One thing nice about coming to Florida during the months of Sept-December, is the lack of fellow snow birds. We usually have camp grounds basically to ourselves. No close neighbors, just the freedom to walk and talk uninterrupted. It is the same whether it is a private park or a state park. The Rangers, workers, and volunteers have time to talk and visit also.
Folks that work at RV parks whether State or private are great folk. Helpful, informative and they do not mind smiling. Well, except the time Ranger Carolyn got the report that a boy and girl were taking a shower together in the women's side. She charged in ordered them to get their clothes on and get out. the explanation? The guy said they had to, they only had one bar of soap! LOL
I told Ranger Carolyn it sounded right to me; she said, “But what do you know?”
“Yeah there is that.” I did think it was funny though.
(I forgot to show you Paula’s Texas Dentist the other day!)
But being down here like now, if Sherry and I want to shoot pool (which we never do) there are two tables open. Also a giant screen TV if we wanted to go watch cable in the Rec room, with no one there.
We will have it this way for a couple more months, each month the number will increase, but not drastically like it will just after Christmas.
So as boring as it may seem to some, this is very nice to us. We seldom get involved in the activities of the winter. My hearing(lack of) prevents a lot of interacting.
One of the main questions asked me is, “How do you stay that close to your wife 24/7 and not scream and fuss?”
I really never know how to answer that question. I am sure these guys love their wives. Maybe it is because we have had some long separations in our lives with me on deployments, etc. Times apart that we cried (privately) for just a letter (when mail was delayed). Now that I have her all the time, it is hard to get enough of that sweet lady.
(Anniversary last year in Albuquerque with Buddy & Di)
We were talking last night about some of our anniversaries. That girl can remember so many. This year we were in Mahogany Bay. last year we were in Albuquerque, the year before that was the Catskills. But we both remember well the first one. Bobby Helms singing Fraulein was the #1 song, I was in a NATO landing in Saros Bay, Turkey (USMC) She was in Belmont, NC. the other 54 anniversaries some how, we have arranged to be together.
Together is fun.
Thanks for coming this way.
I have good advice for all young men on how to remember your anniversary and your wife’s Birthday……. Forget it ONE time. I have done both. I NEVER FORGET NOW!
Today’s car: The a-Model p/u and steam locomotive