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Mar 16, 2017 - Cold(er) Weather

Cold(er) weather Here in L.A. (lower Alabama) we have been having a bit colder weather than Steve would like. Last couple of nights it has gotten down into the 30s and the daytime highs have struggled to make it into the 60s. But, we don’t have snow or ice, so it is all good! On Tuesday, I had an appointment to do laundry at 9am, but when I got there, all 4 washing machines had new loads in them – one lady jumped ahead of me (without an appointment) and threw in 3 loads. So I went ahead and took a long hot shower and washed my hair in the...

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2017 Life in our RV

Mar 13, 2017 - Busy Bees

Loving Lake Osprey Wow, we LOVE Lake Osprey! This is by far the nicest place we have stayed in the 3 months (that is hard to believe in itself!) that we have been full-time RVers! Everybody is extremely friendly, the grounds are kept immaculately clean, there are activities going on every day and there are tons of things to do nearby. We arrived last Wednesday and attended a pot luck dinner that very night. Sweet! As I mentioned in my last post, Pam and I went fabric shopping on Thursday and Steve went to the 7am men’s coffee Friday...

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2017 Life in our RV

Mar 10, 2017 - Moving to Paradise

Moving to Paradise Our stay at Wolf River was mostly uneventful. It was a pretty slow paced campground, not real fancy and not kept up too well. Other than a trip to the casino in Bay St. Louis, we pretty much just stayed at the site and sat out in the sun. Funny thing happened before we left though. Wolf River is a member of the Coast to Coast RV camping club and they sell memberships. When we won this “free” stay, it included the requirement to take a tour where they do the soft or hard sales pitch to buy into the club. Well, Steve and I...

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2017 Life in our RV

Mar 17, 2013 - Happy St Patty's Day

Today we took a leisurely drive 205 miles along the coast of the rest of Florida to our new campground, Yogi Bear Jellystone RV park in Elberta, AL. We are about 20 miles from the National Naval Air Museum which we will visit. The far western coast of the Florida Panhandle is much more developed than where we had been. Apparently they call this area the Emerald Coast. Lots of people, high rises and commercial development. It looks like it is probably very popular with tourists and probably snowbirds as well. We like the less-developed...

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Dec 19, 2011 - Gulf Coast Update

Here is a rundown of what we have been up to the past couple weeks. We arrived at Southern Oaks RV Resort in Aransas Pass, TX on Tuesday December 6th. Aransas Pass is northeast of Corpus Christi, TX on the Gulf Coast. During our stay here we met up with Bill and Diane Quigley, family friends from NH that winter in Aransas Pass. The Quigley's gave us a tour of the area and treated us to lunch at two local restaurants. The rest of our visit to this area we spent sightseeing on the motorcycle to nearby Port Aransas, Mustang Island and Padre...

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Fall 11 to Spring 12

Oct 29, 2011 - Day 61

Leaving the coach in Navarre, Eddi, myself, Diane (my ex), and granddaughters Julian and Katarina drove over to Elberta, AL to attend their German Sausage Festival. They hold the festival twice a year to support the Volunteer Fire Department and other organizations. It is held the last Saturdays in March and October. There is no charge to get in. There are a lot of vendors and a very lot of good food, not just German Sausage. I will say that they do sell a whole lot of sausage. They had two bands playing, one by the 'beer garden', the other...

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Summer 2011

Jan 20, 2010 - Our first trip in the Monty

This was our first trip in the new-to-us Monty. We finally got to the Lazy Acres campground in the pouring rain at 1:30. We got the last pull-through spot (YAY!) and drove in. I am not a good backer-upper... I messed up leveling the RV and had to re-attach it to the truck and move it off the leveling blocks, remove a layer, and put it back on. All in the pouring rain. The walkie-talkies we have did NOT work very well, probably because was are not used to them. I had to get the slides out and the electricity connected so we could eat (Gloria...

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