Sunday, November 27, 2016

Time to Go

It's that time. Time to go.  So sad.  But we'll be back.


Day 9 of 9

Well, this is it.  The last day of our 9 day stay.  I really enjoyed being at the ranch this long.  I can see myself living here.  I like it that much.

Today we will finish the receptacle installation.  I bought a part too small.  We'll have breakfast in town.  IHOP. Yum.  And then we'll do nothing till it's time to leave.  Perfection.  



Saturday, November 26, 2016

Day 8 of 9

Next to the last day.  We went to the flea market today and ordered a nice wooden sign for our lot. Also did some shopping to clean up the TV install.  Weather resistant receptacles and such.  We also had lunch at Crazy Fish.  Do you know what ONE POUND of fried shrimp looks like?

And this is what a slice of orange cake looks like...


Friday, November 25, 2016

Day 7 of 9

Well, we're on the home stretch.  We've spent most weekends at the ranch, so we're familiar with the routine.  Today we went Black Friday shopping for a TV to put in our deck.  And we spend most of the day dealing with that. Whew.


Thursday, November 24, 2016

Day 6 of 9

Happy Thanksgiving!

We waited the whole day for this.  And then we vegged out the rest of the day.  Thanks!


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Day 5 of 9

Well, we are over the 50% mark, and today we again did nothing.  We rode the golf cart around a bit, and went into town to buy some stuff at Lowes and had dinner.  Tomorrow is Thanksgiving.  Today is the day before Thsnksgiving.   And I'm sitting here under the awning looking up at the sky and contemplating the meaning of life. Priceless.

Oh, and the paint in the corner bench dried beautifully.   


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Day 4 of 9

Today we had breakfast at IHOP, and I fixed some wood rot in one of our benches.  I filled it with wood filler and painted.  That's about it.  Thank God I'm not getting paid by the hour.  I'd starve.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Day 3 of 9

Today we took a 90 minute drive to Achiote Restaurant in Orlando.  It was worth it.  Blood sausage, heavy soup, plaintains.  So much food for lunch we skipped dinner.  And that was day 3. Wow. Amazing.


Sunday, November 20, 2016

Day 2 of 9

Today was our second day.  Normally we'd be packing to go back home marking the end of the weekend.  Not this week though.  This week we stay!

We went to Home Depot to get some wood filler and paint to fix some wood rot in one of our benches.  I did the BBQ thing again today.  It will go down into the 40's tonight!  Yay!

It's amazing his time flies when you have nothing to do...


Saturday, November 19, 2016

Day 1 of 9

Today is day 1 of our 9 day stay. We're excited. It's in the low 70s. I did BBQ for lunch and we ate outside. My wife is putting up the Xmas lights. I'm sitting in a chair doing nothing.  Not a thing.  Priceless.


Friday, November 18, 2016

Time to Clean Up

It's been 5 months since we had the trailer washed.  So the guys from PCS (Professional Coach Services) were nice enough to come clean up our trailer.  Looks nice!


Land and Sea

I did some shopping at Land and Sea Market today.  I got their 7 for $37 deal, which let's me pick seven things from a list.  I got Salmon, Tilapia, Chicken, Filet, and added some veggie skewers and pork ribs.  I am all set for the week!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Extended Stay

We've stayed in our trailer almost every weekend since we got it, but only 2-3 days at a time.  We are getting ready to spend NINE days in our trailer starting tomorrow.  Yay!  This is a small full-timing preview.  So far we like it, we shall see after 9 days.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

We're in Fort Desoto!

It's our last trip of the year. We are planning to spend the holidays at River Ranch, and our next trip is Alumaflamingo in February.  Fort Desoto is under 3 hours from River Ranch. It's good to take out the trailer once in a while to practice hitching and towing.

We really like Fort Desoto a lot.  Not as much ax River Ranch, but it's easily our second favorite. 


Thursday, November 10, 2016


So we went to the Tampa RV show and were disappointed. It's about 1/10th the size of the January show.  They only had one Airstream. At least it was a Basecamp, so we got to see one up close.  Boy that thing is tiny!

We were in and out in less than an hour.  Now we know not to go to that show and wait until the one in January.  That one is huge!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Tampa Bay RV Show

Tomorrow we'll go to the Tampa RV show.  Not to look at RVs. We already have ours.  But we plan to spend some time in the accessories pavilion. Fun!

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Dielectric Grease and Cover

I applied a little bit of dielectric grease to the connectors of the umbilical cord to protect them from corrosion, and put on a cover for the plug for when it's not connected to my tow vehicle.  An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.