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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 - really on TV

About three weeks ago a CBS crew of four people spent the day with us here at our campsite filming and interviewing us in preparation for their segment on podcasting. Initially, we wondered if anything would become of it, but after we saw ourselves last Sunday in the promo for this week's Sunday Morning, we knew we would have a part in it, however small. It aired today and it was interesting to see which tiny bits they chose to edit together to tell the story. They did a great job of explaining what podcasts are, a development that those...

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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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Jan 19, 2019 - back "home" again

The Tampa Super Show ends tomorrow and our little campsite right outside the entrance is available for us to stay in tonight, but after four days of non stop investigation and window shopping, we felt finished even though we did not come close to viewing the 1,500 RV's that are advertised to be on site. We got a chance to rendezvous with a few old friends, which lead to more going out to eat than we allow ourselves under normal circumstances. With no dishes to wash we had plenty of fresh water left for another night or two. Those of us from...

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Jan 12, 2019 - Windsong Way, Titusville

It is so nice to have finally arrived at our place in Titusville. We arrived mid-afternoon on Thursday and proceeded to settle back in. Our place was in perfect shape, all washed and ready for our arrival. We have had a few problems since we got here. Firstly our internet wasn't working, and for me that's a big problem. It turns out the landscapers had whipper snipped my cable line. A visit from Spectrum Cable got that straightened out. The second problem, neither the furnace or the heat pump in the trailer has worked since we got here....

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Jan 10, 2019 - the best choice?

When we retired we knew that we wanted to spend the winter in warmer places than Chicagoland. Over the years we have been fortunate to explore Florida, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California and Mexico by RV. We quickly learned that there are no guarantees of shirt sleeve weather anywhere in January, even in Mexico. One confounding factor is altitude, which tripped us up there. It also quickly drove us out of New Mexico for the same reason. More recently we have been alternating between the site we bought here in Florida and...

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Jan 4, 2019 - on network TV?

We have been watching CBS's Sunday Morning since Charles Kuralt left his motor home tour introducing us to the wonders of rural and small town America and began this new show 30+ years ago. While we were at home for the holidays, Ken got an email from a Sunday Morning producer asking us if we would be willing to be interviewed about our RV Navigator podcast. The contact was out of the blue and we wondered if it was some sort of scam. But we said "why not?" and the emails arranging the logistics continued. We were to be interviewed by David...

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