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North America » United States » Florida » Clermont January 30th 2019

blog 01-30-19 Thousand Trails and Disney Springs I have been here at Thousand Trails for a week now and Ginnie and I have gotten into many things. We have taken the kids, our dogs, to the various dog parks in the area to meet new friends and burn off some energy. One afternoon we went to the Lakeridge Winery where they had food, music and of course wine. It was a very enjoyable afternoon but cut it short because the weather was a little cool and windy. The weather has been less then ideal but a lot better than it is up north. The temps are in the 30s at night and some days it makes it up to 70 but they were rare days. Today was only 55 but tomorrow is supposed to start a ... read more
enjoying the concert
Lakeridge winery
Watson greeting new friends

North America » United States » Florida » Clermont February 19th 2018

I lost the gift of gab for a while. I lost the desire to write. I became a slug, not doing anything, not wanting to do anything. I was feeling sorry for myself a whole lot, and I wasn’t feeling healthy. It started when I got to this current campground and, hopefully, fully ended today. I had a spring in my step today, I didn’t feel so negative, I am happier inside my skin…..which has gotten fluffier since I did eat a lot while in my funk. I will admit, I stayed up until 2:30 last night watching Olympics and writing a purge blog. I had a lot of things to get off my chest. I did not sleep once I went to bed. I got up this morning and realized I could not publish what ... read more
Great Picture, right?
Kathy Everett Picture, SpaceX Heavy Rocket
Photo Credit Kathy Everett.  SpaceX Heavy Rocket launch

North America » United States » Florida » Clermont February 5th 2018

The one about settling in to Thousand Trails Orlando Friday I could not check into Thousand Trails Orlando (gonna shorten that to TTO) until noon. It’s about a 20 minute drive from Fort Wilderness. I had a leisurely morning cooking breakfast, really cleaning inside and outside as I broke camp and picked Winston up at 11. The line at the kennel was out the door!!! They give everyone as much time as they need, and talk and talk, and you like that when it’s your turn, but not when your RV is parked in the exit ramp and could potentially be blocking others from exiting. I finally got Winston at 11:30, all fluffy and bandanaed from his bath and manicure and smelling good. I thought it odd that they told me he had not pooped yet ... read more
My Dora Art Festival
Bingo

North America » United States » Florida » Clermont January 14th 2018

The one about Loners on Wheels January 5. Richard’s birthday. He caught up to my age again as he does every year. Happy Birthday, Richard. The cold weather held until January 7. Then it started to warm up slightly, and by the 10th it was warm enough for us yankees to wear capris and TShirts. Life at Florilow follows a routine. Walk the dog, exercise, shower, hitch a ride to the store, eat lunch out, General Hospital, Happy Hour, dinner in rig or eat out, play cards or games or not, watch TV, bed. Repeat. Not a bad schedule, kind of like home, but with different friends and different restaurants and no theatre volunteering. I did unhook, dropping all land lines in my campsite and went to downtown Par Gas. There really was a long line, ... read more
Frost on Sandie Burns car
Craft ideas
check this one out, Barb, ceiling fan covers

North America » United States » Florida » Clermont May 2nd 2017

My second conference trip of the year took me to Central Florida from 22nd of April to 1st of May. I left a few days before the conference so that I would be able to spend a few days with my wonderful friend Belinda. I was really looking forward to seeing her and to catching up again after she had visited me the previous autumn. Belinda was staying at Quest Air, a flight park not far from Orlando, with her husband Davis. I arrived on Saturday afternoon, and Belinda came and picked me up at the airport, and we drove straight to Quest. Quest Air is an airstrip where mostly hang glider pilots fly. Since we are in Central Florida, the area is flat, so the gliders need to be towed up by tugs. There are ... read more
Quest Air I
Quest Air II
Quest Air III

North America » United States » Florida » Clermont February 7th 2017

Thursday February 2 to Tuesday February 7, 2017, Thousand Trails, Clermont, FL. Is that what day it is, February 7? Gosh, I head north tomorrow. Not sure I like this shortened version of my Snowbird trip, I am not ready to go home yet, but am ready to go home. Always a bittersweet moment for me, that turn to the north, but I have another trip coming up with my girlies in April that I am really looking forward to. We made some plans for that trip this week. We will meet in Natchez, MS on 4/20. Kathy, Ginnie and I might meet a day or two before, Kim will join us on the 20th. I might meet up with Kathy along the way someplace and discover unknown places along the way. Remember, “The Quest for ... read more
Lobster grilled cheese
Sand Hill Bobbler
Map, Lake Eola

North America » United States » Florida » Clermont February 4th 2017

Blog 02-02-17 Leisure day then the Horses Thursday was a beautiful day with bright sun and warm temps. We walked in the morning and took Watson to the dog park to play and get him tired out because we were going out for the afternoon. We were alone in the dog park for a while til another family came with their fun loving dog. This dog was a decedent of an old breed dog that used to hunt lions in Egypt. Smaller than you would think for such a job. He was about 35 lbs so not too big and tried to get Watson to run with him. Watson was playing with a disgusting stuffed toy he found there at the park and when the other dog snatched the toy away the race was on. They ... read more
the dance
the war horse
showing how the horse would jump so the general could see the battle better

North America » United States » Florida » Clermont February 1st 2017

My happy winter home. I really like it here, and feel very comfortable. I like my campsite, I have a great view of the interior roads, the farm, and the sky. All is well in the world for me right now. I have one more week to go before I head home. I don’t know if I like this shortened version of my Snowbird trip at all, though. I will be sad to leave. Our elderly, sick neighbor has had the visiting nurse visit him several times, and today I saw someone bring him groceries. All is quiet all the time at his rig. Scary. Ginnie, Kim, Judy and Larry went to the Amway Center to see Billy Joel on Saturday night. They said, despite the nosebleed seats, it was an awesome show. Kathy and I ... read more

North America » United States » Florida » Clermont January 31st 2017

blog 01-30-17 Gopher Tortoise Tuesday dawned with frost on the cars and grass and mist in the field. It was beautifully clear and the weather man promised a warm up. By 9 am it was shirt sleeve weather. How could it change so fast. I had great plans for the day with several chores I wanted to get done. First was a load of clothes in the washer, just across the street, then our walk around the park. I visited with several people along the way, one was a man with a mini Dachshund in his yard that had spinal problems and couldn't move his hind end very much at all. I talked to him about our experiences with Doxie spines and he said the surgery is now $10,000., more than they could afford. The dog ... read more
she seemed to like the weeds best
close up of her armour
eating the petunias

North America » United States » Florida » Clermont January 30th 2017

Blog 01-30-17 Dinner and Cleaning Sunday was a washout. I slept late thanks to the pitter patter of rain on the roof. The temperature was 48 degrees and laying in bed drinking coffee sure was wonderful. I did get ambitious enough to go to the grocery store for just a few items then came home and watched City Slicker II. What a great movie, it was fun to laugh with it and get that feeling of adventure too. Kat and Kim went to Walmart and when they got home Kat realized she didn't have her phone. The last place she used it was in the check-out line but now it was nowhere to be found. She checked everywhere then went to the Verizon store to disable it. She has a tracking device and could see it ... read more
then he came over to visit Watson
the lake at the campground
fishing dock




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