Sunday, January 31, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Despite the close proximity in which people live there is a spaciousness provided by people opening their homes to nature and being active inside, or away from their properties. Particularly in the morning, but throughout the day, people are walking, riding bikes, or driving scooters and golf carts. They walk dogs, take their parrot for a ride, socialize, jog, and go to the community activities. Mornings have shuffleboard, crafts, coffee and donut socials. There are wonderful wide paved walkways outside the park where one can walk, or drive their golf cart to the local businesses. There is a swimming pool and the park has a pond for paddle boats. In the evening there is bingo, cards, and presentations. People here are independent, but social, too.
This type of trailer home is common in the park. The section next to the screen room appears to have been a camper at one time. A company produces a screen room made to attach to trailers. There are also stationary expansions that can be built on. I've seen various roof styles. Some are small slightly peaked rooves that cover just the camp trailer, and can be purchased to coordinate with the screen room. Some are larger to cover the added expansion. Our neighbors expansion runs the length of the trailer and provides another 4 feet of width. In the above picture the roof covers the whole expanse.
This cute yellow trailer is across from our location. Our neighbor says it can be purchased for $12,000. The lot rent for 6 months occupancy in the park is $3,660 lakeside and $3,564 for a regular lot. If a person wants to stay extra months, it's $80 per month. To stay year round the lake lots are $4,149 and regular lots are $3,843.I can see the appeal of Wintering in a friendly active park like Ellenton Gardens, but for now Roy and I look forward to traveling the wide open spaces.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
We pulled into a campground called Southern Comfort in Cross City near bedtime. This was the first campground we encountered after our coastal tour. Luck was with us again, as our Passport America applied and we got our full hook-up site for the night for $14.50 (normally $29). The weekly rate is $162 plus tax and the monthly rate is $235 plus tax and cost of electric.
We enjoyed this park, as there was a field where the dogs could run. They had lots of fun!
I've been experimenting with different leash combinations to find one that is easy on me and seems comfortable for the dogs. This combo uses two 6' leashes attached to the end of a retractable leash. It works well for Sugar, but Prin can't seem to figure out how to keep from getting tangled. I'm using a binocular case for my poop scooping supplies. It's discreet and serves the purpose well. *Writings on RVing the tourist hotspots during prime season to come!*
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
The camper is becoming home at a good rate. Every day we make organizational headway. We still have 2 or 3 counts of things we only need 1 of. Marilyn has set up a Goodwill box for the extras. We are starting to see the modifications that will make life better. Today I am hoping to work on reorganizing the truck. My to do list is getting too long and I may have to reorganize it.
This morning sometime we plan on returning to Chipley for a look around. It is a small town about 10 miles east with lots of shops and a park to walk dogs. I need to do more measuring and study up on the new TV/DVD setups. We are already thinking about kicking back and watching a movie.
For now the sun is up and sky is clear.....been that way every day so far? Whats with that? Strange just to see the sun.
RJ over morning coffee :-)