It's about time.

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Fun Rainy Day Outing.

Our Location today is Venice, Florida.

Last night when we went to bed we knew that it was supposed to be cool overnight but when we got up this morning it was almost too cold to get out from under the covers. Breaking from our recent tradition of dressing after breakfast we were fully dressed in long pants with socks on before eating. We even had to turn on the electric cube heater to take the dampness out of the air. Adding insult to injury as I was about to serve our hot cereal for breakfast the skies opened up and the rain still hasn’t stopped as of this writing. 

The best we could do after breakfast was our morning reading of blogs and E-mails but that was really taking the wind out of our sails so we made a plan. Shortly after eating lunch we donned our raincoats and headed out to possibly help the local economy. 

Kathy has shopped high and low for a decorative wreath to hang on our apartment door. Most times the ones she found were just too large or way off the color scheme that she had imagined. On the way here yesterday we spotted a Hobby Lobby so that was our destination. 

When we first walked into this location Kathy’s mouth dropped because she had never been in a Hobby Lobby of this size. It was nearly half the size of a Walmart. The first thing we did was walk all the aisles just seeing what they carried. The next thing we did was look at wreaths they already had made with the same results as before. So now we started looking at things we could use for Kathy to make her own wreath designed the way she wanted. By the time we had all the components coordinated and were ready to leave over two hours had passed but we weren’t cooped up in the trailer listening to the rain. 

We made a few more stops at Big Lots and Dollar tree looking for a few nonessential items before stopping at Chick-fil-A for a fast food supper. We were introduced to their menu when we met Tom and Marcy with their sons Nicholas and Bryce last year in Largo Florida. We found their food very tasty not overly seasoned and in a comfortable setting. While there today Kathy and I also witnessed the manager introducing a new employee to the food that they would be serving. He had a number of the different sandwiches made at Chick-fil-A and had the new employee sample each one and then give him their opinion of each. When that was done he simply dumped the leftovers into the trash. What a waste of food but what a way to start a new job. 
Notice the rain on the pavement.
Since we hadn’t gotten any fuel since before going down to the Keys I stopped to fill the truck before our final stop. We stopped at Lowe’s where we were looking for a multihanger for our outside vignette. Kathy had one thing in mind but when I explained why I thought a different hook would be better so she conceded. 
Yesterday setting up. Sights are very close together.
By the time we got back to the trailer the rain had slowed to a drizzle and our neighbors who are from Port Perry, Ontario and Newbie RVers were out packing for an early morning departure because they have to be back to work on Monday. With a wish of safe travels we bid them good night and safe travels. 
The view out our rear window.
The weather report is the same for the next two days. I’m sure we’ll find something to occupy our time. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


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1 comment:

  1. I love Hobby Lobby. I will miss that store. There are none in our area of Ohio.