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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Final Day in Florida

It's our last day in Florida until Christmas. That seems like a long time away, but it will fly by just like it did last year, I'm sure. Lots of things to see and do in the meantime, and it will be nice to start making some money again!

It has been a busy week here in Homosassa, as expected. On Monday, we pulled into Homosassa River RV Resort for our free week stay. Its set on Turtle Creek, coming off of Homosassa River. Its a typical small site Florida RV park, but it has been very nice and quiet here. The long-term folks are the majority, everyone has been friendly, and as with most other Florida RV parks right now, it is rapidly emptying out!

Our week here has consisted of finishing the small details of departure, Al has volunteered at the Wildlife park two days, I've taken my mom out for a couple of days to get her doctor appointments and errands set for awhile, we had a small housewarming/birthday party for the family, we bought a new Prius for Al's mom and sister which should save them considerably on fuel prices (gas is $3.96, diesel $4.16 as of yesterday), and oh, we managed to spend five hours at Citrus Memorial Emergency Room as well. Al managed to slice the tip of his left index finger off while showing me how to use a mandolin to slice potatoes! No, I won't post pictures, but luckily it wasn't too bad, he didn't catch any of the bone, and he is now all patched up. They put a piece of artificial skin over the tip, and then bandage it all up. That acts as a scab to stop the bleeding and promote healing, and will eventually fall off just as a scab does. The doctor said it may grow back all the way, or he may have a divot there, but nothing that will impede his using his finger. So, that was fun....not!

Today is bath day for the dogs, Easter dinner with the family, and the good-byes for now. Tomorrow morning we will be on our way west, with our first stop at St. Andrews State Park in the Florida panhandle. From there we'll head across Alabama, Mississippi, then scoot diagonally across Louisiana finally reaching Al's sister's house in Melissa Texas, north of Dallas. We'll stay there until Sunday, and then drive over to Amarillo, TX, to Raton New Mexico, finally arriving at Chalk Creek Campground in Nathrop Colorado.

I hope everyone has a very nice Easter, and safe travels to everyone out there moving around.


  1. Those mandolins are dangerous machines! Been there...done that. But at least, mine didn't require a trip to the ER. I get the willies every time I think about that mandolin. Glad the injury wasn't too bad. Enjoy getting back on the road. Safe travels!

  2. I sliced my thumb open one time trying to peel a grapefruit. I have a nice smile shaped scar there now. I also tend to grate my knuckles. Food prep is definitely not for sissies.

    Glad that Al will heal and that all are now safe.

  3. Happy Easter to you and Al!

    Safe travels as you cross the country and try to stay out of those ER's :)

  4. Did the same thing to the little finger of my right hand and have a little knob there now. Only bothers me when I play the piano. My sympathies to Al. Envy you the St. Andrews stay. We would be in St. George right now if all our plans hadn't changed.

  5. Safe travels Al and Karen, enjoy Colorado. Hope Al's ouch is better soon!