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Oct 16, 2019 - Another COE

We thought we were getting a fairly early start, and I think we actually did, but hard to say being on the edge of the time line. Kitty was still on Eastern time, so got us up at 5;55 Central time. Not when we wanted to get up, but it was time to feed the kitty, so we stirred. After coffee we dumped the tanks and got on our way. We took a somewhat different route, not on the interstate at all. But still we had really good roads and more reasonable fuel prices. So we ended up in a COE park on the Tombigee River just north of Demopolis...

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Oct 15, 2019 - On The Road Again

Again I am amazed at how settled in we get, even after just a few days. But all in all, we managed to get away by around 11 o’clock this morning. Don did a really nice job of extricating our RV out from under the trees. It did take a while to actually get out of the driveway due to traffic. But at last we were on our way. The weather showed a front coming through but we did not hit any rain until Tallahassee. It let up by the time we got to our campground, the same one we stayed at on the way down to Florida, on Seminole Lake in Bainbridge,...

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Oct 14, 2019 - Last Day

This turned into another kind of lazy day, but we managed to include both shopping and the pool before heading out to eat. We went to Charlie’s Fish House because I wanted some seafood. In fact, I had my heart set on stone crab claws, only to find out that they would not be in for another 2 days. And I just could NOT get the OG to stay another 2 days. So I had Charlie;s Salmon Oscar topped with lobster, asparagus and bearnaise sauce. Not what I had in mind, but excellent nonetheless. While we were out running around, Rowland’s neighbor,...

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Oct 13, 2019 - A New Great Grandbaby

Penny and I went shopping today, leaving the 2 guys on their own. We are never sure if this is a good idea or not since they think alike and could get into all kinds of trouble if they set their mind to it. Anyway, I didn’t buy much, except groceries. BUT I got the news that Lacie’s baby was born, making us great grandparents. Can’t wait to see him in person and to hold him before we have to be down in Big Bend.

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Oct 12, 2019 - A Visit With the Cuz

We planned to go visit Carol and Alan yesterday, and spend one night. When I asked Don how soon he wanted to leave, he said his usual, “when we get around to it.” So I took him at his word. Big mistake! To begin with, we were going to get the oil changed in the truck on the way. At 7:20 he announced that I should get a move on if we were to get there by 8. Ha!! As if that was going to happen! I needed my coffee first. So we got there at 9:30. Then it took them 3 ½ hours to get the oil changed. Then it was another hour to get to Inglis for...

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Oct 11, 2019 - Lake Seminole - Georgia

. From Wikipedia: . Lake Seminole is a reservoir located in the southwest corner of Georgia along its border with Florida, maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Chattahoochee and Flint rivers join in the lake, before flowing from the Jim Woodruff Lock and Dam, which impounds the lake, as the Apalachicola River. The lake contains 37,500 acres of water, and has a shoreline of 376 miles. The fish in Lake Seminole include largemouth bass, crappie, chain pickerel, catfish, striped bass and other species. American alligators,...

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Oct 10, 2019 - Pool Day

After all our exercise yesterday, we decided to take a day to just relax. And because the weather cooperated so nicely, we made it a pool day. We did our usual late start, coffee in bed until 9 or so, then breakfast. Then we spent a few hours just lolling around, and in, the pool. I definitely think I could get used to this. I told the Old Guy that when we settle down, I will need a house with a pool!

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Oct 9, 2019 - An Outing

Today we went to the Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park, a small but very pretty park that showcased birds and animals native to Florida. We took a boat ride into the park with a volunteer who described the foliage and told us about some of the highlights of the park. It was like a jungle tour. Inside the park we walked about a mile looking at the exhibits, mostly birds of all kinds. A lot of them were in for rehab, or protection because they could not be reintergrated into the wild. The way this was set up we virtually walked among...

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Oct 8, 2019 - So Good to See Old Friends

We made it to Beverly Hill, Florida yesterday around 4:30 Had a little trouble getting in to Row’s place and had to park straight in rather than backing in due to the increased traffic. But finally we were settled and enjoyed an evening with our friends. It was a night to talk about old times, and trips we had taken together. We enjoyed a good meal, and turned in fairly early (for us.) Today we slept in till 8 o’clock (thank you Trixie for allowing this!) Then had coffee in bed and a leisurely breakfast before getting the day started. Penny...

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Oct 6, 2019 - What Time Zone Are We In?

Making progress but figure we have at least 2 more days. The roads are atrocious! Really beating us up, especially the bridges! We will be lucky if the RV holds together for this trip. I think the smaller roads are way better than the interstates! I picked out a place just across the border from Tallahassee for the night. As we got closer to the Tallahassee area we began to see the effects of the last hurricane that went through, with huge trees down all over the place. And unfortunately, when we got to the campground, we found that it was...

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Oct 23, 2016 - What If I Drop The Soap?

10/23/2016 Sunday. What If I Drop The Soap? Today is Anita's Happy Birthday and she made me a great breakfast for her birthday: toast and yogurt. I think there was a message being proffered but I'm not quite sure. The Navigator started our trip south this morning at 8am by plotting a route over the country roads. This was going to be a long driving day covering 253 miles. These are country miles kinda like dog years; 1 country mile = 7 regular miles. The cabin was getting a little testy so the Navigator suggested that we pull into a vacant...

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Oct 22, 2016 - She Almost Made It!

10/22/2016 Saturday. She Almost Made It! The wind has abated somewhat this morning for our trip up to Helen, Ga. It was a nice drive taking the roads less traveled and enjoying the scenery. We pulled into Helen around 10:30am and the traffic was backed up on the single 2 lane highway going through the heart of the pseudo Alpine village. Our first stop was at Nora's Mill to purchase some stone-ground goodies. Anita suggested we eat lunch at the #1 rated restaurant in Helen which so happens to be a German bakery and cafe. Their small parking...

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