Monday, October 27, 2008
Our motorhome at Fort Clinch State Park. And whose is that look-alike through the trees?
Yesterday, we passed a motorhome almost exactly like ours on I-95 heading south through the Carolinas. I waved frantically as we passed them and figured they probably thought I was nuts until they could see our whole coach - same year, same color as theirs. Lo and behold, they pulled into the Charleston KOA just about an hour after we got there! That gave us a chance to meet and talk a bit. Turns out that Chuck & Peggy are from NY and headed to FL for the winter too. They are planning to spend six months in Bushnell, just about an hour north from us in Tampa. We mentioned our plans to visit Fort Clinch State Park in Fernandina Beach, FL for a couple of days. Peggy thought that sounded nice.
This morning, Ed figured we could ask them if they wanted to follow us so we could show them where Ft. Clinch is located and they could see how nice a campground it is, especially being on the water. They agreed since they don't have reservations anywhere until Nov.1 and we met up again after lunch at the FL Welcome Center and led the way in. Now we're parked side by side! Here's their rig.
Chuck & Peggy's motorhome at Fort Clinch. Now you can just see ours through the same trees.
Although both are 2004 Gulfstream Sun Voyagers and are the same color exterior and interior, the floor plans are just a bit different.
Today we walked down to the river with the dogs but didn't have time to do much exploring. Tomorrow, I'd like to visit the Fort itself and walk on the beach. I think the guys are planning some fishing in the morning. We'll have one more night here and then be off on Wednesday to Orange City to visit Ed's brother and his family.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
We finally left CT yesterday, just a couple of days behind schedule. The weather was cloudy all last week, not conducive to good fall foliage pictures. But last Saturday was sunny so I grabbed the camera and the dogs and took them for a run in the woods at ChaWiMa campground. The leaves were past their best so I focused on Lassy and Duncan. Here they are having a tug-o-war with a stick! Duncan is on the left.
All that running and tugging requires a rest at the end of the trail before turning for home. Lassy is in front.
For true Sheltie lovers, this one minute video shows the beautiful Natchaug River and Lassy and me playing with a stick - her favorite game!
Tonight we're at a KOA just outside Hagerstown, MD. Tomorrow, we plan to make it to Rocky Mount, NC. We'll spend two nights there. Depending on the weather, we should arrive in Orange City, FL on or around Tuesday of next week.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Ed & I would love to know who is following our RV adventures. Blogger just added a new gadget that I think is pretty cool! If you click the link in the upper right that says "Follow this blog", it will give you the option to follow us publicly or privately. If you have already have a profile on Blogger, our blog will be added to your reading list on your dashboard. If not, you will have to create an account with a user name and password, a few seconds process. Is anybody out there? Let us know!
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Well, we couldn't resist any longer! After we lost Roxie, I wasn't sure I wanted to get another dog. But since we'll be on vacation for the next couple of months, it seemed to be a good time to adopt another Sheltie. I had been checking the New England Sheltie Rescue web page on and off all summer. When I saw Lassy's picture and read her description, Ed agreed with me that the little girl, younger than Duncan, sounded perfect. (Duncan is 9 now, Lassy is 6.)
We've had her for two weeks now and she is an absolute love! She plasters herself to you when you're sitting or lying down, she's playful, and gets along great with both Duncan and Dusty. There's a been a little bit of jealousy from Duncan but they're working it out. They were play-chasing each other in the woods during our walk this afternoon. Cute!
I'll post some more pictures of her soon.The fall leaves are beautiful right now and I'll try to get some good scenic shots of the area. We'll be leaving CT on Monday, October 20 to begin making our way to Florida for the winter.