Sherry. Sherry you look like you are worn down to a frazzle,so rest up and take care of yourself.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Old Bus

Yesterday was a full day of basketball games in the conference tournaments. A couple of teams I was wanting to win,lost. I think they will be among the 65 in the NCAA Tournament.

Here is a photo of an old converted bus I saw friday at Walmarts. It was among the 5 or 6 that were going to stay overnight.
We went to church today with Sherry and Mark. We will also be going back for the Easter Play that they are putting on.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

We Made It

We got started on the road around 11:30 yesterday going to Valdosta. In a short time it started raining and getting cool.
When we got to Gainsville it was time to pull off the road to grab a bite to eat. So it was Shoney's for the eating.
After we had our meal it was time to get back on the road.

As we got closer to the Georgia line we could see the skies clearing up in the distance.

We finally made it to the state line and got a personal geerting by this sign.

You can tell you're in Georgia when you see the Pecan and Vadalia Onion signs.
Wow I knew the gas would be cheaper in Georgia but I didn't think it would be this cheap. Well rats,the sign was wrong. What a surprise the gas is the same price as in Florida,all of it is high.
We got here safe and sound and was glad to see everyone.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Valdosta,Georgia Today

We did the laundromat thing yesterday,now we are set for a while. The rest of the day was--you guessed it----basketball games. I did see some good ones yesterday. Some teams that were suppose to win lost. When it doesn't make any difference to me who wins I always pull for the under dog to win,and that happened yesterday.
Today we are going up to Valdosta to visit with Mark and Sherry and the small ones. So most of the day will be in the car. Nancy and I are spoiled by traveling in the motorhome. We have a rough time packing things and also it is rough traveling in the car. It is better for us to travel in the motorhome where we don't have to think of everything to pack. Also when we go in the motorhome we always go at a slow pace and enjoy the travel.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Laundromat Today

Yesterday was a basketball game day as planned. I watched 4 games and today will be the same with better games. I will have to take some time out to take Nancy to the laundromat to do the clothes today. We are going up to Valdosta,Georgia tomorrow to visit Sherry and the grandkids.
She was wanting us to come up to listen to their church choir do their Easter Musical. We likt to hear the musicals. It is around 225 miles up there so it will take a little time to get there. Also Andy the Great Grandson wants me to see him play in a T ball game. So it will be a nice but busy visit.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Is Spring Near?

We walked out at J B Starkey Park agian yesterday.
Looking around noticed these pale pink flowers. Could it be spring time is near?
Nice little blue ones all over.

Saw just one of these plants,I don't know what they are.

This little butterfly was enjoying hopping around to the different flowers. Saw a few different butterflies,but they wouldn't stay still long enough to have their picture taken. You could tell by the way they were flying around that they were glad spring time is around the corner.
Watched some ball games last night. Today will be 4 basketball games,as the Big East tournament will get under way.
Have a good day what ever you are doing.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Got out today

Yeah we finally got out today to do some serious walking.

Of course when you get out and drive about you might see things you don't like. Like the price of fuel going up,up,up it doesn't seem to want to stop going up.

Then close by the gas station we saw this wreck. I don't know maybe he was looking at the gas sign. What do you think? This is almost an everyday occurence seeing a fender bender and it doesn't surprise me in the least. People pull out in front of you and zig zag in traffic. No one wants to drive the speed limit. They could make a lot of money down here if they would get people for traffic violations.

First we went to the Port Richey River Front Park. It was nice and cool with the breeze coming off the bay waters. This is a pano of the bay,a combination of 5 photos to get this one shot. If you click on the photo you will get an enlarged picture.

We then went to GreenKey park out by the gulf. It only has a small boardwalk trail out to the gulf side water. From there we went down in town and did the river walk. Came home and did some more walking,all in all a good day of walking.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Same O Stuff

Oh boy I missed posting yesterday,sorry but it was one of those days. Most days are just the same old stuff and I just didn't want to bore you with same stuff. Anyway,watched ballgames and walked saturday. Wasn't that short and sweet?
Yesterday we went to church,although Nancy didn't feel much like it. We did enjoy another good serom that Pastor Guy had.

On the way back home I saw this VW "hippy wagon"that looked like it was from the 60's. Every now and then I see one of these with the flowers and all. Sometimes I even see the guys that are left over from the 60's. I guess not much will be happening today since Nancy and I both have the touch of th "bug". Like I was telling Nancy last night 52 more night here and then back on the road. We have to wait that long because we have doctor appointments in April.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Another Storm

Yesterday started out nice,windy but nice. I took Nancy to get her hair cut yesterday afternoon,then bought gas at WalMart $3.12 with the card. On the way home Nancy had to have her pizza,so we stopped at Little Caesar's Pizza. We ate our pizza and then took out the garbage and walked the park,the wind was really picking up by that time. We had a large storm coming in and once again tornados in the forcast. We didn't get a tornado but we got a lot of rain on and off all night. They did have a couple of tornados in the northern part of the state. The weather is going to be cooler for the next couple of days. This morning the sun is shining bright and we still have a lot of wind.
Its saturday and that means ball games for me. I'm really going to enjoy the next few weeks with all the tournament play going on all day long.

Friday, March 07, 2008

More Rain

We did get over to Zephyrhills and had a very nice visit with Lena and Earl. We talked for a while then went out to Golden Carrol for dinner where we had a good dinner and more good talk. After we got back to their place we didn't go back in because the weather looked like it was going to rain and also we knew they had quite a bit to do since they are leaving saturday. Its a good thing we did because in about 5 minutes it started to rain and short time later it was coming down in tub fulls. Have a safe journey Earl and Lena.
After we got back home the temps dropped down 10-15 degrees,so we did not go back outside. It continued to rain off and on the rest of the night.
This morning is the same as every morning by starting off drinking coffee and watching Good Morning America. There is a tornado warning for Citrius County which is a couple of countys from us. We have high wind advisory for today and tomorrow. This meant that I had to go out and let up with the awning. Boy I'm doing this every other day,I guess its that time of the year. I don't want to take a chance of losing my awning. I've had that happen before so I guess I'm a little gun shy when the wind starts to blow.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Zypherhills Today

We did get to the laundromat yesterday. The weather was cool with a very cool breeze blowing most of the day. After we got back we walked some around the park,Nancy walked a little extra by herself.
The we had dinner,I tried some of these hot dogs that I bought at WalMart. The price of $1.50 for 2 was ok. More than I can say about the hot dogs. The pickles it shows on the side dosen't come in the package,which I didn't expect them in there. The weiners were tasteless,the chili wasn't much taste there either and the cheese had a faint taste. Even after putting on onions and mustard that didn't help. I won't buy these again. I do like hot dogs and have been eating them for a long,long time.
Today we will be going to Zypherhills to see our good friends Lena and Earl Fries. They are going back to Tennessee Saturday because they work at Dollywood which is opening early this year. The time down here this season has seem to flown by. We try to keep in touch with Earl and Lena as much as we can and when we are close by we visit each other.
That is all we have plenned for the day.
Thanks for stopping by and do come back again real soon.
Stay safe and happy.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

No Big Storm

We did get some rain yesterday,but nothing in the way of a storm. It was suppose to come back last night,the only thing we had last night was a little thunder and lightning,no rain.

Yesterday evening was dark and the sun was trying its best to break through,which it never did.

Another day today with the sun shining bright even though the temperature is not up there to much. 71 is the high for the day. We'll take that over the cold and snow any day.

Needless to say we didn't get out to the laundromat and have to do that today.

My usual evening yesterday,watching a basketball game,computer and the radio scanner,man do I stay busy.

Whenever I hear of the name of a person that something is named for,like a bridge or highway,it strikes my interest and I look the name up on the internet. That was the case yesterday. There is this bridge or causeway going from Tampa to McDill Air Base called Dale Mabry. This Dale Mabry was from Tampa and was a pilot of a dirigible during World War I that crashed and was Americas worst air disaster at that time. I'm not charging any extra for the history lesson.

The "bug" that I've had all week is finally just about gone,"YEAH".

Have a great day and do come back.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Storm Coming

Yesterday we took the garbage to the dumpster and walked around the park. After lunch we went to WalMart for a few things. O n the way back home I stopped in at the Publix to get me some Ginger Ale,Nancy got some egg salad and ham salad. The rest of the day consisted of a nap and watching a basketball game on the tv. We had planned on going to the laundromat today but it looks like the storm may keep us from going today. It doesn't matter if we have to put it off until tomorrow. It is very nice when you can go with the flow and make and break plans.
They're forcast a thunderstorm for the day and in our area its just suppose to be rain. In the panhandle it is going to be a little more severe,with a chance of a tornado. It is looking like a stay in the house kind of day.
Have a nice day for yourself.

Monday, March 03, 2008


There is a saying about how March comes in and goes out. I think this is the first time March has come in like a steam roller over my body. Maybe I'm just getting old-nay I doubt that. Whatever it is that has a hold of me needs to let go. I woke up in the middle of the night drenching wet with sweat. I have to say I feel a little better but the old body is sore. I laid around all day yesterday not perculating very good. Oh well it will pass as things usually do.
I watched a basketball game yesterday and that is about all. Maybe if I feel somewhat better we will get out today,I sure hope so.

Sunday, March 02, 2008


Yesterday wasn't a very good day,I felt like I was coming down with some kind of bug. Last night I started chilling and it felt about like I was getting the flu. I'm feeling some better but still aching all over and especially pain in the stomach. I won't be doing much of anything today unless I feel a whole lot better.

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Slow Day

That was yesterday. All we did was our walk and same of the stuff that we usually do. Of course when you sit in one place a long time there isn't much different that you can do from day to day.
Can you believe it is March already,the time on one hand seems to be flying by and on the other hand it seems slow. Today started with the big breakfast that I have once a week. From there it was to get the 20lb. propane tank filled. Then check and air up the tires on the car,empty the black tank,spray the grounds around the motorhome with ant pesticide. I've been a busy feller today. It will soon be time to start watching the basketball games for the day.
Nice and sunny for today with the temp up to 77,very nice. Its good to wear short pants again.
Have yourself a very nice day and come back to see me again.