Friday, April 30, 2010

I went to my cardiologist yesterday,so now I have to have an echogram and a stress test to be sure everything is alright before I leave for the summer.  From there we went to the John Chesnut Park to do some walking.  The pollen on the lake was thick as pea soup.
There were a lot of dragon flies around on this walk.
We did see one deer out eating on the grass and small branch leaves.
We came home and ate dinner then walk around in the park enjoying the few flowers here and talking to the few people that are still here.
Oh I almost forgot I have another birthday today.  I'll have to get Nancy to take me out for dinner. 

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Hanging around the park

We also saw a bunch of these fuzzy worms crawling around the other day when we were at Crew Lake Park doing our walking.
Yesterday we didn't go anywhere,just out to Little Caesar's Pizza.  We did our walking here in the park.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Yesterday we were up in Hudson so we went out to Crew Lake Park to do some walking.
It was nice under the trees for our walking.

Monday, April 26, 2010


The storm started yesterday evening and lasted thru the night.  We had heavy I mean heavy rain with the wind and lightning.  Tornado warnings and one possibly touching down 5 miles north of us.  Some trees were blown down in the streets and a few houses had damage.  But this morning it is nice and sunny.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Flea Market

Yesterday we went to the USA Flea Market. Nancy and I wanted to get a hat for ourselves when we go to the beach this summer. Nancy also bought a few more things.
From there we went to Big Lots for a few things and from there it was to Walmart for orange juice and a few groceries.  Thats about all we did.  It was rather warm with the sun shining nice and bright.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Beach Day

Yesterday started out about as good as it gets,with Nancy fixinf me steak and eggs with a slice of tomato,toast,blackberry preserves and a cup of coffee.  We then got ready and headed on down to Honeymoon Island Park for a day at the beach.
 We got held up for a little while because they were working on the draw bridge.
We parked within a short distance of the beach. It was quite crowded as it was a perfect beach day.
A few people were enjoying the kayaks that they had rented on the beach.  There was a nice breeze blowing and we had a large umbrella to shade us. We should have gotten under it sooner because both of us got a little to much sun. I think,hopefully we won't burn just a little red.  It was another one of those great days.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Great Day

Nancy said she needed her hair trimmed up so first thing we went over to the Great Clips place by the Walmart. She always gets her hair done at this place by the same young lady.
After Nancy had her hair fixed up we went down the street a short distance to the New Port Richey water front park to do a little walking. We walked out on the pier and enjoyed the cool breeze coming off the bay.  That was not enough walking so we walked down the street and back.
Acouple of traffic lights down the streets we saw this scene. We couldn't see what had happened from this point of view.  We were waved to come on passed the fire truck. On the other side of the fire truck we could see that a motorcycle had been hit by a car.
we decided on the way home that we still had not walked enough so we continued to JB Strkey Park to walk a couple of more miles.  As soon as we got home we started getting dinner ready. I grilled some nice petite sirloin steaks while Nancy was doing the green beans,slaw and baked potato. Everything turned out just perfect,tasting soooo good.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Critter Day

Went to the John Chesnut Park agian yesterday.  This part of the lake was nice were we parked. Most of the water has pollen floating on top of it.
Walking around the lake this heron was trying to hunt up some food.
 We got on one of the several board walks along the trail.
It was a good thing we were not on the same level as this snake,because another snake came along and ran it in the water.  Thats when we skidooed on down the trail.
On the way back this squirrel found a peanut from somewhere.
We saw this large turtle in the water as we crossed the bridge.

Looking at the car,it looked as though a small gator was wanting to come home with us.
It looks like this poor little fella just couldn't resist chasing someones fishing lure. Maybe in time he will be able to spit it out.
This was a great day to be out walking because all the animals were out also.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Nothing exciting going on with us.  Sunday it rained all day so we stayed inside.
Yesterday we walked around the park here. Then we went to Walmart to do some shopping. Got home,had some dinner then spent the entire eveing on computer and watching the tv.  

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Different Day

Yesterday was different for us.  After our breakfast we did our walk here in the park.  Then we went down to the pool for a couple of hours and got a little too much sun.  We came home took our showers got ready.  We went out to eat our dinner at the La Fontana Italian Restaurant.  This is a small place that is almost hidden away.  When we arrived we didn't know if we were going to go in or not but decided we would try it.  We found it to be good food and plenty of it. Also a very good price that included the drink and dessert.  From there I stopped to go to the Harbor Freight for a couple of things that I needed. Then it was off to Kmart where Nancy bought her a few things to wear.  With us getting more sun then we needed both of us sat around dozing in and out the rest of the evening.

Friday, April 16, 2010

It was back to the John Chesnut Park for our walking yesterday.  First we took the walk on the new boardwalk that is around part of the lake.
Looks like the woodpeckers were busy looking for bugs in this old tree that had been there for a while.
There were some beautiful flowers along the boardwalk.  After walking a couple of trails and seeing alligators of various sizes it was time to come back to the house.
I just have to mention the good country supper Nancy fixed me wednesday. I mean it was one of those slap you in the face and leave you grinning meals.  A nice thick slice of fried ham,pinto beans,fried taters,green onions,cabbage cooked in oil,pickle beets and corn bread,yum yum boy was that good.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


We went up to Brooksville today to get a seal for the toilet in the motorhome. I thought I was going to have buy a new toilet,but they had a seal for the one we have. I just hope it works and holds the water in the toilet bowl.
After buying the part I look in my gps and found this little park so we could do some walking.
It only had a short walking trail with nothing but a few cactus along the pathway.  We walked around the trail several times.
 I've seen the sign Nellie's Restaurant on RT 19 for a few years and wondered what kind of restaurant it was.  Well today we found out. I'm sorry to report we were disappointed. The food was alright but the service was not.  First we went in and the sign said wait to be seated. That what we did,waited and waited and waited more. Finaly a young lady came out from the back not looking to see if she had customers,she was cleaning the salt and peppers shakers and other things. Then another lady came from the back,saw us told the first lady she had customers.  I won't go into the rest only to say it was slow service all the way even bringing our sals receipt to us.
Anyway after that was over without upsetting us,because we were out to have a nice day and a nice relaxing day it was. 

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

John Chesnut Park

Yesterday we went to the John Chesnut Park to do our walking.

This guy was taking photos of the alligator or maybe the turtle.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Beautiful Flowers

Yesterday we went out of the park passing by the lake we saw that the lily pad blossoms had opened up showing their beauty.
 We went to the James E Grey Preserve.  This is another park that we keep going back to walk. The path goes along by the river.
 It also turns into the woods away from the river in parts where the wild flowers are in bloom.
We saw strings of these flowers hanging down into the path on vines.  They were beautiful draping down like orchids.  It was a nice day to be out even though it was warm there was a breeze blowing off the river.

Friday, April 09, 2010

Again Yesterday

Yesterday was almost a repeat of wednesday.  We went to visit with our friend Jim and Donna.  We have known them from the years we stayed at the Sun Coast RV Resort.
We  over ate again,this time at Barnhills.  After Dinner we spent a short time with them then we came home.  We then took a short walk around the park. Then it was time to get comfortable for the evening.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Out with Friends

Yesterday we met up with our friends Dick and Jane at the Golden Corral for dinner.
We had a good dinner and better conversation with them and then we went over to their house.  They have a real nice large house in a nice location.  I told Dick I like to take photo's of different things and he said he did also.  I said I'm an amateur,he said he was too.  Dick you fibbed to me,I think you are a professional.  I really enjoyed his collection of photo's.  We had a great time visiting with our friends yesterday,it made for a really good and pleasant day.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Wall Springs Park

Yesterday we went down to Pinellas County To Wall Springs Park. We haven't been there in a couple of years.  This wa a popular place in the early 1900's it had a hotel were the rich people of that time would come to the springs.  The water that comes out of the ground here is cool fresh water. The people of that time thought it had medical benefits and was good for their bodies.
There is a large amount of fish here in the springs.
And as usuall there were the ducks also.

There is a tower at the end of he trail that from the top you can get a nice view of the gulf.  This is a nice short walk that is just over a mile.  We went around twice then we walk on the bike trail for a couple of more miles.
I saw this rose someone had thrown in the water,I wonder why?  Was it for good luck,maybe someone remembers a love from the past. For what ever reason it was,there it floats.

Monday, April 05, 2010

Meeting with Friends

Easter has always been a special day for us and after all these years it still is.  The day starts with going to church.  After church with our friends Lee and Hazel we went to Bob Evans for dinner. We sat for quite a while eating a good meal and talking of different things.  When we had finish and on our way to our cars we heard some calling out to us. We turned around to see more of our friends Dick and Jane who had also been inside eating.  Man I wished we had seen them inside so all of us could have sat together while we were eating.  After standing in the parking lot talking a bit we all went our seperate ways. 
The rest of the evening was just sitting around relaxing.  

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Happy Easter Everyone

Another Easter has come.
I watched the Final Four last night. West Virginia lost the game,but I think in a certain way it won when West Virginia's  Da'Sean Butler went down with a leg injury. It was when the coach Bob Huggin's came out and got down on his knees cheek to cheek with the player. I have never seen so much love and compassion in a coach before.  Bob Huggins showed the world that he does loving and caring coach. 

Forry and Charlotte left a comment on the birds. They said the birds were yellow-crowned night herons.  Thanks for the information.  

Saturday, April 03, 2010

River Walking

Yesterday we went walking down at the Cootee River Park.  We did this walk because it was cooler down by the river.
  Here are some kayakers enjoying the day on the the river. There we a number of boaters also. It was a nice day to be out on the waters.
I saw these two strange birds up in the tree.  I have never seen this bird before and have no idea what they are.  Does anyone know what this bird is?  They are black with a white breast and yellow on the top of their head.
We had another nice day.

Friday, April 02, 2010

Just Walking

Just walking in the park again,looking at the Azalea flowers.
Also a few turtles.  It was a good short pants day.  It begining to feel like spring time is here.
When we got back home I grilled up a couple of hamburger steaks,while Nancy was getting the fried potatoes and beans ready. Another good meal that filled us to the brim.
Also another very relaxing day.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Good Day

Starting the day out yesterday with a breakfast of 2 eggs,a small portion of left over pork chop,2 pieces of toast and blackberry jam with a cup of coffee.
After we got through with breakfast and got ready we went back to Winn Dixie to get coffee that was on sale.  From there we went to the James E. Grey Preserve to do some walking but they had the trails blocked off for some reason.  So we drove to Jay B Starkey Wilderness Park.  After walking from there to put up a Little Caesar "Hot and Ready" pizza.
  My neighborJohn bought this 1929 Ford Model A. He said when he saw it he had to have it since it was like the first car he had owned.  It is pretty nice still has the original engine in it.