Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Waiting for this Election to get over, I'm not much of a TV watcher!!! I went thru some old discs and floppy discs and did find the pictures of my "Old Traveling Rigs", The first one was a hump back, at night you had to unflold the bed and fold it back up in the morning, I rewired it and had to do some major plumbing but we left New York in October of 1988 with a fresh foot of wet packy snow and headed south, the Old Ford with the 5 speed tranny had a small Oil Leak in the Rear Main Bearing, but did get about 500 miles per quart of Oil. We went thru the Virginia, Carolinas, over into Georgia then down back roads and finally ended up in Florida at a Trailer Park on the Peace River just up from Punta Gorda. Fishing was great, people nice, our neighbor GAVE us a nice Boat and Motor to use when ever we wanted, I did some Crabbing and lots of fishing, we ate "High on the Hog" for quite a white!!!!! We bartered and traded the Camper in on a bigger one that had a BedRoom and shower which we loved and it had an Orange Tree and Grapefruit Tree which was nice. Come summer it got TOO HOT and we moved on!

We left Florida and came back to New York and stayed at my "Camp Adirondack" for awhile. It had a big ole "Generator" for lights, coffee, and always had a woodfire all day long, Inside I had a Ben Franklin "Wood-stove which kept it toasty. We went there a lot.

We packed the Tent and went to Myrtle Beach, SC for a while, I lived there for 2 years and revisited some old friends BUT we came back to New York cuz it was TOO HOT!!

We bought a "POP-UP which we traveled with and hated it, Traded it in on a nice one we took to Lake Bonaparte. Traded this one in for a bigger one to have more room.

We went to Florida and had a Nice 5th Wheele set up on Lake Okeechobee, NICE, I fished every day, relaxed and it was a nice fall, winter and spring BUT it got TOO HOT, soooo we came back to New York!!

We went Back to Lake Bonaparte and I jacked up the Trailer, built a deck and wooden awning an we just stayed there for summers and closed it up in the fall. We were there for about 20 years and finally gave that up as things changed my health got worse.

Right now we are pretty settled down in the "Old Folks Home" still involved in church and the Legion and we kind of like our sedentary lifestyle.

There comes a point in your life when you realize:Who matters,Who never did,Who won't anymore...And who always will..So, don't worry about people from your past,there's a reason why they didn't make it to your future..
God doesn't give you the people you want,
He gives you the people you NEED.
To help you, to love you and to make
you into the person you were meant to be.



garnett109 said...

Debbie and I loved our camping until my health went bad.
hopefully the prez. will do whats right.

Paula said...

Thanks stopping by my blog. Like all your good ole red, white, and blue tags. It wouldn't let me follow you so I'll try another time.

Jimmy's Journal said...

Good post, Gary. I haven't been to Lake Okeechobee in a long time, but the last time I was there, I nailed 'em.


jack69 said...

Great entry! loved the narative only problem, you are hung up on TOO HOT. LOL Great entry mate.
Yeah, I hope this commander in chief does what is right for us all. I hope he is the best president we have ever had. No sense griping when we can hope!
Ha! I know aobut hope, I spent eight years as e-3 and below, then I thought e-4 pays more!
Take care up there! LIfe is good!

It's Just Me ~ Katie! said...

My hubby and I love to travel - As I wrote in my profile, my next home will be a motorhome on the go at all times. Enjoyed your reads and tags. Take care and enjoy your today,

Bill said...

Great Entry!! You gave me some interesting stuff to read and brought up a lot of my old memories too. Thanks.
Regards, Bill

Shirl 72 said...

Very Interesting. You are to funny
about being to hot. You know Jack leaves NC and spends the Winters in Fl. where it is hot. He will be back come summer. Love your entries and how you give support to our boys that are fighting for our Country. Loves the colors.