Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Tippy's Christmas Day

Tippy had a small piece of turkey breast with a spoon of gravy for her Christmas dinner - then climbed up into my lap for a nap.  She is so relaxed.  My neighbors say, "When Ron dies, I want Tippy."  Everyone loves her.

The next long trip will begin the last week in January.

Ron, Tippy and Treky

Saturday, December 23, 2017

New Car

Ron, Tippy and Treky had a team meeting and decided to trade cars.  We like to keep up with the latest technology - phones, computers & cars.  See Treky back there?

The new car is a Chevrolet Volt.  It is an electrically powered car.  The battery will propel it for the first 53 miles, then a gasoline generator takes over.  The battery and generator together provide a driving range of about 400 miles before adding gas or recharging is required.

Battery charging is accomplished using regular 110 volt household current.  I charge at eight amps so as not to overload a household circuit.

So far, I have 122 miles and have not used any gasoline.  Most of my trips are short:  Doctor's office - 2 miles; Walmart - 7 miles; Winn-Dixie = 2 miles; Staples and Petco = 20 miles.  I plug in every night.  

Ron, Tippy and Treky

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Cedar Key, Day 3

On our way to Cedar Key, we passed a Walmart and a McDonald's next to each other.  That's an RVer's dream.  

County Road 48 going into Floral City.  It's like a canopy of Oak trees over the road.  We like to come this way just to experience this.  It's on our way to Cedar Key.

   This was our first view at Cedar Key.  Tide was in.

Tippy thinks that this is a prettier view.  She likes reflections.

Speaking of reflections, this is a bird standing in the water.  Her reflection makes it appear that she is standing on another bird.

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and the campground is planning on a big feast.  I thing we will have to eat outside.  There is a 90% chance of rain forecast.  Not too good!

We'll post the results tomorrow.

Ron, Tippy and Treky

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Cedar Key, Day 2 Flowers

Tippy and I cannot identify any of the flowers in this post.  We think they are pretty and that you might enjoy looking at the pictures.  Therefore, we are not including any captions.

This one we know.  It's called Mother-In-Laws Tongue or Snake Plant.  It's a good converter of CO 2 to Oxygen.

Tippy's favorite

Looking for more flowers.  It's winter in some places - but it's never winter here in Florida.  Flowers grow and bloom all the time.

That's all for today.

Ron, Tippy and Treky

Monday, November 20, 2017

Cedar Key, Day 1

Where is the first place we stop when we are traveling?  Yep!  McDonald's for their good coffee.

Tippy: "I don't like coffee.  Get us a sausage biscuit."

My GPS suddenly crashed.  All we  can get is a blank blue screen.  Oh well.  Treky knows the way to Cedar Key, Florida.  He has been there several times and Treky never forgets anything.

Pretty flowers at Sunset Isle campground in Cedar Key, Florida.

Four Roadtreks all in a row.  Treky is the third from the left.  Tippy thinks Treky is pretty - tall and thin.

Following are some sunset pictures that I took from the rear of Treky campground site:

Tippy likes these clouds.

Sun is down.  Clouds reflect in the water.

One more.

Tippy has had an exciting day.

The weather forecast is for thunderstorms and heavy rain for the next two days here.  That's OK.  We enjoy sitting inside Treky.  There's so much to do - - TV, reading, computer games, etc.

Ron, Tippy and Treky

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Old Car Show

We heard about a car show to be held at Howie's cafe about a mile from where we live - so here we are.  This car is not very old but it's very different.  I like the yellow color.

Speaking of color, how green can green be?  This looks like about a 1970 Ford Mustang.

Way back before SUV's, there were station wagons.  Station wagons were perfect cars for Mom to run errands and haul the kids around.  

Another station wagon.  I bet they would sell just fine if they were reincarnated.

I'm guessing that this is about a 1957 Chevrolet hard top convertible. - Maybe a Bel Aire.

Another station wagon - A Chevy I think.

Ford Thunderbird - Powder Puff Pink.  Tippy would love to ride around in that.

Any Hippies out there remember the VW Bug?

I think that's a 1939 or 1940 model.  Check out the running boards.

Sleek styling on this Chevy - Called it a "Zipper Back".

This looks a little like a car but it's not.  It's a motorcycle - Three wheeler.

This is not an old car but Treky thinks that it may be his cousin - made by GMC - Treky's made by Chevrolet.

Enough cars.  The day after tomorrow, the three of us will travel to Cedar Key, Florida for the week of Thanksgiving.  We'll see you then.

Ron, Tippy and Treky

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Ron, Tippy and Treky are Fine

We are fine - Just not much to write about.  I think that Ron plans to travel to Cedar Key again for Thanksgiving week.  We'll post then.  The weather here in Central Florida is just right.  Mid-day temperature is about in the high 70's and at night it's in the low 60's.

Ron, Tippy and Treky

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Florida Flowers

A few days ago, I received this invitation - I attended as I am interested in flowers that are native to Florida.

There was a crowd here.

Florida flowers were everywhere.

I will not attempt to name any of these plants but this one looks like a Canna (sp).

I like these - no bloom - just colorful leaves.


The blooms are pretty - The plant is ugly.

Orchids ?


I like this.

Gadgets too

Fall flowers

There's a pot underneath all those buds

Beautiful - 

That's all.  I wish that I knew the names - some folks there could recite the Latin and English names of most of the plants.

Next month, I hope to have a new phone (camera) that will tell me the name of the plant that I am photographing - amazing technology.

See you later,

Ron, Tippy and Treky