Monday, April 25, 2016

Itinerary Summer 2016

May
5/16     Eagles Landing, Holt FL
5/17-18   Bella Terra, Foley AL
5/19     Cajon Palms, Henderson LA
5/20     Gulf Coast RV, Beaumont TX
5/21     Victoria Coleto Creek Lake KOA, Victoria, TX
5/23-30  Bentson Palms, Mission, TX
5/31-6/2     Alsatian Resort, San Antoneo, TX
June
6/3     Buckhorn, Kerrville, TX
6/4     Fort Stockton RV
6/5-9  Hacienda RV Resort, Las Cruses, NM
6/10-13     American RV, Albuquerque, NM
6/14     OK RV Park, Holbrook, NM
6/15-17     Grand Canyon Railway, Williams, AZ
6/18-20     Sundance RV Park, Cortez, CO
6/21-24     Alpin Rose RV, Durango, CO
6/25-27     Santa Fe Skies, Santa Fe, NM
6/28-7/5     Angel Fire, Angel Fire, NM
July
7/6     Pueblo South KOA, Pueblo, CO
7/7-17     Mountaindale, Colorado Springs, CO
7/18-7/31  Fort Collins KOA Lakeside, Fort Collins, CO
August
8/1     High Plains Camping, Oakley, KS
8/2-3     Covered Wagon Resort, Abilene, KS
8/4     Cottonwood RV Park, Columbia, MO
8/5     Double J Campground, Chatham, IL
8/15  Nappanee Newmar Factory, IN


Saturday, February 27, 2016

Satchel's Pizza

Satchel's Pizza, is in Gainesville, FL.
Website:  http://satchelspizza.com/_mobile/index.html

We went there today for lunch, and I took a few shots.  It is a really unique, and cool place to go.  The pizza was rated, on a scale of 1-5, a 5.  Even the crust was good....
I truly is hard to believe that all of the following pictures are pretty much contained on this premises...

This was against the wall, in front of our car, where we parked.  
Back corner of the parking lot (below)
This is a close-up of the picture afterward.  Some sort of sculpture....
This is a view further back, of the "what-ever"....
Why not?  A wall of CD's.  OK...DVD's.   
Or, a wall of floopy disks....
This is a very large, size of a full grown adult, ... Duck.  
OK, I'm giggling, still from the duck.  This is...well....some sort of ...well I truly don't know....!!!
These pictures (above) and below and following...are of their store, attached to the pizza joint...
A nice little nook, to have a pop.  Soda pop that is....

Another one of those artistic mosaic conglomerations that I cannot explain...

OK.  Clothespins, locks and an eagle.  Artists.  Go figure....
Above, a collection of clocks, on the wall.  Must have been a phase the artist was goin thru...
Below was on the wall.  Just sayin...it was a....well wasn't a mosiac...a tapestry?  No.....bad acid trip?

Note the tires on the ceiling below.  I just have no explanation for this.  





You can actually eat in this VW bug.  And be served by a waitress.  They had some eating in here when we arrived.

Below is the view from our table.
Our table decor
The art at and near our table....


I still say it was a pretty cool place and it got saved because they have excellent pizza.  We will take you here Kelly when you come to visit.  You'll love it.































Sunday, February 14, 2016

Pictures of the Park

I took a walk today and got some pictures of where we are.
We are in the very back of this park.  In a section calleld the Reserves
This is the road we are on.  All the way to the back of this picture, on the right.
Here you can get an idea of the distance between the sites.
This is the clubhouse
A water feature next to a huge pavillion.  In the background you can see the poolhouse & pool

This is the first section of the original park.  Much more wooded.
I discovered an area on the west side of the park, which they call the Quarry
I walked with Tucker up on a hillside and took this, realizing we were on a high cliff...we left
Think it's time to take the Christmas decor down?
These are some model homes in the park.  They are together and take up 2 roads.  
Places like this throughout the park, giving us all plenty of room for the dogs
They built a replication of a covered bridge, which RV's have to drive thru.

The site below is nice, as it allowed 2 cars to park on it

I thought it was a Seal and an Owl...
And I found a nicely dressed Goose all ready for today, Valentine's Day!!
These lots back to the woods and are spacious

So that's a general idea of where we are.  Hope you enjoyed the pics.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Orlando Dressage: Dressage Under The Oaks

We are staying at the Grand Oaks Resort and attended the Orlando Dressage event this weekend.  Below are some personal pictures I've taken.

An excerpt taken from their website:
Dressage is a competitive equestrian sport, defined by the International Equestrian Federation as “the highest expression of horse training“, where “horse and rider are expected to perform from memory a series of predetermined movements.” Competitions are held at all levels from amateur to the World Equestrian Games. Its fundamental purpose is to develop, through standardized progressive training methods, a horse’s natural athletic ability and willingness to perform, thereby maximizing its potential as a riding horse. In modern dressage competition, successful training at the various levels is demonstrated through the performance of “tests”, prescribed series of movements ridden within a standard arena. Dressage competitions consist of a series of individual tests with an increasing level of difficulty.



We are enjoying this resort, only a few miles from home.  It's peaceful here, wide open spaces, lots of birds and beautiful.  Here's a few pics I took around the resort.

The picture below was taken, to give you an idea of just how huge these oaks are.  See the truck?  That is the expanse of ONE tree