Thursday, January 30, 2014
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
|Raindrops keep falling on my roof…….It’s a sound that every RVer can recognize. We are “enjoying” a very cold rainfall and yet we must consider us lucky as rain is falling just west of us about to glaze the highways with a thin layer of ice. North of the I-10 snow has fallen and turned Dixie into a Winter-Wonder-Land.|
The big unknown right now is whether the situation will improve until tomorrow or still impact traffic conditions along the Gulf coast. We are westward-bound and are just hoping the best. We won’t be heading out too early, maybe around 10am we might be ready to hit the road.
An email came in from Southern California stating that a few people are getting excited about our coming out west. I expect nothing less than a marching band standing ready to celebrate our arrival. Let the Trumpets sound – I say. :-) The news has already made the round along the “main drag” of the Holtville LTVA. Yet, we never told anyone that we’ll go there.
But we’ll take our sweet time. Have to stop in San Antone to see a few folks, stop at places where good memories were deposited quite a few years back. Have to turn a few rocks to see them still being there.
Though some times it happens that we are bit by the “arrival bugs” (can’t wait to be there) and then we don’t know that the rig has brakes to stop. Well, Molly needs to get out some times and that’ll be our alarm clock.
Got no pictures today. And I guess you jest don’t wanna know about the snow. Am I right?
Monday, January 27, 2014
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Friday, January 24, 2014
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Thursday, January 16, 2014
|But Today We Did!|
We have been following their blog for a while and I guess they followed ours. And we found out that Chuck and Anneke (Goldenshoe RV Trip) live only some 20 miles away from where we are camped. So contact was made and we arranged a meet-up for lunch at Mc.Guires Irish Pub in Destin.
We took the mid-bay toll bridge (Hwy293) and it took us just 30 minutes to get to the west end of Destin. Right down from the bridge over to Okaloosa Island the pub is located on the north side of the road. When I researched the place on the internet I found over 150 mostly very positive reviews, all raving about the great food. But there is something peculiar about Mc.Guires and that is the millions of Dollar bills hanging from walls and the ceiling. And it must be millions as they hang there like the Spanish moss does from the mighty oak trees. It seems like just about every customer has left one for decoration.
Man-oh-man look at all that money
Mc.Guires runs another pub in Pensacola, with similar amounts of Dollar bills. Hopefully they have good security on their buildings. If there is anything negative to report then it is the lack of light inside. Stepping inside on a bright sunny day one can’t see nothing. After a while when the eyes have adjusted to the dark it gets a bit better, but I had to give up reading the menu. Just barely made out the headlines. Chuck pulled out a flashlight and I wish we’d had ours with us. While waiting for the food our conversation flowed like we had known these folks for ever. And it shows again what wonderful thing it is to be a blogger and RVer. Chuck and Anneke have traveled extensively all over the States, seen parts of Canada and quite a few places in Europe. 2 years ago they have been in Maine visiting the Acadia National Park which is only an hours drive from Campobello Island. They plan to one day see the Maritime Provinces and we sure hope they will stay with us.
Huge pseudo-historic apartment building Mid-Bay Bridge to Destin
We were all full of a great meal and waived the dessert. Take Care Chuck and Anneke, hope we’ll see you guys again.
Thanks for dropping by folks!