Ed & Marilyn 'The Happy Wanderers' travel blog


Yesterday morning we had enjoyable temperatures but the humidity was quite high and the sky was overcast. Later in the day, the wind picked up, the sky cleared and the humidity dropped to a more enjoyable level.

We had our morning coffee discussing places we might want to visit next year.

Marilyn fixed some oatmeal for breakfast and we began our day. I have begun to feel a cold coming on. Sue, Dan and Marilyn have all had colds so I guess it may simply be my turn. :) In any case I wasn't my normal cheerful self yesterday. We had some extra trash which needed to go out, and I picked up the grapefruit which had fallen off the tree, so I needed to make a "trash run" to the dumpster. That requires a drive to the older section of the resort, where most of the permanent residents live. I had not remembered that it was "Parkwide Patio Sale" day. The traffic inside the park was terrible, with people from outside the park, visitor passes hanging from the rear view mirror, swarming in to see what bargains they might find. One in particular, simply parked in the middle of the street, blocking traffic in both directions, while they looked over the items for sale on the patio nearby. It was definitely one of my Grrrrr moments.

Marilyn and I had decided to install some lights on our bicycles because we ride quite a bit after dark. We jumped into the truck and headed for the RVers favorite place, Wal-Mart. I picked up the lights for both bikes so that will be our project for today, to get the lights installed and the bikes all cleaned up.

I also picked up two quick disconnects for our water hose, and then a short trip to the flea market was in order. Wow, you sure can tell that the winter Texans are here in huge numbers now. The flea market was very crowded. I found the cabinet door latch I was seeking and we headed home. I rode the bike to Dan & Pat's place to deliver a grocery item we had picked up for them, and discovered Dan up on the roof, washing his RV. Since the wind was blowing 25 to 30 mph, I offered to help. :) Dan declined my offer with a grin. He has seen my softball scars, knows how accident prone I am, and had no desire to see me go "Splat" on the ground.

In the afternoon, Marilyn and I sat outdoors until we felt nearly beaten to death by the wind, then came indoors to read. She had put a beef roast with veggies, in the crock pot, and it was smelling good!

After dinner we watched a movie on TV. It was called "Deck the Halls" with Danny Devito. It was funny but not as funny as "Lampoons Christmas Vacation" which we watch each year, as a sort of tradition.

I took some medication before going to bed and slept great all night. The wind died down and we slept with the windows open. The temp stayed near 70 degrees all night and it was just perfect for sleeping.

So yesterday was a mixed bag, but that is part of what makes life so interesting. Remember from the "Forrest Gump" movie, the line that said "Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get."

Each day is unique and special, just like the people we meet. In this life style, most of the days and most of the people are very, very special!

Today is another day and I just can't wait to see what this day has in store.....



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