Yesterday we had 14 straight hours of violent thunderstorms rolling over us - They finally stopped about 10 PM. Several tornado warnings, too, but the tornadoes touched down a little north of us. No photos to post for yesterday since we spent it doing things inside the motorhome.
That's all for today.
Blessings and hope you return again!
- Nada and Doug
- Welcome to the travels of Doug and Nada. We love the Lord and are traveling full-time in our motorhome with our German Shepherd, Homer. Homer is the star attraction wherever we stop and he gets us talking and sharing with many people. DON'T FORGET: YOU CAN ENLARGE EACH PHOTO BY CLICKING ON THE PHOTO! The newest blog post is at the top and they go back in time as you scroll down. If you want to see each photo larger, you can just click on the photo and it will enlarge. If you decide to leave a comment, don't forget to sign it so we know who left it. ;-) Folks: This site is under continual construction as we travel and see this beautiful country. Check back for more updates and photos. Thanks for visiting with us! May God bless your day!
Thursday, March 6, 2008
We drove about 30 minutes west to Cedar Key to see the Gulf of Mexico from the Florida side. Two years ago we saw it from the Texas side at the very tip of Texas on South Padre Island. It was a stormy, windy day as a storm system was just passing a little north of us. The island had all the indications that it can be quite a busy place in the summer months but it was quiet at this time of year.
See the black area on the sand at the water's edge behind Doug and Homer? Those are hundreds of black-winged gulls who are hunkered down there. Homer wasn't at all interested in all those gulls as we walked along the dog walk of the city park right at the water's edge, but they decided to lift off just in case.
Hope you northerners enjoy these photos of the warm south!
Last night after the potluck dinner here at the resort, the local police chief gave a talk about what to do for a hurricane. It made me realize that the best idea is to get in the motorhome and head as far as you can from the hurricane. Where we are here in Williston (about 35 miles from the gulf coast and about 90 miles from the east coast) would have been under water is Katrina had hit Cedar Key on the gulf coast. The storm surge came that far inland.
The next couple of days, Doug will be selling photos so we won't be doing much sightseeing. Homer and I hold down the home front while he out and about. Next week we head up to Perry, GA for a week at a large RV rally put on by the Good Sam Club. More on that later!
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
The Florida weather is beautiful. We have been having day temps in the low 80s and nights in the 50s. It is just great. Here are a few photos from my morning walk around the campground today.
Doug has been challenged by the roads in this area. Once off the main highways, the country roads are nothing more than two tire tracks of sand. They really look like someone's driveway going through the trees and underbrush. Add to that the fact that most of the homes have fencing and gates on the driveways which make it hard to show the homeowners the picture of their home. We are in rural horse country where most of the country is horse ranches.
When I uploaded the photos above, I discovered I had photos of the newest addition to the Rothgaber family on my iphone... His name is Briar and he is Josh and Vicky's new puppy. I am sure he is a lot bigger now since these photos are from before we headed south over a month ago. He is so cute! We wanted to kidnap him and take him with us. He and Homer got along fine although Homer gave him a growl when Briar kept jumping up to bite at Homer's mouth. One growl was all it took for Briar to decide that wasn't a good idea!