Category Archives: January

NH to CA

This year we waited until after the Christmas and New Years holidays were over before heading south for the winter. So, on January 3 we left New Hampshire and headed south. But we did not dawdle. Winter Storm Grayson was … Continue reading

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Catch Up

It’s been almost a month since my last post. It’s about time I got caught up here. We are still in Gulf State Park in Alabama. We like it here. Maybe we’ll see if we can stay a while longer … Continue reading

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Amtrak Auto Train, Arrive VA

It’s too bad most of our trip on the Auto Train was in the dark. Neither of us slept very well last night and looking out the window to watch the scenery pass was useless. Even though the beds were … Continue reading

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Amtrak Auto Train, Depart FL

This is an overnight non-stop trip. The train leaves Sanford, Florida, at 4:00PM and should arrive in Lorton, Virginia, 855 miles later, around 9:00AM tomorrow. We were told to be there no later than 2:00 to allow time to get … Continue reading

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Amtrak Auto Train!

That’s right, we’re taking the Amtrak Auto Train! Yes, we are a bit nuts. Who leaves Florida (The Sunshine State) to go north into where record-breaking Winter Storm Jonah just dumped all it’s fury? We do. It will be fine. … Continue reading

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Homosassa Springs

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park It was cold this morning, it very nearly froze last night. And the forecast for tonight is to get as low as 29 degrees, so it WILL freeze. Once it warmed up a … Continue reading

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Webster Flea Market

The Webster Flea Market is only a few miles from where we are staying. It is open only on Mondays. Today is Monday so we had to hit it. This place is huge! There are about 300 indoor vendors as … Continue reading

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Florida RV Supershow

This was the first day of the 13th annual Florida RV Supershow at the Florida State Fairgrounds at Tampa. It showcases the new 2016 models of all kinds of recreational vehicles.  We figured today might be the best day to … Continue reading

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A Walk in the Park

It very nearly froze last night. And then the sun came out today. Nice to see it. Although it stayed cool all day long.   We went for a walk in the RV park and looked for those Sandhill Cranes … Continue reading

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Move to Sumter Oaks

Yesterday we drove out to Grand Oaks Resort & Carriage Museum. This is a huge equine facility with special events, competitions, weddings & banquets, RV park, cabins, horse stalls, riding trails, a lot more. We came to see the Grand … Continue reading

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A Greenway Hike

In the 1960’s the state began building a deep water canal across central Florida from the Gulf of Mexico to the St. Johns River which would allow ships and barges to get to the Atlantic Ocean without having to go … Continue reading

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Glass Bottom Boat

It was another gloomy morning, 100% humidity. At least it was not in the 80’s, rather a more comfortable 60-something. We waited until almost noon before we went to see Silver Springs State Park. By then a little sunshine was … Continue reading

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Silver Springs FL

As much as we loved Manatee State Park and watching the Manatee there I have a hard time living without decent TV signal, internet, and cell phone service. We couldn’t extend our stay any longer anyway because they did not … Continue reading

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Manatee Springs State Park FL

We have a 3-night stay at Manatee Springs State Park here in Florida. This is one of my favorite parks and is our third visit here. I get no internet signal here at all, and just one bar of cellular … Continue reading

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Falling Waters State Park, FL

We left Big Lagoon State Park by Pensacola FL this morning and headed east on I-10 through the Florida panhandle about 130 miles. We arrived at Falling Waters State Park after noon. There are only 24 campsites in the campground … Continue reading

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Rain Rain Rain

Writing a daily post is difficult when all it does is rain and the highlight of our day is a trip to the grocery store. But here’s a tidbit. Benson is a small town, about 5,000 people. There is a … Continue reading

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Goodbye Tucson, Hello Benson

We don’t usually stay anywhere more than a week but we just spent the last 19 days in Tucson.  A record for us! We really enjoyed our time there and the next time we are in this part of the … Continue reading

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Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway

The Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway is one of the most scenic drives in southeastern Arizona. That’s a fact. We drove up it today and saw it for ourselves. It was a cloudy day, but the next few days are going … Continue reading

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John Dillinger Days

An annual weekend event at the Hotel Congress in Tucson, Arizona, commemorates the capture of Public Enemy No. 1, John Dillinger. He and some of his gang were captured in Tucson in 1934, 81 years ago. The side street between Hotel … Continue reading

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Pecans and Copper

Hmm…what to do today? We just got in the car and started driving, going south this time, just to see what’s out there. About 15 miles south of here we begin seeing pecan orchards….miles and miles of pecan orchards. Then we … Continue reading

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