Wesley Chapel, Florida
Another warm, muggy Tampa Day. Afternoon rains have been pretty consistent, starting mid to late afternoon. We got a few thunderboomers and some heavy rain again today, but thankfully it passed by quickly. I don’t know when I became such a wienie about the weather. (it may have started about the time I moved into a motorhome)
We got to spend a little time with David and Sherry this morning. David didn’t have to be at the hospital until 1pm and he was enjoying his last few hours of freedom. He and Al went for a walk and Sherry and I went to check their mail. The lady at the office handed her the package and said, “the good luck duck???” Yep….I knew immediately who sent that package!
I mentioned in previous post that Al has been whining about getting a boat. Actually, he had been whining about a boat and a new truck. It all started in the Keys and it didn’t help when we got to go out on Skip and Terry’s boat for the scalloping trip.
Al and I have pretty much always had a boat, getting our first one before we even got married. In fact, I was the one that turned Al onto boating in the first place.
When we lived here, we kept our boat in a high and dry marina in Tarpon Springs. The marina was about 20 miles from our house. We’d drive over there and as soon as they would see us drive up they would use the fork lift to get the boat down from the covered storage building, and put it in the water. What a great way to own a boat. When we would come in, they would get the fork lift out and put it on a rack so that we could get our stuff out and clean it. We always rinsed the engine with fresh water, but if we didn’t have the time, they would do it for us. It was a great way to own a boat.
When we talked about full-timing, we both understood that a boat would not be feasible for our new life style.
I would love to have a boat as much as Al, but the logistics of hauling a boat is too much to deal with.
We really missed having a boat while in the Keys. Yes, we could rent one, but not only are they very expensive, but it’s just not the same.
S0…. I finally got tired of him whining for a new boat…and I let him get one.
It’s 18 feet long.
It has a 260 horse power engine.
Some people name their motor homes, some people name their cars, so we decided we should name our boat.
Here is his new “boat.”
He didn’t see the humor in this, but I thought it was pretty funny!