Cherohala Skyway

Cherohala Skyway

Friday, February 24, 2012

Chores and Visiting with Neighbors

Zephyrhills, Florida  (high 83, low 60)

Al spent the day in Lakeland in a class and I spent the day home cleaning and straightening.  These cabinets tend to get messy pretty quick so I did some organizing and tossing!

I have decided that the steam mop doesn’t work on our shiny tile floor and it’s going back.

I shampooed the living room carpet…again.  It sure manages to get dirty fast.  What were they thinking putting carpet in the area where you have to walk right in from outside.  I guess we need to start taking off our shoes each time.  If I could just muster up the enthusiasm, we’d remove the carpet and install Allure flooring…..just can’t seem to forget how much work it involved the last time. Smile

 

We visited with our neighbors for a few hours last night.  They live on the island of Newfoundland.  How interesting to hear about such a far off place.  It cost them over $400 to get their motorhome off the island, via the ferry.  This ferry is so large that it holds 150 motor homes.  It’s a 6 hour ride. 

They live out in the country and routinely see Moose on their property.  A while back a mother Moose gave birth to twins and they grew up on their property.  How cool would that be.  They are going to look for the photos to show us.  Seeing a moose is one of my top things!

They drive 2600 miles to spend each winter in Florida.  That’s a long and expensive trip for them.

I had to Google Earth Newfoundland just to see exactly where it was.  I knew that when you got up to Maine, you kept going, but that was about all I knew.

Map picture

Where they used to live, they would look out their kitchen window to see an iceberg and passing whales. 

You can occasionally see whales in Florida, but not too many icebergs!

 

kayak launch at tarpon bay on sanibel $7 per kayak fee

13 comments:

  1. Looks like the house in your header would match Janna and Mike's motorhome. :)

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  2. Wow your new friends sound so informative ~ we are headed towards their area this summer hopefully... GREAT photos!!!
    Have fun & Travel safe
    Donna

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  3. Our good friend Denise is from Newfoundland. And she comes to the southwest which is even further. I asked her about Florida and she's like me and likes the desert. I need to go through cupboards and toss. If I can work up the energy to do it.

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  4. Our good friend Denise is from Newfoundland. And she comes to the southwest which is even further. I asked her about Florida and she's like me and likes the desert. I need to go through cupboards and toss. If I can work up the energy to do it.

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  5. Your new friends sound interesting to talk with.

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  6. Nice to visit ppeople who live so far away. Newfoundland is one destination that is on our bucket list. Just to meet the friendly people and enjoy the wilderness.

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  7. we also have a lot of friends over on the "rock" as we call it..it definitely is pricy to take a MH/RV over there. Alot of folks park on the Nova Scotia side, leave their rigs at Arm of Gold CG for safe keeping and travel over to NF with their cars and stay in B&Bs...but if you are an RVer who lives there and want to go south you have no choice but to hop the boat with the RV...such wonderful down to earth people those newfies...I also need to redo the cupboards and closets again..I've done them once since we arrived here..also carry a little green machine and seems I'd doing the carpet at least once a week...what were they thinking putting in carpets is always my question..when we get home in the spring its coming out!! have a super weekend

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  8. I've heard Newfoundland is an incredibly beautiful place. Would love to see it someday!

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  9. oh yes the other side of Canada..this is a mighty big world we live in!!..and then some days it seems very small!!

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  10. WOW! They could see icebergs from their house?? Holy cow. That's cool.

    Sassyis from Newfoundland, too. She's got the best accent ever, but you can't hear it on the blog.

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  11. We traveled in Newfoundland a few summers ago.. very friendly place! Love some of customs and foods. Ask your friends about Screech ;-) We don't remove our shoes, but I do have a washable mat just inside the door that gets most of the crud.

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  12. we past Zephyrhills on hiway 75 today as we have now lande din Bushnell for three days...

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  13. Loved the photos! I would LOVE to live in Newfoundland for the weather. I just really like it cold! Sh-h-h-hh, don't tell Eldy!

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