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Mar 27, 2019 - home?

As our thoughts begin to turn toward driving home, it is hard to remember what our home looks like. Except for a brief hiatus for the holidays, we have been gone since last September. Being in the motor home here in Titusville is feeling more and more like home, but our experiences last fall taught us that we don't want to hang around here too much longer as the temperature and humidity rise. But being here in the warm may give us unrealistic ideas about what it will be like if we do head home soon. We're glad our route will not take us...

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Mar 20, 2019 - fully recovered

As expected, since we didn't have to deal with time zone changes, our sleep deprivation was easily remedied with one good night's sleep. Unpacking in the motor home was as challenging as packing in our tiny cruise ship cabin. We have to do a synchronized dance as we move around each other, trying to put things away in the same small spaces. In our long Florida stay, we've spread out quite a bit into the shed and executive suite and it will be a challenge to cram everything back into the motor home and car annex, despite how big they are....

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Mar 16, 2019 - home away from home

We and our luggage made it through all three flights. The man we hired to pick us up who lives at The Great Outdoors was waiting for us as arranged. It was nice to have him do the driving, even though it took less than an hour and we could have done it ourselves with a rental car. It's nice not to have much jet lag to overcome. Since the recent change to Daylight Savings Time, we are only an hour west of Montevideo. A good night's sleep laying flat rather than in a pretzel position, should have us back on an even keel. The motor home is in...

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Feb 23, 2019 - out in nature

Every campground has a personality and its activities are influenced by the people who stay there. There are some activities and events that we enjoyed in Tucson that we miss here: weekly bike rides, daily visits from food trucks, weekly farmers' markets, lapidary classes, wine tasting, for example. But when it comes to appreciating nature, this campground excels. The nature center showcases the plants and animals that are found here in a museum worthy of at least a thirty minute stay. Speakers are brought in to discuss topics such as...

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Feb 22, 2019 - warm and happy

As we see the reports of significant snow in Tucson, our other favorite winter haunt, we thank our lucky stars that we are here. There's been an occasional cool and wet day, but overall it's pleasant to be outside and do whatever it is that we do. It's a beautiful place and the mind occasionally goes to the idea of moving here as many of the folks we meet here have done. However, the last few days the humidity has gone up and we have to remember how miserable it was when we first got here last fall. We haven't been in tourist mode much,...

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Feb 14, 2019 - Another week goes by

The weather here has been up and down for the last week. It hasn’t been as nice as when Peter and Amanda were here, however hopefully it will turn wonderful next week when Cathy and Chris come for a visit. Glenna has been under the weather for the past week. Today we finally went to the walk-in clinic ( Parrish Urgent Care Centre in the Target Plaza). Glenna got three prescriptions, so hopefully she is on the road to recovery. I essentially have been laying low for the last week, not real sick but not upper shelf either. I got the...

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Feb 12, 2019 - getting excited

When we booked a trip to Antarctica many, many months ago, it was so far away both in time and distance, that it didn't feel real. While we were still at home last summer, we began to pack our suitcases for this adventure so we could stow them in the motor home, but it was hard to imagine what we would need even after we read the program notes from the tour provider. We tried on our old rain pants, long winter underwear, wool hats, gloves, and heavy socks and replaced and augmented the collection of warm clothing while we were still at...

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Feb 6, 2019 - Nice visit

What a difference a week makes, when it comes to weather in Florida. Last week it hovered in the 60s all week, and this week it's in the upper 70s. It sure makes it nice for for visiting family. Peter, Amanda, and little Madelyn arrived last Friday night. We have had many plans, but revolving colds are holding us back. I was under the weather the first few days, and now Glenna is having her turn. Little Madelyn has also had a cold. We did go to New York New York, our favorite lunch spot out on the inter coastal for lunch yesterday. The...

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Feb 4, 2019 - real estate

We know people who have made significant income buying, flipping, and selling houses. We are not those people. We have owned three houses in 45 years and made decent profits on the first two, mostly because we lived in them so long that the market carried us along in the wave of the housing boom. We know little about the real estate market, except that every time you sell something, a decent chunk or the proceeds go to the realtor. It's fun to keep an eye on what our current house is worth, but it really only matters when you actually want...

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Jan 26, 2019 - Orlando Wetlands

The Space Coast Birding Festival is going on this week. When we visited the vendor display yesterday, some bird lovers were talking enthusiastically about their trip to the Orlando Wetlands and we were reminded that this spot was still on our to-do list. One of the reasons we had not gone before was that we found the description of this site somewhat confusing and were not sure exactly where the wetlands are, because there are wetlands everywhere. As it turned out they are a lot closer to where we are camped than they are to Orlando and we...

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Jan 22, 2019 - odds and ends

Since our podcast segment aired on Sunday Morning we have been having so much fun going through emails and Facebook requests as a result of our new found fame. One of the people who asked to join our FB is from Moscow, Russia. As you might expect much of his biographical information is in Cyrillic. Especially in light of all the Russian meddling we hear about these days with Facebook, it makes me wonder. Do Russians RV? Ken tells me that the podcast download rate increased ten-fold and even here on my blog the readership quintupled. This...

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Jan 20, 2019 - Sanford, Florida

We have made a couple of trips to Sanford, but only for the purpose of picking up family flying down for a visit. Sanford is home to one of three airports in the Orlando area. It is about a forty-five minute drive north west of us here at Titusville. To get there we travel north on I-95 to Mims, and then west on Hwy 46 to Sanford. Glenna and I love Cousin’s Maine Lobster Truck, a mobile food truck that moves around Florida at local events, and has wonderful fresh lobster. Yesterday Sanford hosted a food truck celebration. There were 15 or...

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