Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Foggy February Morning

Larry took this photo of a sandhill crane.  Wish I'd taken it.  :-)

I was nearly home from a 10 mile ride on my trike when I encountered these two standing in the middle of the road.  I pedaled up to within a few feet of them but they couldn't be bothered to move so I took a photo and went the other way home.
It was quite foggy when I headed out on my trike this morning - very pretty, cool, and pleasant.

Larry was up early, too, and took this photo.  I played with it in Photoshop.

I guess the cows wanted to take a walk in the fog, too.  They don't seem bothered by Larry and Misty.

Here I come out of the fog on my trike.  I rode past the cows eight times on my four trips up to the highway.  There were only two the first time I pedaled by and four or five the last time.

Two little otters following their mother across the road and I didn't get to see them.  Larry took this photo.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Lake Placid Trash

In addition to murals, Lake Placid has interesting and fun trash containers

Mr. Bunny Ears strikes again.

The end, for now, of the Lake Placid photos.

Ballentine's Day - Lake Placid

Galen and I celebrated Ballentine's Day, February 14, by going out to breakfast at Main Street American in Lake Placid, FL.  This place can get very noisy at lunch time but it was a great place for breakfast.  After breakfast we wandered around town taking photos of some of the many murals painted on walls all over town.

Dewey, the inventor of the Dewey Decimal System, was also the founder of two resort towns:  Lake Placid, NY and Lake Placid, FL.

There is a clown museum in Lake Placid, but I don't like clowns.

Lake Placid is the Caladium capitol of the world so of course there is a mural of a caladium field.

Here kitty kitty kitty.  :-)

Okeechobee, FL

Lu, Larry, Roman, Laura Lou, Karen, and Galen all met at Lightsey's for lunch.  We are all here because we first met on the internet.  Lu and Larry are full time RVers.  Karen and Laura Lou met through a digital scrapbooking site and Roman and Galen met through us.  We had a lovely three hour lunch on the porch on a beautiful day.  The critter fritters and pumpkin break and everything else we had to eat was quite good.

You can't go to Lightsey's and not have your photo taken by the fish.

Laura Lou and her very cool car.

Roman and Laura Lou

Galen (aka Mr. Bunny Ears), Karen, Laura Lou, Roman

Tunnel of Trees

This is a street in Labelle, FL - not a good street to drive an RV down but it sure is pretty.

Working and Watching

Galen has been scrubbing down our entire RV all by himself with Barkeeper's Friend, then washing it with TSP, and then applying at least 4-5 coats of Zed Floor Polish.   The Before & After are impressive!

Yet another photo of Sandhill Cranes.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Super Bowl Sunday

The Super Bowl is on - a perfect opportunity for me to add a few more photos to the blog.  Our "house" is in the background of this photo of a sandhill crane.  I am smitten with these huge birds.  I always carry a camera and shot this photo while out riding my trike.

We moved a few sites down a few days ago.  Larry & Lu and Galen & I are the only ones out on this side of the pond - a very pleasant place to be.  The four of us sit under a tree between our two RVs and play music.  We sit closer to the pond in the warm sun around 4:00 pm and this afternoon three sandhill cranes and a small blue heron walked by at the edge of the pond.

X marks the spot and there were several spots marked in the sky during happy hour yesterday.

We attended Sunday school and church at Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church this morning and look forward to returning next week.  Lots of nice people there doing good things for the community of Labelle, FL.

Galen has undertaken the huge job of scrubbing the rig with Barkeepers Friend and then applying at least four layers of floor polish.  That is not a typo.  Zep floor polish does a great job on RVs.  I am unable to be more than moral support since my old knee has taken a turn for the worse.  The new knee is doing great.