The Lodge

The morning of June 20 started cool with plenty of sun. It was clear that today, and the next few days were going to be hot and steamy. After doing some early morning errands, Deb and I packed to head up north… without the camper. And so our weekend started as we headed to spend … More The Lodge

Walnuts & Buttercups

In our travels we have come across a lot of different experiences at the camping sites. In their own right, each type and place were special…mostly. This blog will focus on the last two places we have camped, and they are as different as night is to day. Walnut Hills Campground and our setup near … More Walnuts & Buttercups

Shopping

In a time of the new normal, which means social distancing, wearing a mask, and avoiding people, there are some options when it comes to shopping. Most grocery stores have a curb-side pickup plan. All are limiting the number of shoppers in a store at one time. And when it comes to material goods, almost … More Shopping

EF-3

What do EF-3, 136, and Fujita all have in common? I will tell you it’s not a Mexican dish nor names in a Disney movie. Not even close, try again. It’s not a fast European sports car either, but speed is part of the answer. Yes, the wind speed in a fast moving circular motion … More EF-3

Reflections

“♫ Out in the west Texas town of El Paso, I fell in love …♫ ” Okay, Marty Robbins I am not. This virus has upended the world but I still can’t sing. Since my last post a lot has been decided. Government campgrounds have been closed down and these were vital to our travels. … More Reflections

Virus

Hi everyone. This post will be shorter and with only several pictures. Many have asked how we are dealing with the unprecedented times of the world virus emergency. It has been both an exciting and a scary time. Our last day of work at Big Cypress in the western Everglades was January 3rd and that … More Virus

Gulf Shore

Warm salty springs and old growth live oaks with Spanish moss made our 11 day stay here most memorable. The turquoise crystal-clear springs at a constant 720 and teaming with life such as blue crabs, mullock, and manatees made an exit very tough but we have other destinations waiting. After leaving Ocala National Forest and … More Gulf Shore

Maine

As Maine goes, so goes the country! This was a popular catch phrase in the late 1800’s as Maine had a big influence on National politics. (Fascinating history but this blog is not about Maine’s history …or the nation’s). There are plenty of snowbirds in Florida, mostly from the snowbelt. And I am amazed at … More Maine

Campground Crawl

So we’ve decided to stay in south Florida for a while. Why? Because its still summer here! And besides, the Super Bowl is just down the road a bit. So our saga continues… shorts, t-shirts, suntans and South Beach… & Football; another adventure of life on the road. Miami Beach and me in front of … More Campground Crawl

Falling Iguanas

“Falling Iguanas! ” Al Roker, Today Show weatherman on January 22, 2020, “Today we have more nasty weather stretching from Minnesota to Maine and all the way to Texas. The National Weather Service has even issued a ‘Falling Iguana Alert’ for south Florida!” That’s right folks, it’s not raining cats and dogs here. No! Just … More Falling Iguanas