Monday, July 30, 2012

Slow Down and Hurry Up......

It seems we've been on a treadmill lately. We left home last Wednesday with the motorhome and headed to Miramichi to help friends who purchased a new to them older park model, block up and set up their new guest house. It was suppose to be delivered on Thursday but of course Murphy was involved and it didn't show up until Friday morning. 
Rick spent Thursday wiring in a 30 amp dedicated RV plug just for the camper. Friday morning we were all up around 5:45 am. We had to pack up our rig and move it out of their driveway and into Linda's parent's driveway then be at the sellers place by 7:30am. The camper is a cute as a button. It reminds me of a beach house inside. No dark panel wood in this rig.
How cute is this:

Its an older unit with patio doors, the previous owners updated it with paint and decor..We are so happy for them..and I'm sure their company will enjoy this guest house for years to come.
On Saturday we motored on down to our cottage as our son and a crew of his friends were going there for the weekend. And we just can't miss an opportunity to party with the kids. There were lots of laughs..ohhh to be that age again.

And of course we had the overflow overnight guests in the Lilly and Tucker had to guard the bed till the guests came home...
I made a big breakfast for everyone Sunday morning..then we all started to pack up for the trip back home. We arrived home mid afternoon and received an email that Rick's cousin (whom he had never met) was in town camping not far from us. So we showered quickly and headed over to visit with them.
Serria, Stacia, Brian, Rick and Trinity

I was sure glad to hit the sack last night. Today Rick mowed and puttered around and I cleaned and filled the clothes line. Friday we fly to Vancouver. I'm looking forward to our arrival but not to the flight. I'm a petrified flier. So not sure how I'll make out with that. So now we have to start organizing for the trip. We did mange to get the suitcases out of storage today, and of course I'm making lists so we don't forget anything. We fly back here to the east coast on Monday, load the motorhome and head for Nova Scotia on Wednesday to meet up with Donna and Ralph, then on Thursday we are all heading to Cape Breton.
Ok time to go try catch up on blog reading..take care all and remember, stay safe out there and

'Home is where you park it'

Monday, July 23, 2012

This That and the Other Thing - Florida is Booked !!!

While in the Florida area last winter we cruised around touring  RV resorts. Today we booked for this coming winter!!! Yipee..
We are booked into "The Gades Resort" in Moore Haven, approximately 13 mi from La Belle and 43 mi from Ft Myers Cape Coral area. Offering 50 amp service, on large lots, free (strong signal-they are currently putting in a whole new system) wifi, golf course, marina, nice club house, and restaurants right on the resort. It was our first choice of all the resorts we visited. Shopping is close by..and they are offering a special rate of $1,599.99 for 6 months. Plus your electricity at 14/kw. Golf rates are fairly good too...11$ for 18 holes. So check out their website for further information. And should you decide to book there feel free to give our names as we and you will get a discount!! They still have lots available at this rate as long as you put a small deposit on it before the end of July. And the deposit is refundable if necessary.!!!
The Glades
Upon our return from PEI with Donna and Ralph and Buck and Jeannie, we had a kazillion things to attend to here at home. And we have not stopped much since. We had more company arrive to visit, and we thoroughly enjoyed their company....seems theres isn't a day that there isn't something happening. I truly don't know where we ever found the time to work before our retirement. Remember when you used to say 'what time it it' we say 'what day is it'...
I have been catching up on my blog reading...but as you can see I haven't been posting often..I just don't think you all need to hear about our humdrum matter how busy they are. We are flying to Vancouver for our Son's wedding on August 3 and returning back home here on the 6th. On the 8th we are meeting up again in NS with Donna and Ralph and heading onto tour around Cape Breton with them, being from there I sure know where all the great places (kitchen parties and ceilidhs) are. We can't wait to get together with them again. 
Ok we are now off to our daughter's for supper and to babysit the girlies for the evening while their parents play soft ball.
It is good to see that you are all having a good summer, and we are ecstatic to also see that fellow RV bloggers David & Sherry are keeping up their faith and strength during this trying time of treatment. God bless them its been a rough time for sure.
The weather has been wonderful. We have not been out with the motorhome since I'm thinking maybe this weekend, if we can find the time. I need to get myself to a beach somewhere....but not like this guy did...
I do see that he has his satellite dish set up in the truck bed. Probably thought he was all 'settled' in for the night. Now isn't that a understatement.
Take care all and be safe out there....until the next time remember

"home is where you park it"

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Just Too Much Fun!!!!!!!! Can you ever have Too Much Fun???

Well believe it or not we have been having just too much fun!! I'm truly loving this retirement gig-where did we ever find the time to work.
I am finally caught up on my blog reading, but way behind on my blog writing-thats what happens when your having fun fun fun!
Donna, Ralph, Jeannie and Buck arrived in their rigs last Thursday. We did the quick hugs and hello's then got everyone parked and setup. 
The two rigs parked up and hooked up at the Cochrane RV park.

Of course we ate a few meals!!!

I wonder whats going on here?

We laughed, chin wagged, and played cards, and laughed and ate and ate some more.
They all made a trip down to Hopewell Rocks and got to walk on the ocean floor.
We left here on Monday with our motorhomes and convoyed over to Prince Edward Island-we carried walkie talkies and 'moi' played commentator while in travel (I didn't yack the whole time I just pointed out interesting attractions such as eagle nests on poles)
Confederation Bridge-you pay to get off the Island but not to Get on-so if you move there its free.

The bridge is 8 miles long, construction took place from Autumn of '93 to spring of '97 and cost $1.3 billion to build. It is a multi-span beam bridge with post-tensioned concrete box girder structure. Most of the bridge is 131 ft above water, and contains a 197ft navigation span to permit ship traffic. It rests on 62 piers, of which the 44 main piers are 820 ft apart and it is 36ft wide. It connects PEI and New Brunswick.

Of course we stopped to tour Gateway Village on The PEI side for a tour and lunch
Ralph, Rick and Buck - outstanding in their field

The Three Beauties - waiting for us while we lunched-(Ossumer playing with his new friends!)
Then it was onto Cavendish, to get ourselves setup at Marco Polo RV Park. Nice park, with spacious lots. And close to all of the Anne of Green Gables attractions!
Our first attraction on Tuesday was to Avonlea Village. Very quaint and very "Anne"-we thoroughly enjoyed our day there.

Buck Jeannie Donna and Ralph-Donna was so excited as she had read everything there was to read pertaining to Anne of Green Gables
 Things we did and saw in Avonlea Village:

A concert in the Shanty-it was toe tapping for sure!! We girls sure thought the chap with the accordion looked like George Clooney! 

Donna of Green Gables

Yes there was a Jeannie of Green Gables too!

Yes we also played dress up!!
Rick Donna and Ralph

My Favorite Farmer
Ma and Pa Kettle

Aren't we cute

We toured the lighthouse at Tryon-that was an adventure travelling the road to get to it-not one we'd ever take our rigs on!!
she was somewhat 'rutty' and we bottomed out in a few places but we bravely carried on to our destination
Tryon is a working lighthouse-it sure could use a coat of paint tho

Beautiful landscape at the lighthouse

There were eagles all around us-soaring ever so graceful -I couldn't catch any shots of them but Donna was on task and got some.

How gorgeous is this!!!

Donna and I horsing around at Lucy Maude Montgomery's grandparents House...
This home is owned on PEI by a Doctor from Boston, but flew back and forth to Nashville TN where he has his medical practise-hows that for a summer bungalow!

No visit to PEI is complete without supper at Fisherman's Wharf in North Rustico -which features a 60' unlimited salad bar! Its not all salad either lots of seafood and chowders to be found there-we had scallops as our entree and believe me when I say we all 'rolled' out of there. Their desert bar was to die for!!
Of course we were treated to beautiful evening sunsets

Wednesday evening we attended a "Ceilidh" at the Brackley Beach community Hall. Great fiddle music and fantastic step dancers. There was an informal intermission where you could partake of Strawberry Sundaes.

wow could she fiddle and her legs never stopped she also step danced while playing 

Buck sat alone-was it something we said Bucko? lol

Thursday we visited "Victoria By The Sea" A quaint little fishing village-with lots of unique little shops for us girls to visit. 

All of us girls sat in the magic healing chair in the candle making shop and made our wish for good health. Then we all bought candles.

Victoria by the Sea is an amazing quaint little town if you ever go to Prince Edward Island be sure to look it up!
This tree is an american elm tree and is the oldest and largest tree on Prince Edward Island. It is amazing.

Last but not least we girls are now "loomers"-we asked Karen of Karen in the Woods -small house big backyard blogger (who is an amazing loomer) if we qualify because we purchased these and she said now Donna and I are "Loomers" yeeehaww!!!

Ok if your still with me I apologize for rambling on and on-but I just wanted to share all our fun with you! And if your still with me here I thank you for hanging in till the end. I may not blog often but when I do I find I'm trying to cram a week into one blog. I would have blogged daily but the internet in the RV park sucked and we could never get online.

Stay safe out there folks! And remember

"Home is Where you Park it"