Turtles Under Blankets
It is now Tue. the 12th of Jan and we (Happy and I) are still sitting here at Patrick AFB, FL trying to survive the cold.
I know how that sounds to people in Upstate NY and Minn but it is a fact. I think this is the longest cold spell on record here. Sunday I posted a discussion about the toll it is taking on the wildlife here. It has only gotten worse since. As of 10:00 am this morning the people here at the RV park… Continue
Added by CWO3ROBBIE on January 12, 2010 at 8:27am —
Last post was last Wed. the 30th of Dec, 2009. We are now in the second decade of 21st century. "Times fun when you're having flies" I stole that from Prunella, who stole it from Kermit.
Anyway, Here I am back at Patrick Air Force Base, or AFB. I came South to get away from the cold. Ha! It isn't as cold as VA, but it isn't as warm as Florida either. Happy's hair is growing quickly.
The site of the last Blog was; "South Of The Border" Motel and tacky tourist shops. It has… Continue
Added by CWO3ROBBIE on January 4, 2010 at 7:11pm —
The last blog was just after we arrived in Leesburg, VA. The Snow was deep, but most of the roads were plowed. And the ones that weren't plowed, the jeep handled with no problem. My son's flight from AZ got in late Sun night but it did arrive. On Monday,Tue, Wed, and Thursday I did my Christmas shopping and we put everything under the Christmas tree. Christmas eve we went to "NIDO'S" restaurant for a big dinner. This is tradition. We have done this every Christmas for 20 years. My Son, Bryan… Continue
Added by CWO3ROBBIE on December 30, 2009 at 7:14pm —
Happy and I made it. we are in Leesburg, VA. It seems kind of strange, but we started to see snow on the ground right at the NC/VA border. By the time we got to Richmond (65 miles) the snow was pretty deep. About a foot.
I'm not sure what causes it, but as soon as you get to the North side of Richmond, people go crazy. There were drivers doing 80 weaving in and out between the 18 wheelers. There was a wreck, or someone in a snowbank at just about every Exit/Entrance. Consequently,… Continue
Added by CWO3ROBBIE on December 20, 2009 at 5:46pm —
Tonight Happy and I are in a motel near Rocky Mount, NC. We spent last night at Savannah, GA. We are headed to Leesburg, VA. I stored the RV near Melbourne, Fl. I'm driving the Jeep Liberty to VA. So far we have managed to stay South and East of the Storm, but tomorrow we will have to invade the snow area. We are close enough to the storm area that late this evening we started seeing trucks and cars going the opposite direction that still had lots of snow on them. I was in a service station and… Continue
Added by CWO3ROBBIE on December 19, 2009 at 5:48pm —
it's the 17th of Dec.. Tomorrow I start North. Blondie, Cali, Hope to meet you gals while I'm there. SandyD Maybe I'll be able to swing through Charleston on the way back down.
Yesterday I moved to a better site here in the PAFB RV Park. (See Pics). Tomorrow I leave. So most of today I will spend getting ready.
This morning I met with George Richards. He wins the prize for being the 40th tbd person I have met in real life.
We met at a coffee shop in Cocoa Beach, FL.… Continue
Added by CWO3ROBBIE on December 17, 2009 at 10:42am —
Driving across the Banana River, Headed to Patrick AFB, Florida.
We are still at Patrick AFB, Florida. It has stopped raining. For the last couple days at least. It was in the 80s most of the weekend. Was really nice today until about 4:00 pm. Then the "Sea Fog" moved in. I was driving down A1A, the road along the Atlantic Coast of Florida that runs all the way from Jacksonville to Key West, when I noticed that something ahead of me seemed to be… Continue
Added by CWO3ROBBIE on December 14, 2009 at 5:39pm —
Blue Angle Aircraft on display at welcome center near pensacola, Fl
At Sumter Oaks RV Park
At Sumter Oaks RV Park
Anybody got a fishing pole? I'm at Patrick AFB, FL. This where i was when I first came across TBD back at the start of 2008. Has it been only 2 years? I have made so many friends on TBD and tbdNing that it seems… Continue
Added by CWO3ROBBIE on December 10, 2009 at 8:29pm —
We (Happy and I)are at the Escapees "Rainbow Plantation" at Summerdale Alabama. Listening to the aftermath of Alabama vs. Florida game. Alabama just beat Florida for the SEC championship and will now play in the National Championship game.
We are under a "Hard Freeze" warning tonight. Hope my propane holds out. I have light bulbs in the water compartment. That should keep my water pipeing from freezing tonight. I can hear the Canadians laughing all the way down here.
This morning I… Continue
Added by CWO3ROBBIE on December 5, 2009 at 5:25pm —
After two days at the Lafayette/Breaux Bridge area including a great visit with my friend Kathy and her friend Mark and brother Trevor, I decided that it was time to get moving. Thursday was just another day on the road and I made it to the FamCamp at Keesler AFB in Biloxi, MS. This morning I went to the Seebee Base in Gulfport and got a vehicle sticker for the RV. Then back to Keesler. Hooked up the TOWD and started East. I decided to drive scenic Hwy 90 for awhile instead of immediately… Continue
Added by CWO3ROBBIE on December 4, 2009 at 6:46pm —
A scrumptious meal of Gumbo
It was still raining this morning so I decided to stay at the Lafayette KOA for another day. The rain stopped by nine am and I took Happy out for the second time this morning. It was reasonably warm, so we walked all around the KOA site. It is pretty large and has a lake that is at least 5 acres. I washed both couch covers and did a few other housekeeping chores. Yes, you can never get away from those. Kathy… Continue
Added by CWO3ROBBIE on December 2, 2009 at 9:29pm —
This eve we are at the Lafayette, LA KOA. It is really located at Scott, LA, Exit 97 off I-10. But since nobody outside of Scott knows where Scott is, they call it the Lafayette KOA. Look it up on Google.
When the weather is nice this is a really great campground. As a matter of fact, When the weather is very unnice (Notice I didn't say shitty. Aren't you proud to be associated with such a nice clean living young man?) it still is a very nice campground. It has concrete pull thru sites.… Continue
Added by CWO3ROBBIE on December 1, 2009 at 3:54pm —
Well I'm not actually on the road again, yet. I was going to be tomorrow but, when I had the jeep modified to tow behind the RV, the shop got in a hurry putting it back together and didn't. I did not know this until Fri. They finished it about an hour after the shop's normal closing time Wed. I picked it up and noticed on the way back to the RV park that the left turn signal wasn't acting right. Sure enough, when I got back to the site and checked it the left front turn signal wasn't working.… Continue
Added by CWO3ROBBIE on November 29, 2009 at 8:07pm —
The Lake Livingston Dam. It's on my left.
This is for Pru
Driving down to the lake
The Onalaska causeway
Still at ESCAPEES HQ at Livingston, TX.
To day I decided to take the new car(TOWD) and drive around Lake Livingston. So, got the camera, the dog, sunglasses, GPS,… Continue
Added by CWO3ROBBIE on November 22, 2009 at 8:30pm —
New TOWD, to be.
People in Next site leaving
Well we're not really on the road. I mean who would be on the road in this area this morning. Its Saturday about 1000 hours here in East Texas. Guess what? Its raining. Its raining and the wind is blowing. I've taken Happy (the dog) out to walk. I dried him off with a towel. But you can't really ever get a wet… Continue
Added by CWO3ROBBIE on November 21, 2009 at 9:00am —
Well it has been a while since I've posted, so I guess it is about time.
We've been having really nice weather here in East Texas, or if you are a west Texan, East Louisiana.
Been here two weeks and two days. This is the Headquarters of the Escapees RV Club. It is more than just a nice RV park. Escapees has over 60,00 members and over 30,000 are active. Many are full timers. If any of you readers think you might… Continue
Added by CWO3ROBBIE on November 16, 2009 at 10:49am —
Here it is, the first of November and yesterday I finely made it to Livingston, Texas. Yesterday was a nice day for driving. The sun was out, the temp was in the high seventies, the kind of day we would like to have every day. I pulled out of Iowa, LA (The home of the RABBIT Festival) (don't tell Pru) around 1100 hours and stopped frequently at rest stops. Happy always needs to go to the restroom. I just take those opportunities to also go to the rest… Continue
Added by CWO3ROBBIE on November 1, 2009 at 7:06pm —
Tonight I am sitting in Cypress Bend RV Park in Iowa, LA. How did a town in the swamps of LA come to be named IOWA?
The wind is blowing pretty hard, but I think we missed the tornado, It was up around Shreveport.
Spent Last night at Keesler, AFB Famcamp in Biloxie, MS. I went there because some of my friends that I see in FL every winter were there. And, of course, I met some more people who were going to winter there and said that they thought I would fit right in. I declined. I… Continue
Added by CWO3ROBBIE on October 29, 2009 at 7:28pm —
Tonight we are near Montgomery, AL. Will be heading on down South tomorrow. Going to an ESCAPEES RV park in Summerdale, AL. Will go to the navel base comissary and stock up on food to carry me through the next couple months. I can stock up on the staples and microwavable stuff. Then all I have to buy is things like milk and bread. We pulled out of Allatoona Landing around 1100 hrs this morning and leasurely… Continue
Added by CWO3ROBBIE on October 25, 2009 at 7:30pm —
Well I did this once already and "POOF" it's gone. So, I'll try again. I left the Wytheville, VA KOA at 0800 hrs this morning. Motored down I-81 into Tenn.. Through Bristol, Knoxville and Chattanooga. I think the area around Wytheville Va is one of the prettiest in the world. (and yes, I have seen quite a bit of the world). It was a beautiful day. Sun shining, sky blue, and road not too crowded. The only downer was the fact that VA seems to have… Continue
Added by CWO3ROBBIE on October 22, 2009 at 8:47pm —