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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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Prepping To Go.

Our Location today is Jacksonville, Florida.

Last night the temperatures dipped down into the mid 40’s; but before going to bed Kathy had insisted we didn’t need any heat on. I was not the only one who was cold most of the night. This morning after finding out at breakfast that she was as cold as I was the decision was made to run the electric heater tonight. As we slowly work our way north heading home we have to keep ourselves warm at night or we’ll be sick before we get there.
Read the tailgate. This guy even advertises.
This morning as we watched out the window while we were enjoying our breakfast it seemed like a steady stream of trailers leaving the park and the majority had Florida license plates. Reminding us of when we had to cram in weekends away with our trailer before we were both retired.
We have plenty of privacy even though the site is tight.
Just some of Kathy's precooking.
Since we’ll be leaving tomorrow we thought today would make a good chore day. I sorted the laundry and was out the door by 10:30 but wasn’t surprised when I got to the laundry room it was packed. As I bided my time I finally got all the wash going but was really surprised that I had used my entire normal laundry budget just on our washing alone and this was one of our smaller wash days.
Lunch was Pancakes with mixed berries and whipped cream.
I headed back to the trailer to get more change where I found Kathy busy precooking some of our meals which is also a great way of not letting anything spoil in the refrigerator. By the time I returned after starting to dry the clothes she had finished vacuuming the trailer and made lunch.
Licensed Restaurant in the park.
There was a problem with one of the dryers I used which meant I had to run the load a second time but it was still quicker than most times at home. Once I had finished putting the clothes away and repacking the basement we decided to go to Walmart to check something out.
Water park for children
We had planned earlier to ride our bicycles around the park to check it out but the clouds in the sky looked threatening so we used the truck and idled our way through the park. We knew how big the brochure said the park was but if we were walking laps around for daily exercise we’d only need to do it once a day. That is how large this park is and Kathy said she would definitely recommend this park as a Family get-away and would even return here as well.

This is what one of our neighbors calls a barbecue.
Those of you that have been reading our post for a while know that we sold our home and moved into an apartment in Tecumseh, Ontario. Every year our rent is increased by certain percentage it is variable per year; according to law so we are continuing our quest to downsize even more. One of the things we need to downsize was our big Stainless Steel Barbecue which took up way too much space on our balcony. After bartering it off we needed to replace it with something much smaller so today we landed a good deal on a Weber 120 with stand, 20 pound propane tank and adapter hose.  Even with the exchange on our dollar it was still cheaper buying it hear in Florida then back home.
I didn't use the Weber stand today.
Steak, Brussell Sprouts, Spinach, Spanish Rice and Coconut Cream Pie.
Back at the trailer it must have taken me 5 minutes to unpack and assemble the unit but the best part was testing it to be certain it worked the way it was supposed to. Even if I do say so myself it performed very well. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


How do you catch a squirrel?

Climb a tree and act like a nut.


  1. Wow, nice BBQ, you will be cooking like George in no time for sure!

  2. Busy day!! We're been toying with the idea of getting a Weber Q to replace our current grill . . . but just haven't done it yet. Safe travels as you make your way home!!

  3. Now that you have yourself an awesome grill, you be BBQ'ing every night, enjoy it.