Lot has happned since I posted last. I will try to catch up.

After leaving Brian’s house we headed south at a breakneck speed. Neither Sparky nor I enjoyed the long day/night on the road. Sparky does not travel well and tends to get himself all worked up. The only way he would remain somewhat calm was for me to lay on the bed in the back while we were moving. I think it is because he can’t see out the windows and it was dark. We finally stopped for a couple of hours at a truckstop. I haven’t a clue where we were, just that it was dark out side and I had no reason to leave the coach. Ray and Tim grabbed a few hours rest and then we were off again. They wanted to be in the everglades by morning.

Quick stop for some quick cash!

Quick stop for some quick cash!

I did get Ray to stop at the Indian Casino so I could make a donation. Last time we stopped there I couldn’t find a open machine. It was 4am when we stopped and maybe 50 people were playing at that time. I bounced from machine to machine. No fishies! (my sister and my favorite). Finally settled down and played a bit and won $100. Of course it took $40 to win that but.. I stopped while ahead. Off again. Only a hour left till we get to stop.

Everglades..
Tim had never been here and I really wanted to share my enthusiasm for the Everglades with him. We drove down to Flamingo camping area and it really has been cleaned up since the last time we visited. The hurricane really destroyed this campground and it was nice to see it was now up and running. We stopped at interest points on the way back and then drove up to Royal Palm to see more alligators up close. There were lots of alligators but not too many water foul to be seen. More wildlife can be seen in April but Tim had a great time.

Key West..
When Ray and I pulled into the campground I was READY to get out of the mortorhome. Ray disconnected the car and we went in to register for our site.. soon after I took off in the car to see my friend Joyce. I had my cell so I could call Ray and find out where he had parked the rig. Seemed like a nice location. Small stand of pines provided shade. Close enough to the waterpoint that we wouldn’t have to move to take on water. John, Joyce’s husband, has a blue boy and will let us use it weekly so Ray won’t have to move at all! We put up a small tent so Tim has some privacy. Pulled out all the chairs. Set up the Wii. We were home! All was well, until 2:30 am.. remember that nice stand of pines. Well.. it is home for the Roosters!! and they can’t tell time!! They crowed at 2:30, 3:00, 4:15, then finally sunrise. We are learning to live with this morning ritual.

So far I have kept busy with lunches, dinners, bowling on the wii, and Karaoke for Ray.

Took this picture this morning at sunrise.   Thought it was too far gone but the picture turned out great.

First morning in Key West

First morning in Key West

I am off for a day with Joyce and Liz. Liz is going to try to teach me how to sew a beach bag. Should be a treat.

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