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.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

We're At Tiffin In Red Bay Al.

On our last day in Texas we decided to treat Casey and her friend Bruno buy taking them to a different beach for the afternoon. Wow, did they have a great time playing Frisbee and running in and out of the waves. We headed out the next morning for Red Bay, Al.

A day and a half later, we pulled into Red Bay, Alabama.

And headed to the Tiffin campground.

This is the Tiffin campground / service area where you can have factory service done on your coach.
We don't have an appointment for service but hopefully we won't be here long because there aren't that many coach here for service.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Heading To Red Bay, Al.

Tomorrow morning we are heading out towards home. We will first stop at Red Bay, Alabama at the Tiffin repair center. I have to have recall service done on our Norcold refer. If there's time, I also need to have a couple of other items checked out for possible repair.

I dread leaving here because the weather has been so nice and I know that we will be heading to the cold again......bummer!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Still Working

We are still at the same campground in Texas. Behind us is what they call a Lake, I would call it a pond. I turn the fountain spray on every morning and off every night.
This is the main office / club house. This park is only two years old but the buildings were built with that rustic look.
This is the heated hot tub. I would have to say that you could probably sit twenty people.
In the pool hot tub area, there is an outdoor fireplace and seating area.
The pool is next to the hot tub but it is not heated. It gets really hot here in the summer so there's no reason to heat the pool.
You can sit on the deck of the club house and watch TV. There is also an exercise room, laundry room, and two restrooms with showers.
Yesterday I was putting in sensor light switches in the rest rooms. Seems that most people that use these rooms fail to shut off the lights when they finish.

We have really enjoyed the workcamping thing and would like to do more of it when we get done closing on the home.

We will be leaving here on Sunday and taking about five days to get home. Then we will do the dreaded packing thing to empty the house. I will be so glad when we close. The lawyers are still nip picking back and forth and I'm tired of it. I think they do that stuff only to try to justify their worth.

Friday, February 18, 2011

We Went To The Beach

We worked our hours for the week so we decided to take the dogs to the beach. This was Casey's first trip to the ocean and she loved it.
Her and her buddy Bruno had so much fun.
A tug of war on the beach.
There we some really nice homes along the shore but most were needing repair.
Even had some unusual homes.
One home had their own permanent Pelicans
These guys were balanced on a cable.
A little bit of history on the way back to camp.

The battlefield
On our way back to camp Joyce told be to go this way, can you see the street sign?
Then we had to pass this refinery, didn't much care for that.
I sometimes wonder if they really need all those pipes!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Workcamping In Texas

We are in Sweeny, Texas at Stonebridge RV Resort . We came here to see our friends Don & Lucy and ended up doing some work for a free site.
Not a bad deal except I smell like Ben Gay from Joyce rubbing all those sore muscles that I haven't used in years.

Don and I had to check the cable TV hookups at each of the 50 sites because a good number of them were not working. After three days of checking each panel and correcting the bad hookups, we had all the sites working.

We are on a rest day today to gather our energy.

The campground is really beautiful with a large hot tub, swimming pool, outdoor fireplace, stocked fishing pond, concrete pads, and clubhouse.

Steve & Peggy the owners are very friendly, and accommodating people. They are also looking for summer help so if your in the area stop in, you won't be disappointed.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

On The Road Again

I woke up this morning to this parked next to us. There was going to be a show of old military vehicles at the flea market down the street. This Jeep was in perfect condition. Well, time to leave.
We passed by the Suwannee River. How I love ya!
How I love ya!
Then we passed through Alabama
And we passed through Mississippi.
And now we are in a Walmart parking lot in Louisiana. Today we drove for ten hours, tomorrow we will have about another seven hours of driving.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Yahoo, We Did It

For the last four weeks we have been negotiating back and forth on the sale of our stick and brick home back in the Massachusetts tundra. Well as you can see below, Joyce is signing a Purchase and Sales agreement. We will be closing the 28th of March so our trip will be cut short but that's why we have been hanging around in Florida. Didn't want to travel too far, only to have to turn and head home. Tomorrow we are leaving here and heading to Texas for a few weeks. We hope to meet up with our friends Don and Lucy who are doing some camp hosting.

Tonight we said goodbye to our friends John & Beth, it was so great seeing them again and we will miss them. They taught us a lot about the Villages while we were here.

Monday, February 7, 2011

A Rainy Day

Today started off sunny but knowing that a storm was coming we got out in the morning. Then it hit us. So I did some laundry while........
Joyce made chocolate chip cookies from scratch!
I love warm cookies!
Joyce also did up some pickles with a special recipe pickle juice.
And then some of us just relaxed and enjoyed the down time.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

A Watermelon Day

Today was a hot day and perfect for watermelon. Casey and I have enjoyed watermelon together since we got her. So we must follow that tradition on the hot days.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

We Are Stuck Here

Well, we're not really stuck here but because the weather only seems to be warm where we are, we see no reason to move.

Sooooo, we went to the office and signed for another week.

Tomorrow is $3 breakfast that consist of pancakes, sausage and coffee.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Cart Craziness

We rented a cart for the day, basic no frills, and not that fast. In fact people kept passing us.
Casey really enjoyed the ride and we were surprised that she sat in the cart when we stopped at Dunkin Donuts for a jelly donut.
Note the worried look on Casey's face. She knew that mom was new at driving golf carts!
There are some pretty cool carts around here in the Village of Sumter. If my buddy Don lived here, I'm sure that this would be his cart.
The plate on the back of this cart said Capone. Note the fake bullet holes all over.
You can see the what the main mode of transportation is in the Villages. You can buy a small car for what a lot of these cart cost.
Well, that was yesterday and it was in the high 70's, low 80's. Today it is cloudy with a chance of rain, suppose to be pretty warm but it looks like a laundry, shopping day.