Thursday, February 22, 2007


Well, we made it to Georgia. We are in Darien at Inland Harbor Campground. We are spending 2 nights here, and visiting some of the sights. It's close to the ocean here, and we thought we should go see the bay. We finally got the bikes out of the motorhome. It was really rainy on the ride yesterday. Poor Emily really needs a wash. We are beginning to see motorcycles going to bike week. We won't be going through Daytona, so we will miss all of that confusion.
We also have seen lots of RVs going north. I feel bad for them. The weather reports aren't so good for them. Next to us is a couple from Conn. They started the same day as we did. They are glad to be out of the area, also.
The sun is shining and the temp is going up in the 70's, so I guess I'll get going and start our days adventure.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Goodbye snow

Well, I guess you have all guessed we have left for our adventure to Florida. We took off from home at 11:00 yesterday(Sunday) morning. We encountered some snow squalls in the higher elevations in Pa. and Virginia. But, on the whole, route 81 was dry and in good shape. Better than we thought. We stayed last night in Fredericksburg, Va. It was getting dark, and we don't like to travel much after dark. The campground we stayed at was a sheet of ice. They had had some snow, and ice on top of it. The fields along the interstate where like mirrors. The glare was terrible. We could not dewinterize as it was still so cold.
Today we left and headed out to meet some new friends from the Escapees class of 2007. Linda and Ron were very nice. We have made some new friends. We met for lunch and talked till about 4:00. If we have time on the way home, we will probably get together again. We took off and went on south till we saw a camping sign. It was right off 95. It's just a little place behind a motel. It's all we need. Tom and I decided not to dewinterize again because it is still cold. Tommorrow we will get off the road early and do what we have to do to get all set up. It keeps getting warmer, but not warm enough. At least there is no snow here.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007


Winter is here!!! We have been getting precipitation in one form or another since 3:30 yesterday afternoon. Tom is out right now snowblowing for the second time. Everything is shut down or closed here. We live on a fairly busy street, and there are NO cars out. Now it's supposed to get colder. This is why we like to go south. By the time we come back, it should be spring.
Yesterday, before this all started, we turned Emily around so that we could pull out of the driveway easier. The Tracker is sitting in it's right position, but has not got the tow bar on yet. Hopefully this weather will clear for us to get out on Friday morning. It may be windy for us, but hopefully no snow. We'll be happy to get out of the higher elevations. I can't wait for warm weather. If we have to wait a day or so, we will. Better to be safe than sorry.
By the way....Happy Valentine's Day to one and all.

Friday, February 9, 2007

One week to go

At last we have only one week to go. It has been so cold here that the schools have had delays most of the week. Our son and his wife, and our daughter are all teachers, and enjoyed the extra sleep. They still had to go out in the cold. I know it's not as bad here as in upstate New York, where I have lots of family. Some of them are buried in the snow.
I wish it would get a little warmer, so we could go out and get Emily a little more set. As it is, we will probably have to wait until the morning we leave to take out most of the rest of our gear. We got bikes for ourselves for Christmas, and a bike rack for the Tracker. I think the bikes will be going in the back of the Tracker instead of freezing our butts off trying to get them on the rack for the trip.
The plan as of now is to meet up with some folks in Virginia the first night out. We are in no hurry because of leaving a few days earlier than originally planned. We have 2 nights reserved for Lazy Dayz near Tampa. Then the whole month of March at Craig's RV Park in Arcadia Florida.
The main reason, besides getting out of the cold, for going to Florida is to catch some spring training baseball games. We are avid METS fans. We will be a couple of hours from Port St. Lucie where they train, but plan to go a couple of times. There is a great farmers market in Fort Pierce that we love to go to. It has a stand that sells the best fresh baked bread you will ever taste. All kinds. Tom especially likes the rye. I go for the wheat. All of it is just terrific. My mouth is watering. The market is held on Saturday morning and the bread sells out quickly. We will have to get up early for that. Can't complain. It seems that we get up early in Florida. We don't want to miss all the sunshine. It seems like you miss something if you linger in bed.
Busy week coming up. I'll get on with it .