Yesterday was moving day for us. As I wrote in yesterday’s blog, a tree branch was scraping the top of our motorhome with all of the wind we’re having and a palm tree was partially blocking our rooftop TV dish so I went up to the office first thing in the morning and told them I needed to move. The young lady gave me a list of open sites and said to move to any of them we wanted and just let her know where we ended up.
Getting out of our site was a challenge, because of all of the shrubbery separating it from the next one, and the fact that the folks in the motorhome in front of us had a laundry rack made out of PVC pipe hanging off his ladder. Try as I might, with Miss Terry guiding me, I just couldn’t maneuver enough to get past him and not scratch the side of our rig up on all of the shrubbery. Finally Terry had to ask him to move the rack, which he was happy to do, and we were on our way.
Our new site is closer to the road, so there is a little more traffic noise, but it’s no worse than the yappy dogs near us in the other site. It’s out in the open, with none of the shrubs and trees to get in our way or make moving around difficult. We’ve got a better signal on our TV, and no branches scraping us up. And we’ve also got a better view of the water than we had before. Life is good!
During the afternoon the wind let up for a while and we walked down to the water’s edge. Due to the high winds, and maybe because of the fringe of Hurricane Sandy that went through a while back, everywhere we have been in the Keys this trip the shoreline is covered out several feet into the water with a floating mass of sea grasses and what looks like pine needles. And as it decomposes it has a decided unpleasant odor. It’s kind of like being downwind of an RV park dump station. It’s especially noticeable walking near the water’s edge, or when we come off a bridge onto one of the islands.
We walked around the outer perimeter of the campground, keeping as close to the water as we could. The only birds we saw were a few seagulls and several ibis. When we got to the marina we watched a nice center console fishing boat come in and dock, and the two guys aboard showed us a couple of huge fish they had caught while trolling. I bet those babies put up a heck of a fight!
Back home, while I worked on a book project, Terry made a wonderful pork roast for dinner, along with mashed potatoes, gravy, and corn. It was delicious! Then we finished the evening snuggling on the couch as we watched a couple of old movies on TV. Yes, life is good indeed!
Before I close, I want to thank all of our veterans and active duty military personnel for your service. It is because of you that we all get to live the life we do and enjoy the freedoms we have in this country.
Thought For The Day – Ambition is a poor excuse for not having enough sense to be lazy.