Sunday, October 21, 2012

Last Days in Florida.. Oct 2012

We have had some kind of a wonderful time visiting Florida this year! Such wonderful hosts JRoger and Susan have been and how great it was to see all our friends and family, but our time is up and we must head for home. We are both kinda sad and glad at the same time. We will miss all these wonderful folks here in Florida but both of us are rather homesick for the beautiful Southwestern part of the USA and our home at North Ranch near Congress, AZ.





What a wonderful spot JRoger and Susan have carved out of the woods and made their home site here north of Monticello in Northern Florida. The good times we have had with them over the years, as we spent parked in their yard, are memories we will not ever forget as they linger in our minds forever.

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The weather has been gorgeous for our stay and as you can see in this picture, Ms. Megabyte2 and I are thoroughly enjoying ourselves.   If any of you are wondering what to do with that big old Satellite Dish you have laying around, JRoger has the perfect solution. Isn’t this a wonderful gazebo he constructed of this old dish he found in his junk pile?  He sure gets lots of comments on it and I wanted you to see it.  The vines you see on the posts are grape vines.  He's hoping they will produce a good crop of grapes someday.

I am going to cut my Blog short this morning as we are headed to the last day of the Tallahassee Gun Show.  One of my dreams was to be able to spend some time at a GUN SHOW with JRoger.  When ever I go to one, I always say "Man, I wish JRoger was here..."  So I feel very priviledged to be here while he is working this gun show.  We spent yesterday wheeling and dealing from his table and let me tell you I had a ball.  JRoger is definitely my expert when it comes to guns.  It was him that brought this hidden interest out in me and gave me something really exciting to do in my life at an age that I really needed something to keep my mind busy.

I leave you with a link to my Web Album and pictures of the Air Boat ride JRoger and Susan took us on in their air boat on the nearby Wacissa River.. We saw some beautiful Florida river sites and what a day it was...... Hope you enjoy the ride and the sites...

Just click on the picture below...












Now I gotta get outta here to another fun day with Guns!!

It was a GREAT WEEK!!!! Come on back Wednesday and I'll let you know where we are... God Bless you all...

Mike

 

10 comments:

Jim and Sandie said...

The southwest is getting all gussied up weather wise for you. Next week in the 80's and just about perfect. So travel safe.

JB said...

Looks like you are having a great time in Florida.

Pam Ridgely said...

Wonderful pictures. Looks like you have a fantastic day.

Marty and Roz said...

What a life you boys and girls are leading, envy you. Don't suppose you had an opportunity to sample your "hog" before leaving the Sunshine State?

Al Bossence said...

Know what you mean by being homesick for the good old Southwest. It's only been our winter home for the past few years but I get homesick every time we go back to Ontario for the deserts & mountains of the southwest. Safe travels this coming week......

Lady Dyna Ryder said...

Mike and Pat, thanks for sharing your airboat ride with all of us! I felt as if I were right there hangin' on with you. Such peace and beauty... not many know these parts of Florida still exist! Safe travels.

Larry McCormick said...

Glad you had such a wonderful time. That air boat looks like a lot of fun. Be safe and God bless. Larry and Lee Ann

Elaine said...

looks like you had a great time in Fl...now onto the southwest for you...safe travels folks...great pictures..

Happy Trails said...

Florida is my home state and every once and awhile I get home sick for it! If it's not tooo late, I'd like to suggest taking 98 west through Apalachicola FL, a beautiful little fishing village, artists and wonderful family restaurants galore. Best Restaurant is in Eastpoint called Captain Snooks, on the left with a deck out over the water! YUM! You can head up to I-10 again from Port St. Joe.

Anonymous said...

Howdy Ms BOOM_BOOM & BIG BOOM_BOOM,

Thank you, and RJ for the trip thru the swamps!!! How deep was the water
in the swamp?? I didn't see no Gators
or big rats/nutrias!!! It was a beautiful day for the swamp tour, though!!! Have a safe trip to AZ, but y'all could stop by the ranch, itz on the way... We're just S of Abilene,TX...
Joyce & butterbean carpenter
RunningStar Ranch
Coleman county
Texas