Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Mayo Florida

We are on our way.....have our first travel day under our belt.  Great weather and an easy 190 miles!  I found a Passport America Park called Suwannee River Rendezvous Resort.  It is a very nice place....a little off the beaten path....but we were ready for a little quiet in the country atmosphere.  We have it here.  No trains, planes, or automobiles!  This place is well kept and there is an upper and lower level.  The upper level is relatively new and is designed for larger rigs.  In fact, I was glad we called ahead and I recommend everyone with larger rigs call.  The reason is the lower level, where the office is located, is difficult if not impossible for larger rigs to navigate....pretty sure you would have to back up the hill!  When you call they will go ahead and give you your site number so you can park, get set up, and the walk or drive down to the office to check in.
Here is our site #130.  Nice long pull through with gravel pad and patio.  Nice spacing between the sites too!  Full hook ups plus Dish Satellite...not a great picture, but fine for a couple of days.
This is the shower/rec/pool area.  Probably will not be able to take advantage of the pool due to the rainy weather here today, but looks very inviting!
View down the street.  Paved roads but the site angles could be a little wider.  Most big rigs will find they have to have a wheel or two off in the grass when pulling into the site.

 This is the entrance way into the upper park.  If you continue past, you drop down the hill into a very wooded and tight little campground.  Set up with cabins and tent camping, maybe some smaller rvs.  The Suwannee River borders one side and there was significant flooding this time of year.   But it is beautiful down there and if we get a break in the rain I would love to take my camera down and get some photos.  Good news is you can park up top, but still have access to everything down the hill.....just a short walk.

All in all....a great find and one we would return too.  We will be pulling out on Wednesday continuing our journey north.  Thinking about stopping in Perry Ga.  Looks like a quaint and interesting place...one we have not explored.  Wherever we stop, we are pretty sure we will stay through the Easter weekend.  We don't like to travel on weekends...especially holiday ones!


Saturday, April 12, 2014

Travel time......soon!

Excitement abounds here in the Goode household.  We will be pulling out on Monday, heading North to Indiana.  Bill is busy outside checking tires, lights, and re-organizing the 'basement'.  I'm defrosting the freezers, cleaning house, and doing laundry.  The furbabies are looking good as I groomed and bathed them yesterday.   Tomorrow we will be saying our goodbyes to family and friends.  My oh my how the time do fly!  It was a great winter!  After you sit in one spot a spell.....you always worry if the wheels will go round once ya hook up and head out.....LOL!

Looking forward to the journey, we always try to find new places to see and explore.  Praying the weather cooperates and we don't run into any bad storms or SNOW!  I'll be posting more frequently....reporting on our adventures with plenty of photos and links to the rv parks along the way.  Who knows....maybe I'll be seeing you along the way too! 

Cosmo is holding his own.....feeling so much better after his dental work.  We have his medical records and x-rays of his leg and back.  That will be first up after we arrive back in Indiana.....meeting with his vet and seeing what we can do to help stabilize his back and legs.  Thanks for all the support and prayers....we do so appreciate it.  Here's to a safe journey with lots of new and interesting things to see and do along the way!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Sad News

Here is my little Cosmo boy....what a sweet face.  Cosmo is having some issues.  For the past couple of months we have noticed he is having some difficulty with his hind quarters.  Took him to the vet here in Florida and she thought it might be his knees.  Yesterday he had to have an infected tooth removed so while he was under anesthesia they took the opportunity to x-ray his knees and back.  Unfortunately it looks as tho his problem is in the spine.  She didn't give us a very good prognosis....not much they can do and it will probably continue to deteriorate.  However, she admitted she was no expert and told us we should definitely talk to a vet with more experience in this area.  I'm taking his x rays and records to our vet back in Indiana...we'll see what they have to say.  Then there is always Purdue Veterinary Clinic in West Lafayette.  Whatever the outcome, Cosmo's happiness and quality of life are foremost in our thoughts.  At present, he doesn't seem to be having in pain or discomfort.  He has just become more cautious in his movements because he knows something is just not right.   I would appreciate all your prayers....or if you know of anyone or anything that might help us to help Cosmo, please don't hesitate to leave a comment or send me an email. 

Thursday, March 6, 2014


My goodness, can't believe how the time do fly....guess that is what happens as you get older.  Time goes by faster and faster...or so it seems.  It will not be long and we will be heading back to Indiana.  My sister is coming for a visit the first week in April and we will leave right after.  I sure hope it has stopped snowing up there by then!
Hubby and I have been full timing now for almost 7 years and we have loved it....but...it is time for a change.  We both feel as though we just have not "traveled" as much as we would like too.  We have seen a lot and been to a lot of places, but we also have spent a lot of time "sitting" in one place.   We want to change that....next year after our "winter" in Yuma, AZ we plan on taking most of the summer and traveling the northwest and I'm hoping the summer after that we can head up into Canada.  Another "change" we are hoping to make in a couple of years is trading our fifth wheel for a motorhome.  The biggest reason for making the change is our big dually truck.  Love the truck for pulling the fifth wheel....but for sight seeing and daily life it's just too big.  We like the idea of being able to tow a more manageable vehicle.  Another reason....the fifthwheel, as we have ours set up, is just for two.  Not saying we couldn't do it, but traveling with more then ourselves and the dogs would be uncomfortable at best.  Now that our son is getting married....well, you get the drift....we are thinking of grandchildren and more family adventures.  It would be nice if we could all travel comfortably together. 
So that's the plan....at least for today....

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Ah...another day, another party!

Last weekend was the "Knight" parade down in Ybor city.  What would a Knight parade be without the Knight family partying down at Elmer's bar....and party we did!  My darling hubby is not fond of large crowds so he offered to be the "taxi" driver...dropping us off and picking us back up once we had exhausted ourselves in the merriment.  It was so much fun....there was a band that played music you could actually dance too...lots of beads.....lots of "pirates"....and oh yeah, there may have been a bit of drinking going on too!  Oh and did I mention the men in kilts?  Well there were and I am now able to answer that age old question, "Exactly what do you guys wear under those things anyway?"  I asked....they told me to have a look for myself and......oops there it is....NOTHING....NADA....ZIP!  So next time you see "men in kilts", my advice is to keep walking....baby.....keep walking......Ha! Ha! Ha!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

ARGH.....the pirates are coming....

Having a grand time here in Tampa with family and friends.  Saturday was the Gasparilla festival with starts off with a pirate invasion.  My uncle has a fantastic boat and took us out so that we could see the pirate ship coming into Tampa....cannons firing...mulitudes of happy pirates waiting to go ashore.  It was AWESOME!
That is just part of our motley pirate crew.....quite the sight!
There you see the pirate ship in the distance just brimming with pirates of all kinds........
After a "hard" day at sea....several of the crew headed down to Ybor city for a little rum, a little dancin, and a whole lotta fun!  HA! HA!  The pirate's life for me!!

Monday, December 30, 2013

Yes....back in Tampa

Yes, we are back in Tampa at my Uncle's marina.  We have been all settled in here for a little over two weeks.  Lots of holiday celebrations.....great food and fun shared with family and friends.  It's good to be back!
Getting ready for our big New Year's Eve bash.....folks have come by boat and by RV.......we have such fun and everyone spends the night.....that is the best part... not worrying about folks driving home!  We can all just relax and enjoy!  Wishing everyone a safe and Happy New Year.....