Wesley Chapel, Florida (high 73, low 59)
We finally got to meet up with fellow bloggers Pam and Vic from Traveling in the Big EZ.
We were in the Keys the same time, and planned on meeting there, but Pam had a death in the family and had to leave early so that meeting never happened.
Anyway, we finally got together at their place and really enjoyed visiting with them. They have a really beautiful Phaeton motor home and were very gracious hosts. Thanks Pam and Vic. I can’t remember the name of that drink you served me, but I remember how to make it! It was yummy. (vodka, fresh orange juice, fresh grapefruit juice, and pomegranate juice)
They have two Portuguese Water dogs. I’ve never seen that breed before and they are really beautiful dogs.
Just look at this adorable face!
Thanks again Pam and Vic. I hope to get together again soon and go kayaking together!
After leaving Pam and Vic’s, we came back home before dark and debated on whether or not to go to the clubhouse for the New Years Eve party.
Boy can you tell we’re getting old.
Years ago (and not that many) we would have been out partying and probably have ended up with a hangover this morning.
We decided not to go to the party and just hang around at home and watch a couple episodes of Homeland. We were in bed before midnight. Aren’t we the fun couple?
Normally New Years Eve brings resolutions for self improvement for the new year. I usually resolve to get organized, lose weight, eat healthier and get more exercise.
This past year, we became vegans, so at least, we are eating much healthier. We both lost weight when we first went to the vegan lifestyle, but that has slowed down, or stopped is a more accurate term. I think the problem is that we learned how much really good food we could eat as vegans, and are still eating too many calories. Yes, they are healthy calories, but they are still calories. We resolve to work on more weight loss and getting more exercise.
One thing we definitely are going to work on is to get better organized, and reduce “stuff”. When you live in a motor home, you really have to keep “stuff” to a minimum. We have not been following the rule of tossing something out whenever we buy something new. It’s a continuing battle to keep things pared down and organized when you live in such a small space.
Although we didn’t get to travel all over the east coast like many other fulltimers, we did enjoy our travels the past year.
We started 2012 in the Florida Keys and then again in March and April, and back again November/December. We spent some time in the Everglades, Kissimmee Prairie (loved that) , Charleston, SC and Asheville, NC. We fell in love with North Carolina and hope to go back this summer and maybe even stay through October.
It was a very good year.
Happy New Year to all!