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Jun 12, 2016 - Happy Trails

After sweat,tears and a little bit of cussin' everything is packed, the car hooked up and we are ready to hit the road. The plan is to head toward the panhandle and stop overnight west of Tallahassee. Wagons Ho! sing along.....happy trails to you until we meet again,

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May 19, 2016 - Memorial Day

Memorial Day Weekend We'll be celebrating at Lazy Days RV Park at Exit 10 off I-4. This is our dry run with the RV to make sure all systems are go and to get an oil change to start out on our trip clean and ready to go. We're preparing, making lists, stocking up on essentials (you know Utah may not have stores--No Publix for sure) and packing!

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Jun 19, 2015 - WALK ABOUT

Today I shall do some geocaching at Blackwater Creek preserve a few miles away from the state park. The park is a popular spot for native plant enthusiasts , who visit the open palmetto praires to admire vast stands of blooming wiregrass dotted with striking wildflowers. You also got to watch out for cow patties, management of the preserve is the cattle grazing. Cattle grazing benefits native plant communities by controlling invasive species and maintaining vegetation heights preferred by people. Just the right height for walking . I had to...

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Jun 18, 2015 - Hillsborough River State Park

I like to make a three day stay at any state park or place that we stay on vacation. One day to get to the park which is less then 200 miles and I get into the park around 2 in the afternoon. This way I can get set up and spend the rest of the day finding out where things are located in the park. The next day I go kayaking on the river and then the next day Geocaching outside the park or maybe on the trails in the park. In the 1930's during the great depression , the civilian conservation corps (CCC) established the area surrounding the...

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Nov 18, 2014 - Blackwater Creek PRESERVE

A lot of area in Florida was used as a area to graze cattle and the drained the water off of the land. Now they understand that all this area was a filtering system to clean water before going back into are drinking system. They now have turned back a lot of the cattle dry land back into a filter system that can clean the water turn the water ways back to the way they were before man messed up the land. We now can walk in preserves that have trun back time to before man came and changed it all. I dont want to turn the whole state into a...

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Jan 31, 2014 - Thonotosassa, again

1/31/14 The guys do school work today. I do some looking around for a place that can help with fixing the fridge. I find that getting service help from most places is a 2 week wait and there main help is to recomend replacement. I will keep looking. I also do some shopping. 2/1/14 We to to the Fun Lan drive in Flee market north of Tampa. I get a couple of sockets and a small wrench that seem to be missing from the set in my tool bag. Several of the food stands sell cactus, Joe wants to try so I buy some cactus. They say be careful taking...

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Jan 23, 2014 - Thonotosassa, FL

1/23 Up early with a nice sunrise in Macon GA It is 27 degrees when we get underway at 0845 headed south. Beautiful day nice drive south, we top off on fuel in southern GA I am expecting fuel prices to be highter in FL. We enter FL just after noon, State # 40 Fuel is at least 30 cents a gallon higher in FL than GA. When we pull into Spanish Main RV park in Thonotosassa FL at 1630 it's about 65 degrees. It's nice but the people at the park are complaining about the cold spell. Very diffrent than the last park, room for about 275 RVs and 2...

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Feb 5, 2012 - Successful Installation, Visiting With The Illinois Bunch and Time To Head West

Thonotosassa, FL. 62 deg. clear, no wind. Forecast = Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog early in the morning. A chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 70s near the coast and in the lower 80s inland. Southeast winds around 5 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of rain 30 percent. About 10:30, Jim took some garbage to the dumpster and then headed to Denny and Bev's. Denny was just getting ready to start working on installing the new spring air bag, so Jim stayed and helped. He says he...

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Feb 4, 2012 - Groceries and Helping Denny

Thonotosassa, FL. 62 deg. clear, no wind. Forecast = Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 70s near the coast and in the lower 80s inland. East winds around 10 mph. Denny stopped by for awhile yesterday morning. His Winnebago Brave MH has a chassis that has air bags inside of the front coil springs and he can't air one of the bags, so he was wanting Jim to stop by later and give him a hand to try to find out what the problem was. Since Linda and Jim had decided to go get groceries, Jim said that he'd stop by as soon as they returned, which was...

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Feb 3, 2012 - Dave and Dee Dee's Fish Fry

Thonotosassa, FL. 61 deg. clear, no wind. Forecast = Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 70s near the coast and in the lower 80s inland. East winds around 15 mph. Yesterday morning, Jim took a bike ride and ended up over at Dave and Dee Dee's site for awhile. Then after lunch, Denny stopped by here to talk. After Denny left, Jim took a nap while Linda made a green bean casserole and then, about 3:00 they loaded, chairs, food and drinks into the back of CLT (Cute Little Truck), and headed over to Dave and Dee Dee's site for a fish fry!! You...

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Feb 2, 2012 - Groundhog Day and Gin And Syl Come To Visit

Thonotosassa, FL. 57 deg. clear, no wind. Forecast = Partly cloudy in the morning then mostly cloudy. Highs around 80 near the coast and in the lower 80s inland. East winds around 5 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Happy Groundhog Day!!!!! Jim and Denny took CLT and headed over to the local Winn-Dixie store yesterday morning. Both, needed to buy a few things that they were out of. Once back from shopping, Jim helped Linda clean up the inside of me to get ready for Gin and Syl's visit. They called about 1:00 and said that they...

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Feb 1, 2012 - Southern Aire and Gin and Syl's New Motor Home

Thonotosassa, FL. 50 deg. clear, no wind. Forecast = Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s near the coast and around 80 inland. East winds around 5 mph. Jim got out and about fairly early yesterday morning and took some photos of this park so I thought I'd show you a few of them. The above photo is the entrance sign that you see as you come to the park. The office/clubhouse/laundry A view of me in my site from down the street. ##photo=My site #300## My site as seen from across the street. While Jim was out riding his bike, he met up...

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