Sunday, April 10, 2016


Getting back "On The Road Again", after such a busy (to be discussed later) and fun winter season,  is exciting - trying to think of what you're going to need for travel is ....... 
HEY!  We don't have to worry about that!  We are traveling with just about everything on our back - just like the turtle.

Just like a turtle - we carry our home on our back.
Time to go make a sandwich....we're going to be here awhile!
We said goodbyes to many friends until next October.  Our place at Florida Grande Motorcoach Resort in Webster, FL, once again looks like a ghost town except for a few who will stay a while longer.
Florida Grande Motorcoach Resort - Webster, FL
This is the time of year the interstate and the turnpike are extremely busy for northbound traffic.  Our experience is to avoid I-75 in March and April until the love bugs (we don't love), and snowbirds (we love most of them) are gone.

Our summer plans this year will be different than our past 9 years of fulltiming.  This year, if all goes as planned, we plan to tour Florida.  We'll be visiting OLD FLORIDA,  and enjoy those amazing and beautiful historical and nostalgic towns and places that seem to be disappearing.  We want to visit places like Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Wakulla Springs State Park, Circle B Bar Reserve, Labelle, Wauchula and maybe more, maybe less.   We will be on the lookout for "old".

Old Florida - Lots of beauty
These signs are everywhere in FL - Yikes!

Islamorada, FL Sunset
Yes, we know Florida is buggy and can be blistering hot and did I say humid?  We were both born and grew up in Florida and we love everything about it - some things more than others.   So if you have been somewhere that was fun, weird, and you interpret as Old Florida, we'd love to hear about it.  We're pretty excited and look forward to visiting more Florida!
The Golden Isles of Georgia
We have begun our travels and next week we will be at a Tiffin Travelers Rally in Brunswick, GA.  We chose to attend this rally because we enjoy the people who are a part of this group, and we also have an opportunity to visit St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island, where we left footprints in the sand for several years.  We will visit with people who were a special part of our lives, and see many places people save all year long just to spend one week of their vacation.    After the rally we will return to Florida Grande to plan our summer itinerary - this is going to be a milestone year for both of us.