Wednesday 30 November 2016

Cops and Robbers

Yesterday we thought we had some problems with our batteries so we boosted them and then I left them to see if the charger would bring them up to normal levels.  It seemed through the evening that the batteries were not gaining anything.  They hovered between 11.7V and 12.0V all evening.  I was pleasantly surprised when I woke up this morning and they showed a good steady level of 13.2V.  I believe that the charger is made so it has to have a minimum level before it will kick in and charge to the top level.

Battery problems

Today we slept in to make up for getting up at 2:30 yesterday morning.  We had to go pick up Charlie from the doggy hotel after 10 because he had an appointment for a bath and a pedicure.  He was pretty fluffy when we picked him up, and quite excited to see us.

Monday 28 November 2016

Alligator hunting

Today started early.  Our shuttle picked us up at 3:00 am at our hotel room and by 3:30 we were on our way to Cancun.  We had an excellent bus driver who talked the whole way there.  Of course at that time of day we were the only ones on it.  When we arrived the airport was quite empty and dark.  It didn't take long to get through security and immigration and then we sat at our gate for an hour and a half.  There wasn't even anywhere to get a coffee for a long time.

Sunday 27 November 2016

Last day in Mexico

Today we say goodbye to Mexico for a while.  We decided to spend our day at the ocean and poolside today.

Castro dead at 90

Former President Fidel Castro, who led a rebel army to improbable victory in Cuba, embraced Soviet-style communism and defied the power of 10 U.S. presidents during his half century rule, has died at age 90.

Friday 25 November 2016

Beach Day

Today was a beach day.  After the shuttle dropped us off after a late breakfast we got ready and headed to the beach for the day.  It is quite a long walk so they have awesome shuttle service between the lobby and our resort building.  Our building is quite close to the beach though so we are happy.

Thursday 24 November 2016

Wedding Day

The real reason we are here in Mexico is to witness the wedding of Kara Plewes and Kyle Grier at a ceremony on the beach of the Gulf of Mexico.  The day was sunny and warm as is normal for this part of the world.  The vivid blue skys and puffy white clouds are normal for this part of paradise.

Wednesday 23 November 2016

Visit to the Mexican Market

It was a cloudy rainy day today in Playa Del Carmen.  On our way down to breakfast we came across the Bride to Be.  She is getting quite excited for the big event.

Tuesday 22 November 2016


Day number 2 started out with a little walk on the beach before breakfast.  It is very quiet on the beach at that time of day.

Monday 21 November 2016

And we are off to Cancun

We have a 3:45 flight to catch today out of Miami International Airport.  First we had to drop Charlie off at a doggy hotel in Fort Meyers and then a 3 hour drive to Miami.  Miami is a large city with crazy drivers, even at noon on a Monday.  They will scrape your bumper changing lanes and smile at you.  Sometimes I long for the quiet country roads of home where you don't even attempt to pass if you can see a car on the horizon.

Sunday 20 November 2016

Getting ready for Mexico

We were up early to see the Stickles and friends head off to Miami to the Sprint Cup Series Championship.  Because there were 9 of them going they went in a limo.  It arrived and they loaded up and off they went.

Saturday 19 November 2016

Travel to Cape Coral Florida

We were up and rolling by 8:30 and first job was to get fuel just up the road from the park.  I was busy fueling and Sue spotted a McDonalds beside the service station so headed over to get us a couple breakfast sandwiches for the road.  She got back about the same time I finished fueling so she headed in to pay while I cleaned the windows.  When she came back out this is what she found.

Friday 18 November 2016

A Lazy Days RV visit

Today we had an appointment to view a new home in the park.  It was part of the reason we got to stay in the park for free.  We had agreed to look at some properties they had for sale to see if there was anything we liked.  There sure are a variety of floor plans.

Thursday 17 November 2016

Off to visit friends

This morning the hibiscus tree in our campsite was covered in very beautiful red and yellow flowers.  The foliage on this tree is so thick that we didn't have to put out our awning at all.

Wednesday 16 November 2016

We finally need Air Conditioning

Another day around this pretty campground.  Lots of smaller boats going in and out of the harbour.  A big Coast Guard cutter came in around 9 am.  There were lots of people on board.  I guess it takes a few people to do the job they are doing.

Tuesday 15 November 2016

Watching Cruise Ships

Today we stayed around the Campground and watched some ships go out to sea.  This was the first day I could actually put shorts on and I hope they stay on until next fall.  I love the warmth in the air.

Monday 14 November 2016

Florida bound

Today we left Brunswick GA and headed down the road to Port Canaveral Florida.

Tour of Brunswick Georgia

Today Ed and Lessie took us on a tour of the area. They knew of some historical things in the area.  We went over to pick them up and spent some time with them first.

Saturday 12 November 2016

Visit with Friends

Well Walmart stop in Savannah Georgia was quite an experience.  When we stop at most Walmarts, there is a protocol that is normally followed.  No slides out, no jacks down, no chairs out, no BBQs.  Its just supposed to be a place to catch a few winks before moving on.  Well I guess in Savannah Georgia, they must have missed that memo.

Friday 11 November 2016

A Jellyfish

Thanks to everyone for all of the comments.  Now I know who is following us and I can fine tune what I think you might like to see.

Charlie and I went for another walk on the beach this morning before we left.  There were lots of horses on the beach this morning.  Charlie doesn't even pay any attention to them so that makes it easier if they are around.

Thursday 10 November 2016

Its all about the Title

So I have been doing a little checking on which posts are getting the most views and have been trying to figure out what brings people to my blog.  It is very obvious to me that my readers are an inquisitive bunch and they are not sure what I will post from day to day.  The post that got the most views, almost 3 times as many as the rest was the one titled "X Rated Post".

Wednesday 9 November 2016

The sun came up this morning

We got up this morning and noticed that the sun had already come up.  I think some people thought it might not.

Tuesday 8 November 2016

Bridge and Tunnel today

Because it was dark when we set up camp last night I will include our view from the window in todays post.

Monday 7 November 2016

Sunday 6 November 2016

Atlantic City Boardwalk

We left the forest this morning and made a 45 minute drive to the Walmart in Atlantic City.  This is the first time I have been to the Atlantic Ocean and Sue has not been here since she was young.  Our goal today was to see the Casino's and Boardwalk here.

Saturday 5 November 2016

Cranberry Fields

We decided to just hang around this lovely little campground for another day, and wait until tomorrow to visit Atlantic City.

Thursday 3 November 2016

A Lesson learned

We headed out of Jersey City about noon today.  Although it cost us $100 a night to park in a parking lot, the close proximity to everything saved us lots of time and transportation costs.  The train cost us 2.75 a trip to Times square.  So all in all it served as place for us to come back to and sleep, and remember that the average no frills hotel room goes for about $300 bucks a night.

Wednesday 2 November 2016

Last day in New York

Today we woke up to a strange sight for a pair of country bumpkins.  A boat going by our motor home.  Oh wait, we are parked at a marina.

Tuesday 1 November 2016

Visiting the 911 Memorial

Today was our first full day of touring NYC.  As I mentioned yesterday we have Charlie in a doggy hotel because we are out late and they are closed by the time we get back.  But in the morning I go and rescue him for a couple hours while we are getting ready to go again.  Then we drop him of at Club Barks for the day.  He loves it there and the people are fantastic.