Wesley Chapel, Florida (high 84, low 63)
We’re sitting outside on our nice patio, enjoying the cool morning air, bird watching and hoping the deer will appear. Our neighbors spotted two foxes the other evening, but we’ve yet to see them ourselves. You can be sure I keep my camera handy!
There has been a lot of rain all around this past week, so we’ve kept pretty close to home. It looks like it’s finally clearing up. We needed the rain, and things have really greened up around here.
Since we love dogs, but are not dog owners, we have to get our puppy fixes where we can find them.
Our neighbors Pat and Ron, have a wonderful little dog named Murphy. We’ve become quite attached to him.
Meet Murphy. I keep telling Pat, that she really needs to watch where she puts her thumb when she’s posing for a picture! I think Murphy looks embarrassed, don't you?
Pat and Ron recently bought wonderful new bikes. Of course Murphy wants to ride with them.
Pat was having a little trouble holding Murphy, steering, and braking, but Murphy was happy, so that’s all that matters!
Murphy has a lot of friends around the park, and he is particularly fond of Miss Grace. We love Grace as well. She’s such a pretty little thing, and very sweet.
You might recognize Grace. She belongs to Catherine and JoBeth, who are just a few sites down from us.
They posted a cute video of Grace and Murphy playing “kissy face.” The two dogs are such good friends.
The number of birds coming to our feeders is increasing. Unfortunately some crows have been eye-balling the feeders, so we may have a problem.
This male cardinal comes early in the morning and late at night. We finally saw Mrs. Cardinal, but I’ve yet to get a picture of her.
The next picture shows our motor home from the front. You can see how easy it is go get in and out of the site. The park model is leaving soon, and Pat and Ron will be on the right side. The 5th wheel belongs to two women that use it 3 days a week when they are working here in the area.
Although, we are still in an “rv park” and we have neighbors, we love the wooded area behind us. Unfortunately, we also have an interstate nearby, so we do have that noise.
It’s okay though. It gives us an inexpensive place to stay here in the Tampa area and we can be nearby my Mom.
We haven’t gotten hitch-itch yet, as we’re busy doing things around here, but I’m sure it will be coming soon.
This is our view from the front. It is so easy to get in and out of this site. That and the wooded back yard are why we moved over to this site.
Al went to his doctor for his annual physical on Monday. We were hoping for the results of the blood work by now, but it looks like we’ll have to wait until Monday. He went off his cholesterol medicine a few months ago (with doctor permission) to see if he would be able to discontinue it now that we have become vegan. We’re anxious to see what is cholesterol is without medication for the last 4 months.
We’ve been vegan 9 months now, although while in the Keys, we “treated” ourselves a little too often. We eat vegan 99% of the time, but if we want something, we have it. It seems to be working well for us so far. We’ve both lost nearly 20 pounds without feeling hungry or deprived. We’re hoping to get more weight off now that we’re back near our wonderful gym.