Saturday, 4 February 2012

1/2 Way

Ken informed me yesterday that we were at the 1/2 point of our winter trip.  Ten weeks gone and 10 weeks to go.  Where has it gone?

A couple days ago we took a trip to Apalachicola, which is about 65 miles down the road.  We went with some good friends we met here at the campground, Joe & Gay.  We had an absolutely lovely day.  The weather started out kind of icky but it progressively got nicer as the day went along.   We stopped for lunch at a little local restaurant there and I had bay scallops.  All our meals were delicious.  Then we just walked around for a little while before we had to head home.  They have 4 fur kids and we have Jackson, so neither of us like to gone much more than 6 hours.  Jackson really hates to be left alone and I’m sure their puppies feel the same.  So we headed home and all the ‘kids’ were very happy to see their Mom’s & Dad’s.

Yesterday we walked over to the mini putt with some other friends we met here last year.  It was a good hike to the mini putt about a mile or so.  We played 18 holes then walked back home.  It was a lovely warm day and we were glad to get back home.  But it was good exercise for all of us. 

It’s only 11 AM and already it is 76 degrees out there, for my fellow Canadians that’s about 23 degrees C.  Yesterday I actually turned on the A/C for a little while.  Mostly for Jackson, as he doesn’t do well with the heat.  Well I suppose if I was walking around with a fur coat like his I wouldn’t either.  He has always been a ‘cool’ dog.  Even when he was a puppy, he would lie on the the vents at home when the A/C was on.  And he likes a fan blowing on him.  Guess that why when we’re home he spends the summer in the pool.  And he loves the snow, unfortunately for him we are away from the snow now that we head south.  Here’s a picture of him taken a few years ago just after we’d had a major snowfall.  To us snow is a four letter work!!!!!
Winter Storm & Jackson Dec08 (2)

Not sure what’s on the agenda for today.  Maybe a trip to Sam’s Club or maybe a trip to Mexico Beach a little community about 30 miles or so down the road.  Has a lovely beach.  Decisions..decisions…Must remember to take my camera.

I almost forgot to welcome my newest follower, Teri.  Welcome Teri and you can check out her blog here.

So until later….take care.


  1. Hard to believe you are already at the half way point of this years trip. We always enjoy playing mini putt. Nice picture of Jackson at least someone likes a little snow. Have a Great Weekend!

  2. We have been to Apalachicola a few times and find it a cute place. Hope you have a great second half to yout winter trip:)

  3. time sure flies when you are having so much fun! sure to give Jackson a pat for us!

  4. We have sure enjoyed getting to know you. We still have time to eat some Italian and the bike ride sounds fun too. Jackson is super. I am so glad you introduced me to blogging. What a great way to stay in touch.

  5. its hard work enjoying all the fun isn't it..and time sure does fly...hope your 2nd half is as wonderful as the 1st Jackson...bring tears to my eyes we've had many goldens over the years..miss everyone of em..