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Jan 21, 2016 - Shanty Pond Campground - Ocala National Forest
We are now officially on the road!! January 13-14, we are in Shanty Pond Campground in the Ocala National Forest. This is a primitive park with no electric, water or sewer. We filled up our water tank before we left Baconton, so we have plenty of water. We have to use the generator for power and heat. No problem!! This place is absolutely cool!! The sites aren't very close, but there are only a few people here anyway. As we were driving into the park, there was a sign warning that black bears are active in the area. Hoping to see one. The...Jump to full entry
Oct 6, 2013 - Take the next Exit
Whether you're traveling I-95, I-75, or any other major four lane divided highway, do yourself a favor and take the next exit instead. Rich and I have traveled both highways and bi-ways this summer and my vote is definately for the country road! I love driving through the small towns of America - some so proud they fairly shine as we move through; others not so fortunate and appear both dusty and raggedy. But, it's all part of the journey and gives us an insight (if indeed short) into the everyday lives of all types of people. It's an...Jump to full entry
Jun 16, 2013 - Last man standing
The Happy Zone feels to me like it did when we very first moved the RV here in 2004.....quiet and no one around! Rich could sit at the picnic table ( if he weren't so busy) and he'd remain all alone. As for me, nobody to sit and chat with, no one to help decide the next party theme. Hahaha So, we are way ahead of schedule since we worked all day yesterday and now have the Lance packed, or I should say PACKED, if you ladies get my meaning! Shhhhhhh....don't tell Rich. He doesn't look in cupboards! And, Ron, you'd better not mention it...Jump to full entry
Jun 10, 2013 - Grab your suitcase!
Hello, Friends!! It's that time of year again, so start packing! The Happy Zone will be left in the capable hands of the Stewart's and the Thornburg's on Monday, June 17th when we escape the Florida heat for about four months. This summer we are headed once again for Rhode Island and upstate New York to spend time with family and friends (that are just like family.) But first, we'll take a lazy two weeks on the road before we land in Newport, RI on July 1st. There's nothing like spending July 4th in Newport, and we also have a big family...Jump to full entry
Aug 6, 2012 - Four to go.....home, that is:-(
All it took was two clicks of my sparkly red shoes (aka my Teva’s) and here we are back at Salt Springs Resort. One minute we were having such a good time in Rhode Island, in Maine, in upstate NY – and now it’s all gone. But, certainly we have no regrets as our short but sweet trip was certainly that...perfect in every way the entire time we were gone. It was exactly what we needed, and the happy memories, the big hugs, the miles of smiles we received will hold us through these next few trying months. Our trip down from Rome, NY was good,...Jump to full entry
Jun 20, 2012 - Three to get ready....Again
Yaaaaaa-hoooooo!!! We are free to travel!!! Rich got a reprieve from the doctor yesterday to leave for six weeks, so we are re-packing the Lance and getting the Big Horn closed down. We should have everything ready by this afternoon and then we'll leave tomorrow morning (Thursday) for our first stop...Unadilla, GA. We will be taking our time going North and we should have internet in the campgrounds where we have reservations, so hopefully we'll be able to blog. Just want to say thanks to everyone for your calls and messages of support in...Jump to full entry
May 30, 2012 - Packed, then unpacked
Well, everyone, we almost got on the road. But, thankfully Rich's doctor had done a bloodwork last week that showed an elevated PSA, then a trip to the Urologist, and now a scheduled biopsy this coming Tuesday (6/5)as a small growth was found on the prostate. Although we're disappointed that our trip is delayed, we feel fortunate that it was found before we left. The doctor expects to get results within two weeks, then (depending on results) will start treatment immediately. Once that's started he will let us travel north for a month or...Jump to full entry
May 28, 2012 - Two for the show...
As said, this is our Celebration Year, so I thought I would start off by sending a few pics of the two big - make that BIG!! - celebrations we have had here at Salt Springs already this year. The first one was in March....Rich's 70th birthday (actual date March 8th) and we celebrated it on St. Patrick's Day. Not only did we have the Happy Zone crowd, but several "surprise" guests as well including Alan from RI, Richie from Alaska, my Sister, Linda from Bradenton, FL, my brother Scott and his wife Myra from Clermont, FL, my sister-in-law,...Jump to full entry
Apr 30, 2012 - One for the money.....
Just a little more than a month to go before our blast-off from Salt Springs. We're crossing off things (gradually) on our list - usually takes money, that's for sure - and today I've updated my contact list for this blog. So, this is a test and hopefully the ones I have added to my contact list will want to keep track of us this summer. Our scheduled date to leave is June 4th and the destination this year is Rhode Island, Acadia National Park (Maine), and upstate NY. Anywhere thats cool!! OK....confirm back if you think you can keep us...Jump to full entry
Apr 25, 2012 - Getting Ready
Today will be our final day here at the home base in Salt Springs. Penny and I have been loading up the truck camper for our trip and will leave here tomorrow for Daytona Beach to be a bit closer to the kids for a final weekend with them. We will certainly miss our Salt Springs family!Jump to full entry
Sep 25, 2011 - Home Already??
Yes, home already! We were ready once we finished with the truck rally in PA. Didn't really mean to make a speed run back to Florida but it just worked out that way. We did go down the Blue Ridge Parkway for awhile, but it was foggy and overcast the day we were there. Plus, for some reason, the curves and turns were giving me a headache so we got off in Roanoke, VA. Spent the night just north of the Tennessee border in a rag/tag campground that we'd driven ten miles off the highway to go to. Thankfully we were only staying the one night...Jump to full entry
Jun 12, 2011 - Farewell gone wild!
The Happy Zone held a Luau last night that turned out to be our Farewell party! Sweet!!! We decorated like crazy, had the table groaning...including a "pig" roast (thanks to Lana & Dennis,) and the Pina Colada blender was busy all evening. We even have new shirts to remind us of the good times here. It was a blast, plus we apparantly entertained the rest of the campground given the number of people who waved, beeped, and yelled "Aloha" as they went by. The big fun was our "Tacky Tourist" game....the guys cheated of course, but GIRLS...Jump to full entry