As Time Goes By.....

A little bit about EVERYTHING.. Family , friends , life, death,rants and raves. Just a place for me to get it all out of my system..

Location: Arkansas, United States

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Rest of our 2013 vacation .....

We really did have a down day where we just layed around the pool
at the campground in Spring Hill
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Then we were off to St. Petersburg & Tarpon Springs
This is Tarpon Springs, it sure is different
from when I was there when I was younger.

Lobster boxes on the docks 


The Dali Museum
I finally made it to the museum of one of my favorite artists

 I am such a happy camper !!!!

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When people come out of the museum they take their wrist
bands and tie them to this tree.  I could not part with mine.
I brought it home to put in my memory jar.
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Tom on the bench at the Dali Park

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I love this bench

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One of the few times you are allowed to use a camera in the museum

Okay - the program is not working and will not
 let me delete duplicate photos. 

Sponge Diver Driver at the Dali Museum. Yes, water
really flows into the back of the vehicle .
I love the way Dali's mind worked!!!
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We are heading home and our final stop is a campground in Hattiesburg, MS

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Almost home,
but not before a drive thru


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

April 23 - Spring Hill Florida

So I got online and booked a campground in Spring Hill Florida
We were VERY late arriving since earlier that morning I ended up in
URGENT CARE because I thought my leg was broken.
Yes, the leg that has the knee replacement .
Sunday night after having dinner with a friend of Toms, we
went back to the camper for a good nights sleep
 before heading out to Florida.
Let me give you a little info before I continue.
We put an air mattress on the bed in the camper and it makes
the bed quite tall.  Tom was going to help me get in bed and
something SNAPPED ( no not me ) .
I was in excruciating pain!!
I did not get much sleep that night and neither did Tom.
Next morning he located an urgent care office and off we go.
See a Doctor, get multiple ( painful) X-rays and then wait for an ortho
specialist to read them. 
NOTHING BROKEN thankfully. Knee is OK.
Knee hyper extension - stay off of it , ice it ,you know the routine.
Now do we go home or continue our trip??
I voted for going to Florida,
We go back to the campground , Tom had to ready the
camper for travel while I sat in the truck with an
ice pack on my knee.
Had to stop at Dunkin Donuts on the way out of town
for morning medicine ...
Since we did not know exactly where
13063 County Line Road
Spring Hill,Florida
was, we put the address into "Helga", our GPS.
O M G -- she routed us through the ghetto
She really has a mean streak!!!
We finally arrive at
Topics RV park, Pitch black, not lights to speak
of and we just parked and went to sleep.
When we woke up in the morning , This is what we saw!!
A cement plant.
What a lovely view for a campground!!
Major road  right behind the camper and lots of noise.
Oh Hell No !!
So we pull the camper to the office and have to wait for them to open.
Tom goes in and talks to them, because he thinks that
I would not be so nice to them
 In pain, lots of pain killers and pissed off because
 our view is of cement trucks ??W T F  !!
They move us to the center of the RV park and it
is a really nice location.
Showers are very clean , pool is great.
This may be a good day after all .
BTW -I am feeling MUCH better
since I sat for many hours with
ice pack on , take a pill, ice pack off , take a pill.
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BUT after driving around Spring Hill Florida ,we have
decided that this is NOT where we want to live.
More later

April 24 - WeekiWachee Springs, Florida

I am feeling sooo much better , so we are off to WeekiWachee
We are going to see the Mermaids !!!!
(WeekiWachee now has a Merman too!)
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This is the entrance to the park.
The statue is beautiful
Walking thru the park we see this and I know this is where the
REAL mermaids will be .
(BTW- it is our goal to camp and see as many roadside
attractions as possible before they all disappear)

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Walking thru the park , you wll see many peacocks roaming around .
They are pretty , but after working at the zoo and having a crazy
peacock adopt me , I am no longer a fan

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Let the show begin !!!!
This is the story of The Little Mermaid
Based on the Hans Christian Andersen story
about a young mermaid willing to give up her life in the
sea and her identity as a mermaid to gain a human soul
and the love of a human prince.


After the show we walked around again and this is the
mermaid pool and anchor

Did you now that a mermaid can live for 300 years ?????

Behind the the theatre is a swim area and water slide for mortals .