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, February 9, 2014

Inspirational Day.



Our Location today is Moore Haven, Florida.

This getting up early because we have something to do or someplace to go has got to slow down. Yes we wake up early a lot of times with nothing scheduled to do. We do enjoy getting out to see different special events that we might not see next year but do they have to schedule them on the same weekend.
 
We slept in until 7:02 this morning but that’s what you get when you don’t set the alarm. After having breakfast and making the bed we were on our way. Following instructions from our GPS Scout we were surprised when we travelled through yesterday’s destination Lakeport, Florida again. It was no mistake as the highway we needed to use to get to  where we were going passed right through Lakeport.
 
 
Today’s destination was to Okeechobee, Florida and their annual Art fest and Chalk Walk. Our drive lasted about an hour and went flawlessly until we were told our destination was the parking lot of a now closed business. Since Kathy knew the name of the park we were supposed to go to she went to Points of Interest in the GPS found the park set it as our next stop and two minutes later we were there.
 
 
Young girl just getting into Chalk Art.
Being there shortly after 9:00 in the morning does have the big advantage of beating the crowds and it’s not overly warm either. The downside was that the chalk artists were far from completing their masterpieces that would then have a limited shelf life.
Artist David Joyner
Most of the vendors were selling pictures demonstrating their artistic abilities such as David Joyner who was busy creating a picture of none other than a Manatee. He truly had captured the realism in all his pictures but was surprised to know it was safe to swim with them. Now he plans on swimming with the Manatees himself so he can better capture their nature in his paintings. Here is a link to his site.
John Megill
Another vendor was John and Dawn Megill who had quite an impressive array of artistically homemade family wear that had practical uses around any one’s home. They have just started attending these types of functions as vendors but he was also interested as to why my hat read “It’s about time”. I called them later to tell them their website had a problem and when they get it fixed I’ll post a link to it as well.
 
 
Portable bicycle repair shop.
Unfortunately like yesterday attendance was said to be way down from last year and there were only a handful of Chalk Artists changing the look of the streets. Once we’d seen everything we could we thought of visiting the Flea Market we had spotted on the way into town. The purchases for the day was a wider spatula for flipping fish fillets and some tomatoes and an onion Kathy will use to make soup.
Since it was now past lunch we stopped at The Lodge in downtown Okeechobee. Kathy had read only good reviews on this restaurant and when you have a large parking lot filled that tells you something. It was very clean with a nice d├ęcor the prices were very reasonable and the portions were just the right size. If you really wanted to eat they also had a buffet you could choose either breakfast or lunch items at 12:00 noon. There was a ten minute wait but tasting the food told you why.
After looking around a few more shops we headed back to the trailer and got home just in time to attend their Ice Cream Social. These Sundaes were much smaller than at Rock Crusher RV Park but they were only $1.50 each and they made a great afternoon snack. DQ would have charged at least $3.00 each.
Tucker letting Kathy pet him.
Lilli feeling safe by Rick.
On our way back to the trailer we stopped to talk with Elaine and Rick who had things to do that had kept them from coming with us this morning. Kathy got her puppy fix when Tucker allowed her to pet him but played strange to me if I made eye contact with him. Lily checked us out and sat with Rick knowing she’d be safe there.
 
After we got home I grilled a couple of hamburgers on the Weber while Kathy made up potato salad for our side. Sadly we finished the last of the Sour Orange pie for dessert. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Krackers

Doctor, doctor, I've just swallowed a clock!

Don't worry - there's no cause for alarm.

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