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Sunday, February 24, 2013

UNPACK JUST TO REPACK . . .


The day flew. After our catered breakfast of biscuits and gravy Sunday we got caught up telling everyone goodbye. Eventually we pulled out by 10 AM. But not before Roxy tried to escape to the pasture ... once wrangled she pouted and just stared at the pasture. Then the wild but extra tame turkey showed up at our site. This adorable turkey had been following people around all weekend. It would pick a person. Follow them and if they stopped it would lay down and put its head on their foot ... Until the next person came by. If you petted it, it would nearly fall asleep. We had to put Roxy in the truck because the turkey didn't like her. Awww ...

Eventually we arrived home prior to 11:30 AM just in time for the down pour. It's not the best situation but I was on a deadline to depart again so rain or no rain I had to push forward. I unpacked just my clothes from the Airstream, washed a load of clothes and then re-packed for my trip to Jacksonville. I'm working there Monday and had to get on the road and get past Daytona prior to the end of the Daytona 500. I barely made it ... As I passed the exit the cars were on lap ten. Phewwww!!! That was close. I have safely made it to my destination in Jacksonville and hope for a good nights sleep. 

Tim and I are planning to get out again next month. If the stars don't align then we won't have our next adventure until late May. Until then . . . 


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Safe Travels~

ALICE WYMER

(Aye chihuahua!)

Saturday, February 23, 2013

COWLICK ROXY . . .


Today was busy and started out with donuts and coffee first thing. While at breakfast one of our fellow Tin Canners came to tell me that the cows were back at the fence. Being this would be Roxy's third visit with the cows this week they were quite content with her. I wish I had the camera rolling
or even a still picture would have been sufficient when one of the young heifers licked Roxy a few times as if she was her own. Rox loved it and is currently not in bed but laying with her nose to the door wanting to go outside to see her cows again. It's been a constant battle keeping her from getting over to the pasture. I think Roxy has had the best time here more so than anyone else.

Once we finished with the cows all the fun began. The open house had been advertised to the public and there were a total of 140 cars full of people who came to tour the 55 vintage rigs. We decided not to show our Airstream but instead enjoy go seeing the interiors of all the vintage trailers. The ranch raised a good amount of money for the kids who come to visit throughout the year by charging an entry fee and selling food at the concession stand.

During the course of the day there were qualified judges who toured all the trailers for the Southeast Regional Concourse Awards. Making Best in Show was the Camper Car. Other trailers awarded were the sheepherder wagon, the Spartan and the Vagabond. All receiving very nice plaques.


Tomorrow morning will bring biscuits and gravy early and then all the goodbyes.  We hope to pull out early after we eat ... Work calls and I need to get to Jacksonville by tomorrow evening.


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Safe Travels~
ALICE WYMER
(Aye chihuahua!)

Friday, February 22, 2013

SHASTAS FOR ANNIE-DEAR . . .


Oh one day I'll have a vintage. It could wind up being a Shasta, Scotty, Spartan, some canned ham or more than likely a vintage Airstream. We had a few more rigs arrive today. I'm thinking that I would like to have one of each. I'm hoping that sometime in the near future both the time and price will be right to start the fleet. 

It's difficult to find exactly what you want, in the year you want and then there's the price. Those who own the trailer have tacked on the 'labor of love' factor ... which I can respect. I'm hoping I can find one that I can re-do myself as my own labor of love. But until then I get to enjoy looking at everyone else's vintage rig


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Safe Travels~

ALICE WYMER

(Aye chihuahua!)

Thursday, February 21, 2013

THE NEIGHBORS ARE HERE . . .


Today was great  being able to watch the rest of our group arrive and set up their camps. What a variety of rigs we have here for the Tin Can Tourist Winter Convention ... Airstreams, Casitas, Shastas, GM Buses, truck toppers & wagons just to mention a few. 

We watched a gentleman and his girlfriend pull in with a 45' Pontiac Coach ... Forty-five feet!!  I just knew the back end was going to swing over and take out an oak tree when he made a turn.  But just like any true trailer towing professional he whipped that rig between the trees and landed her right behind us. SWEET! Talk about the long, long trailer. I almost had to go to the next county to get a full length picture of that one. 

Also arriving today was the 1912 Sheepherder Wagon from Dell, Montana. Oh my ... Only the horses were missing. There is such a variety of rigs here and I can't wait to get out tomorrow to take more pictures. 


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Safe Travels~

ALICE WYMER

(Aye chihuahua!)

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

PICTURE OF THE DAY . . .

Actually this is a lame excuse for a blog entry.  Tim and I spent most of the day socializing and taking a day trip to Dade City. Then we spent the evening with our good friends Doug & Steve having appetizers and cocktails in their 1954 Spartan. Enjoy Roxy's picture as we hope she brings as much joy to you today as she does us everyday . . . 

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Safe Travels~

ALICE WYMER

(Aye chihuahua!)

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING . . .


Today we planned on having nothing on our schedule. Most of the day was spent tinkering with little things on the Airstream & socializing with those already here. Tim worked on making a new free standing awning leg.  And since our last trip we changed a few more interior items. The roller shades had started to show wear and just were not working the best anymore. I replaced the ones by the dinette and the one upfront by the couch with black roller shades. Then the roller shade over the sink I replaced with a custom silver aluminum mini-blind. Once we landed at Sertoma all of these needed adjustments and tweaking of some sort. Now that they have been replaced we wish that they  had been done sooner. They look really nice. 

Still needing replacement are the side roller shades in the rear bedroom. My idea in there will be different than the rest of the window treatments and I hope it works out. More on that later in the year. Then I still need to finish the new dinette cushions. We've never been pleased with what it came with. The current/original ones are showing wear after nine years. I've already had custom foam cut and ohhhh do they fit good. The next step is to buy the upholstery fabric. I found one the perfect color but at $37 a yard ... Ouch! So I'm still searching. 

Our ranger stint was short lived. Mr. Ranger arrived back to the ranch by early afternoon. But just in case ... I was all prepared to show some authority thanks to my mother who emailed me a picture of an Oakland - Park Ranger Badge. She said I could just flash the picture on my phone if anyone questioned me. LOL

Head 'em up and move 'em out,... git along little dogies. We all had a great ending to the day. Especially Roxy. At sunset she got to meet eight baby calves. She was so excited walking over to meet them I could barely hold her back. This was her first meet & greet with cows or any animal of that size. They would each moo at her and sniff & touch noses through the fence. Rox was so cute. The cows were way more curious about her than Tim or I. We eventually  had to pull her away to get back to camp before dark where we enjoyed a nice campfire for the rest of the evening. Roxy then spent her evening staring into the dark toward the pasture hoping for a glimpse of her new found moo-moo friends. 


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Safe Travels~

ALICE WYMER

(Aye chihuahua!)

Monday, February 18, 2013

SO CLOSE BUT OH SO FAR AWAY . . .


Tim and I had a very short drive over to the Sertoma Youth Ranch that is just over an hour from the house. Once you get here you seem so far away from everything. We are literally in the middle of nowhere but still so close to home.

The ranch is located between Brooksville and Dade City Florida. The mission of  the Sertoma Youth Ranch is to provide a rustic outdoor recreational area for the children of Florida. We are here this week to attend the Tin Can Tourist's 93rd Winter Convention. Part of our rally fees goes to the ranch along with our group making an additional donation to benefit the children who visit the ranch. Last year we had a blast and know this year will be just as much fun. 

The park ranger will be out of town tomorrow and said Tim and I are in charge. Uhhhh ... We just met you. Ok ... I said mayhem will pursue and Tim asked 'Where is the local fire department?'

Tomorrow should be pretty interesting. Does anyone know where one can go to ranger school? Real quick like?


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Safe Travels~

ALICE WYMER

(Aye chihuahua!)