Friday, 30 March 2012

Thanks to everyone that commented on my cameo blog attempt.   And I have three followers already - Doug & Sue; Bill & Karen and Joe & Betty.  Welcome aboard.  I look forward to following your adventures and hope to learn from your experiences.  
We purchased a 2008 Day Dreamer - 39'.  We still need to buy a truck to pull it.  We have done a ton of research on what kind of truck we need and have had a variety of answers from a variety of "experts".  We pretty much have decided on a 3500 diesel and believe that we are best with a slider hitch.  But we are still uncertain about the length of the box or if we need duel wheels.  As this will also be our daily vehicle when not towing we really hope to be able to avoid the duel wheels and the long box.  If anyone out there has any advise for us it would be appreciated.
Until next time - safe travels.

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Home from Florida

I am just starting this blog and for only one reason.  We plan on becoming full time rv'ers in the future.  When that happens I will no longer have the capability to keep photo albums and journals or the room to store them year after year.  Turning it all into a blog and saving it in the cloud just seems to be the thing to do.  I follow the blog of a couple of good friends and they seem to be able to do it in style.  So here goes... and bare with me as I figure it all out.

On March 16th (which was also our oldest Granddaughter - Taylor's 19th birthday) we headed to Florida  for a week to visit with our friends Bob and Val.  We flew to New Orleans and drove along highway 90 through the bottom of Mississippi with a stop in Biloxi.  What a pretty drive along the south shore.  Then up through Mobile, Alabama and into the Florida pan handle.  Many of the houses along the way are built high up on stilts to avoid the flood waters.

We spent a week enjoying the beautiful beaches of Cape San Blas, fine seafood and good friends.  Here are Bob & Val on the pier at Mexico Beach.

And here are Bob, Val and Tom before we walked down the pier to take a look at the sharks a fellow had caught just minutes before.  By the time we finished the photo op he had already tossed them back in.  However that was the end of any idea of my going into the water that day.

 On March 23rd we said goodbye to our friends and took highway 98 along the south shore heading west.  We took a little detour over the bridge down to Santa Rosa Island.  We stayed on 98 into Fairhope which is a beautiful spot.  This tree was along the shore of Mobile Bay.

We spent the night in Spanish Fort (just before Mobile) and then on back to New Orleans the next day to catch our flight home.   All too soon we are back home again.  At least there is no snow in Toronto and the daffodils are already in bloom.  Spring is definitely here.