Quoted From A Fellow Traveler:

Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you smile. Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Looking For Points Of Interest

We visited the town of Trenton. This is the start of a rail trail.
The Nature Coast State Trail runs for 32 miles with most of the trail being straight enough to see for miles. But for as many times as we have passed by the trail, we have yet to see anyone using it.

Across the street from the trail, is the old Coca Cola Ice House circa 1925.

What you'll find in the Ice House

And next to the Ice House, is the Coca Cola bottling plant which is also circa 1925.

This is the street side view of the building.

The quilt shop had rooms of various themes and styles.

They even had an old antique tread dispenser

And the old vat where they mixed the secret Coke formula.


This is the one sign I liked.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Crusin For Gators

We cruised down river in search of gators and did see a half dozen but I didn't take any pic's of them.
Just short of the Gulf coast we stopped at this small island so we could have lunch and Casey went for a swim. it was a slow ride back to camp because we had thunderstorms ahead of us. We luckily missed them.

The end of a long day and it's time for bed, Casey has a choice of who she sleeps with!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

They Made It Safe & Sound

The airport is surprisingly small and located directly across the street from the Correctional Facility.
And there they are with their big smiles on.....you have to click on the pic to really see the smiles!!!!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Our Little Piece Of Paradise

We now have a screen house so we can sit outside and be one with the bugs!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Hey Florida, Here's Your Taxes At Work

Took Joyce to the airport and on my way back to camp I had to take these pictures of some of the side streets in Florida.

If you click on the picture you can even see the double yellow lines.

At least this one ends at a grassey area.

And.....for the top prize.......

Need I say more.......they even painted the arrows

Saturday, June 11, 2011


On a recent trip to town, we stopped at Fanning Springs State Park. Within the park was this section of the Fanning Springs bridge that spanned the Suwannee River.

This plaque is attached to the bridge.
Also in the park is this sign about the Gulf Sturgeon.

There are so many of these magnificent Live Oak trees in the area.

The reason to travel to town was to pick up a new water valve for our toilet. The original was leaking during the flush cycle due to a failed water seal. I was able to install a couple of o-rings in the seal area and it seems to be holding but I figured I better purchase a new valve to keep on hand.

I also went up on the roof to check my slide topper awnings for debris.

Actually they looked pretty good except for some staining from the last rain. So while I was up there, I cleaned them and my solar panels. Was my day off and I needed something to do.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Just Another Day

Had to drive to town to see a dentist today. Last Friday I broke a tooth and I'm afraid it may not be save.
We found the dentist and all I can say is that it was an experience, I ended up going out the door with no change to the tooth. Seems I have a choice of a root canal and maybe have enough tooth left for a cap but no guarantees. Or leave it for now and hope it last till I get home and see my own dentist, I opted for the latter.

When we got back we had a surprise..........a new neighbor! Actually, one of the workampers asked to be moved back here with us because it's away from the busiest part of the campground.
I thought that it might be fun to swim in the river with Casey. Joyce watched for gators LOL!
And did I mention the bugs here are everywhere. Check out this guy...he was climbing up the tree in front of the coach. Click on the picture for awesome detail.