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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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Cooler Laidback Day.



Our Location today is Old Town, Florida.

Just after Kathy and I lay down to sleep last night we heard the familiar sound of a heavy rain falling on the roof of the trailer. Even with the rain we continued to be gently rocked by the wind but nothing like what we had experienced earlier and definitely nothing compared to the people of Georgia and Tennessee that were struck with Tornadoes.
Suwannee River with no whitecaps today.
 When we woke this morning the temperature was down under 50 F (10 C) but everything was calm. Park workers were out and about gathering leaves and moss that had been blown from the taller trees. With breakfast completed we did our morning walk around the park again looking over sites that might suit our needs for future visits and saw that there was no damage visible due to yesterday’s high winds. One thing that was very noticeable was that everyone around here was wearing long pants, coats and some tukes today compared to yesterday’s shorts and sandals.

Cher from the blog DayDreamer asked if we had seen the reviews on Tripadvisor about the Yellow Jacket RV Park and if we had any of the issues that were noted there. Kathy has read those reviews and assures me that we have not experience any problems even remotely similar to those written about. She also figures that the reviews might have been written by weekend campers who tend to be more into making it known that they are in the neighborhood in their own way. This is not a large park but it is a hidden gem and we really like it. Kathy gives it an 8 ½ out of 10 which is pretty good. We know that it may not be what everyone wants in a park but for us it is very nice.
Oversized box that needed to fit the bubble wrapped package.
This afternoon Kathy bubble wrapped a special package and needed a box just the right size to protect it. Having been unable to find one she asked me if I could make one for her. Starting with a larger box it took about an hour and now she literally has a box that was made to keep her package safe.
Reworked box that's a perfect fit.
In yesterday’s post Kathy and I welcomed Curt Lowry as our latest follower but unfortunately there was no blogger information to pass along for a shout-out. Strangely other people were able to see his information on our blog but we couldn’t. Lucky for us Curt also read yesterday’s post and corrected his profile as well as sending us the information. Curt is from the blog Illinois Camper and he and his wife are in the planning stages of joining the ranks of RV Fulltimers in the not too distant future.
We also have another new follower today to thank for following arress from the blog JeepinGeos. Arress seems to be more into Jeeping and Geocaching but is interested in reading about the RV Lifestyle. Again thanks to both of you for following along.
I never knew a tree could have teeth to protect it's branches.
Since the weather is supposed to dip below the freezing mark tonight and we are pulling out in the morning we decided to disconnect not only our freshwater hoses this afternoon but also our drain lines. This takes away any worries of frozen water lines and will be much less work packing up in the morning. Needless to say we are not as cold as our kids are back home in Ontario but we’ll  still be running the furnace and putting the heavy comforter on the bed tonight.
Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Krackers

You Might Be a Redneck If

You owe more to Blockbuster Video than you do on your house.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Rocking in the Wind.



Our Location today is Old Town, Florida.

Even with today not being a travel day my mind would not let me sleep soundly last night. Luckily Kathy was able to get a decent night of sleep. We crawled out of bed moments after 8:00 this morning.
Nature Trail.
After our breakfast of berry covered waffles we headed out for a walk around the park before 9:30. The reason for the early walk is because where we are located is on the edge of an area that is being predicted to have high winds to severe storms maybe even tornadoes throughout this afternoon and evening.
Nature Trail Continued.
One reason for our walk is to see which sites we would fit our rig in if we were to return to this park and we do plan on doing just that. Kathy says this is her favorite park so far and most people don’t know about it because it is under advertised. The only thing that many people might not like is that it is a minimum 21 mile round trip to the nearest grocery store, hardware store and gas stations.
While we were out for our walk we also got to talk with Joe and Deb Vess out for a walk with Harley. We started talking shop about our trailers because they also have a Avalanche. We parted ways with the invite that they come over to see what changes we had made to our trailer.
Our trailer directly behind Kathy.
As the wind picked up we headed back to our home on wheels just in time for Joe and Harley to stop and checkout what we had talked about earlier. Kathy got a puppy fix with Harley while I took Joe for an extensive tour and narration of our modifications. Joe left saying that he was on overload of all the changes we had made but they were all positive in his opinion.
Whitecaps on the Suwannee River.
After Kathy told us that a tornado was reported to have touched down near Adairsville, Georgia, Joe headed back to his trailer so they could call home to see if his home was still standing. Unfortunately there were a number of homes and businesses destroyed and a death reported.
Palm and Pine trees growing together side by side.
Kathy and I enjoyed some of the homemade chicken noodle soup for lunch but had to put up with the rocking of the trailer from the high wind gusts. Even the water on the Suwannee River was covered with white-capped waves. Even though the sun finally made an appearance the wind continued to blow throughout the rest of the day.
Kathy sat outside for five of the ten minutes the wind stopped today.
Kathy and I would like to welcome Curt Lowry as our latest follower but unfortunately there is no blogger information to pass along for a shout-out. Again thanks for following along Curt and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Krackers

How many actors does it take to change a light bulb?

Only one!

They don't like to share the spotlight.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Cooking, Swimming and Pot Luck



Our Location today is Old Town, Florida.

Last night when we went to bed we really felt tired and we’re not awake for very long after our heads hit the pillows. The difference from the night before and last night was that I slept past 8:00 this morning. The taking pictures of the sunrise out of the question I proceeded to get breakfast prepared while Kathy made her way to the kitchen. I was even complimented on the French Toast that I had made but I credited those to my cooking teacher (Kathy) having taught me to do them the right way.
After breakfast we sat at the computers with the plan of having a laid back kind of day. Kathy started reading her third book since we have arrived here in Florida while I continued getting caught up on some of my spreadsheets.
Views around the park.
By 11:00 we decided it was time to make some homemade chicken noodle soup. We got together to strip the carcass down. Once we had that in the pot to make our stock I chopped the celery and onions for flavoring because Kathy has been having problems with sharp knives lately. While the stock simmered on the stove I continued chopping the chicken and carrots that would soon become the soup.
The sites are well partitioned in this park. That's our trailer somewhere in there.
Since there is cooler weather heading our way later this week we thought this afternoon would be a great time to try the pool and hot-tub out. While there we had the chance to visit with other park guest learning where they were from and where they’ll be heading when they leave the park in the spring.
Kathy's shoulder as she heads to the pool.
It was at that point that someone in the pool asked if we were going to be attending the Pot Luck dinner at the pavilion tonight. We had only glance at one of the sheets we were given and didn’t think much about it so our new found friends convinced us to attend.
Looking out our rear window towards the Suwannee Riverfront sites.
Back at the trailer we decided to head to the nearest grocery to find something to bring for the supper. Ten and a half miles later we were combing the aisles of the grocery store and since we were too late to cook something up decided on buying a couple of cakes for dessert. After another ten and a half miles back to the trailer Kathy took the time to cut the cakes into serving size pieces.
The Park supplied Hotdogs and Hamburgers.
 Two hours later when we left the Pot Luck dinner we had met many more people from the park, had and enjoyable tasty meal and had no cake left to take back to the trailer.
Pot Luck Attendees from the park.
Kathy and I would like to welcome Gay and Joe from the blog good-time-rollin as our latest blog followers. They hay been fulltimers for over a year now and are exploring this beautiful land we all love along with their four fur kids. Again thanks for following our blog post and for anyone who would like to read more of their adventures feel free to click on the link.
More Pot Luck attendees from the Park.
Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Krackers

You Might Be a Redneck If

You've ever passed an entire funeral procession.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Inspiring Day.


Our Location today is Old Town, Florida.

Kathy’s head no sooner hit her pillow last night and she went straight to sleep. Myself I tossed and turned before sliding in and out of sleep throughout the night. We even managed to make certain all the windows and vents were closed in order to keep warm under the covers without the heat being on.
Sunrise on the Suwannee River.
This morning I was wide awake before 7:00 so I got myself dressed and out the door before the sun made an appearance. I managed to get out on the docks along with another person to try and catch our first sunrise here in Florida and what better place to do it than on the Suwannee River.
After having gotten a few pictures in to greet the day and being entertained by the fish jumping out of the water I was on my way back to the trailer when I spotted a red headed woodpecker. I don’t know the proper name but this is the one that Judy Bell from Travels With Emma is always trying to get a good clear close-up of. Try as I much as I could getting a clear shot of the little guy was impossible. I did get a picture of a squirrel gathering his breakfast and wondering what I was looking at.
Do you mind I'm having Breakfast.
As I got back to the trailer Kathy was just getting out of bed and it was cooler in the trailer than it was outside. Once breakfast was over Kathy started decorating a picture frame with the seashells we had collected last week while on our boat tour. Of course we didn’t take a picture of it just yet but we will for tomorrow’s post.
Last night when Kathy was about to take her shower the faucet wouldn’t direct the water to the showerhead so this morning I was researching local RV parts outlets. I found three of them but for some reason Map-quest wouldn’t recognize Yellow Jacket RV Resort saying it didn’t exist. Then where the heck was I sitting at. Kathy came in and entered the same information and viola there it was. It just needed a woman’s touch I guess.
Kathy always gets smoked out.
Now it's burning.
The three RV parts outlets that I found turned out to be junk boxes on the outside and the trailers in the yard looked like that was where the parts were coming from. Still in search of a new faucet we headed down Highway 19 towards Fanning Springs in hopes of finding a RV Dealer. We only got part way down the road to Chiefland and there on the other side of the road was R & L Mobile Home & RV Supplies. It was a clean metal building on the outside and organized on the inside and they had the exact part I needed.
Hot Dogs for supper coming right up.
Back at the trailer it only took twenty minutes to change the old with the new part and then it was time to have our campfire that we missed last night because of the high winds. Not only did we have our first campfire of the year but we roasted our Hot Dogs over the fire and finally topped it all off by roasting our first Marshmallows of the year. Supper was yummy!
Roasted Marshmallows for dessert.
By the time the sun would have been setting the cloud covering was so thick there was no way of getting a sunset picture of today. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Krackers

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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Another Great Day.



Our Location today is Olde Town, Florida.

This morning we were once again awake shortly after 7:00 and again the inside of the trailer felt like an iceberg so we turned on the furnace just to get the chill out of the trailer. We proceeded to have our breakfast and sat at the computers enjoying a second cup of coffee in order to warm up. With plans of exploring the area today we didn’t just sit around but noticed the trailer was warming as the sun climbed higher in the sky. With what we needed to bring we headed out the door and that is when I saw it.
Yesterday the temperature had climbed close to 80 F but with a comfortable breeze so we had opened the windows in the trailer. Last night after the sun set and the temps started going down we closed all the windows. As we were leaving this morning and I was about to lock the door I was looking at the one window we’d forgotten to close. Gee I wonder why it was so cold in the trailer last night?
The temp stayed comfortable as we looked around to see the attractions so we’d know where we had to go and could better plan our outings. We also had to pick up a few things we needed at where else but Walmart. It seemed as if we were only in the store a few minutes and managed to find everything we could think of that was needed on our list we had forgotten to bring.
Since we didn’t feel like eating at any of the fast food names we took a short drive down US19-Alternate and saw a few interesting places but one especially was busy so that’s the one we chose. By the time we were parked a lot of people were leaving and more were pulling in a constant stream. The name of the place was Bar-B-Q Bill’s. Everything they served other that the salad bar was barbecued. We had seen the white board with the day’s specials as we entered and decided on a pork sandwich with fries for $5.25. In less then five minutes we were eating one of the best barbecued pork sandwiches we’d ever eaten and at a reasonable price to boot.
As we were heading back to the campground I noticed it was time to fuel since I had last fueled three weeks today in the state of Georgia. When I entered the information into a spreadsheet that I monitor our fuel on I noted that we had over 700 miles in those three weeks and over half those miles were towing the trailer.
On the way back at the campground we decided we may have our first campfire of the season so we stopped at the office to pick up some firewood. Back at our site we unloaded all our purchases and put them away just on time for a steady wind to start blowing. Guess we’ll be having our first fire tomorrow. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Krackers

You Might Be a Redneck If

You've washed an entire truck with a baby wipe.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Waking Up Chilly.



Our Location today is Olde Town, Florida.

Since Tuesday when we took that tour boat ride out in the Gulf of Mexico Kathy has had difficulty feeling warm which is totally unlike her. We managed to sleep without turning on the furnace last night but when we got out from under our warm blankets at 7:30 this morning it was more than Kathy could take and we had to turn the heat on to take the dampness out of the air.
This guy is taking pictures using someone else's truck.
I also managed to shoot a picture of a guy taking a picture of the fog rising off the river when the sun appeared through the trees by standing on the back bumper of a truck. The problem was that it wasn’t his truck.
Fog rising off the Suwannee River.
Once the furnace had warmed us up we finished our breakfast and morning reading on the computers before prepping to do some chores. We needed to do cleaning and laundry so while I dug our laundry cart from the basement I also set up an outdoor chair so Kathy could relax after she was done her other chores. Once the clothes were treated and loaded in the cart we chose to have an early lunch before I headed off.
One of the ponds at Yellow Jacket RV Park.
Sites are well laid out in this park. Some with more Privacy then others.
It was over two hours by the time I got back with all the clean clothes neatly folded. Kathy had completed her cleaning chores and was outside reading a book and enjoying the sunshine as it felt warmer outside than inside our trailer.

My suggestion was she needed to go for a walk to get her blood flowing so we figured we’d just walk around the campground. We were amazed at the actual size of the park and could see potential in further development. We also saw some interesting signs that we are not accustomed to seeing back home.
This trailer actually gets pulled from park to park with this pitched roof.
We also saw something that would qualify as one of our You Might be a Redneck if jokes while on our walk. This trailer actually gets pulled around.
All three pictures of the Suwannee River.
Since we left home I have been busy dealing with all kinds of computer problems and in the process missed watching for new followers to our blog and I have to apologize for that. Kathy and I would like to welcome Rick Isnor and 1foximprints as new followers to our post. Unfortunately neither of these people had any blogger information that I could follow or give a shout out to. If you update your profiles I will gladly do that.
After a necessary down day today we’ll be back to exploring the area tomorrow. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Krackers

What do you call two ghosts in an aeroplane?

High spirits.