January blog and notes



HAPPINESS,
is to have EVERYTHING,
you need.
NOT the need to have EVERYTHING.



 

01.26.2020-Sunday
We’ve moved along quite a bit this week. Most importantly are our travel plans. They now extend to July 02, 2020. The coach looks like brand new with the Diamond Shield now having been removed. A couple of days ago Scott Russell dropped by to say hi. Carla and I will be paying the family a visit in the next couple of hours. As of now our plans call for us having dinner at a local Texas Roadhouse this evening. Most importantly I have finished converting all the posts up to 2020 into the PDF format. These links can be found on the right hand column on the Web Site. In some cases these files may take a few seconds to download, but once downloaded they open up instantaneously. This PDF format produces a very clean-cut product and very easy to read. The best attribute of the PDF format is that the pictures will not move around nor will they fail to materialize.

I am giving an example of this PDF: 2014-RV Travel PDF FINAL 1.19  They’ve only been available for viewing for only a few days but they have received quite a few hits already. In the meantime we continue to view the Impeachment broadcasts.

01.27.2020-Monday-Carla continues to firm up our reservations
for 2020 and points North.

Spoke to my daughter Cheryl and we’ll try to meet up with her and husband Paul in May. It’s taken several months but all the PDFs for all our travels since 2014 are complete and I’m already having some hits on them. Yesterday we spent some time visiting the Russell’s especially since they’re just a stones throw from our site just to catch up and exchange travel stories. Shortly after visiting them we opted to take ourselves out to Texas Roadhouse for an early Dinner.As always the experience did not disappoint. Carla and I want to thank Cheryl and Paul for their Texas Roadhouse gift certificate again. We each had the 6-inch Filet but I had mine with shrimp; delicious! It’s hard to believe that our 2-week stay at Orlando Thousand Trails is coming to an end. Tomorrow, Tuesday, a day we normally would do tanks, won’t be the case.  We’re not sure, but, we think that Tropical Palms (TT) will not have a sewer option, so we’ll wait until Wednesday to pull tanks for a change.Are stay there is only for three-nights than off again, this time back to Wildwood, Three-Flags Thousand Trails Resort. After Three-Flags we try something new. We’ll head just North of Wildwood,FL to Bushnell RVP an Escapees Resort. We’ve just joined Escapees this year.

01.28.2020-Goodbyes to the Russell’s.
We continue to bump into friends, both new and old. We’ve kept in touch with Scott and Vanessa since the first day they began RVing full-time. Little Kora, now ten, will not be “little” much longer considering how fast she is growing.

Right now their plans are to stay at this campground possibly for the year, but it’s still up in the air. I have no doubt we’ll be running into them in the near future, or at least next year at this time. Today we work on the kitchen sink. Yea! Even RVs have sinks that can get clogged. Scott gave us a powdery substance, he says, works well, so we’ll give it a go. Today is our last day here, tomorrow we move to Tropical Palms RVP in Kissimmee, FL. This is a whopping ten-mile drive from here. This will be a short stay, four-nights, basically a gap-filler, to logistically allow us to get into Wildwood, Three-Flags RVP, once again.  With so many campers staying here from the North, not to mention Canada, we have to sometimes do these gap-fillers to make everything work. Once again, we try very much to stay for free whenever possible. 

01.29.2020-Wed,-TROPICAL PALMS, Kissimmee, FL
For a change we took on a 30 minute drive to this RVP. The trip was so short and quick we had to hang out at a local Lowe’s to kill about forty-five minutes to facilitate our arriving at the appropriate time of 1 PM.  By 2 pm we had found our site and are now looking to the skies for a possible shower. This is an Encore(ENC) and Trails Collection (TC) which means we stay duty free. The park is quite nice, the roads, however, are very narrow and do require patience and some skill while backing in to the sites. As we were told the resort provides 50-amp, cable, satellite availability but no sewer options except for a pump-out station in the park itself. 

01.31.2020- End of month again
We’re enjoying our last day at Tropical Palms. It’s been very relaxing but four days was enough. It was a free stay and I would not hesitate to re-visit this RVP again in the future. On a political note it look like Trump will dodge another bullet. It appears that it will be up to the populace to render a verdict now. Once it warms up a bit I’ll have to refill the fresh-water tank and that’s about it since none of  the sewer hoses are out. We closed out the month of January with a movie as usual. Anything was more relaxing than watching the Senate vote on the need for discovery and first hand witnesses, but that’s another story. The film we chose was Les Miserable. Without a doubt it is in the top-ten of our DVD library.

2020 trip destinations



HAPPINESS,
is to have EVERYTHING,
you need.
NOT the need to have EVERYTHING.


 

 

It’s taken three executive sessions, many cups of coffee and patience, but we’ve begun planing out 2020. We have most of the sights locked down.

01.01-Wildwood, FL at 3-Flags TT RVP
01.13-Pompano, FL at Gulf View  TT RVP
01.15-Clermont, FL Orlando TT RVP
Future destinations
01.29-Pompano, FL at Tropical Palms TT RVP
02.01-Wildwood, FL at Wildwood TT RVP
02.15-Sumtner, FL at Bushnell SKPs RVP
03.01-Clermont, FL at Bee's RPI RVP
03.09-Yemassee, SC at Yemassee TT RVP
03.20-Gloucester, VA at Chesapeake TT RVP
04.10-Colonial Beach at Harbor View TT RVP
05.01-Port Republic, VA at Chestnut Lake TT RVP
05.22-Salem. CT at Salem Farms PP RVP
05.29-Bernardston, MA at Travelers' Woods TT RVP
06.05-Wells, ME at Moody Beach TT RVP
06.19-Bangor,ME at Cold River RVP PP-$150.00 ...get oil change possibly
06.22-Westfield,CA at Grand Bay
06.25-Debert, NS at Debert PP RVP

TT being Thousand Trails, never the nicest but cheapest.
PP Privately owned RVPs
SKP (Escapee RVP) something new for us this year
RPI are Resort Parks International.
Below,for those who appreciate visual aids is our proposed trip for 2020 
starting in Florida and, temporarily ending in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The final 
leg has not been determined yet, we're trying to rest up right now.
 


 





 

 

 

 

 

Coach New-Look



HAPPINESS,
is to have EVERYTHING,
you need.
NOT the need to have EVERYTHING.


01.14.2019-New Look for an old coach
Today is the day I’ve been waiting four-years for. All coaches when they leave the assembly line are fitted with a piece of plastic called Diamond Shield. This Diamond Shield was supposed to last the life of the coach, but in actuality they were lucky to get five-years before the mold and mildew began eating away at the product. Once this happens the front of the coach starts to look old fast. There’s no way to prevent this from happening.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This rash of mold and mildew has been spreading for years. Dennis’s Christmas check to us made bringing the front of the coach back to what it looked like back in 2006. his was not a cheap endeavor. On top of that the front will require additional waxing and upkeep, but it is our home and now it looks like a brand new coach.

Tripping to Orlando



HAPPINESS,
is to have EVERYTHING,
you need.
NOT the need to have EVERYTHING.



 

01-15.2020-Tripping to Orlando TT RVPark
What a feeling. I honestly feel like the coach is as close to new as possible. The front of the coach is sporting a new image, and it looks so beautiful. We started just after 9 AM and finally settled in on our site around 2:30. We have it all; 50 amps, water, sewer and satellite.

 

Tripping, Connie & Pincher’s



HAPPINESS,
is to have EVERYTHING,
you need.
NOT the need to have EVERYTHING.


 

01.13.2020 Monday-PDF Blog, Travel, Connie & Pincher’s
The trip to Ft.Meyers took about four hours and thankfully was uneventful. The city and those around it  have changed so much. Apartment buildings and single family homes are popping up all over. The campground is one of the oldest but very nicely maintained. All the camp road ways are paved but are very narrow. They do provide assistance to newcomers which we took advantage of. We made it to our site without a scratch.

By mid-afternoon Connie and Sharon, family of Carla’s were visiting us in the coach. We had a delightful meeting with them who were also RVers camping nearby. We must have talked ourselves hungry so we opted to visit Pincher’s Seafood Restaurant. Our server, Britt, was delightful and very knowledgeable. she was great in helping Carla with her “carbohydrate-free” meal. We also enjoyed an awesome sunset over the water, made possible since we’re on the Gulf-coast of Florida. I haven’t even mentioned the calamari appetizer. It was a bountiful dish and we made short work of it. After returning from Pincher’s I finished the PDF conversion of the 2019 blogs and journals.

 Please check it out by clicking on: goto Monthly Directory Page

By clicking on this link will take you to a directory of 2019 travel destinations by month. All the blogs for that month are contained in this PDF format. I like it and welcome comments. It’s a very clean format with no chance of losing pictures or even having them get dislodged. Once you get to the Directory Page you’ll need to click on the month of your choosing then click on the file address. The PDF will open instantaneously.
Leave comments on what you think of it.

Repairs, medical and Connie



HAPPINESS,
is to have EVERYTHING,
you need.
NOT the need to have EVERYTHING.


 

01.08,2020-Wednesday-we’re still here!
As I mentioned on my 12/29 Journal entry, we’ve been fortunate to have celebrated several Christmas’s’ with good friends and family. What’s been happening with us? Long story short about 2 months ago, in preparation for our visit to my brother Dennis for Thanksgiving, I mixed up a batch of my Christmas Cookies. In my infinite wisdom I decided to skip the electric mixer and do it by hand; big mistake! The following day I awoke with a sore wrist. I just shrugged it off and took two Motrin in hopes it would go away; no such luck. It only got worse and worser. Yesterday I through in the towel and got an appointment with an Orthopedic Doctor to try to fix things. Up to that appointment time my pain level was at least an 8 and getting worse. Dr.Thomas was able to squeeze us in, knowing our lifestyles. First was a CT scan followed at 3 pm by an MRI. The verdict was that I would live but in some pain until it fixes itself some day, hopefully. Two or three things wrong with me but no tears, rips or anything fixable. Most notably was fluid in my marrow; I must have a leak someplace. To say the least it hurts to type, open cans, lift anything, sleep or even put on my socks. Just getting old. So, the blogs will contain shorter texts, not that I ever wrote that much to begin with, until things get better. In the meantime Carla and I continue to enjoy the cooler temperatures of Florida, upper sixties and low seventies, and she has to put up with my grumbling. We depart Wildwood, Three-Flags, on the 13th.


 


 

 

2019 Blogs & Journals PDFs



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HAPPINESS is to have EVERYTHING,
you need.
NOT the need to have EVERYTHING.



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Click on this link=> AUG – DEC 2019G

01.01.19-NEW YEARS DAY
01.02.19-PASTA, WINE AND GREAT COMPANY
01.03-19-FIXING OUR COACH BOOBOO
01.06.19-WE VISIT DENNIS’ NEW CONDO
01.06.19-WE VISIT DENNIS’ NEW CONDO
01.10.19 ANN CUNNINGHAM’S NEW HOME
01.12.19-SAYING SO LONG TO OLD FRIENDS
01.13.19 PREPARING THE COACH FOR TRAVEL ON MONDAY
01.14.19-LAKE CITY FL. 
01.15.19-HURRICANE MICHAEL DEVASTATION
01.15.19-HURRICANE MICHAEL DEVASTATION
01.16.19- ROBERTSDALE RVP FOR 2 NIGHTS
01.18.19- FRIDAY- WALMART IN HAMMOND, LA
01.19.19- SAT. HAMMOND, LA TO LAKE CHARLES, LA
01.20.19-SUNDAY- LEFT SULFUR, LA FOR WILLIS, TX
01.21.19-VERY CHILLY, BUT NOT COLD
01.22.19-DEERWOOD EAST PROPERTY, GONE!
01.24.19- THURSDAY-CARLA IS STILL WEATHERING A HEAD COLD
01.28.19- WE VISIT JOHNSON SPACE CENTER
01.30.19- WE VISIT THE BUSH LIBRARY
01.31.19- WE WILL RELAX TODAY

02.01.2019- TRAVEL TO SEQUIN, TX
02.02.2019-SAT.-GROUNDHOG DAY-MADINA LAKE RVR
02.03.2019- NOTHING SCHEDULED BUT THINGS TO DO
02.04.2019-HOSE DOWN THE COACH-PAUL KOURTZ
 02.06.2019-wed.-THREE VENUES TO VISIT TODAY
02.12.2019-Tuesday COACH MAINTENANCE
02.13.2019- Wednesday-FEEDING CONTINUES
2.14.2019- VALENTINE’S DAY
02.15.2019 TRAVEL TO FORT STOCKTON-FRI
02.16.2009 TRAVEL TO EL PASO, TX-Sat
02.17.2019 TRAVEL TO DEMING, NM-Sun
02.18.19-Mon. TRAVEL TO BENSON, AZ-SLIDE STUCK
02.19.2019- TUESDAY- COACH FIXED AND SNOW
02.20.2019-WED-MISSION AND BONEYARD TOURS
02.21.2019-THURS-DAY OF REST
02.23.2019-Sat.Our Lady of Lourdes CC
02.24.2019 PRICE TO PAY TO PLAY
02.25.2019-BOOTHILL & TOMBSTONE
02.26.19-POLISHING THE COACH ROOF

3.01.2019-this MONTH SHOULD BE RELAXING
3.02.2019-TAKING QUEEN MINE TOUR
3.03.2019-MOVING TO SITE 171-IN BENSON
3.04.2019-TRAVEL TO TUSCON THEN COTTONWOOD, AZ
3.05.2019-LAZYDAYS AND VERDE VALLEY RV RESORT COTTONWOOD.
3.06.2019- Just met Chris & Jen-ASH WED.-VERDE VALLEY RVR
3.06.2019REFLECTIONS ON VERDE VALLEY RV RESORT
3.07.2019-THURSDAY-IMMACULATE CONCEPTION ROMAN CC
3.08.2019-FRIDAY-COLD AND WINDY
3.09.2019-SATURDAY-IN SEARCH OF THE VERDE RIVER
3.08.2019- FRIDAY-COLD AND WINDY
3.09.2019-SATURDAY-IN SEARCH OF THE VERDE RIVER
3.10.2019-SUNDAY-TRIPPING TO JEROME, AZ
3.11.2019-MON.-VERY NICE MORNING TURNING TO RAIN LATER.
3.13.2019-Wed.-rainy night with cool temp during day.
3.14.2019-Thursday-we visit Montezuma Castle and Montezuma Well
3.16.2019-SATURDAY-TODAY WAS A 10.
3.17.2019-SUNDAY-ST PATTY’S’ DAY-
3.18.2019-MON.-WE MOVE TO THE GC TODAY, EAST RIM.
3.19.2019-Tuesday-WE VISIT THE RED ROUTE… WEST RIM.
3.21.2019-THUR.-DINNER AT YAVAPAI TAVERN
3.22.2019-FRIDAY-TRIPPING TO LAS VEGAS, NV
3.23.2019-Sat.-CLEAN VEHICLES, CHURCH, PIZZA AND BEER.
3.24.2019- MONDAY-ANOTHER DAY OF CHORES.
3.27.2019- COACH GOES TO FINDLAY RV FOR FIXES
3.28.2019-The Atomic Testing Museum
3.29.2019-WAX THE COACH
3.30.2018-MORE WAXING- ALMOST DONE
3.31.2019-SUNDAY-TRYING TO GET Caught UP

4.01.19-APRIL FOOLS DAY
4.02.19-WE VISIT THE FASHION MALL
4.03.19-COACH GOES BACK TO FINDLAY ON WEDNESDAY.
4.04.19-BREAKFAST AT SAM’S TOWN AND FINDLAY
4.05.19-TRIPPING TO ST. GEORGE, UT
4.06.19-SATURDAY
4.07.19-SUN-ENJOYED DINNER AT ROADHOUSE
4.08.19-Monday-experience Zion National Park
4.11.19-Thursday-Experience Kolob Canyon
4.12.19-FRIDAY-REST
4.13.19-Sat.as a husband and spoke to my son Michael
4.14.2019-Palm Sunday
4.17.2019-WEDNESDAY-Just like living a regular life,
4.18.2019-TRAVEL TO KANAB, UT STAYING AT CRAZY HORSE RVR
4.19.2019-GOOD FRIDAY-EXPERIENCE KANAB CANYONS
4.20.2019-EASTER EVE.
4.23.2019-TUES. MICHELLE’S BIRTHDAY
4.24.19-COACH SLIDE GETS ANOTHER INEXPENSIVE FIX
4.25.19-TRIPPING TO SALINA, UTAH
4.27.19-SATURDAY- REGLAR STURDAY
4.28.19-MERCY SUNDAY-ST. ELAZABETH’S CC
4.30.19-TUESDAY-COACH APPTS.

5.03.19- Dennis’ Birthday-Arches
5.04.19- Experience Petroglyphs ???
5.05.19-Sunday-Mission Church
5.06.19- Monday-Tripping to Heber, UT
5.09.19-Experiencing Salt Lake City
5.11.19- Sat. Another quiet day
5.12.19-Mass at St. Lawrence CC
5.13.19-Travel to Burley, ID
5.14.19-Travel to Vale, OR
5.15.19-Arrive in Bend, OR
5.17.19- Friday-Oregon Living
5.18.19-Sat-St. Francis of Assisi Church.
5.21.19-Tuesday-new diet.
5.22.19-Wed.- Just killing time..
5.23.19-Thursday-Crater Lake today
5.24.19-Friday-Rest up and wash the coach
5.25.18-Sat-Holy Trinity Church
5.26.19-Sunday-Relaxing
5.28.19-Tuesday-Lava Land and Lava River Cave
5.29.19-Wednesday-Big Country RV and Smith Rock
5.30.19-Shopping, Camera and Mueller Report

6.01.19-Saturday-relaxing, Mass, Pizza, beer and hopefully a good movie.
6.02.19-Sunday- Day of rest
6.04.19-Tuesday-It was a year ago that I finished my chemo and radiation
6.05.19-Oregon Observatory
6.06.19-Birthday celebration
6.07.19-Walk around the campground
6.09.19-Sisters Rodeo
6.10.19-Mount Newberry Experience
6.11.19-Washed the vehicles.
6.12.19-Last full day at Sunriver RVP
6.13.19-Thursday-Day from H–L.
6.14.19-Tripping to Newport from Albany
06.15.19-Saturday
06.16.19-Sunday- Father’s Day
06.17.19-Mon.-Wash Day
06.21.19-Friday
06.22.18-Saturday-Blogs caught up again-Comments are flagged.
06.23.19-Sunday-South Beach Fish Market
06.26.19-Monday-Tires
6.28.2019-Friday-Cell Service
6.30.2019-Sunday-getting lots of rest

7.01.2019-Monday-Met the Totinos’
7.02.2019-Tues.-Walk to the beach.
7.03.2019-Wednesday-Good-bye to the Tobias family.
7.04.2019-Thursday-we celebrate the 4th
7.07.2019-Sunday-Campground Dog Parade
7.08.2019-Tillamook and shopping
7.11.2019-Thursday
7.16.2019-Travel to Portland, OR
7.20.2019-St. Michaels Catholic Church
7.21.2019-Sunday-River Walk and Fire
7.23.2019-Tuesday-Mt. Hood
7.24.2019-Wednesday-Mueller
7.25.2019-Thursday-Abbey
7.26.2019-Friday-Walk-tiny homes
7.27.2019-Sat-nothing
7.29.2019-Monday-HHR fix
7.30.2019-Tuesday-The Multnomah Falls

8.01.2019-Thursday-Preparing to travel
8.02.2019-Friday-Travel to Island City, OR
8.03.2019- Sat.-Arrive Mountain Home,
8.04.2019-Sunday-Would be wash day.
8.05.2019-Monday- Petroglyphs and Carla’s birthday
8.06.2019-Tuesday-Tying up some lose ends
8.08.2019-Travel day to Idaho Falls, ID
8.09.2019- Travel to Butte, no Bozeman, MT
8.10.2019-Sat. travel to Hardin, MT for a 4-day stay.
8.12.2019-Little Bighorn Battlefield
8.13.2019-Final Day at Hardin, MT
8.14.2019-Arrive in Rapid City, Rodeo
8.15.2019-Coach needs fixes
8.17.2019-Daughter’s birthday
8.19.2019 Monday- Custer State Park
8.20.2019- Tuesday
8-21.2019-Ellsworth Air Force Base
8.24.2019-Saturday
8.25.2019-Sunday-Badlands of South Dakota
8.26.2019-Monday-Preparing to leave Hart Ranch.
8.27.2019-Tuesday-Travel day
8.28.2019-Forrest City, IA-Winnebago
8.31.2019-Saturday-Labor Day Weekend @ Winnebago

SEPTEMBER 2019 PDF

9.01.2019-Sunday-St.James CC
9.03.2019-Travel to Cedar Rapids, FL
9.04.2019-Wed.-Day 2 at Squaw Creek
9.05.2019-Day 3
9.06.2019- Mike’s Birthday
9.10.2019-Tuesday
9.11.2019- 9/11 18th Anniversary
9.12.2019-Day of rest.
9.16.2019-Monday-Final day at Squaw Creek
9.19.2019-Thursday-Resting till the 25th
9.21.2019-Saturday-Mass at St. Anthony of Padua
9.22.2019-Sunday-Vunderbar!!!
9.23.2019-Circle Printing
9.24.2019-Travel to Park City, KY
9.27.2019-Fri-End of month coming-Johnny Cash movie
9.28.2019-Roof antenna
9.29.2019-Sunday-A quiet , warm day

OCTOBER 2019 PDF

10.04.2019-Flue-shot day-Medicare
10.05.2019-Sat.-Blog season comes to an end.
10.08.2019-Tuesday-Last day at Diamond Caverns.
10.09.2019-Wed
10.10.2019-Thurs. Leaving Knoxville, TN
10.19.19-Sat.
10.26.2019-2019 Tour comes to an end.

Nov. Dec. 2019 PDF

11.17.2019-Saturday-good bye hot and humid
11.10.2019-Sunday
11.03.2019-30th Anniversary of our First Date
11.01.2019-All Souls Day.
12.14.2019-Boat Parade
12.15.2019-Visit with Abby and Michael
12.16.2019-Mary Ann’s Christmas
12.18.2019-Off to Excel
12.29.2019-Sat

 

2018 Blogs & Journals PDFs



Please take the time to leave a comment at the bottom of this blog. I relish the positive ones and will learn from the negative ones.

HAPPINESS is to have EVERYTHING,
you need.
NOT the need to have EVERYTHING.



To my readers.

I have been fiercely trying to reduce the never ending battle to minimize storage space on the Internet. Up to this blog this Web Site is up to twenty Gigabytes in size. What I have done on this blog is to introduce the PDF version of what I’ve done in the past. I am looking for feedback. Introducing this “PDF” version opens much faster.

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Click on the link=> MAY – JUNEG 2018 PDF

Click on the link=> JULY-SEPT 2018b PDF

Click on the link=> OCT, NOV AND DEC 2018b PDF

6.20 Wednesday This is our third day here in Cedar Rapids
6.17 Sunday Spoke to both my kids today. 
6.11 Monday. Today we would visit Rose Chapel 
6.9 Saturday – Today we arrived at Neshonoc Lakeside RV Park, 
6.8 Friday – Today was a 300-mile trip. With no Cracker Barrel we stay at the local Walmart.
6.7 Thursday – Tuesday and Wednesday’s rides were uneventful 
6.5 Tuesday We arrived in Perry Georgia,
6.11 Monday. the Neshonoc Lake
6.17- final day at Winnebago in Forrest City, IA. 
6.20 Wednesday-our third day here in Cedar Rapids, IA, 

7.31-Ellsworth, ME 
7.30- Scarborough, Maine
7.29 Sunday-Sts. Anne and Patrick Catholic Church
7.27- Sturbridge Village
7.22- from Elmira NY to E. Greenbush, NY to Sturbridge, MA
21st- from Jefferson, OH to Elmira, NY
7.20-Friday- Hubbard House Underground RR Museum
7.19- Jefferson, OH 
7.18 Wednesday -last full day at Twin Mills
7.16 Monday- King Dragon Buffet
7.14-Saturday
7.13-Friday
7.12 Thur.- Miss Ann invited us out to dinner this evening,
7.9 and 10 Tuesday:
7.8 Sunday: Cook-out
7.7 Bear Cave in Buchanan, Michigan.
7.6 Friday: Reagan Home
7.3 Mom’s Passing
7.4 Happy July 4th..Cedar Rapids-MacDougall’s
7.2-Yogi Bear RV Park in Amboy, IL.

8.27 Monday –
8.26..Plans change.
8.23 Thursday:
8.22:-arrived at Alpine Lake RV Resort
8.2-Trip to Cornish, NY
8.19 Sunday-Mary Ann’s and gave her a steak dinner
8.18 Saturday-St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church.
8.15-Prouty Beach & Campground
8.16 Thursday..field trip to Littleton, NH
8.14-Webb RV Dealership
8.7 Tuesday-revisit Southwest Harbor -Beal’s Restaurant
8.9-Where are we going after September 12
8.10 Friday-Thunder Hole and Wildwood Stables
8.5 Sunday-Carla’s Birthday…
8.4-Sat-St. Joseph Church in Ellsworth, ME
8.2 Thursday:eat at Beal’s Lobster Pier & Cadilac Mtn
8.1 Wednesday: Nervous Nellie’s and Stonecutters Kitchen

9.30 Sunday- Leaving Woodstock, VA
9.29-Sat. Leaving Hershey, boondocking and Chinese
9.28 Friday-Saving Mr. Banks and Kavanagh
9.26 Wednesday-ongoing saga on Kavanagh
9.24-Bushkill experience
9.23- Sunday-Freedom Tower
9.22 Saturday- St. John Catholic Church
9.21 Friday-Onion Soup Day
9.20-Thurs.-Newfoundland
9.19- Wed. A potential miracle!
9.18-to E Stroudsburg, PA
9.17 Monday Leaving Rondout Valley
9.15-Mass in a country church
9.14-FDR Estate
9.12 -Wed.-things can change on a dime at times!
9.7- Friday… Finding Miss Odette
9.6-St. Joseph Catholic Church
9.3- Monday. Alpine Lake in Corinth, NY.
9.2-Labor Day -spending our morning watching 3 families
9.1-Meghan McCain took Trumpblicans to the wood shed

10.31-Anniversary of my cancer operation
10.30-Arrive at Rose Bay in Port Orange,FL
10.29 Monday-Travel day to Kingsland, GA
10.27 Saturday-Travel to The Oaks in Yemassee, SC
10.25 Thursday- Rain!
10.24-Wednesday-Four field trips scheduled.
10.23- Tuesday-dinner with Ann Cunningham at Applebee’s.
10.22- Monday-Travel day to Carolina Landing in Fair Play, SC.
10.21 Sunday-Carolina Landing in Fair Play, SC
10.20 Sat-t Margaret of  Scotland and call from family.
10.18- Very chilly night, last night, about 40 degrees.
10.17.18-Ice Cream in Maggie Valley.
10.12-Friday-Hurricane Michael is gone.
10.9 Hurricane Michael cometh! Childless Vineyards.
10.8 Monday- Carla and I take a walk.
10.7- Sunday-Improving the blog  & journal appearances.
10.6-Abby’s birthday
10.5 Friday- Our last day at Lynchburg RVP
10.2-Tuesday- Appomattox National Historic Park

11.30.18 George H. W. Bush dies
11.30 Friday- Finally settled in a campground
11.27-Waiting in the waiting room at Alliance.
11.25 Sunday Travel to Alliance RV
11.24-Visit with Dennis for early Christmas and Mass
11.23 Friday- Deck the halls at Dennis’. ,
11.22 Happy Thanksgiving Day   
11.21- Wednesday-Today will be another watch grass grow day.
11.20.18 Tuesday-Travel to Pompano, FL
11.19 Monday- Just another day, watching grass grow.
11.18 Sunday-visit Dennis in Boca Raton, FL.
11.17 Saturday- Quiet day; just church, pizza and beer.
11.16-Friday-Hot Dog Day at the campground
11.15- Lunch with Abby and Michael at Dixie Crossroads
11.15.18 Sunshine Travel RV Park, Vero Beach,FL
11.10 Travel Schedule updated for 2019
11.10 Of course this is Saturday. 
11.09 Friday-Breakfast and Christmas with Mary Ann.
11.08 Thursday-Another nothing day.
11.07 Day after voting day.
11.06 VOTING DAY
11.05 Monday-It’s your obligation to vote tomorrow.
11.04 Sunday- Pork dinner with Mary Ann at the coach.
11.03.18 Saturday – Saturday would mean Mass, pizza and beer
11.01.18-Thursday- All Saints Day and Ozzies’ Trike.
11.03.18 Three days left…the most important midterm election

12.30.2019 NEW YEARS EVE, EVE
12.29-MOVE TO A NEW SITE, SAME PARK
12.25.18-CHRISTMAS
12.24.18-CHRISTMAS EVE
12.23.18 RESERVATION CHANGE–CHRISTMAS EVE EVE
12.22.18-SATURDAY-NOW AT RIVERSIDE RVR, PORT CHARLOTTE, FL
12.21- FIRST DAY OF WINTER WITH VERY STRONG GUSTY WINDS
12.20.18 ANOTHER CAT IN THE HAT DAY-HEAVY SHOWERS LAST 2 DAYS
12.18.18- CHRISTMAS IS ONLY SEVEN DAYS FROM TODAY
12.17.18-NEW ENTRY IN THE “REFLECTIONS” SECTION.
12.14.18 FRIDAY- CALL FROM DWIGHT
12.12 WED. DECKING THE HALL
12.11.18 EXPANDING OR TRAVEL PLANS FOR 2019
12.10.18 MONDAY-CHRISTMAS LETTER DAY
12.08.18-TRAVEL TO ORLANDO RVP  
12.07.18 FRIDAY, ANNIVERSARY OF PEARL HARBOR ATTACK.
12.06.18 #41 IS LAID TO REST 
12.05.18 PRESIDENT GEORGE H R BUSH AT THE CATHEDRAL
12.03.18 PRESIDENT GEORGE H RBUSH AT THE CAPITAL ROTUNDA
12.02.18 SUNDAY SHOPPING AND TEXAS ROADHOUSE DINING
12.1.18-SATURDAY-GEORGE H.R. BUSH PASSED LAST NIGHT.


 

2017 Blogs & Journals-PDFs



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To my readers.

I have been fiercely trying to reduce the never ending battle to minimize storage space on the Internet. Up to this blog this Web Site is up to twenty Gigabytes in size. What I have done on this blog is to introduce the PDF version of what I’ve done in the past. I am looking for feedback. Introducing this “pdf” version opens much faster and pictures will open at once. Once you DOUBLE CLICK the file will open at once.

To return to the Blog-Page swipe your screen from left to right or click on the arrow-back option.

Paul


Download this link=> JAN – JUNE 2017G PDF

Download this link=> JULY 2017G PDF

Download this link=> AUGUST 2017G PDF

Download this link=> SEPTEMBER 2017G PDF

Download this link=> OCT.-DEC. 2017G PDF

2016 Blogs & Journals PDFs



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HAPPINESS is to have EVERYTHING, 
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To my readers.

I have been fiercely trying to reduce the never ending battle to minimize storage space on the Internet. Up to this blog this Web Site is up to twenty Gigabytes in size. What I have done on this blog is to introduce the PDF version of what I’ve done in the past. I am looking for feedback. Introducing this “pdf” version opens much faster and pictures will open at once. Once you DOUBLE CLICK the file will open at once.

To return to the Blog-Page swipe your screen from left to right or click on the arrow-back option.

Paul


Download this link=> 2016 Travel-PDFG FINAL

2015 Blogs & Journals PDFs




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HAPPINESS is to have EVERYTHING, 
you need. 
 NOT the need to have EVERYTHING.

 


To my readers.

I have been fiercely trying to reduce the never ending battle to minimize storage space on the Internet. Up to this blog this Web Site is up to twenty Gigabytes in size. What I have done on this blog is to introduce the PDF version of what I’ve done in the past. I am looking for feedback. Using the PDF version requires about a seven minute upload time depending on the speed of your server, which is an imposition on your part, and for that I apologize. First click on the link below then click on the file address. The file will open in seconds 

Paul

 Download this link: 2015G Jan-April PDF-final

 Download this link: 2015g MAY-JUNE PDF

 Download this link: 2015G JULY-AUG PDF

 Download this link: 2015G SEPT-DEC PDF

 

2014 Blogs & Journals PDFs



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HAPPINESS is to have EVERYTHING, 
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To my readers.

I have been fiercely trying to reduce the never ending battle to minimize storage space on the Internet. Up to this blog this Web Site is up to twenty Gigabytes in size. What I have done on this blog is to introduce the PDF version of what I’ve done in the past. I am looking for feedback. Using the PDF version requires about a seven minute upload time depending on the speed of your server, which is an imposition on your part, and for that I apologize. Once you click the file will open in seconds.

Paul


 

 Download the link => 2014Gg Jan-Aug PDFcc

Download the link => 2014G SEPT pdf

Download the link => 2014G-Oct-Dec PDF

 

 


Fort Meyers,FL




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01-01-With the end of Journals, I have to consider using each blog for possibly multiple entries. Basically, I enjoyed the journals. They permitted me the option of  mundane notes to readers or just a quick insight into our comings and goings. 

01.02-Our objective this month is to plot out our destinations for 2020. Nothing concrete yet.

01.13-Monday-in Ft. Meyers. FL
We got an early start this morning in preparation for out trip to Golf Air RV Resort in Fort Meyers, FL. We were here no more than an hour when Carla made contact with Connie, a fellow RVer although part-time and family, to join us this later this afternoon. Our purpose for this trip here is to have the Diamond Shield removed from the front of the coach. We contacted him as well, but have not heard back from him yet. We were optimistic for satellite but that was not to be thanks to a tree intersecting the line of sight needed. The campground does offer cable but we haven’t figured it out yet. This might turn out to be a two-day stay for Carla and I to keep each other company.


01.13- Monday-PDF Blog, Travel and Connie
What a full day. In the morning we packed up and traveled to Ft. Meyers, FL. By mid-afternoon Connie and Sharon, family of Carla’s were visiting us in the coach and by evening I had finished transferring the 2019 blogs to PDF format.  The PDF format is so easy to read, but it does take a few seconds to DOWNLOAD. Currently PDF format is up and published for 2019 and 2018 years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Diamond Shield is off and above are a before and after view of the project. I’ve waited almost seven-years for this day,but it was well worth the wait.