Friday, March 20, 2015

Jacksonville Florida visit, Mayo Clinic and Triple "D"

     First an update about Bob’s results from the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville.  No changes in his regiment of medications for his Trigeminal Neuralgia.  Bob had an appointment with both a neurologist and a surgeon. So for now all remains the same.  

     While in Jacksonville, or Jax as the locals call it, we did get to dine at a restaurant visited by Guy Fieri of the Food Network show Dinners, Drive Ins and Dives.  What a great find. The triple “D”  was called Singletons Seafood Shack.  The pictures will tell the story.  

The front of  Singleton's

Guy's poster

The menu

The back

Linda's Shrimp Po"Boy, its there under the onion straws

Open wider

Bob's scallops and black beans and rice

The fishing fleet in the background

Bob sitting all the way at the end of the deck. It was a nice sunny day so we sat outside on the deck

The fabulous wood carving's by Captain Ray in the back room of the restaurant

Check out the details

The A1A Ferry, some waiting guest and some of the fishing fleets in the area

Inside the restaurant

The fish showcase, it doesn't get any fresher then this.

Started a new label, "labels" on the right side  of our blog, "Guy Fieri Triple D visits". This is the 4 or 5 Triple D we visited in our travels. I'll try to find the others and add them. Thanks for following along.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

My visit to a Mecum Car Auction

Love those T Birds

One of the tents, There were 3 or 4 of these big tents.

The selling floor, I was bidding, but I guess they didn't notices.

Another T Bird

Going to the  selling floor

There was a collection of signs

As close to the selling floor that I got

Some nice trucks

You really needed a couple of days to see it all. It was worth the twenty bucks.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Over 1000,000 hits on our blog

      As we reach the threshold of 100,000 hits on our blog, we keep pinching ourselves thinking that how did we get that many hits.  I know this is not a lot of hits by some of the other blogs I follow, but for us it is a big number considering we started this blog for our family and some friends. Up to date we have published  581 blog post . There are a number of blog post with several 100 plus hits, then some with just a few hits. Some blogs have close to 500 hits. I feel we have gotten a little better at blogging since our first post.
       We are hoping that in a month or so we can get on the road for an extended trip. We plan to keep on rving and traveling until it is time to hang up the keys. We have had a wonderful time traveling for ten years as full time rvers. We had a great times seeing this wonderful, beautiful, fabulous  country we call the United States of America.  We had also made some wonderful friends in that time. Some for years and some for only a week. Other rvers will understand about our "week only best  friends". We had stopped along the way "to smell the roses".  An when it becomes time to hang up the keys we have many, many  great memories to fall back on, and share with those interested in listing. Funny our home base is on a street called Rosewood, maybe there are more roses to be smelled. But for now there are places we haven't seen or wish to revisit and we hope to do that soon.



Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Tigers and Lions

  This is a place you can go and see 40 big cats. Don't know of any zoo where you can do that. The reserve is moving to a much large facility. The move will be completed sometime this Fall. It is a million dollar move. Google Central Florida Animal Reserve for more information.

This was truly a amazing experience. I tried to limit it to a few pictures but it was hard. So here are my few. Hi there.
I'm napping.

Note one of his toys is a bowling ball.

Bob taking a closer look.

Linda taking a closer look.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Tigers and Lions and cars

Tigers, Lions and cars?

                     That sure doesn’t seem to go together.  Read on and maybe you’ll get the jest of this post. Hi everybody, it’s been awhile. We will start blogging more frequently when wecan  get on the road for longer trips. We have done some small trips, but not traveling for months at a time. We still need to take care of a few medical issues. We did do a 60 mile trip to meet friends in the Orlando FL area. It is great meeting up with friends. We stayed at Lake Magic an Encore Park using our Thousand Trails membership. Loading and unloading the RV is sure different then living in it full time. OH how we miss that life style, all though we are adapting to our new life style. But with all the health problems we had it was a good move buying a home base. We had planned to be on the road for at least 6 months starting in the middle of February but now we are not sure when and for how long we can do a long trip. Our first long trip will be to go back to Pennsylvania to see our kids and their wives.  

     We have been doing a few fun things in the area.  One was a wild game dinner in our development. Some of the meats served were moose served three ways,  pheasant, alligator, squirrel, venison served five ways,  shark served two ways, redfish and wild boar. I may have missed something. But it was a wonderful experience tasting all the different meats.

   We also attended a senior expo at the Brevard Zoo. Every senior in a 50 mile radius must have attended.  Just say “free”, “early bird”, or “buffet” and we will show up. All in all it was a fun day. At times it did smell like we were at the Ben Gay factory.  

      In December we did do another cruise. This time out of Port Canaveral about 20 minutes from our home. We also toured the Kennedy Space Center. I Bob attended a Museum Car Auction.  What a fantastic experience being there in person, not just watching it on TV.  Plus we did a few other small things like seeing “American Sniper”, our pick for the best picture Academy Award, plus a few other good movies like “Gone Girl”.  We did not see all the movies nominated.
But the most trilling thing we did was get up close to Tigers and Lions. I mean up-close, really up-close.  You could smell their breath. Here are a few pictures to wet your appetite.

This photo is not zoomed in. We are just on the other side of the wire. Isn't he beautiful. Look at the size of his paws.

This is one of my favorites.

Hopefully in the near future I'll upload more photo's.