Wednesday, February 10, 2016

SOME THINGS…& Wales…

It is a bitter cold…

Sunday morning here in camp driveway…i have been here for some chilly…cool…and cold weather but today it has got to me…usually it doesn’t bother me much…i think it is the bitter cold wind…and i thought it was cold at HL the day this pic was take…brrrrr…

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Looks a lot like one is camping in the north country…

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One night as one of my fantastic fires burned down…we made some S’mores…i got to use my new had crafted weenie stick…Nan and i bloth got one at the festival we went to last summer…first S’mores i have had in 30 years…

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Don’t have to many interesting pic right now as i am not doing much..below is a pic of an antique store that we went to one afternoon  at HL…we were looking for a thrift shop but we waited to long to leave and it was closed..so this was right there and open so in we went…was a very nice store…lot of vintage is what i like….

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RV friend Tina checking out some things that caught her eye…some of us left with a treasure and some left with our $$ intact…like me …i am trying not to buy much as i just finished up my down sizing …and the only home i have now is on wheels and does not hold much….

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I am trying to get on a healthy eating diet…not so much a diet but changing my eating habits to healthy…i was doing great after my diagnosis from my neurologist..i even lost 10 lbs….but over the holidays i slipped up somewhat…now having a hard time getting back in to the right way to eat…one think i found out about myslef is that after lowering my meat intake…just some chicken & fish now …i think i need more protien…so was eating protien bars…but did not like other stuff that was in it…so found a recipe on line that i liked and now tweaking it and making it my own…not making bars but rounds…still want to do more tweaking but they are good…

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And the rest of the story…

heard on the news tonight…there is a mama Right whale and calf at the Sebastian Inlet  about 30 miles south of here…along the indian river lagoon…all boats are restricted and all boats coming in from the Atlantic are escorted around the whales….the Inlet is now closed…they are hoping that they will go back out to the ocean at the next high tide…also a Right whale was spotted at Satelite Beach about 8 miles north of here…i think i remember the Wrights from last year migrating thru here…they are an endangered species with only a few hundred left…thinking i might go over to the beach and hang out with Pheebe see if we can see any…

Up date…well we did not make it over to the beach yet….but i could kick myslef for not jumping in dads car and heading down to the Inlet…i guess they did head on out to the atlantic …

WESH news tonight.... mama and baby Right Whales... Sebastian Inlet are back out into the Atlantic ....they had some spectacular film from their helicopter... I thought they were migrating through this area but according to WESH they come to the Brevard County camp drive way is in Brevard… and Volusia County area to have their babies... I really should have jumped in the car and took myself down there because there was a lot of people down there watching and taking pictures they said they got some of the best pictures of Right Whales ever taken... here's the picture I snapped on the TV not the best but its all I got...this post was made on several different days so the time line might be a little off…thats it for now …thanks for looking and come back soon…blessings GM&P

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

WILD BIRDS IN THE CITY…

Not much going…

on around here…just running dad around and a few errands for myself…went to the church on Wed. to work on stuff for the bazar in Nov..some birds below at the home park the other day…ibis has a fish ready to eat…great blue heron …looking for breakfast…

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I thought this was a good pic of all these birds in one spot at the same time…even tho this is a park it is still birds in the wild…ibis…wood stork…great blue heron..little blue heron …egret…pretty cool…i had to do some fancy moving to get them all at the same time in the pic…

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this was a muted sun rise pic the other day…a great blue heron looking again for breakfast…and if you click and enlarge the pic you will see pelicans and other birds flying around diving for there breakfast also…some are floating on the water diving too….there were 3 dolphin out there that day…i think there must have been a bunch of mullet they were feeding on…

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Seen this guy too but could not fit him in the pic with the rest….flapping his wings drying  off…

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This pelican was not in the pic with all the others…i seen the pelicans flying out over the water …this guy was at the beach one day i was there…

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It has been a cool rainy winter so far…the rainy season is usually in the summer…so i hate to see what that will be like this year…i got an appointment with eye doc to get cataracts check …hoping they are ready to remove… not sure how i will work that as dad doesn’t drive…get a taxi i guess…i got a real mess in the hood of my rig…the paint is pealing off in big chunks…i will do a post about it sometime…makes me upset thinking about it…and now about Pheebe….what can i say…sometimes i can see break thru …but most not…when we got back to the neighborhood after our camping trip (where she was so good) she went right back to her hysterical ways…i cant find words other than that to discribe it…i tried the benadryl again but it didnt seem to work…i am going to try it again…it is hard to give it to her and maybe she didnt get enough…sometimes she gets like a wet wiggley noodle..with her longs legs hard to control her…even getting her leash on she gets so excited jumping & wiggling around more than any dog i ever seen…that is how she got the clip on the leash clipped to her upper  eye lid…puppy mode ??? i dont know but she is a very loving and snuggly girl and very smart…she has a sweater she has been waring alot because of the cold weather…she even likes to keep it on at bed time…i know she wants it on by the way she acts when i want to take it off..anyway she woke up the other morning with out it on…i looked all over the bed kept saying were is your sweater…i turned to look on the floor aand when i turned back to the bed there she was sitting with it in her mouth…she looked so funny…but she knew what i was looking for…well its pretty boring here…but we will be going back to Hardee Lakes aweek from this Friday looks like there will be at least 7 of us so its another GTG…RV tech is going to look at my roof again ….and something wrong with antena so i think i am getting a King Jack antena put on..i hear good things about them…i miss my TV…well storms are coming thru soon…most of the evening so guess i am done for now…thanks for looking and come back soon …blessings  GM&P

Sunday, January 31, 2016

This & That….at HL

I have more….

about my trip to Hardee Lakes…as i forgot my charger for my lap top..and i had such good intentions to keep up my blog with our daily adventrures…Last year master fire starter Soos showed me how to start a camp fire…looking at this fire…i think i learned well…that baby was big!!! one thing i found out that pine cones make great starters with your kindling built around them…something nice this year the rangers brought us a load of fire wood each day…and the camp host  George gave me some logs the first day…i dont think they did that for everyone…they just liked us girls …they all remembered from last year…

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One day at lunch i invited everyone to come over for a “snack & yak” lunch…everyone brought a snack and we did some yakking…pic below…of course we had to dress for snow and sit in the sun…

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And one night i learned a new card game…Foot & Hand… or is it Hand & Food…or maybe hoof & mouth…lol…i love it and i am addicted to it…but need at least 2 people to play…so i have to wait untill  GTG to play…as you can see this hand everyone had their cards on the table but me….lol…

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Socializing…

With it being so cold every morning we did not get together to socialize until around noon or after…Margie wanted to do a pan cake breakfast but was to cold to cook and be out side for breakfast..we could not do inside because for one reason or another we could not use our rigs….maybe next month she can have one..i love her  pan cake breakfast …one year at Hillsbourgh GTG we also had Mimosas …mmmmm that was good the first & only one i have ever had…would like more but dont want to drink those alone…lol…way too good..below is Pheebe doing some socializing …she was wanting to play with Margie’s  new little long hair Chihuahua Maggie…Named after my little Papillon Princess Maggie who is now at the Rainbow Bridge as many of you know…it made me so happy when she ask if it would be ok to name the new little one after her…this little Maggie is two years old and cute as a button..she is so tiny only about 4lbs…Pheebe is 7lbs…an;yway i was really happy that Pheebes wanted to play with another dog…she really did well with the little dogs…

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Took a break from playing cards on the night of the full moon and see it coming up over the lake with the reflection on the water.. so had to run out and take a pic…i know it is a little grainy was taken with my phone and it was almost dark…i am going to get a new camera soon…

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And the rest of the story….

I do have some other news that i have been hanging onto for awhile…waiting to see what would happen….so i think now i can tell it…i had an offer on my house in PA a couple months ago and now it is far enough along i will announce it now…i signed the contract via email…the Boro did a sewer test and it passed…and the deed search was ok…so last i heard  my lady real estate told me they would like a closing the end of Feb…this is why i will be able to buy and new camera…SmileSmileSmiletalked to my son a couple days ago and he will be getting all that is left out of the shed and garage…and that will be it…this is such a relief to me you cant imagine…my stress level will now be below my eyes instead of over my head…lol…so thats it for now ….thanks for looking and come back soon…blessings GM&P

Thursday, January 28, 2016

TORNADO & PJ PARTY IN THE BATH HOUSE….

We had a PJ party…

in the bath house due to a tornado..at Hardee Lakes….About 3:30 am my smart phone (glad it is smart) started to squawk like the TV when weather warning comes on..took a look and it said a tornado was in your area take cover NOW..!! Me & Pheebe in the bath house….wet and dishevled …Pheeve was shaking for awhile…20160127_080314

I grabbed phone keys leash (i kept her harnas on for bedtime that night) and out the door in the black dark rain to the bath house that was close only about 100 yards away…when we got there about 3 people were there …they had smart phones also Smile…More peeps kept comimg in and there were about a couple doz there in the womens BR…same in the mens…

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Carol left & Margie right with Annie & Maggie… at the pot luck that night Carol and i discussed that if a warning came up i should take cover then call her (there were storm warnings up at that time)…so that is what i did…Margie’s hubby was there somewhere with their other dog Buddy…

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In the mean time our forum friend Vicki and hubby were out in the truck contacting our group members and just as i called the were knocking on  Carols door and gave her a ride to the BH…they and camp host George & Chris were out letting people know they had also called me…below i had sat Pheebe down for a min…she was still scared…as with the rest of the camping experience she was a perfect little girl…only barked on time and that was because another dog barked…didnt even growl…and there were just as many dogs as people….she was sitting in the corner of the sink…see those little teeth…she has an overbite…

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We were there about 1 1/2 hr. before we got the all clear…and there was several tornados that were down…the closest one to us was only 13 miles away and 2 people were killed…it was very scary happnening…the only other time my phone had to alert me was the day of my brothers funeal ..we were all at his house after when my phone went off…i had a hard time getting everyone to the basement…that time the tornado touched down only 4 miles away….i trust my smart phone Smile…below some of the flooding at the CG…

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More flooding and some blown away trash and other stuff…

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Below is more blown away and a tent that did not blow away but it was listing to one side…and very wet…there were several tents camped out durning this bad weather…very unusal weather for Florida in Jan…

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The rest of the weather durning this GTG was very cold…thats it for this story…hope someome is reading my blog…i dont see many comments (which we love keeps me motivated) anyway thats it for now …thanks for looking and come back soon…blessings GM&P

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

A HIKE…OR WALK…??

Hike or walk….

Well what ever you want to call it…this was Pheebe’s first ..she is not sure where to go first …something caught her eye…a lot of things distract her….lol…This county park has some great walking trails…lots of the  old Florida look …dripping with moss…

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And thru the moss we spotted this egret…i love looking for the birds of Florida…we dont see things like this where i come from….i even love the ibis…they are like the robins of the north..everywhere…

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At the edge of the lake we spy another egret…did not see much wild life…if it was not so cold and a i was not a such a wimp…i would have walked more …and seen more…

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We did walk over to one of the other 4 lakes …not sure which one it was tho….

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Did not even see many of the cute little wild flowers of Florida…they pop up all over the place and so cute..only seen these cuties…so dainty…

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And the rest of the story….

We did cut the walk around the lake shore…as good as Pheebe was she had her moments…a total melt down…while we were walking a ranger came by in a truck…even tho i picked her up and stepped away from the road …she got on one of her hysterical jags…nothing could calm her down…15 min. after he was gone she was still at it trying to chase him down the road and  he was no where in site…this is how she gets…so we started walking back…she was still in that mode…did not calm down until we went inside…going to work on cleaning up the messy rig…do laundry …have to take dad to new cardio doc to see about his pace maker battery getting low…his cardio does not do that part… after it warms up i want to do some day trips with the rig…well all for now thanks for looking and come back soon …blessings GM&P

Monday, January 25, 2016

HARDEE LAKES …JAN 2016

We made it to Hardee Lakes….

on Sat. not Friday as planned…due to severe storms that swept across Florida…it did not clear on my rt. until 3pm …and that was to late for me to leave and not have to drive after dark…so we got out of camp driveway before 8 am…took about 4 hrs to drive a 2hr & 30 min. drive….got Pheebe out of the RV and she was a different dog…i will post aboit that later…below is my site…from the back…that is where the fire pit was so that was that was my social spot…most campfire and potlucks were held there…if you look hard you might be able to see a little black & brown face it the back window….

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And here are some of us sitting around the campfire  in our winter attire freezing…it has been a very cold GTG in Florida this Jan. L to R…Tina …my chair…Soos …Nan (from the GRRITS rv group) ..CArol and Margie…

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A Dutch Oven potluck…

was held Sunday afternoon…there were actually there different gourps of us here…the DOG (Dutch Oven Group)… GRITTS (an off shut of the FB Women Who RV) and us forum sisters …(WomenRVFourm)…some of the members are in more than one group..

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And the food was out of this world …yum yum..this was not a cook off like they had this year..just a bunch getting together to cook & eat…those of us that have no Dutch Oven took a dish of what ever…

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And this was Pheebe’s fav spot…like i said she was a different dog when we go to the campground…not carrying on getting hysterical like she has been…now dont get me wrong she was not perfect…she did some wild barking some of the time …but she was being more like a normal dog and being social most of the time..i was so pleased and happy…

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Next i will post about the PJ party in the campground bathhouse!!!

All for now thanks for looking and come back soon blessings to all …GM&P

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Another Carol…and some Pheebe

After Christmas….

Another Carol came to visit in camp driveway for a couple days…the plan was she would get i site at Wickham Park CG and i would also…but that did not work out as they were full…she has a smaller class C and was able to fit…it was only for 2 days and not much time to do anything..but a really nice visit…we did go to a few thirft stores…we really liked this one …and the name! She had a lot of vintage merchandise thats right up my alley… we ate..yacked…and ate more…i ate too much over the holidays and gained some of the wt. i lost back…below a pic of me & Carol…

 

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And look at this big girl….

being a good girl also…but she was under the influence of Benadryl…and it helped alot…she was just a little growly…no barking or going hysterical ….

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She even let the vet tech pick her up off the table and carry her to another room…and she was a good girl the whole time…the vet came in to talk to me…he got up against the wall across from us and slid down on his haunches to talk to me she did not bark but growled everytime he moved…

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This is the story…i took her to Florida Aid to Animals…to get flea and heart worm meds…i told them that 48 hrs before she ate something that made her choke the crunching noise i heard sounded like plastic….well they thought she might need an x-ray…and sent me else where… I went to another vet…so after they examined her and ask questions they didnt think she need x-ray…and so we got the meds there…but before i went to FAA ..they told me to give her 1 ml if Benadryl …because of how she acted … anyway… i am beging to see subtle changes in her behavior…will blog more about this later…right now I am getting ready to head out to Hardee Lakes for a GTG with the forum girls…some new from FB …and some of the Dutch Oven gang…i will be gone a week…taking dad for his pace maker check and then on Friday we are off…cant wait…well all for now ..thanks for looking and come back soon … blessings GM&P