Good morning all.
I know that I have not blogged in a very long time and it was due to my listening to someone who really wanted to put me down and that person succeeded in doing this for 18 months. I have now decided that as long as I am not slandering or hurting anyone that I can say and do what I want to so here I am.
I will bring you up to date on what we have been doing since May 2010 and that will be in summary only.
May 3 - 7, 2010 We left Southern Pines RV Resort, which has become our winter home, and headed up to Tropical Palms in Kissimmee, Fl. There we camped with SMART (Special Military Active Retired Travelers) Buccaneers for four nights. We really had a good time and my mother was able to enjoy one night of camping out and fellowship before I put her on a plane for Richmond, Virginia.
May 7 - 11, 2010 We spent this time up at Mayport Naval Station (Pelican Roost) in Jacksonville, Fl., enjoying the beautiful views and watching the ships move in and out of the harbor. Russ was able to do some fishing off of the jetty.
May 11 -18, 2010 We spent this week at Big Water RV Park in Summerton, SC. This park is right on Lake Marion. Russ caught a 12 lb. catfish from the dock.
May 18 - 19, 2010 Put us at Kamper's Lodge in Wilson, NC. We visited with Russ' mother, sister and her husband and nephew.
May 19 - 22, 2010 We were at Pocahontas State Park in Chesterfield, VA. We are only a mile from my mother and sister's house. We were able to visit with them and take moms suite case and other things home for her. (That is our job twice a year, pick up and return the suite cases).
May 22 - June 10, 2010 found us down at the Thousand Trails Park (Chesapeake Bay) in Gloucester, VA. We really like this park and go there whenever we are in the area.
June 10 - 11, 2010 We made another stop at Kamper's Lodge for the night. We again hooked up with Russ' family for supper.
June 11 - July 11, 2010 We headed down to Topsail Beach on the North Carolina shoreline. My Aunt Lizzie has a house that is about 6 miles from Lanier Campground and we were able to do a lot of visiting with her and her family especially over July 4th week. A whole lot of fun.
July 11 - 15, 2010 We stayed at The Oaks at Point South, Yemassee, SC. This was just a stop over as we headed to Perry, GA for the Holiday Rambler International Rally. We did go into Savannah, GA and tour the city. We wanted to eat at Paula Deen's restaurant but the wait was over 4 hours. Maybe next time.
July 15 - 24, 2010 As mentioned above, we are at the Holiday Ramberl International Rally. Temperatures for the week were 110 + but we did have a building for most activities that was down on the cold side. Had to have a jacket while there. We did have a great time.
July 24 - 27, 2010 Stayed at Fair Harbor Campground in Perry, GA, with friends that were having truck/tire problems. We did not feel that we wanted to leave them stranded with no one that they knew around.
July 27 - 28, 2010 Moved on up to Thousand Trails Carolina Landing in Fair Play, SC. When we pulled in we found friends that we had made down at the HR Rally.
July 28 - August 10, 2010 Another moving time up to Advance, NC and Thousand Trails Forest Lake. Another campground that we enjoy very much. While here we went to see Russ' Aunt and Uncle in Mebane, NC and also down to Charlotte to the new Nascar Museum.
August 10 - 24, 2010 We are back in Gloucester at TT Chesapeake Bay. When we are here we make many trips up to Chesterfield to visit with family and others.
August 24 - September 7 and 14 - 20, 2010 We visited Thousand Trails Hershey. We made many day trips in many directions just seeing the wonderful countryside. While we have been here the first stay, many of the rigs going up to Centre Hall are here. During the second stay here, Nick and Terry Russell of Gypsy Journal are also here.
September 7 - 14, 2010 was the SMART MUSTER in Centre Hall, PA. There were approximately 200 rigs there and it turned very cold. Everyone had to pull out coats, hats, gloves and winter shoes and socks, but we did have a good time.
September 20 - 23, 2010 found us at Cherry Hill Campground, College Park, Maryland. A beautiful campground and so convenient to see Washington, DC. We took two tours and enjoyed every minute.
September 23 - October 5, 2010 We are back at Chesapeake Bay Thousand Trails. This is the time that we will pick up Moms suite case for the trip back to Florida. There are other things also going on that we are involved with. We also had a lot of rain during this time.
October 7 - 13, 2010 We were in Myrtle Beach, SC at Briarcliff Campground. Holiday Rambler was also having a muster out on the beach so we visited with them a couple of times. Great fun.
October 13 - 18, 2010 As we were heading down I-95, we decided to spend another week at Big Water Campground and just enjoy the nice weather. We met a couple of couples that will be in the Orlando area when we arrive there in a couple of weeks.
October 18 - 23, 2010 Back to Pelican Roost, Mayport, Fl. We were able to get our flu shots over at the medical facility with no problem. A great few days again. Friends from Tampa were here and we enjoyed going out to dinner with them one night. We also enjoyed just sitting and talking.
October 23 - November 1, 2010 We are now back at Thousand Trails Orlando. Campground is nowhere near full.
November 1 - 6, 2010 We have taken the motor home up to Alliance RV Service in Wildwood, FL. They have found that the driver's side slide in the living room has begun to separate and water is seeping in and the flooring needs to be replaced. When Monaco sold to Navistar we lost our warranty. We were hoping that the extended warranty would kick in but they would have nothing to do with it, neither would the insurance policy. So we ended up paying big bucks to have the repair work done. This took place the week before Christmas. My big Christmas present.
November 6 - April 15 We are at Southern Pines RV Resort, Frostproof, Fl. My mother also has a park model trailer here and has been in this park now for 20 seasons. We like the people, the park and all that there is to do. We continually stay busy with Russ calling Bingo on Tuesday nights, playing in the Kitchen Band, doing Harmonica Lessons and anything else that comes along.