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.

Friday, August 26, 2011

We Made It Through The Storm

Joyce and I took a stroll outside to check out the wind from the storm. As I walked around the coach, a big gust of wind caught me. Joyce was able to get this picture.......wow, lucky the table was there so I could hang on!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Good Night Irene

We have changed our site to an area where there are no trees. Our original site had a tree overhanging the backside of the coach and I was concerned that the wind may knock some branches down. We will move back to our original site tomorrow after the storm passes.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum

There's a Warbird museum not far from where we are so we had to check it out. It's located at one end of the regional airport which also houses a helicopter school.
Parked at the side of one of the runways was the Zero G plane. For $5000.00 you too can experience weightlessness.
At the end of the airport, we arrived at the museum.
The museum consist of three buildings which house planes from WWII, Korean, and Vietnam wars.
This is one of their prized aircraft, a C47 bomber that is ready to fly to air shows around the country or take a ride in her if your in the area.
Looking up into the bomb bay.

Man, these are just beautiful engines.

At one end of the building was this Avenger that was being worked on. Seems that the plane was air worthy but experienced engine problems during it's last flight.
The crew working on the plane are volunteers from Boeing. These guys love restoring these old planes.

Do you know what famous person flew an Avenger during WWII?

Nope..... It's not Joyce. Give Up?

Yup, this is the guy!!!

We moved to the next building where the Vietnam aircraft is stored

While we were touring the building, the Zero G jet taxied for take off.
The story of a couple of brave pilots.

Gas Turbine
We shouldn't for get the Tuskegee Airmen
Wow...on our way home there was an accident on I95, no one seemed to be hurt but they were shook up a lot.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Whose On The Roof?

Joyce and I were awaken two nights ago at 4:00AM by something that sounded like someone was bowling on our roof. I grabbed a flashlight and headed out to see who or what was up there.

I wasn't able to see anything other than what looked like a pair of raccoon eyes up in the tree over the bedroom slide. The heck with this......I went back to bed.

The next day I went up on the roof to see what happened. What I found was a pile of acorns on top of the bedroom slide topper. Apparently the raccoon was sitting in the tree over our coach feasting on acorns. Every time he dropped one it would hit the slide topper which was like tapping on a drum.

So to solve the problem it would mean removing the branch over the slide without hitting anything. I climbed on the roof and threw a rope over the branch. We tied the rope to a golf cart and put tension on the line. While Kevin commenced with the cutting, Robby got ready in the golf cart.
As the branch stared to fall, Robby backed up quick and I got ready to through my body between the coach and the branch if anything went wrong.

The boys did an excellent job removing that branch and trimming around the back of the coach.

Everything went well and now we can go back to a good nights sleep. Good Night!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Dog Days

It's been a very hot week so we took Casey to the dog park again to see if there was anyone else crazy enough to go out in this heat. As we got there, this cool train went by.
Casey also made a couple of new friends at the park and they actually enjoyed the pool together.
After the dog park, we dropped Casey at the coach so she could have a nap and we took a ride for lunch. We did so back roads and came to a nice sea food restaurant with a fishing pier in the back.
You could sit outside on the deck to eat but it was just too hot for that.
The restaurant was all by itself off of a side street. We found it as we were looking for the ocean. We both had the scallop basket and it was yummy.
As we departed from lunch, there was a very small town park that had this sign posted.
The park also honors the fishing industry with this plaque.

This is the park.

Further down the back roads I passed this tree and did a double take. Had to back up for this one. That's a palm tree that the tree is wrapped around. Cool huh!
Then we saw this.....note the large tree branch going through the house. They do neat things with trees here.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Cocoa Beach

We thought we'd take a drive to Cocoa Beach in the morning before it got too hot.
As we drove along A1A in Cocoa Beach, I spotted a DD's and stopped for Coolatta's and a jelly donut. I was shocked when I walked in the door and found a double line of people waiting to be served. There is no drive-up window so it was really slow getting our stuff. The first big hit on my drink and oh no....brain freeze! This is Cocoa Beach Pier.....No dogs allowed!

Casey and I waited at the start of the pier while Joyce walked out and got a pic of the beach.

This is the "World's Most Famous" Ron Jon Surf Shop in Cocoa Beach. Joyce went in to get a "T" shirt while Casey and I waited in the Jeep. There were so many people in the store, she gave up and came out before the dog and I died from heat exhaustion. We have got to get a Jeep that has AC!
The cruise ships leave from here. The Disney ship leaves on Thursdays. This one is a Carnival Cruise ship.
Hey do you remember Lois Lane on the old Super Man series on TV, I thought she drove one of these Nash Metropolitan's. I was wrong.

We passed this guy on our way home and had to get the pic.
Nice car, note the dual exhaust. Sounded like a six cylinder.
Whereas we had Casey with us, we stopped to get lunch we could bring back and eat at home. Never had Krystals before so this was a test.
This is a basic order.....you get four small square burgers and fries. The burgers are steamed and have a different flavor from the other burger joints. I do think that they steam out a lot of the flavor but they were pretty good, but not as good as 5 guys.