Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year


    Well here we are at the end of another year. We keep saying where did the time go? We keep hearing this from all our friends.  It’s true time seems to be speeding by. It seems like just yesterday we were putting up a 2015 calendar, now it’s time for a new 2016 calendar. Already we have many dates filled in with events, doctor appointments, RV rallies, and planned RV trips. Events planned all the way to September.  

    We had a few bumps in the start of the year, and throughout 2015, but things are smoothing out. As we close the book on 2015 we can look back and say wow, we did all that. Hopefully 2016 will be a lot smoother. We are very optimistic; the cup is half full, not half empty. And so we start 2016 with many planes. And so we are wishing you all a
               Happy New Year and may all your planes be fulfilled

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Stretched Volkswagen bus

Stretched Volkswagen bus. Saw this VW bus in Cocoa Beach. Don't know were it disappeared to. . We went back at a later date to get a few more photo's, but it was gone.  We just got this passing shot.

Monday, December 21, 2015

November Blog, a month late, long, but mostly photos.


Well here I am procrastinating again. We are near the end of December and I am just trying to update November. November was a busy month for us, This is a long blog, but mostly pictures.  Starting with our Carriage Club Rally the first week of the month. It was a busy week with a tour of Kennedy Space Center, a Eco river tour and a day at Port Canaveral with a tour of the Explorer Tower, plus several dinners and pot lucks. It was a very busy week.  
This is the explorer Tower

View from the observation deck 
 
Cruise ship, one of two that were in port the day we were there
 Can you see the rainbow?


This guy was one of many osprey we saw on the boat tour

 

Next was the christening of my new boat 

See that spot in the water, that's a gator, he or she came to check out the boat.

If you can measure the distance from their eyes to the tip of their nose, every inch equals a foot. So this guy is pretty long.
 
 
The Bass Pro shop in Palm Bay. I really enjoy the d├ęcor of their stores. This is some swap buggy. Take your time looking at the buggy and check out the details. So many things on it. Sorry we couldn't get it closer.
 
A big Harley Davison store near Daytona Beach. When our son Mark was here visiting he just had to stop on our way to ST Augustine.  This is only about one forth of the store. There is also a second floor.
 

This is more my style.

 
In the parking lot was this neat truck.
 
 
We have a  strange flower. See how big it is, but it smells like garbage. Its been blooming for over a month.


 
His eyes were bigger than his month. We watch him for about ten minutes and he could not swallow the fish
 
Linda was watching "The Chew" and  saw this "popcorn cake". Well she had to try it. It wasn't bad.
The cake was made of popcorn
 
 

Another stop while our son Mark and his wife Tracey were here was a trip to Downtown Disney, Now Disney Springs. I especially enjoyed the boats, at the boat house restaurant and bar.
A lot of construction being done. It is expected to be done by spring.

Do you remember these?  You can go for a ride, with a driver. I believe the price was $75 for an adult, not sure about chidren.


Just one of the many boats. See some of the other boats in the background.

 









 
I guess that's enough boats.
There is a lot more to Disney Springs then boats, like this Lego dinosaur
 
Mark and Tracey

 
 
 
And finally the cabinets above the drivers compartment in our RV are finished, well almost.
Before


After, still needs several finish coats of  clear, and a few door nobs installed. The cabinets were build by a master cabinets maker. They match the rest of the cabinets in the RV

 
 
I’m sure I forgot something. We did post about Thanksgiving in an earlier blog.
Here we are near the end of another year. Time is running  by spinning out of control. At our age we must make the most out of every day.  So everybody out there embrace every day, because before you know it, you will be saying, “where did the year go”

Thanks for following along.

Wishing you a early Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.











Monday, December 7, 2015

Thanksgiving then and now


     I intended to write about our busy November at the end of the month, but here we are in December.  First I’ll talk about our super Thanksgiving. What made it great was our son Mark and his wife Tracey were here to spend it with us. Linda cook a turkey with all the fixing’s.  Joining also was my cousin Jane and her husband Nick, who live in the same community. Linda made the comment she can’t remember the  last time she cook a thanksgiving dinner.  So we started thinking about that and decided to look back from when we started full time Rving. We really had to rack our brains. We’ll start with 2005.  Here we go;

2005 with new Escapees friends in Livingston Texas, the headquarters of the Escapees

2006 Johnson Creek RV Park in Ingram/Kerrville Texas one of our favorite parks

2007 The home of a Christine a Disney worker, with about 30 other couple from Disney

2008 a repeat of 2007

2009 At one of the nicest  Escapees Parks, Jojoba Hills in Aguanga California

2010 At Thousand Trails in Clermont/Orlando Florida with many friends

2011 On the Beach in St. Augustine

2012 Again at Thousand Trails in Clermont/Orlando

2013 Out to dinner with my cousin Jane and her husband Nick

2014 A last minute dinner with neighbors. We just planned on staying home and relaxing after a very   stressful time in PA and a tiring trip back home. After  a phone call and then a visit from them, we joined them with about 10 other friends.  

2015 Linda comes through with a super Thanksgiving dinner.
 
Doesn't that like wonderful. Sorry for the glare on the corner of the photo.
 
I hope to find time to recap the rest of our November