Saturday, July 16, 2016

mt dora

One of the days while at Trimble CG…..

We headed off for a day trip to Mount Dora…My RV friend Margie her Annie & me & Pheebe had mini GTG at Trimble Park a county park with a CG…

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The Orange Blossom Cannonball is a tourist railroad company operation excursions.. trains run on a track owned by the Florida Central Railroad…we went from Mt. Dora to Tavares…

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We journeyed back to the days of yesteryear and the Movies of the Old West…A 1 hr. & 45min round trip…features a 1907 wood burning steam engine & old wood cars that have been used in in movies like 3:10 to Yuma and True Grit…Appaloosa over 20 in all…Traveling in vintage coaches that many movie stars such as Robert Redford..Johnny Cash…George Cloone once preformed in…

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Margie & Annie waiting for our ride to start…these railroad cars are all wood and you get the true idea of what the clickty – clack of the railroad means and sounds like….Cool Beans..

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Me & Pheebe waiting to roll also…this ride was a litte on the pricey side but i never do things like this so I went for it…needing some fun in my life….One thing i like about Mt. Dora it was very dog friendly….

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We went to lunch ….

after our train ride…at “Lets Do Lunch”…small clean light open atmosphere with a small menu..this was a new restaurant in town with great food even with the small menu…

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Margie enjoying her lobster roll…i had a ruben this time we were having lunch…Margie said it was one of the best she has ever had…my ruben was fantastic also….i did not get the lobster roll because never having one i want to make sure i had a good one…the lobster that i have had i did not like…

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We so enjoyed our lunch at “Lets Do Lunch” that we went back the next day…That is when i had my lobster roll because Margie told me it was good for my first one …pic below…i loved it so much i will be eating more of them…Margie told me to always ask what kind of roll they use and if it is a hot dog bun dont get it…

 

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Pheebe girl waiting patiently  looking out the window for her first train ride…she was such a good girl the whole day long…you would never know she has some “issues”  lol….

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And the rest of the story….

About my blogging or the lack of….I really like to write on my blog…not sure many read it..but i guess it is mostly for me…when in my “old age” comes around i can sit back and read about all the things i have done…i think there is only one person in my family that reads it my DIL…she use to anyway…maybe my GGG …grand kids will get a kick out of the escapades of their Grammy…but then again some one will have to preserve it…i read somewhere you can have a book made of your blog (hint hint)…like i said like writingit just need to get going doing it more often…todays blog is the first about our trip to Mt. Dora… more to come about this GTG..and i have some other minin GTG like our trip to Sebastian Inlet State Park…and some time i will write about my motor home…right now i am trying to work a deal to trade it so that will be a post all by itself…been taking my dad to a bunch of doc appointments he is failing by the month…in March i got my cataracts taken care of …and i am sooooooo happy that i can see again…in fact they must have been bad for a very long time because i didnt know how bright and colorful things are..like looking thru dirty tea stained glass then it got whiped clean so clean you cant see the glass just all the bright light…very happy ..this is my first summer in Florida…and i am not a happy camper…and Pheebe is not happy….she has a lot and i mean a lot of energy and not being able to be out and about  during the day makes her very restless at night keeping me awake…never had day after day after day of relentless smack you in the face heat….all i will say about that now but i am sure i will have more whineing about it again…well all for now thanks for looking and come back soon….blessings GM&P

Saturday, July 9, 2016

ONE YEAR AGO TODAY…..

My Maggie left for the Rainbow Bridge…I miss her so very much…. Pic’s some of her most favorite places to hang out..

 

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Watching and looking…

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Loved riding in her “Buggy”….

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Watching for those pesky squirrels….

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Protecting her home in Greenville …loved being out on the porch…

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Maggie 7 13 2006 – 7 9 2015

Love you my Maggie Girl…

Friday, July 8, 2016

UP-DATE PHEEBE…

Pheebe…Pheebe….Pheebe….

What can I say about Pheebe…she is sweet …loveable…funny…a hugger and a snuggler..then there is the the crazy little elf terrorizing the neighborhood….

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As many of you know Pheebe has been a  challenge and a handfull…awhile ago when i first started to post pic on for this post she was still a handfull and more…but shortly after she turned a year old in Feb. things started change little by little…

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Subtle little things started to happen every once in a while she would listen to what i told her…from the first she did come when i called…had her at Hardee Lakes and was able to have her off leash a few times…and every time she would come to me when call back…and she still does…even on leash…

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Some of her big problems are…car chasing when a car passes us by…she goes berserk even after the car passes she will not let it go up to 15 min she is stilll carrying on trying to get it…. bikers same thing…people she is not so good with…does not like at all…untill she has been around them a few days…at first she would carrying on with all dogs…big or little…very hard to walk with her…she runs like the wind back & forth all around in and out …not good on a retractable leash with the skinny string…when i am saying carrying i am talking hysterical out of control…she has sooooo very much energy..and gets out of control easy…

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By chance one moring while camped at Wickham on our wald…we met this dog and his Mama…after talking and wondering why they were so eager to see each other…we figured out this was Charlie Pheebe’s brother…

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You could tell they knew each other the way they tried to run and greet when we were quit a way down the road ..they could not wait to see each other…the ran and played and played…so happy…

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Pheebe continues to make progress …but still has a long way to go… I feel when she leaves puppyhood behind she will be a great little dog…all for now thanks for looking & come back soon

blessings to all GM&P

Monday, March 28, 2016

MORE ON THE WEST COAST…

A little more on the WC…

Just a few more things from my road trip to the W. Coast of FL…we went to a few yard sales really did not find much we needed or wanted…but we did see this wonderful site at a yard sale…i see Sandhill Cranes often in the city…i think they are so cool…i did post a couple years ago about a pair that were at Wickham C G …it was mating season and the male was dancing around the female wings out and calling some kind of noisy mating call…that was neat to see..but this topped that..a mom & dad with two fuzzy babies… take a look soooo sweet…they paraded around like a couple proud parents with those fufly balls on stick right with them …

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One day we did some thrifting and found this little jewel at one shop…i have been looking for an old Singer Feathe Weight sewing machine…i seen this and figured it might be just as good….the price was $20…i did not but it then…when i got back to rig i looked it up and seen it was selling for about $450.00. Told Nan if it was in working condition i would like to go back and buy it…well we went back in a couple days and looked at it again…but did not bother to ask if it worked…the pirce had jumped up to $100.00 …i think someone over heard Nan and talking about it the day before and uped the price….so i am still looking…

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On another day we took a short drive over to the Gulf Coast Wetlands…Nan was looking for a good seafood restaurant she had been to and was not sure where it was..found that and ended up close to the wetlands and a boat launch with a small park …i took more pics but this is the only one that turned out…the sun was so bright and it was point and shot with my cell phone & hope i got something…one thing i was trying for was a bunch of pelicans…did not happen…

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And we went to this place for some seafood and they had some pretty good Grouper..the pic below is one they had inside & i took a pic of it…take a look at those old cars…in side it was still like it was back in the day…neat oldies…

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One day we were be-bop’n down the road and seen ahead of us cars swerving all over the road …got up there and seen this tree in the middle of two lanes we were in…looked like it was still in a pot…soooo we did a u-ey and went back to take a look…get it of the road if nothing else…turned out it was a holly tree …so we shoved it in the back seat…the next day i posted it on FB about the tree Nan rescued…Well no one was intrested in the tree all they wanted to know… was that a real dead chicken or one of those rubber ones…lol…do you see a rubber chicken..???

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A food shot for the day… I say mover over Crabby Bill’s (my fav seafood place in St. Cloud for Grouper) Found a new place …this was at Oysters Of Crystal River…this is the very best…grouper…baked sweet potatoes and the very best light not greasey hush puppies…yum yum… and one of the best salads i have ever had…i forgot to take a pic of the building…everything was fresh made in cluding the salad dressings…

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Well all for now…thanks for looking and come back soon..blessings …GM&P

ps…would someone please leave a test commet for me…thanks

Friday, March 25, 2016

Bad Blogger…pick me…

Yes pick me for ….

the  bad blogger award of the year…100 wacks with a wet noodle is called for…have a lot to blog about so it is just plain lazy that i have  not done so… i will start with this little thing that keeps mosquito at bay …and i have to say it works great …we used it at Hardee Lakes…i got this one at WM….Thermacell Mosquito Repellent…you can read about it on the package at WM or where ever you find one…great for camping ..fishing …etc…

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Spent some time ….

on the west coast of Florida last week or so…my RV friend Nan and i GTG and spend some time having fun…we did some eating… sight seeing…yard saling…thrifting…eating …crafting …fixing and oh did i mention eating??

Below is one of the crafting/sewing we did one day…she has a couple wonderful sewing/embroidery machines that she has been wanting to show me and like wise i was very intrested in checking them out…and in the pic is something that i have been wanting to make for over a year…its a thread catcher..you hang it over your sewing table to throw scraps of material & thread in while you are sewing…i had the instructions and could not make sense of them…Nan had made totes before so she could figure it out and we made a couple this one is mine and i forgot to take a pic of hers…she made a red one very pretty….i also made some “poopie bag “ holders that you attach to the dog leash..no pics yet…going to make them to sell at the church bazar…and i love love those sewing / emboridery machines…i now want one…so smooth to sew with and Nan did an emboridery project to show me how that works…so cool…

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And a couple of Mz. Fix-its…

This is a long story but i will make it short as i can….i have not told the story because it is embarrassing to say the least…it all started with my trip back to Fl this fall…i was parked in a lot at a WM and when i pulled out forgot that i was parked under a light pole and my back driver side kissed the pole as i pulled away… long short..ins. was not going to pay for the whole mess and i did not have a few thousand $$ to pay…it ripped the back seam and underneith was wet rotted wood not caused by the “kiss” reason they would not pay…anyway.. I put some white duct tape on it and that is the way it stayed ..untill….below we did a little hammer tapping and digging out the dry rot… pushed and pulled to get it back into some what shape….it was bowed out pretty good …in this pic you can see  we got it pushed in good…

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Then we screwed on 3 straps to keep it all together …so the vibrations of travel would not make it any worse…caulked all around and in and out …then put etetnabond tape over it all…

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And called it done…i am so disillusinoned with this RV…and i have to admit how stupid and naive i was when i bought it…i have learned so much in the last few years..i am not going to go into detail about it all…but lets just say it is a lemon and i did not know what i was doing…but i  am going to make the best of it for now… the fix is not pretty but it will take care of the problem for now…

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And the rest of the story….

I have more to tell about the trip to the west coast of FL…hope i can remember it…i also want to do an up date on Pheebe people have been asking for it…a week from this coming Monday i have an appointment with the opthamologist that will be doing my cataracts and they will schedule at that time…i have had a pretty good winter here in Fl this year…i decided to go and do as much as i could ..not just sit in camp driveway all winter…and since i will have to spend the summer here also i want to continue doing the same..i also did another mod on my rig this winter i am happy with will save it for next time…

Below is a pic of Pheebe trying to get me to come to bed…she is such a funny little thing…well all for now..thanks for looking and come back soon …blessings GM&P

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PS …it seems like i can not longer post on other peoples blogs…i have a blogger profile but they want me to change it and i dont know what this is all about..can anyone out there tell me …that is if you can post on my blog…

Thursday, March 10, 2016

OUT & ABOUT….

My first adventure ….

Was a trip to Titusville…to meet for lunch with one of my neighbors in PA…her and hubby have been spending the last couple months in New Smyrna Beach…so we had a GTG at Dixie Crossroads Seafood Restaurant…about 1/2 way for both of us…

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The front entrance way with outside seating…we got there just in time …because with in min. there was a waiting line….

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There was some intresting decorating…outside and in…in this pond was a bunch of  fish swiming around..there was one white fish looked like an albino …. you could buy a cup of fish food to feed them while you waited for your table…some how i lost pics of the fish…0303161157

I had coconut shrimp…coleslaw…and cheese grits…pretty good food…we spent a couple hrs. chatting and catching up…was really great to talk with someone from Greenville…we both lived in the neighborhood for long time them 40 yrs and me 37….think we are among few long timers there…

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One morning at the home park …was watching this Great Blue Heron fishing for his breakfast…he is fitted out in his mating plumage…beautiful…

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I was admiring him when all of a sudden he plunged head first into the water…much splashing and flapping and he emerged with out his breakfast…I had just got a new phone and the camera is great and i was able to get this pic…I was thrilled…

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In this pic below he was shaking off his feathers he really got soaked…i have seen Herons go after a fish but not quite like this…shook off just like a dog….

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The rest of the story…

I was thrilled to say the least to get those pics…what happend …my phone that was a Samsung smart phone just a little over a yr old..disided to commit suiside and jumped out of my pocket and in to the toilet…yucko…got a new LG G4 phone…i wanted another Samsung but was told that they were discontinue all but the Samsung 6…that phone has a non removable battery like the I-Phone you have to send back to company when problems with battery…they dont last for ever…i did not like that so went with this LG …so far i like it ..a few things different that were easier on the old phone…and for some reason IE browser is not working so good on this phone..( i did read that IE is on its way out being replaced with something called Edge…anyway i am using Chrome browser…have to get  use to that also…Have been on the hunt for some good seafood with RV friend Sarah..she has been staying at Wickham CG for a couple weeks…will make more post about our adventurs…

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Mz. Pheebe is coming right along ….i think she has grown a little… longer legs??…lol…she is learning and responding to commands…getting better with the car chasing…and has turned into a social butterfly where small dogs are concerned…she loves them…soon as she sees one she is pulling the leash to meet & greet them…the people still not so much but we are working on it…we are pretty happy together…well all for now thanks for looking and come back soon …blessings GM&P

Friday, March 4, 2016

Hardee Lakes …Feb 2016

Well what a mess i am….

making of my blog post…But I want to remember my fun times so i am going to blog about them anyway…here is Pheebe following in her big sisters paw steps…gasing up on our way out of town..but with Pheebe you dont walk away from the rig and leave the window down…puppy brains ..think she can jump out the window…

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Below is my site on this second GTG at Hardee Lakes…this time it was a 3 day weekend and all the lake side sites were taken..even a month out ….but to tell the truth all sites are great at this CG and i loved this one…

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Behind my rig was what i call the “social area” we held our campfires there and pot lucks…we had them every night…a couple times we did not have pot lucks …but i made up a new eating together thing…BYOP… bring your own plate…so we could eat together with less work…me for one i eat alone all the time…so i really enjoy dinner company….One day Dave showed me his way to build a fire…good when you dont have wonderful pine cones and needles to start it with…this will be another post….

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About Pheebe….

Well what can i say…i can say that she is coming along…again as last month she was a differrent doggie when we hit the campground…she must be a county girl …not a city girl….she had her moments at the CG but over all she was good…when someone new came it would take a couple days for her to calm down over them…when we got back to the neighborhood was back to the old “Diva dog” so glad i changed her name…I am still working with her and there is progress…i can now more often that not distract her when a passing car comes along and people…but she does not forget and as soon as i releaser her she is charging of after it in the direciton she seen it going…she has a one track mind…i will have mmore as time goes on ….all for now thanks for looking and come back soon…GM&P

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