Saturday, November 27, 2010
left Saturday afternoon, headed for the Walmart in Waltersboro, SC,
where we met up with our daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter; spent
the night and arrived the next day at Fort Wilderness, Disney World,
FL. This was our Christmas present to our granddaughter. For the next
five days we wore ourselves out making sure we got our moneys worth. We
all had a great time. My granddaughter made me proud by riding “Tower
of Terror” twice!
December 3, 2010
left for home and we headed over to KARS Park in Titusville, where we
spend 9 days camped on the Banana River, watching the cruise ships come
and go. We were camped here with our good friends Rick and Becky. She
got us tickets to tour the Kennedy Space Center, where we were able to
see the shuttle Endeavor sitting on the launch pad.
December 12, 2010
From there we headed over to Ft. DeSoto
Park located in St. Petersburg, where we were able to reserve 6 nights.
The picture to the right shows an Osprey that has built a nest in the
tree above our campsite! This guy was less than 15 feet away from me
when I took his picture! The wildlife here is simply amazing! We went
out to have dinner with our friends Larry and Cathy before we had to
move on. We found other friends were going to be camping up in Crystal
River for a month, so…
Saturday, December 18, 2010
On Saturday, we drove a whopping 85 miles
north to spend a couple of nights with camping friends Mike and Lynn,
who are also Newmar owners. Spent time catching up on news since we
last saw them in August, going out to dinner and playing Flip. We did
NOT get up to watch the lunar eclipse, but THEY did. (smile!)
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
We continued our westward travels and
drove up to Ft. Pickens National Park, located within Gulf Shores
National Seashore for a couple of nights. It was a nice campground
located at the west end on the island as part of the entrance to
Pensacola Bay. They are absolutely correct when they call it white
sugar sand. It looked like we were driving through drifts of snow
It also helped in the fact the temperatures were COLD!
While there we toured Fort Pickens, which
was actually a Union Fort, build by slave labor in 1834! The Indian
Chief Geronimo was sent here for a while during his imprisonment. We
also headed over to Pensacola to tour the National Naval Aviation
Museum. All I can say is WOW! We were not even close to seeing half
of it before it closed for the day. We are going to have to go back
again someday. Very impressive!
December 23, 2010
Once again, we were on the move, this time
for Rainbow Plantation, an Escapees Park.
Again, it was only a short
ride about an hour and a half. Located in Summerdale, Alabama, it is on
the east side of Mobile Bay. This is where we spent Christmas! Bob
and I went to a candlelight service at Grace Lutheran Church in Gulf
Shores on Christmas Eve. On Christmas Day, we took a covered dish to
share with our assigned table where we had ham as our entrée with four
other couples where a good time was had by all. The weather has been
bitterly cold and very windy for the last couple of days. Our water pipe
froze up on Monday night. We were not hooked up so we were okay.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
It’s finally starting to warm up. We have
gotten caught up on our laundry and went sightseeing over to Mobile
where we toured the battleship USS Alabama and the USS Drum submarine.
They have an impressive set up and also have more aircraft to see. But
the USS North Carolina (BB55) in Wilmington, NC, is much more impressive
and is in better shape.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Since this is the last day we will have
full hookups for a while, we took the opportunity to finish a few chores
while we still have the chance. Bob also was able to meet some of the
people that write blogs that he follows faithfully.
fellow RV’ers is always like greeting old friends, because they are.
For dinner we just had to try Lambert’s Café, home of the “throwed
rolls.” Oh my gosh! So much food! What a bargain, and good food to
boot! We both ordered the Country Fried Steak with mashed potatoes.
Then the feeding frenzy begins. They come around with hot rolls; raise
your hand, they throw you a roll (5 inches across), and hot fried okra,
they treat like an appetizer and put spoonfuls on your napkin. Your
dinner comes, and the other food KEEPS on coming! More okra, more
rolls, black eyed peas, cabbage, sorghum and molasses for your rolls;
fried potatoes and onions, macaroni and tomatoes. That’s all we got, we
may have missed something, I’m not quite sure. The steak was
humongous! Our take home was enough for tomorrow’s meal. We were
really hurting when we left Lambert’s. I give it a 5 of 5! We will be
going back someday!
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Today we are off, headed for Houston, TX,
to meet up with our RVing buddies, Patsy and Roy. We spent time with
them in Quartzsite last year. We crossed what was left of Alabama, as
well as Mississippi, Louisiana and on into Texas. Long day, but we
arrived safely at our destination. (Sorry Bob, we didn’t have the time
to stop at Bozo’s).
Friday, December 31, 2010
Happy Birthday!! Stephanie
Today is our daughter, Stephanie’s
birthday. She will be celebrating with friends as well as celebrating
New Year’s Eve!!! Happy Birthday, Stephanie! ! ! We rode down to PPL
RV Sales and Parts and Service. Bob needed to get some parts for our
toilet. Nothing serious I assure you, but we did look at some new
ones. Patsy and Roy got a big kick out of my intense interest in toilet
bowls! They had quite a selection on display for us to look at and sit
on!!! Comfort is a big concern, LOL! We looked at some used RV’s, had
some nice ones out on the lot. Hey John, they had a 2008 American Eagle
that had just been sold so we couldn’t get in it, but is sure was pretty
on the outside. Patsy and Roy were real curious too. Rick, I’m sure you
can find a bargain here. They took us out to dinner at Mi Rancho Bar
and Grille. Fabulous! It’s some of the best Mexican food I have ever
eaten. Not your usual Mexican café for sure.
We celebrated New Year’s Eve at home with
Patsy & Roy drinking Champagne Royales in Tillie’s honor! We even
went out and bought the lemons and I provided the zester! Patsy
cooked up beans and cabbage and cornbread which we ate at Midnight!
Happy New Year everyone! May you all have a happy, healthy and wealthy