It's about time.

Many of you can relate to 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" and what we do to follow our dreams.

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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Busy Day with Friends.

Our Location today is Moore Haven, Florida.

Last night when we went to bed we knew that it was going to be cold so we closed all the windows and even turned on the cube heater so that it would occasionally take the chill out of the air. Around 3:30 I was shaking so much I got up and raised the setting on the heater hoping to feel a bit more warmth. At 7:30 when I turned the furnace on in an attempt to take the chill from the trailer while we were having breakfast but it just wasn’t happening. Finally after we were dressed and about to go out the door at 8:15 I shut the furnace and was going to open the roof vents so the heat wouldn’t build up inside the trailer during the day. When I looked up the roof vent was already open and Kathy didn’t do it. I checked the other three and they were all open. Gee I wonder why we couldn’t keep warm last night with an outdoor temperature of 37 F (3 C). That won’t be happening tonight. 
Proud Vendor.

By 8:30 we were picking Elaine and Rick up to go to the Flea Master flea-market in Fort Myers. With Rick acting as the Co-pilot and Navigator today there was no need to be frustrated with the GPS. The ride gave us time to talk about things we were looking for today and get more information about the different RV Parks that we were driving by because Elaine and Rick had already checked them out over the last few years. 

We arrived shortly after 9:00 and there was still lots of parking available. The reason was this was Sunday morning and many people were busy attending church services before heading over to the flea market. Most of the vendors were already open and encouraging customers to give up their hard earned cash but we had a list and were sticking to it. 
Cigars and beautifully crafted Humidors.

After many miles of walking Elaine and Rick each got new sandals and a new banner for their site post. Kathy replaced her old moccasins and the wind chimes on our vignette. I was fortunate to have spotted a sign maker fairly early after our arrival which meant we had a chance to walk through the rest of the buildings before coming back to pick it up. There was a lot of fresh produce but Kathy said it was higher priced than the grocery store so it was left behind. We beat the heat of the day and the crowds as we left just after 12:00 and the parking area was packed.     
Kathy and Elaine about to find the shoes they needed.

Minutes down the road we stopped at Cracker Barrel but there was a forty-five minute wait and Kathy’s diabetes was telling her she was past due to eat. We drove further down the road and we stopped in Dairy Queen where we all enjoyed a $5.00 Chicken strip dinner which included fries, a drink and a Sundae for dessert. We were all well satisfied with our meals and not stuffed. 
Kathy's new solar powered light.

It was nearly 2:30 by the time we dropped Elaine and Rick at their RV and got back to our trailer. As soon as we unloaded it was a scramble to open the windows to cool the inside down. From there Kathy suggested sitting outside to relax. She started reading but I was feeling guilty that I haven’t been getting my projects finished so I started prepping the welding cable that I’ll be running to the roof of the trailer in preparation of our solar panels installation. 

Shortly after 5:00 Kathy brought out a sliced sweet potato and a couple of sirloin steaks for me to grill on the Weber Q. After washing up I started the grill and even cooking them Low and Slow they were done to perfection in twenty minutes. The best part was we using the table we borrowed from Elaine and Rick we ate outside on the patio thus having our first picnic of the year. We even saw a few interesting things in the sky. 

These two formations stayed in spot for over twenty minutes. Guessing Hot Air Balloons. 
Tomorrow the truck is scheduled for service at the dealership in Okeechobee so while that is being taken care of we’ll be looking around nearby attractions. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


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  1. Sounds like you guys are having a great time. Continued safe and enjoyable travels!

  2. The flea market looks like fun! Looks like a great day all 'round!

  3. Love checking out fleamarkets everywhere, always makes for a fun day.