Friday, May 9, 2014

On the Road Again

We have mixed feelings about heading back to upstate New York from Florida.  Upstate New York has cool crisp mornings and mountains.  Florida has horses galore and new found friends and family.  But leave we did.

Pam is driving the Kia and towing the horse trailer with Jeremiah.  I'm driving "the Boat" and towing Earl's flatbed trailer.   No, I can't back up.

Our first stop was only a few hours away to Yulee, Florida and Debbie Crispen Manser's Cheers Horse Ranch.  That's Debbie below, petting a new foal, with Pam getting a low butt view.

Cheers does horse rides on the beaches of Amelia Island.  They have 40 horses, most of which aren't ridden and are rescues.  Some are old, one is blind, but all are beautiful.

Aww shucks.

Not just horses.  A couple of pigs too.

And chickens.

Oh, and it happened again.  Pam, Debbie, and I drove to Amelia Island to eat at Sliders.  The parking lot was full so I parked on the beach.  We all walked down to the ocean so Pam could get her toes wet, and on the way back a fella in a white pickup stopped.

"Hey, do you own a Trawler?"

Huh?  "Yes.  Yes I do.  Why do you ask?"

"Drift Away in Green Cove Springs?"

"Yes," I answered quizzically.

"I looked at it last year.  I'm the guy that wanted to give you a motorhome as partial trade."

Ah, now I remember.  I declined.  What in the world would I do with a motorhome?

Today we're off to Lakeview Plantation in South Carolina.  One the road again, just can't wait to get on the road again!

Certainly, Willie is an American original!


  1. No backing! This should be good. I feel an "incident" coming on......

    How are the pups doing with the traveling? Is Ruby watching over Pam while Chevy keeps you company? Which means the Pointer keeps Jeremiah entertained!!!

    How does the Navi-Nut (patent pending) work in the motor home?

  2. Chevy rode with Pam and Olivia in the Kia today. Ruby is a wonderful dog and slept the whole trip.

    The Navi-Nut (patent pending) does OK on smooth roads, but not so good on bumpy ones. I need to call Kent Boatguy at the Black Duck R&D Center in Westport. Maybe they can come up with one with something sticky on the bottom, like chewing gum. They also need to come up with a way to keep a motorhome in its own lane while navigating. Other drivers are very intolerant.