Thursday, April 21, 2011

Nutria OR Rodents of Unusual Size

 If you met this guy on the trail as I did, you would be doing the I-hate-rodents-dance, too. It involves some yelping and hopping.  After a bout of yelping, I thought immediately of one of my favorite movies The Princess Bride and the rodents of unusual size.  
Nutria  were first imported to Louisiana in 1930 for the fur farming industry.  Since we saw this guy in Rodanthe, North Carolina, I would say they escaped the farm to keep their fur.  

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Spanish Moss

 While backing into a level spot in Dunedin, Florida, we inadvertently added  some Spanish Moss to the exterior decor of haRVey.  Since then, our moss is just hanging out and traveling along, we have decided to see just how long it can "hang out."  

Since taking on the moss, we have set up camp at 5 different sites, and traveled through 6 states. As you can see our decorative moss is still taking in the sights and maybe even improving our TV reception.  

The Spanish Moss fell off on May 5 at a campground in Java Center, New York, on a blustery day. 

Spanish Moss in the wild

Monday, April 18, 2011

This Week

Our campsite at Leisure Point in Long Neck, Delaware

A very nice sidewalk runs along the waterside of the campground. The geese like to hang out along the sidewalk - watch your step!

My morning coffee spot

The Atlantic Ocean is just 20 miles away at Rehoboth Beach.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Signs of Life and other Wisdom

Answer 1

Answer 2

Answer 3

Answer 4

Answer 5 and 6 can be interchanged easily

Answer 7
Most of your everyday questions can be answered by using one of these comments...

"Mom, where are my jeans?"  Answer:  5 or 7

"Will you please help me get my bike off the rack, it's too hard for me and your are so tall and strong."   Answer: 6  Ladies, this works EVERY time and not just for bikes. ;)

Sabra says, "I think we are lost, we are lost, do you KNOW where we are?" (I really do sound like this sometimes)  Dave answers: 1, 3, or 7

When I am fed up, missing my children, lonesome on the road (very rare) and longing for friends and family I complain with number 4.  The answer to this one is a nice warm hug. Thanks, Dave. 

Monday, April 11, 2011


 We are enjoying our time in Pasadena, Maryland.  It is always pretty cool when Dave rates a sign.
On the reverse side of the sign. 
This is my kind of camping.  We are in the back lot of the church. Small house, huge back yard this week. We even have a lake!  Thanks Galilee Lutheran for the space and the kind hospitality.

Taking a break while biking along the Chesapeake Bay in Downs Park. 

Thursday, April 7, 2011


When I was in sixth grade I got my first pair of glasses which I thought were very cool for the first week.  Then conversations with my mom began with something having to do with glasses and the whereabouts of said glasses.

Now, many, many years later Dave and I share quite a collection of glasses.

We both wear contacts, but I still like to have glasses so I can see my food, it tastes better when you can see it, and read very small print - oh, and a flashlight.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Washington DC - Cherry Blossoms!

When we are out and about this is how Dave always looks a wry smile and camera at the ready!

We enjoyed a beautiful sunny day in DC.  My pedometer showed ten miles by the end of the day, this includes walking around the tidal basin and the stairs of the Lincoln Memorial.

Our house is parked in Bowie, Maryland, in the parking lot of Trinity Lutheran this week. The members of Trinity had a garage sale and I was able to unload redistribute some of our junk treasure. Thank you Trinity.


Jefferson Memorial/Cherry Blossoms

Washington Monument/Cherry Blossoms

Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Oh please can we spend the day in the stairwell???? Can we pleeeeaasse.

We enjoyed very few sunny days and had to make a mad dash to see as much as possible.  It was a great stay and we were encouraged to come again - in the fall.  I think we will!
Did you know about the daymark?