Monday, May 20, 2013

In a Nutshell and Tawanda’s Tracks

Montgomery, AL
Gunter Hill COE

Wow!  It’s been 8 months since I last posted!  I certainly didn’t intend for it to be that long, but once I wasn’t in the mood for blogging, time flew by.  I really enjoyed just living without thinking (sounds dangerous too).  Since it was mid September 2012 when I last posted, let me do a little catch up here.

The second half of September we went to Cedar Key RV Resort in Florida and surprised Dan for his 50th birthday.  The month of October was spent at Lazy Days in Tampa for the yearly service and warranty issues.  Bill and Nancy were there with their Baby too.  We all became Florida residents.

Goofing off with Tricia an Dan at the Pickled Pelican  Bill and Nancy at Lettuce Lake Park in Tampa
Happy Birthday Dan!                           Which way did they go?

November was a great month.  The first couple of weeks we were in Huntington Beach State Park in SC with the Carolina Clan.  Great bunch of friends so you know we had a great time!  The last half of the month, we were at Rainbow Springs State Park in Florida.  The spring fed river is like an aquarium.

Carolina Clan 11-2012  Carolina Clan enjoying the day on the water
The Carolina Clan… What happens at the Gathering, stays at the Gathering.

December found us back at Lazy Days to finally get our floor tiles properly fixed by replacing the slide rollers with the improved models.  We did manage to get away before Christmas and landed back at Cedar Key RV for the holiday and New Years.  January was quite busy.  The first couple of weeks, we were in Silver River State Park (FL) with a few days of Bill and Nancy.  The RV Supershow in Tampa was next and then a week at Disney with Bill, Nancy, Dan, Tricia, Bruce and Laura.

Our home exposed!  Protective mother
Open house                                       Monkeys at Silver River
Song and Dance parade at Magic Kingdom  The Group at EPCOT
Magic Kingdom                                          EPCOT

February was spent with Dan, Tricia, Bill and Nancy at Jonathan Dickenson State Park (FL) recovering from a bad virus from Disney. We all then went down to Flamingo CG in the Everglades.  Sherry and David were there also for a couple of days.  Beautiful wildlife and ecosystem. March found us at Lazy Days for a couple of weeks and then a couple of weeks at Cedar Key RV.

Crocodile at the boat ramp  Cormorant on the Anhinga Trail
Crocodile                                          Cormorant
Wood Stork eating in Eco Pond  White Pelicans and Coots on Eco Pond
Wood Stork                                         White Pelicans and Coots

April was spent in Pensacola taking care of regular doctor’s visits and doing a little bit of sightseeing.  Gin finally got new glasses so she can see those sights better.  That brings us to May.  We are presently relaxing amongst the trees in a COE park near Montgomery, AL.  We plan to work our way up the Mississippi River Valley and then the Ohio River Valley on our way to Maine for July.

Fort Pickens cannon  Water tower at Pensacola Beach
Fort Pickens                                          Pensacola Beach watertower
View of the water at site 35 Catoma Loop
Just relaxing at a COE

Well that’s what we’ve been doing for the past eight months or so, minus a lot of details.  A couple of weeks ago, I added a link on my sidebar to my other blog, Tawanda's Tracks.  It’s a general review of the campgrounds that we’ve stayed at in Tawanda.  There’s just enough info on it to remind us of what we did during our visit.  I’ll keep it updated better since there may be a few friends and family that wonder what we’re up to.  I also hope it helps folks if they are travelling in the same area and want to see  what we thought of the place.  Check it out.  I’ll also keep this blog going by posting a few times a year or whenever I feel bloggy.

Thanks for dropping by and enjoy each day of your life’s journey by finding beauty in the ordinary.


Bill and Nancy said...

So good to hear from you:o)) Glad all is going well. Just checked out Tawanda's Tracks...amazing!! Now I know what you have been doing with your time. You really did a great job covering all your stays...Thanks we will be using it as a reference!!

Gail Houle said...

Holy cow! I did a double take when I saw you had a new post :) Loved the update...thanks. It's nice to know you guys are doing well.

Love Tawanda's Tracks! That's a great idea. I try to send in reviews to but this is so much more personal and you can add photos :) I particularly liked your first line talking about Flamingo. "This is truly the end of the world as we know it. " That is exactly how I felt reading N&B's blog!

Travel safely as you head north. See you soon!

Sherry said...

Glad to see a post from you. Great job of zooming through the past 8 months. Really great pictures. I love seeing what you've been up to. Lots of good times, that's for sure.

I too looked at Tawanda's Tracks. Great name. Really like how you've done it. I'll be using it too.

Can't believe you are at Gunter Hill. We JUST left Prairie Creek. Sure would like to have crossed paths with you again. Check out the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail Visitor's Center if you have a chance. I'll put up a post on it tomorrow if I can. My pictures didn't turn out well....smudge on the lens I didn't know about ruined nearly all of them. :-((

If you do the Natchez Trace, which is BIG on my list, I hope you'll post about it. Hmmm am I written a comment or a blog post here. Sorry!

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

If it wasn't for a few sightings of ya'll as guests on other people's blogs, I'd have thought you had driven Tawanda off the edge of the Earth! ;c)

Glad you're having a ball, it looks like fulltiming is certainly agreeing with you.

Hope to see you again one of these days...soon!

Merikay said...

So glad to see your post. I have been thinking about you recently and wondered what you were doing. Now I see you have been having a great time living!

Keep us in the loop more often.

Dan and Tricia said...

Hmmmm...feeling "bloggy". I like that word! :-) See ya soon - will have to check out Tawanda's Tracks soon.

Catherine, Jo Beth and Grace said...

Glad you are feeling bloggy again. Sounds like you have had a busy year. Hopefully we will catch up this fall when you are back in FL

Ron and Cyndi said...

Yes, it's good to hear from you both! I hung onto every blog word you wrote, enjoyed it all and learned a ton...and now just think...I have my own full-timing RVer blog. We hope we cross paths with you on the road some day and we wish you safe travels too.

Bruce and Laura said...

Love that you have Twanda's Tracks so that we can keep track of you!

Travelwithwhippets said...

Good to read the update and glad you are well.

Tumbleweed Dee said...

WOW! I was shocked to see you updated, found it on Mike and Terri's blog. I'll put you back on my blog since I know you'll at least post once in awhile! We both have been talking about you guys for weeks, so glad you're ok.

We're headed to Maine too. Right now we're in Chicago with the younger son then headed that way. We'd love to see you again.