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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Friday, February 7, 2014

Things are Coming Together.

Our Location today is Moore Haven, Florida.

This is something I could get used to sleeping all night and waking up refreshed in the morning. Both Kathy and I were awake around 7:30 because we were wanting an early start at getting things done at the trailer. Kathy cooked up some nice Pamela bacon and blueberry pancakes for breakfast a change from our morning cereal routine.
This view out our back window is better than back home.
Once breakfast was finished I went in search of the exercise building where the drinkable water machine was located. The water coming into the trailer from the hose is supplied by a well fed pump and it has a high Sulphur content to it making it hard to drink and hold your nose at the same time. The machine dispenses water at a cost of a quarter a gallon which is still cheaper than buying bottled water. Kathy was busy doing her book keeping when I got back making certain that our budget didn’t have any unauthorized usage like it did while we were in Florida last January.
Two Ultra-lights flying over head today.
I then prepped my bicycle and took a ride to the front office to see when we’d be getting our picnic table. This is the first campground we have ever been to that didn’t have a table at each site and didn’t have it in their budget for more to be made. Kathy wasn’t happy to hear that answer because we were planning on eating some of our meals outside in the shade of the Gazebo. I also stopped for a quick chat with Rick Cochrane who was helping another RVer do some work on his rig.
You can see our neighbors picnic table behind their trailer to the left.
We worked together to make our fruit and chicken salad. It was filling but with very few calories which is something we both need.
You can see the space for the third and if necessary fourth battery per side.
After lunch I headed outside to empty the forward basement cabinet so that I could finish wiring in our new batteries. This will now give us four AGM batteries of the six I want to have before we install solar panels on the trailer because we intend on doing dry docking in the deserts of the southwest in future. There was a nice breeze this afternoon so Kathy came outside to read a book in the shade and to keep me company as I made the battery cables and wired everything up.

For supper I set the Weber Q on low and slow and grilled red potatoes and Salmon fillets. Kathy sautéed the Asparagus inside as well as making Blackberry Parfaits that we had for dessert. Everything tasted great.
We sat outside for a short while and Elaine and Rick stopped off to talk of an outing we’ll be doing together tomorrow but after fifteen minutes they needed to get back because they’re dog-sitting for a friend. Kathy and I went over to their RV where we continued talking until the cold north wind made it too uncomfortable to stay outside. Back at the trailer we actually had to close the windows as it was getting cold out.
We’ll be spending the next couple of days with Elaine and Rick doing things that we’ve never done before. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


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What the eye doesn't see,

the heart doesn't grieve over.


  1. Dinner looked great !!! Bet it tasted good also !!!

  2. Six batteries? Wow.
    We have 2 six volt batteries and one 130 watt solar panel, and have been boon docking since 2006, works good enough for us.
    Nice to see you using that Weber Q, low and slow.

  3. Do you all have a residential refrigerator? That grilled dinner sure looks good!