It's about time.

Many of you that can relate to this. Working long hours at your career. Raising your families. Buying a home and paying all the bills related to being homeowners and parents. We're now retired and don't need all that work and expense. Now "It's about time" to follow our dreams.

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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Busy Exploring Day



Our Location today is Crystal River, Florida.

It felt great to just lay in bed talking for a while before we finally got up at 8:00 this morning. That is something that you always dream of doing during your working careers but never get the chance. Even after retirement when you want to slow down just a bit there seems to be appointments that just can’t wait until you wake up at a more humane hour.
Beautiful Manatee Sculpture outside Crystal River Mall.
After breakfast we read our E-mails and blogs before starting to get caught up on forgotten little chores. I had offered to create a working spread sheet for Kathy before we had left home to make her job of keeping track of our budget a lot easier. Today she took me up on my offer so I set the pattern up this morning and finished fine tuning it this afternoon.
Kathy in front of Hanging Mural inside the mall.
After lunch we went on an exploration of the community of Crystal River, Florida. The other day when we went out we used the GPS that screamed instructions to us taking us past countless areas of businesses. Today we just backtracked the way we drove into the camp and if we saw a strip mall we’d investigate what stores were there. We finally came across the Crystal River Mall and were quite surprised. The number of stores that were closed outnumbered the stores that were open. This was a true reflection of the crash of the economy but yet other areas we have traveled seemed to be less affected.
Center Roof of the mall is like a Circus Tent above the stores.
Back at Rock Crusher Canyon RV Park we did some further exploring. We both decided that no matter which site you could have in this park we would not be dissatisfied with any of them. Heading to the trailer I completed Kathy’s spread sheet so she can make the entries and it will do all the calculations by itself.
Some empty stores had their windows decorated for Christmas.
After corresponding to an E-mail I went outside to barbecue a couple of hotdogs while Kathy cooked the side dishes inside the trailer for supper. Once dishes are finished we’ll spend some time on the computers before calling it a night. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Krackers

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4 comments:

  1. What a lovely mural. Glad you are having a good time - and getting to sleep in.

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  2. Sounds like you are settling in nicely. Enjoy!

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  3. Good to see you are enjoying Florida!

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  4. Enjoying Florida and the nice weather is a great way to spend the winter months.

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