Sunday, December 01, 2013

Hanging Out


Wesley Chapel, Florida  (high 77, low 54)


Our life has been pretty boring since we’ve been back in Florida.   Since we lived here so many years, we don’t feel the need to do a lot of touring.

We’ve stayed away from the malls, and only yesterday ventured over to a Wal-Mart, which was surprisingly pretty dead.  I guess because they are all at the malls.

The temperature has been getting into the 70’s during the day time, but we’ve had a little breeze which can make it kind of chilly unless you’re in the sun.  Much warmer than it was in Georgia, and if the wind would quit it would be wonderful.

We are planning on staying put here until sometime after Christmas, so we decided to do a little Christmas decorating this year.   A lot of others are doing the same, so it’s looking pretty festive around here.

Al worked on the lights, and I did a little cleaning of the motor home with The Solution.  Our roof is dirty, and I’ve tried to wait for Al to get a chance to clean if before I worked on the sides, but I couldn’t stand it anymore and decided to clean some of the filth off the coach.  I can easily do it again if  necessary.

There won’t be much Christmas shopping around here this year, since we already bought ourselves some pretty nice Christmas presents last summer.


We sent off our old/defective Progressive Industries Surge Protection system on Wednesday, so hopefully get it back pretty soon.  I hate being without one.  They said they would either replace or repair it.  

We really need to do something fun. We have very old Busch Gardens tickets, so if they will still accept them, we might take a day and go there.  We were thinking after the Thanksgiving week-end, might be a little less crowded, so maybe sometime this week.

Before we went to Georgia, we bought an annual membership to the local zoo, so that will also give us something to do.

Since we haven’t been kayaking for ages, we are also planning a trip up to Chrystal River to see the manatees and Three Sisters Springs. 

By the time we get all those things done, maybe it will be time to head down to the Keys?





  1. You do have stuff to do and just enjoying that weather would be enough for us. Have fun!

  2. It's always the right time to head down to the Keys! :c)

  3. The header photo is so lovely.

    Just being in the 70's is a treat! We get a bit bored when we sit too long also. Just worked a long time to enjoy this

  4. Sounds like a 'key' idea to me. :)

  5. sounds as though "life is good". . .enjoy!

  6. A quiet December might be pretty sweet. We are sorry we didn't get a chance to see you while we were nearby. In terms of things to do, we sure enjoyed the Christmas walk in Dade City last year. We may even go again even though we are about an hour and a half away. I need to find out the dates and will let you know if we decide to go.

  7. Yes it is nice in the Keys. We leave in a week so we'll try to bring some of the warmth up with us.

  8. Love that gorgeous photo of the spring in your header. I'm really looking forward to getting back down to Florida.

  9. That is a beautiful header photo, Karen.

    Life in the Keys - sounds nice.

  10. Just think how many folks would love to be in your shoes:)

  11. Well, I'll echo the "beautiful header." Enjoy your beautiful weather and your day trips!!

  12. W'e've got 60's and wind here and I know what you mean about it feeling cold when that wind is blowing. Kayaking Crystal River sounds great. With the cold weather everywhere the manatee should be coming in toward the springs to get warm. Of course the Keys sounds great too. Seems everybody has been there this year but us.

  13. We really want to kayak the Crystal as well. It looks like a great place. I'm with you on the chilly weather!

  14. 16 years ago we snorkeled in Crystal River with the manatees with my then 10 year old daughter. It was so much fun I can't wait to go back and do it again. Love the manatees! Hubby can't wait to go diving in the Keys.

  15. If you wander down this way, give us a holler.


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