Saturday, April 26, 2014


Lots and lots of stuff going on at the 2014 BlueBonnet Casita Club Rally ! Here is a look at the start of the days activities this Saturday morning.


Pancake Breakfast in the rally hall with friends.

Friends the Underwood’s arrived, looking like this. 

Most early mornings begin around the campfire like this.

Saturday, April 19, 2014


They are everywhere ! Those pesky Squirrels are everywhere.  No sooner did the sun come up when thump thump, a Squirrel comes out of a tree onto Poco’s home while we are touring with Oliver’s Legacy II.


Betty, Poco and I were in our usual early morning Coffee Drinking spot, under the awning, in the lawn chairs.


Poco was dozing in a patch of sunshine while in his lawn chair and on his favorite blanket, when he heard the atrocity.

Instantly he is on alert.


Then suddenly, bounding out of his chair in pursuit of the intruder. Tail high in the air, the Squirrel fled for the safety of the nearest tree. Satisfied that he had taken care of the situation, Poco strutted back to his place in the sun and curled back up in his blanket.


Ah, yes, life out on the road in America’s Heartland. Ain’t it cool !

Saturday, April 12, 2014


All RV parks are not created equal. Although the across the board pricing and fees seems to be fairly consistent. During our 2014 Oliver Legacy tour, a overnight stay with full hookups seems to cost between $25 to $35., depending on which membership cards you are carrying.


Most parks want to be readily seen from the highway which means trees and shrubbery that can subdue traffic noise are few. Parking near the back can really help with that.

The quality of services offered can vary widely in areas such as laundry room, general store or recreation hall. If you are on vacation or holiday, that isn’t quite as big of a deal, but, if you are full timing, it becomes more important.


Connectivity is pretty fair if all you are doing is checking email or light web surfing for reservation’s. But if you are uploading videos, paying bills or burning through a lot of data, you might need to have your own internet device.

Parking surfaces can vary widely from finished concrete, sand, dirt, gravel or grass. Using your jacks means needing to have something to put down to distribute the weight.  Wood blocks are heavy and take up a lot of space. Plastic blocks are lighter, but are easier to break.

Pull through parking spaces will cost about the same as back in spaces, and a thirty amp electrical service will cost about the same as a fifty amp space.

All in all, exploring these parks is a cool part of the over all RVing experience.

We hope to see you out on the road soon !

Saturday, April 5, 2014


Friday the 4th of April we departed Lake City Florida before a front arrived that was forecast to bring that area four days of rain.

Our campsite had pine needles washed up in rivulets that told us that it had flooded during the last heavy rain, and the ground was already saturated. It was time to move.

We took this sign shot as we departed.


Heavy rain off and on all the way to the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay Alabama where we stopped at Meaher State Park.

Located right on the waterfront, we have a very scenic show site. Here is a look.