Friday, June 9, 2017

DOWLING PARK….

Pheebe & I….

took a road trip awhile back…across the state towards the pan handle…we went to look at a RV/park model 55+ retirement community…now that the estate sale will be next weekend and the house willl be up for sale right after…we are going to be looking for a home…home base here in FL….

PHEE DOWok mama I am ready to go….

But no trip to the west side of the state would be complete if there was not a stop first at the Russell Stover Candy outlet in Wildwood…this time i was very conservative and only bought 2 bags of sugar free dark chocolate candy…

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I forgot to take a pic at the entrance …so I will go right to the campground…This is my site and Margie is right beside me…she came along …even tho she is not looking for a home she already lives in Winter Haven with Roger her DH…and 3 fur kids….it is a very small campground 15 sites for visitors and I guess is open to the public..not sure how long you can stay… as you can see we put our Clams side by side and when more than a few of us wanted to visit at night with out the skeeters we could sit I both and had no problem visiting…

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One reason we went to this community was that our RV friend Liz just bought a park model here….and she held her first dinner party for us…. RV friends…Liz in blue chair right front next right to left Margie…Carol…and Brenda …we all were there to help her break in her new home…

LIZ HSEFirst dinner party…

LIZ DINScrumptious food…

This is a pic if a pond on the grounds…see a couple geese ….

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This is one of the shopping centers at Dowling Park….

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Boardwalk down to the Suwannee River…I have always wanted to visit the Suwannee River when I fell in love with Stephen Foster and his wonderful music…when I was a kid…

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It was getting a little warm when we were there see the fan on the table at our pot luck…left side of table Liz & Brenda rigth side of table Margie & Carol…

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And the rest of the story…

While this is a wonderful community …I am not sure it is for me…it is out in the country maybe to far for me….and I really want to be along the coast or at least close to it…anyway it has been too long since I posted and a lot has been happeing…Had the estate sale and to say i was disappointed how it was handled would be an understatement….so I well just leave it at that…I put in a call to Habitat for Humanity and the collect most of the rest…I rented a storage unit for my stuff that I want to keep….I will not be full timing so I will need a few things…Ron got the house painted and it looks good …did not look bad before just need freshened…I still had things to get rid of so worked on doing that…over the last few months I had people asking about the sale of the house …so I took phone #’s and contacted the first on the list and sold the house…we are now waiting for a closing date…should be soon …then I will be foot lose and fancy free…or so they say…I have more but this is enough for this post…thanks for looking and come back soon…blessings to all GM&P…

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE…

While at Hillsborough River ST. Park…we took a day trip to Parksdale Farm Market to get their famous Strawberry Shortcake…

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Some of the eye candy at the farm market…there is a lot to look at and i will post more pics as i make more post about this week at Hillsborough…

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Below is my RV friend Margie ….we have been camping together this last year that i had to spend summer here in FL…heading to the table with her Shortcake…

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The rest of the girls eating shortcake…yum yum…

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I was totaly suprised at the size of the Strawberry Shortcake… but I had now trouble eating every bite of it!…

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More eye candy in the seating area of the market…Everthing was beautiful here..next time I go …will spend more time looking…

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At one point Margie got me and said come with me I want you to do something…well she put this robe and crown on me and crowned me queen of the Strawberry Shortcake for the day…lol…Then Liz found this giant short cake and set in my lap…what fun we had…probably back in my younger days I would not have done this…but you get to an age…and say who cares …just have a good time with  good friends…

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And the rest of the story…

This is the only day trip I went on…with my bad foot could not walk very much and that also put to rest any hiking and walking of trails… this week was the start of Plant City Strawberry Festival…a big deal in FL….we did not go…it is huge…with parking my limited walking could not do it…others were not in the mood for crowds ….the fair ground where the fest is held is close to the market…i am way behind on my travels …short as they are…have to post about Hardee Lakes in Feb yet…on the estate front…finally found an estate person to do it for me…she came by yesterday and sent asst. to take pic for advertizing today…first weeekend in May is the date…things are now moving along and i am getting excited about my new page in my life…Well all for now thanks for looking and come back soon…blessings to all GM&P

Thursday, March 9, 2017

HILLSBOROUG RIVER ST. PARK….

We spent a week at Hillsborough River St. Park…With my RV women friends…had about 25 with day trippers…

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The river behind the campground…there is a kayak / canoe launch to the right of pic..

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Here is a pic of the resident gator…he pretty much lays in this sunny spot every day… note he is across the river …but not far from the campground…

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Here is a pic of my site for the week..site # 44…love my Clam screen room….

 

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This is a short post…will have more later…just want to make sure the program Open Live Writer is working…it seems some have had problems with it…thanks for looking and come back soon…

blessings to all ….GM&P

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

“BE”….is my word…

Forget new years resolutions and go with this new idea/trend of picking a word and living it thru out the year…this is my first attempt at it so I will see how it goes….as you can see by the title my word is Just “BE”…it is kind of self-fullfilling it gives me a positive focus as well as a guide to me in making my decisions…..no matter what they might be hard …tuff…easy or fun…Decisions is the big thing in my life at this time…lol…maybe that should have been my word…

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“BE” for me in this moment in time is get done what needs to “BE” done…not always easy…”BE” at the ocean for the sun to rise…do this more…this should be easy…

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As I said this year I picked a word to live by for a whole year…I also hope my word “BE” will help me to simplify my world …and my life…also my word should “BE” positive…

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Priorities …get it done…forgive…energy…enthusiam...free spirited …journey…some of the things that I hope will “BE” in my life this year…this is how i want my year to flow…and “BE” a great year….

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Pick a word that says how you want your year to flow…see how it works out…I will keep you posted on mine….thanks for looking and come back soon …Blessings to all…GM&P

Friday, January 27, 2017

Been awhile…

It has been awhile since my last post…no excuses…just didnt do it…went to a GTG at Hardee Lake with my RV pals…Washed the RT before I left…waste of time it was very very dusty at the campground…

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But she sure was prudy for awhile look at that shine…much easer to wash that the old lemon class C…speaking of the RT…have had a few things that needed fixed…I have an appointment next Mon. while at Hardee Lakes i went to dump on my way out pulled the black tank leaver emptied that tank…pulled the gray and it pulled out of what ever it was attached to…it did not come all the way out so i pushed it back the best i could…nothing came out because i have a macerator… hope to get a new hose on the macerator /  dump …it is ok but not long enough…and the other thing on the side door the rubber seal needs replace…that can wait..I was telling my friend the other day thought maybe i should have got a high top cargo van make a bed get a portapotty …a cooler and an extension cord and been done with it…but i do love my RT…

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Pheebe showing off her Christmas presents…new red sweater and a new red bed…she thinks she looks pretty in red…lol and i guess she does…

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More Pheebe…again watching the Steelers playing while we were camping at Hardee Lakes…I have been a little up set that i could not get the TV to work…so I brought in one I had that I knew worked…but could not get it working in the RT…I looked and looked for a booster button..none could be found…I read on a FB RT page that some did not have them…so was telling some of the girls about it and we decided to go to Walmart and see it we could get a TV booster…got one $14.99 hooked it up and we got TV in time for the game…The RT is easy to turn from a bedroom to a living room…

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I was at Hardee Lake for a week…and on Sunday the Duch Oven group came and had a cook out and we were invited to join in…just bring a dish did not have to be cooked in a DO….we had a big group at dinner…

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There is always a ton of good food at these gatherings…this was not a cook off just a gathering of fun and good times & good food…

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Not sure what I am going to do with my Blog at this time…If I keep it going …I wonder if anyone reads it…use to be I would get some comments but not so much anymore…maybe cause I am lax in posting…Would like to do a different format making it easier to make a post…so will look into that to start with and see if business picks up …I am still working on my dads estate stuff and all that entails…things seem to pop up out of no where that you have to deal with and sometimes it is not easy…still working on my stuff and trying to find a place to live…also not easy…well all for now…thanks for looking…blessings to all GM&P

Sunday, December 25, 2016

SILVER SPRINGS….

On Sunday Dec. 4th ….

Pheebe & I went over to Silver Springs  St. Park here in Florida…met up with Liz…Anita…Margie….But first on Sat. Margie & I met up at the Renningers Flea Market in Mt. Dora…No pic’s cause my phone died and lost all pix..Below is my site at Silver Springs…all set up with my new Clam screen room…

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There were only 4 of us staying at the camp ground…but on Wed. Irmi & Brenda came for a pot luck lunch…lots of good food and fun time…starting at front left…Liz …Brenda …Anita…Margie & Irmi…

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We did not do a whole lot on this outing…Margie had to leave Wed. after she had pot luck lunch…on Thur. i went for a hike with Liz & Anita…on the river trail…was not sure if i should go or not…more walking than i am use to…but sooooo glad i went…Thistle & Pheebe went also…and that is where i think she got a tick…Pheebe…

hikeLiz …Thistle & Anita ready to hike…

 

And this is what we found at the end of the trail where it meets the river….i hope you can see him sitting on the rail…

monkeySee that cutie…

And this is the boss man …he seemed to be looking after the troop….

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And the rest of the story…

The story behind these monkeys at Silver Springs … supose to be the decendts of the rhesus macaques that were used in the Tarzan moves that were filmed along the Silver River…But from what i have read they were released by a tour boat operator in 1938…so take your pick…a couple years ago i was camping here with the RV girls and we went out kayaking looking for them but never seen any…so this was a great hike finding them…there were at least 30 of them …they ran across in front of us along that rail…there were at least 6 of them carrying babies on their bellys…sure would have liked to seen a baby or two up close…While Margie & i went to Renningers Flea…we went to Mt. Dora that night to see the Christmas lights thru out the town…well worth the trip…i would like to go again…be more prepared to see things such as the boat parade…we were planning on staying at the fair ground they had elec. to plug into but it was more than a little iffy …so we ended up at WM for the night then on to Silver Springs next morning…Well thats it for now thanks for looking and come back soon…blessings to all…GM&P

MERRY CHRISTMAS…

Pheebe & I went to the beach…

for the sunrise this morning…was not sure we would see much as it rained about 5 am…but even on the way over crossing the causeway bridge had some beautiful pre-sunrise pic…if i had a Gro-Pro on my dash i could have got some goodies…but it ended up with some good ones at the beach too…

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The RT was almost alone when we got there…a little decked out for Christmas…next year will be better we are hoping…

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On the way out  was a different story packed full parking lot…a bunch on the beach…

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Well this was our tree this year…not much not even decorated…I got it after Christmas last year at WM…cheap…The houses are from the 1940.s belonged to my maternal grandmother…i love them as a kid…you put Christmas light bulbs in the back…Father Christmas my daughter painted…along with the shell…

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And here is my Christmas dinner…ham just a slice of Smithfield not a whole ham…sweets i made…box dressing…do not like it so will make my own from now on…brussels sprouts sauteed in garlic olive and butter i made…mashed patatoes compliments of Bob Evens. i browned the ham and it made a great gravy….even tho i cheated it was delish…fast & easy…

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And the rest of the story…

We have been working hard with a little play in between…got a big dent in my packing and purging of my stuff…doing some camping with my RV gal pals…had to get some work done on the RT…new brakes and rotors…a couple new belts and air filter…the rig is 10 years old so its no shame for needing fixed… hope to do a few post on camping and other happenings soon…but all for now thanks for looking and come back soon blessings to all GM&P

MERRY CHRISTMAS…

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