Friday, February 25, 2011

Lake Okeechobee

 We met Marie while swimming in the pool at our  campground stop on the North side of Lake Okeechobee.  She mentioned her husband plays piano. Two days later here we are at Cal and Marie's and Dave is saying, "just start and I will jump in."  We were singing along with songs we did not even know we knew. 
 I should have zeroed in on their map of North America on the door behind me.  Cal and Marie are from the Sydney area of Nova Scotia.  They have filled in the entire eastern seaboard - mostly from moving to and from home each season.
Here is our small, but enthusiastic audience. A campfire would have have been just the thing, but in this campground there are no fire rings.

As you look at the campers, you can see why everyone gets to know their neighbors.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Serious Packer Fan

What a great looking cap!

 And it enhances ANY outfit!  
Pastor Steve at Our Savior in Lake Worth, Florida was showing off his Packer wear this past Sunday.  It was a treat to hang out with a fellow Packer fan.

This past October, his congregation surprised him with a trip to   to see the Packers play at Lambeau field against the Vikings. Packers won 28 - 24.

Making Do

Sometimes it is easier to stay focused if you stand while you work.  This is what Dave's desk looks like as he tries to "make do," with what we have on hand.  With a little help from our friend Fun Tak, he is able to affix the keyboard to my stool/end table.  A stack of much needed theology and computer books make a suitable mouse stand.  My outdoor foot rest stool  makes a great monitor stand.  Upon getting this all together, it is time to quit work for the day.  No, just kidding.  Dave is thinking about building something with, and no surprise here -  PVC pipe - what else would do when making do?

Thursday, February 10, 2011


As we traveled from Melbourne, Florida to our campground on Lake Okeechobee, we were tuned into a great radio station giving our Pandora (wonderful) radio a break.  We were singing along to a string of five or six excellent tunes, after which the radio announcer welcomed us to the "Oldies." What a smack down.  Here we were reveling in songs gone by, when we were told they had indeed gone bye.

We stopped at Taco Bell for dinner one evening the gal taking our order said, "I don't want to insult you or anything, but are you over 50?  If you are you get a free drink."  And I said, Yes, I am!"

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Groucho Marx

Above you will see a photo of Royal Terns.  I believe they should be renamed the  Groucho Marx Tern.
Here are a few Groucho quotes... can't you see these birds saying...

There's one way to find out if a man is honest - ask him. If he says, "Yes," you know he is a crook.
Groucho Marx

Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others.
Groucho Marx

I intend to live forever, or die trying.
Groucho Marx

I must confess, I was born at a very early age.
Groucho Marx

I never forget a face, but in your case I'll be glad to make an exception.
Groucho Marx  

Beach Biking

This is our new favorite hobby - beach biking.  Today we were able to ride 8 miles round trip along the shore.  I checked the "Tides" app on my phone and discovered that Cocoa Beach was at low tide and fifteen minutes later we were there.

After an hour of biking, we have usual beverage and a book reading time. It was a great afternoon. Our next beach will be in Melbourne, FL.  Come on down.