Friday, June 25, 2010

The "Pedouin's"

Today was just a quiet day in the camp ground - it rained off and on all day - but we still got out and did things. Now, before I finish telling you about what we did today you are probably wondering about the title of tonight's blog and the picture. Well, we meet the neatest people today - and if you are looking at the bicycle closely you will see that it is indeed a bicycle built for five. (Yep, I said for five!) This is a mom, dad and three little girls that are pedaling across America. They are from Kentucky, but have been down to Florida before their trip up here - and they still are going on into the interior. They have been on the road for over 10 months (he said 10 months and 29 days). They have a web site (www.pedouin.org) where they tell about their adventures, plus they do a live weekly radio report on IMAXradio.org on Fridays at 2PM ET. Check it out if you are interested.

Now, back to our ordinary day. We have quite a few people back on the RV loop for the first time since we have been here - it looks like it will have people on it for a couple of weeks anyway just looking at our reservation sheets. It's good to see that the loop is being utilized. Of course, we have people in truck campers and class C motor homes staying on the main loop - they just don't have any electricity or water - of course, these campsites only cost $10 a night ($5 if you have a golden age pass). We had one lady tell us today that she was surprised that we had "hot showers" - what a pleasant surprise for some people.

I'm sure, after this weekend, we will need to do a thorough cleaning of the restrooms again - not only because of the use, but because of the rain - at least we don't have mud or sand - it is hard to explain what the ground is like here - it is almost like a sponge moss - when you step on it, your feet sink a little. Very strange feeling - and I can tell you that Jessie does NOT like it. She walks like she is walking on egg shells (but she likes it better than the gravel).

We worked on getting the 'house' put back together again from the carpet issue. We (or I should say Dan) moved the couch out so it was facing the back of the unit while we were using the heater to see if we could get everything dried out. We vacuumed really well today and put the couch back in it's place (well, almost - we left it out a little so we could still have the small heater directing some air in the back - just to make sure it is really dried out - we don't want mildew!). Then we straightened up the rest of the house - Dan even "mopped" the floors for me. We should be good for another week.

We had good meals today - breakfast was just a hodge podge of finishing up things we had here - a sausage biscuit apiece, a blueberry scone, and a banana walnut muffin split between us. For lunch I took the left over chicken from when I fixed chicken and yellow rice and made a chicken salad with grapes and walnuts - I served that on the rest of the salad mix that we had - yummy!. Then for dinner we had country ribs, homemade potato salad, and corn on the cob. Pretty good eating, even if I have to say so myself!

We have done our rounds for tonight - so we are just going to stay in until it's time for Dan to go and lock the gates at 10. We'll work on some puzzles or read - what ever suits our fancy. I hope that you had a good week and you have something planned this weekend for fun (I am really looking forward to Sunday - Whale Watching - Yipee).

Take care and ---------------------------

I'll talk to you tomorrow!!!

2 comments:

  1. Craig is into cycling big-time and says he's read an article about this family in one of his cycling magazines.
    Linda

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  2. By the time you read this you may have already had your whale tour - So hope you have (or had) a great time. I know that whales are one of your favorite animals. We loved the info on the famiy of five. I will check out their site Also, may have some good news regarding your piece of pottery with the wiring around the outside. Looks like we have someone interested. You guys are doing some really great sounding meals. Keep having fun.

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