Saturday, December 27, 2014

Living in a Small RV - My Florida Winter Plan


I'm about to try something new - staying put for an extended time living in my small RV.  Living in an RV is not something new or novel.  Lots of folks do it.  Full timers do it all the time.  I’ve done a fair amount of traveling in RV’s.  Over the past few years, I've spent the equivalent of several months away from home living on the road in my RV.  But its been living on the road, which involves a lot of traveling, sightseeing, and moving to a new campsite every few days.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Siesta Key Revisited



After all the driving and two days of getting the RV serviced, we finally made it to Siesta Key.  Our short stay was at Turtle Beach Campground at the southern end of Siesta Key near Midnight Pass.  We’ve stayed at this small municipal campground before.  It has only 40 sites and can’t accommodate big rigs or 5th wheels, but it’s perfect for small trailers and motor homes.  It’s also perfect because it’s right on the beach.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

My Snowbird Journey South

This is the first time I've left for Florida in December.  In prior years, I've always waited until after Christmas.  But last year, the waiting around really got to us so we decided to bolt early this year.  I'm so glad we did.

Prior to leaving, we had only one major snow storm.  Before we left, we still had snow on the ground but just 30 miles south of us it was all bare ground.  And all the roads on our route were clear.  I remember last year having to snow blow the driveway the morning of our departure and there was still snow on the ground until we got to Maryland.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Florida Bound - This Snowbird Takes Flight

It's mid December, and this snowbird is about to take flight.  I'm taking off earlier this year.  Why wait?  An adversity to the cold and wanting to avoid the useless waiting in the tundra is reason enough for me to get to a warmer climate.  My snowbird migration takes several weeks of planning and there's always lots of preparation to get done.

This fall I've been busy with doctors appointments, dentist appointments, vehicle maintenance, house maintenance, yard clean up, winterizing tasks, and resupply tasks that all need to get done before this bird "Dawg" can take flight.  Its a lot of work to get ready for a 3 month sojourn, but I'm so glad I can still do it.  Here's my flight route to get to my roosting destination.