Sunday, April 29, 2012

In Valdosta,Georgia

We did make it to Georgia. Friday and Saturday we spend the time with Allison,Jeremy and the kids.
Today we went to church to be with them and after church we went to lunch. Some of Sherrys friends were also having lunch with us at the Smokin Pig. This place is always crowded.  I don't know where the people were eating before the restaurant opened.
This eveing we will be going to the Gateway Baptist Church to hear the Georgian Quartet in concert.  Jeremy sings with the quartet so it will be good.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Well we are on the road for the summer. We got rather a late start-3:30pm.
You are bound to run into road construction when you travel,but not within 20 miles of when you start.
This was some side road off rt.19. The road was lined with the yellow flowers.
Even fields of them. It was like the sun was shining more here,simply beautiful.
Like always I stay off the interstate as much as possible,because the scenery is better. You can never see the old court houses in the small towns from the interstat hiway.
We stopped at a small shopping plaza in Live Oak,Florida where we ate dinner at Kens Bar B-Q. I took the special for the day which was 8oz. NY strip with fries and cole slaw at the price of $9.95. Am I glad I did,it was the best steak I have eaten and I have downed a bunch of them.
After dinner we found the Walmart and settled in for the night for some needed rest. It is great to be back on the road.
Thanks for stopping by and stay well my friends.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Getting Close

Slow posting because all we have been doing is getting the motorhome in shape and packing it for the road.
Monday I gave the outside a good wash job and yesterday the carpet had a good steam clean. Nancy has been cleaning out the cabinets and doing the dishes that we leave in the motorhome all the time. Sherry has also been cleaning and packing some food supply.
Today will be more of the same thing. It would be nice if all we had to do was jump in and go,but its not that easy.
Take care and stay tuned in for it is getting close to leaving time.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Time with friends

Saturday we had lunch with Lee and Hazel. We enjoyed the time spent with them since it had been a few months when we saw them last.
Later we went to New Port Richey Riverfront Park to walk a little. This heron was on the railing of the pier looking out over the water,
This bird took a dive for a fish. Couldn't tell if it got one or not. It was nice out,cloudy and not so hot.
This week we will be busy cleaning and packing things into the motorhome for our six months or longer trip to visit family and parts unknown. I brought it over yesterday. This is my time of the year for adventure. I suppose I am a gypsy at heart.
Thanks for stopping by and stay safe my friends. 

Friday, April 20, 2012

Tiresome Day

We went to Key Vista Park yesterday for our walking. After a short walk the gulf waters came into view. We enjoyed the view and the breeze coming off the water.
Then we took the boardwalk over to Anclote Gulf Park. We walked out on the pier looking for fish,manatee or anything else that might be in the water. We did see a dolphin playing in the water and watched it until it swam out into the gulf.
Then on the way back we stopped at the Holiday Family Restaurant.  This was our first time eating here. I have to say the food was excellent and the portions were double. Theres not many places where we eat tat I have enough left over to bring back home,but this is one of those places. If you are one of those couples that split one meal this would be the place for you. Both of you would get more than enough to eat.
We had a very tiring,but good day.
Thanks for stopping by.  May you have a great day.

Thursday, April 19, 2012


Yesteday we went to J B Starkey Park to walk. Sherry had her camera and was clicking away. After that we were going to Walmart and the girls asked me if I wanted to go or stay home to watch tv. I told them I would just stay home. I thought it would be a good idea for them to have some time together.
Thanks for stopping by. 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

We went to the airport to pick Sherry up yesterday. Upon checking the flight information we saw that her flight was listed as delayed. We were wondering about the delay since it left on time. So we sat down to wait and while waited the delayed changed to "in range".  Huh,what in the world does in range mean. So we waited and then at five minutes passed the scheduled arrival time Sherry called us and said that they have just landed.
On the way back to the house we decided to do a little walking at John Chesnut Park. We saw the usual alligators.  They were of the small type,one to four feet in length.
We did see this osprey eating on a fish that it had caught.  We had a good time walking in the park.  After getting back to the house we just enjoyed resting and talking with Sherry.
I hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Saturday  my taste buds got to wanting a philly cheesesteak sandwich.  So off I went in search of one.
Traveling along route 52 at the Bank of America I looked over into the parking lot and saw around eight police cars some in the entrance and exits. They had the police yellow tape roping off different areas. I imagine it may have been a burglary or an attemted burglary.
That was all the excitement I had for the day.
On the way to church today we saw this fender bender.  It has been a nice day today. 
We will have to get up early again in the morning to pick up our daughter Sherry who will arrive at the St Pete Clearwater Airport. She is coming in from West Virginia and will be spending some time with us.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you had a nice and peaceful day.

Friday, April 13, 2012


Wednesday Nancy went to the dentist to get the filling in her tooth. Everything went smoothly and she was satisfied with the result and feel of the new filling.
We where a little late with our dinner because Nancy had to wait until the filling set up good before she could eat or drink anything.
Then yesterday it was back to the doctor to get the bloodwork result for Nancy. The numbers on the blood work showed an improvement so the doctor was pleased with that part. She still has a few things that are bothering her but hopefully it will work itself out during our summer trip.  We do need to get back into our walking routine and maybe that will get us feeling better and stronger.

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Squirrel lays egg?

Well it finally happened,we got out and walked a little. That is something that we have not been doing lately. Our bodies told us this morning that we need a lot more walking to get back in shape. Nancy has a dentist appointment today to have a filling put in her tooth. The one that they shot out while cleaning her teeth last week.  Then tomorrow she has an appointment with her doctor. That is the reason we have not had a steady walking schedule this season. We have been having dentist and doctor appointments more than usual.
Like I was saying we did do some walking down at John Chesnut Park yesterday. It was a nice day,kind of hot but there was a little breeze blowing.
We saw a couple of deer,but not good enough to take a picture of them. We did get a pic of this small gator.
Squirrels lay eggs??  We thought this was funny. The squirrel was sitting on a plastic egg eating.  Looks like they didn't find all the hidden eggs during the Easter egg hunt.


Saturday, April 07, 2012

Daughter's Visit

Vicki and her gang got here wednesday evening and was very tired from the trip.
 Thursday they were rested up enough to go down to Tarpon Spring.
 We saw the diffenet spong boats.
 The shops selling sponges of course. They all had the same stuff to seell to the tourist.  After walking around town we went to Hella's Restaurant for dinner. Vicki likes eating at the Greek Restaurants.
Yesterday it was off to the beach. When you come to Florida you just have to have a day at the beach. It was a good day for it.

We all enjoyed the beach day. The little one(Kathryn) seemed to have the best time.
We enjoyed having all the girls here for a visit. But as all good things it has to come to an end.  They left around noon today.
Thanks for coming Vicki with the girls we enjoyed your visit. 

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Another hot one

Nancy and I are just hanging around the house these days. Neither one of us feels like getting out and doing anything. I guess that may be good or bad?  We don't usually get out when the temps start getting in the 80's and the sun is beating down. 
If you are in Texas or anywhere else the tornadoes are hitting I hope you stay safe. In our travels we have had tornadoes to set down a mile wthin in us. We have felt the motorhome rocking back and forth and that was no fun.
Vicki and the children will be here this evening and we are anxiously waiting for them. 
Thanks for stopping by and stay safe.

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Watching Basketball

We had a nice rain late yesterday evening,but it didn't last long enough. It has been in the 80's for the last week and the forcast for this coming week is the same.
I saw 2 good NCAA Tournament games. The outcome was good for me as I like the Kentucky team. I've been a UK fan for a long time. The last couple of years they've had good teams. I just wished the kids would stay in college and have a good education. It is hard to keep them in school when someone is offering them millions to play basketball.
Our daughter Vicki,her daughters,Rachel,Rebekah and grand daughter Kathryn will be her visiting us this week,so we will be busy.