Monday, May 30, 2011

Thank you Veterans

Its not about the cook-outs or going to the beach that makes Memorial Day it about the Veterans that gave their lives so we can have the many opportunities that we have today in our country.
Like many today we have a cook-out planned. We hadn't planned on it but when our great-grandson asked,how can you turn him down.
Nancy and I are getting a little much needed rest so we can enoy our visit here.
Hope everyone enjoys their time with family and friends today.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

On the road

I tried to post yesterday but for some reaon Blogger wouldn't let me.  Blogger goes crazy every now and then.
Well anyway we finally got on the road yesterday and stopped at the Walmart in Live oak,Florida for an overnight stay.  I didn't drive many miles but for some reason I got extremely tired.  Maybe all the work in preparing to leave caught up with me. 

 Of course I didn't take the interstate,because I enjoy the scenery of the small roads even though it takes longer.  Whats the hurry I've got all summer.  The photo above is a fire tower,which you seldom see anymore when you are traveling.
Now will you look at that. Hay rolled up on a hillside. If I didn't know better I would have thought I was up in Kentucky.
We had a nice slow paced traveling day yesterday.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Beach Day

Yesterday we took a little time out from getting things in the house and motohome ready.    Sherry was wanting to go to the beach so we went down to Fred howard Park in Tarpon Springs,this a nice small beach.  We haven't been there in a while. I read in the paper a while back that they were going to charge $5.00 to park and enjoy the beach,but we didn't see any signs or places that they are charging the $5.00.   We had a good day and got plenty of sun on ourselves.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Our daughter Sherry from West Virginia is visiting us for a few weeks. She came in on a flight yesterday evening. The plane was suposse to arrive at we went early to allow us plenty of time. Its a good thing we did because the plane arrived 7:10pm. She had a very good flight and we all had a very nice time seeing each other again.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Slow Posting

Yes I'm slow posting these days because I don't want to bore you with the same old stuff of how we are cleaning and getting the motorhome ready for the summer travels.
Nancy did talk me into buying a new gps.  I bought the Garmin 1350LMT and have been setting it up. I like to put the POI on a SD card so I can find the different things on the road. I was having a time getting the card to show up in the gps,so after a few emails back and forth with the garmin tech and trying what they said would work,which didn't.  Late last night still trying different things(sometimes I don't give up very easy)I finally got it to working the way I wanted it to.
The boat polish I'm using on the motorhome is doing a good job of taking off the oxidation and bringing out the shine. I'm doing just a little at a time on it because its taking a lot of hard polishing and rubbing. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Yesterday we went to John Chesnut Park to do some walking. As always I find some to take a picture of. 

 The first thing was a young alligator that was around 4 foot long.
 We also saw six deer walking around and grazing.
 A lilly pad in bloom with a very beautiful color.
 Even some very young rabbits. These were really fuzzy.
We really enjoy our walking in this park.  A very nice day.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Yesterday I got out a little early to see the launch of the space shuttle Endeavor.  I tried to get some photos but looking toward the east at the launch at the same time the sun is coming up does not make a very good setting for taking a picture.  I did take a few photos but the stream behind the shuttle was so faint you could hardy see it.
After watching the shuttle launch I washed the car and polished on the motorhome a little. Its taking a little more time polishing the motorhome using the boat polish to bring out the shine. 

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Same O

All our time this past week was in the motorhome doing some long overdue cleaning.  I have gone over,under and inside the motorhome like never before. Well actually we have never given ourselves this much time to get ready for a summer trip. We still have another week or so to get it all together. There are still some things that I would like to do but probably won't get around to it. 

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Yesteday Nancy and I were back at it in the motorhome cleaning. We took all the shelve paper out of the shelves and drawers,cleaned them good and put new shelve liners back in. Nancy washed all the dishes,cups,pots and pans. I took the front windshield drapes down so Nancy could wash them. It was hot but not so much that we couldn't get the much of the work that needed to be done. We are not plugged into electric and are using the solar for the fans that are running in the motohome.
After working a few hours we got ready and went to Christo's for dinner then it was to Walmart for a few groceries. I sat down to watch some tv with Nancy in the evening,but looked outide and saw the sun had set.  So instead of watching tv I went out and washed the motorhome which was really needed as it had set all winter without any cleaning.
We had one busy day,with more of the same today.     

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Yesterday I checked the emergency brake fluid which was ok.  I also greased the front brake caliper slip pins.
I also brought the motorhome over close to the house where I could do some more of the things to get it ready.

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Slowly getting Ready

The other day we were going to Walmart and on the way I stopped at a couple of roadside markets.  The first market I bought some more of the good tasting tomatoes at 99¢ a pound.Walmarts price was $2.78 and not as tasty. The second roadside market I bought 8 ears of corn which was fresh and sooo sweet. The best corn I've tasted in several years. The price was 4 for $1.00,the Walmart price is 33¢ each and a little dried out.
Yesterday it was time to get up early and change the oil and filter plus greasing the motorhome.  Slowly getting things together for the summer travels.

Monday, May 02, 2011


Saturday was a big day for me,it was my birthday!  Nancy prepared me a big breakfast of ham,eggs,home fries,biscuits and coffee. I enjoyed breakfast very much.  The rest of the day was just being lazy.
Yesterday we went to church and afterwards we had dinner at Caposey's.
After a very hot day,we went walking around the park in the cool of the evening.

While walking we heard the chirping of a bird and looked up to see this large hawk sitting on top of the pole. I didn't know until I saw the picture I had taken that the hawk was looking at me also. I could see the light of the flash in its eyes.
We had a very good day.