Friday, October 28, 2011

Goings On

Just have a few things to say today.  I'm looking around the Lodge and am wondering if it was my imagination in 2008 that I started selling everything in my stick n bricks and then sold my condo in 2009.  Why?  Because I still have so much stuff that came out of Somewhere and I'm trying to decide now what goes on the road with me and what stays in the Lodge.  Gosh, too many things to ponder.  Oh and do I really need that big pot that I used only a couple of times in 2 years?  I think not.  Instead of a shrimp boil, I'll go out and eat one or borrow.  Hey that sounds good, I'll just borrow.  Get ready Margie!  LOL

Home base, Deer Run RV Resort, had their Halloween celebration last weekend.  Right in the throws of getting packed & unpacked, trick or treaters!  Yep, 289 kids coming to trick or treat!  How do I know that, you may ask?  I had 11 pieces of candy left.  There were hay rides, scary dessert contests, wiener roasts, monster mash (dance) and a yard decorating contest.  It was a lot of fun and it was a beautiful weekend.  Here are a few pix of my treaters.
Hay Ride

Smurfs-there were 14 of them, cute.

Single smurf

Just a crew next door

Cute little guy

Cute little girl

1/2 of blues brothers & his sidekick

Sedona as disco dog

Hotdog, tee hee

On delivery day of the Lodge, the vent got torn from the roof.  The workers had to go back and get a new one to replace it.  In all the hussle and bussle of running in and out and strange people, Sedona goes missing.  Off I go in the car looking for her everywhere.  Neighbors go in their golf carts and then soon everyone in the neighbor hood is in their golf carts looking for her and yelling her name.  It's like a buzz of bumble bees on the roads.  My neighbor, Roger and a retired sheriffs deputy, asked if I had looked in the house.  He said that was one of the first places police were trained to look.  I said I did look at all her new hiding places but I would look again.  This time I looked in the toilet area (it has a door) and sure enough, there she was, shaking like a leaf and huddled as far back into the corner as she could get.  I thought she had run out while we were so busy.  I was so happy when I saw her, I'll have to say, my eyes leaked a little.  Another reason for a golf cart.

I have the best neighbors, Linda and Roger, yes I have another Roger in my life.  Anyway, they come on the weekends from Knoxville.  They had a rough time with the people who lived in my lot and they are just so happy that I'm here.  Roger, my 2nd house husband or is it the 3rd (so many I can't keep up), has been so helpful.  I think I told you about my mattress in The Whim being terrible, well Roger took it home with him and took it to a mattress factory in Knoxville and had a memory foam cut to go on top of it.  He has also said he will underpin and put sun screen on my windows on the Lodge.  That will be a spring and summer project.  Linda and I have a lot in common and so far, get along very well.

Had a fun time the other day, it was laundry time.  Sedona loves to go riding and off she went with me.  It was a success until it was drying time.  The driers were all not working.  I had to call the office, she sent over someone and they fixed it, 40 minutes later.  What a waste of a perfectly good day!  I see a washer/dryer in my building before long.

That just about catches you up with what's going on.  I have Direct TV connected now and I may not want to leave.  Ah but alas, I must go and I'll head out in a week or so.  The colors are so beautiful up here as is the weather.  Going to see Jonathan and Taylor before I get to Citrus Ridge.


Monday, October 24, 2011

The Lodge

Here is my new home base in Crossville.  It's a Gulfstream Lodge Series Conquest Park Model.  This was Friday when they delivered her.
Patio Doors
Front with great windows
Sofa w/bed
Jack knife sofa & dinette
Dinette and pantry
Full-size refrigerator

Saturday, October 22, 2011

The Whim

Here she is in all her glory.  Picked her up on Thursday and stayed in her last night.  The bed is very uncomfortable which will change soon.  It is a tight fit for me and Sedona but I think we will be just fine for a few months at a time.  She's a 21' Coachmen Freelander 2100CB, Sprinter chassis, Mercedes engine.
View with Slide out.

Building with everything from Somewhere in it.

The horrible bed, but I'm getting a memory foam topper.

The bathroom door closed.
The kitchen
AC/DC TV w/DVD arm swivels & can be seen from anywhere in the coach.
The dinette/sofa makes a bed and Sedona seems to enjoy it.
The cab over bed that you can't get in, no ladder.  Will be good storage.
From the back looking forward.
The slide
Back w/storage door open.
The Whim and Grey Goose


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

New Home Base

I've told everyone about buying my lot at Deer Run RV Resort in Crossville  TN.  Love it here and this time of year is just the best.  Our colors on the Plateau are beautiful and from what I hear better than the Smoky Mountains.  But you all just keep going up there and increasing that traffic from the interstate to Pigeon Forge and leave us in peace!  LOL

But I digress.  I have purchased a park model for my lot and it is going to be delivered tomorrow, Thurs.  It is a Gulf Stream Conquest Lodge Series 398DL3.  I don't have pictures yet but as soon as she gets home, I'll post many pictures both inside and out.  I'm really excited and I love this place so much that I'll be glad to call it my home base.

As if that's weren't enough changes for me, I also downsized Somewhere to The Whim!  I saw and fell in love with the 21' Coachman Freedlander 2100CB.  We worked such a deal that I'll be traveling in a much, much smaller rolling home.  It has one slide and is on a Sprinter chassis and a Mercedes Diesel engine.  It will be interesting to see how Sedona and I adjust to such a small home for a few months at a time.  Again, pictures of The Whim when I get her home.  My BFF, Debbie, suggested the name.  She said you bought it on a whim and you can travel on a whim so it just seemed to be the name for her.

Now the fun has begun.  Since Sunday I have been taking everything out of Somewhere and putting it in my building.  For the next few days/weeks I'll be setting my new home up and trying to decide what to leave and what to take.  I am exhausted tonight and I'm not finished and the weather is not cooperating either.  The temps are plummeting.  Tonight is going to 39 and 35 tomorrow night.  Highs in the 50's which wouldn't be bad if the rain and wind stop.

Well that's a quick update on what's going on with me.  In addition to all of the above, we are getting ready for our Halloween party in the park Saturday night.  From what I hear it's a big deal, the campground is full and all the cabins and trailers are rented for this night.  Sure hope I have purchased enough candy.  No costume for me this year, just a little too much going on for me.  Look out next year.


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Sedona's first kayaking trip

Today was an absolutely beautiful day on the Cumberland Plateau so off to "my" lake to kayak.  I decided Sedona should go too.  Her first time in the kayak on the water.  She did great!
Shoreline where the cabins are.

Colors are beginning to change.

Sedona started our sitting between my legs.

View of inspiration pointe.

Sedona wanted to get a better view and got a little braver.

Ok, so she decided she wanted to just lie on the boat and be comfortable.

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She sees something that got her attention.

This is fun!
Until she got restless and decided she could just walk off the boat.  Yep, in she goes.  Thank goodness I had her leash on her.  I have a lifejacket for her but she freezes on the land and in the water with it on.  She survived the dip in the water and probably won't try that again.  It was a great day.

A story for you that has nothing to do with Sedona or kayaking but it's funny and I have to share it.  My nephew, Roy, got a 24' travel trailer to take to Corbin KY while he worked on the railroad up there.  So he got everything set up and working.  Then he called me to say his hot water was not staying hot.  He would take a shower and the water would be warm and then turn cold.  What should he do?  We went through everything I knew to do and then he called me one day and said.  "you know that problem I was having with the hot water?"  Yes.  "Well, I hate to tell you this but the hot water was from the water hose being out in the sun and as soon as the water ran through it turned cold again."  LOL, LOL, LOL  Oh my goodness, I got the biggest laugh out of that.  As it turned out our friend a spider had built his nest in the tube and gas wasn't getting to the hot water heater.  The sun was heating the water hose and that is what he thought was his hot water heating.