Friday, September 30, 2011

FOSJ 2011 Arkansas Vacation

Well I’ve been telling Steve that he needs to post something to the blog a little more often than he’s been doing.  He hasn’t taken the hint so I’ve decided to write something.

We’re back in Florida now. We spent 7 days in the MH on the White River.  We put almost 900 miles on the bikes while we were there.

Arkansas had some nice curvy, scenic roads to ride. But then we’re from Florida where the roads are flat and straight so most any road with a little rise and a slight curve will excite us!
We met some really nice people in Arkansas.  If you want a really good breakfast then go to the Hilltop Restaurant in Yellsville. The biscuits were wonderful.  And for BBQ you have to eat at RazorBack Ribs. The food was great and Joel, the owner, was such a nice guy! 

Tomorrow we move the MH to a nearby campground.  We are moving in and will live in it fulltime until we leave.  We hope to be on the road sometime in April.  We have given away or sold most everything we own.  We’ve kept what we think we will need for life in the MH but there are still more boxes of “stuff”.  We will be doing more paring down this weekend.  It’s a little intimidating to get rid of so many things that you’ve spent a lifetime accumulating.  I’m just keeping my eyes focused on the goal.  Traveling is what Steve and I want to do.  We hope to be able to enjoy this life for many years to come. 

Monday, September 12, 2011

FOSJ 2011 Arkansas Vacation

Well we're finally here in Arkansas for our annual motorcycle trip. The drive up took a little longer than expected and we decided to stay in a Wal-Mart parking lot Saturday night rather than drive 2 more hours in the dark on unknown curvy mountainous roads. Good decision.

Took a short ride Sunday afternoon and a little longer one today. It is really hot! Could have stayed in Florida and rode in the 90 degree heat. A front is expected Tuesday and temps are supposed to cool off by Wednesday to 50 degree nights and mid to low 80's during the day. Looking forward to it!

Not much else for today. See ya!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Headachey Day

Woke up this morning with a headache. No matter what I tried it wouldn't go away. Just one of those things you have to live with I guess.

It's been a rough couple of weeks since we leased our house in Sorrento. We finished moving out last weekend and the new tenants were moving in 9/1/11. Nice couple. Joan and I are getting settled at the lake house. Each day we try to find at least one box that we can sort through and make decisions as to how we want to proceed with the contents. After giving away all of our big furniture, holding the yard sale and donating a carload to Good Will we still have boxes everywhere as we try to decide what we will need when we go full time next year.

I've had good luck selling items on Craigslist including some motorcycle parts, a 70's phone booth and even a pivoting TV mount taken from the main TV in the RV. Sold an extra jacket and the only large furniture item left over; the armoir.

We had a carpenter working on some cabinets in the RV and he did a great job improving the TV mounts and recovering storage space behind the TVs that had been inaccessible. Covered the 'hole' left in the cabinets where the table was removed and added a shelf for additional storage.

With the holiday and preparations for vacation next weekend this will be a quick work week. We're planning a short ride Monday with Ernie, Jim and Debbie. We plan to leave early and return before noon when the temps and humidity will really begin to hear things up.

That's it for now. Talk to you soon.