Friday, 29 March 2013

Almost Time To Go Home

We head for home Monday morning.  We have been slowly getting things organized for the trip.  It’s amazing how settled in you get in 3 months.  I tidied up the basement and found alot more room under there. 

We have had a couple really cold nights.  One night it was almost the same temperature here as it was back home.  I actually put the blanket back on the bed. 

We are planning on spending 4 nights on the road going home.  I have checked the weather on the way and so far (*touch wood*) it is just fine.  We are all ready to be on our way and back home.  The saying ‘there’s no place like home’ applies to all of us.  Including Jackson and Arthur.

We have made a few really good friends this year.  We have addresses and personal info for several.  All but one live in Ontario.  The other friends we made are Koby’s Mom & Dad who we will be wintering with next year.  I hope to see several, if not all, of them this summer.   We have invited Koby and Mom & Dad to spend some time with us in our home.  Koby can swim in Jackson’s pool too. 

Our first stop will be Cecil, Georgia.  So until then….take care and for all of you who are heading safe out there.

Monday, 11 March 2013

This n’ That

Is exactly what we’ve been doing and not really much of ‘this n’ that’. 

Those of us who have wintered at this campground have all been disappointed in the lack of activities and ‘community’ feeling.  There has not been one pot luck where they have included the non-owners.  That would be people like us, the transients.  We ‘transients’ have found that the owners gather together for happy hours, pot lucks, and other social activities, but not once have they included any of us.  Those that we have talked with say, like us, that they are not coming back next year.  People don’t snub you, they say hello as they walk, ride, drive by, but they sure don’t include us in their social functions.  The sites are available to purchase and there are many of them that have been purchased.  So that is why we have booked next years winter in Texas.  Several of our transient friends told us that it’s a great FRIENDLY place to go.  They have lots and lots of social activities and such.

It’s a shame because this place has lots of potential.  It has recently changed hands so perhaps in time the attitude will change.

We met some lovely people here from Indiana who have a golden.  I think I mentioned before that Jackson and Koby also became fast friends.  Unfortunately, they left for home last Saturday, so all 3 of us have been a little lonely.  We leave for home 3 weeks today. 

I took several pictures of Jackson & Koby visiting just before they left.  I’ll add a few here.
Jackson & Koby (5)
Jackson & Koby (19)
Jackson & Koby (8)

So until later then…take care.

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Happy 6th Birthday Jackson!!

Red heart

Yes our baby boy will be 6 years old on the 3rd.  Can’t believe that in May it will be 6 years since he became a member of our family.  Can’t imagine our lives without that big lug!!!!

Speaking of special occasions, yesterday, the 1st, was one of my sister’s 50th wedding anniversary.  That is quite an accomplishment these days.  My other sister who is also wintering in the States and myself, got together and had flowers sent to her.  I contacted a local florist in her area and made arrangements for an ‘arrangement’ to be delivered to her.  They did a beautiful job.  She sent me a picture of the bouquet. 

I thought they were quite beautiful and my sister was thrilled to receive them.

We had a very windy day today and had to take down our awning and sunscreen.  We’re also having a bit of a cold spell.  The furnace has been cycling on and off all night.  We have a electric fireplace too and we are very surprised how much heat that thing generates.  It’s really great and kind of cozy looking too.

We will be heading home at the end of this month.  We have booked next winters stay in Texas.  We have met some great friends here (and they just happen to have a golden retriever also)  and they have stayed there (in Texas) before and gave it rave reviews.  Their golden, Koby, and Jackson just love each other.  It’s really cute to see the 2 of them together.  They get along so well.  Jackie gets so excited when he sees them walking down the road. 

Well I need to go and get some warm jammies on as it’s really getting nippy so until later…..take care.