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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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

V-DAY CAMPGOUND STYLE….

And a Birthday Girl….

And here she is,…Pheebe truned 1 year old in Feb. I do not know the date so I dubbed the 14th Valentines day as her BD….such a sweetie….

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Pheebe & her Mama…Maggie & Annie had just brought her a BD treat…she is holding it in her mouth…she did not eat it until she went in the rig to her fav spot the bed…and her big fuffly green pillow…

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Dave made us a Valentine breakfast of yummy yummy waffles…huge…it takes a little longer than an electric cooker…crisp on the outside and soft inside…

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Sort of a busy week…Sarah is camping over at Wickham CG for a couple weeks…i dont think I will make it to stay this week but will visit and do some fun things with her…hope to grab a site for next week a couple days…had my dad mix up weed killer yesterday so i could spray weeds that have started to pop up…do not want all CarolB’s hard work going to waste…besides i hate weeds..at least these nasty looking things….think i better start packing up the Florida / craft room…even tho i am not leaving this summer it still gets way to hot and humid in there and things will mold and milldew…dont have much else to say right now so …thanks for looking and come back soon…blessings GM&P

Monday, February 29, 2016

D O POT LUCK…

I know I have been ….

some what lax in posting…well maybe a lot lax….I hope to do better …dont we all…I have more about HL…Dave gave a demo on Dutch Oven cooking using coals…below Nan & Patsy are making corn bread & mixing up a cake mix for pineapple upside down cake…

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In the mean time Dave was working on his trukey pot pie…below is a pic…doing a little different thing,..he did not use your typical pie crust dought..he is going to use the corn bread that Nan is mixing up…

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And when all was ready …you can see he then poured the corn bread over the pot of boiling vegies & turkey….

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And after setting it on coals he put the lid on and added coals to that..it cooked for about an hr…below is the finished pot pie…and believe me it was delish !

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Below is a pic of the pineapple upside down cake..with cherries and all…my my was it good…he did use a round parchment paper to line the DO with on the cake…easier clean up…after it was all done we took it to my “social area” behind my rig with the campfire  and had a pot luck supper…we did a lot of good eating at that GTG…

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And the rest of the story….

I have a lot to up date about…I guess maybe the most imporant is the news that we closed on my PA house last Thurs. its been a long time coming…i am happy that it is all over but not as elated as i thought i would be…so i guess i am now “homeless” ? LOL…Dont know what i would do with out the help of my son …to finish up getting everything out…it was mostly empty but had garage and shed stuff to dispose of…well it is done now…now to move on…it looks like my dads health will keep me from going to PA to visit family & friends this summer…I am not sure how i will cope with the heat of summer in Florida…well all for now…thanks for looking and come back soon …blessings GM&P…

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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