Thursday, February 28, 2013

In Louisina

We arrived here this afternoon around 4. When I was backing in I ran over a sewer cap. The campground manager swore at me and said I was going to hit the electric post. Boy I was mad. When I do the campground review I will give it a nonfavable listing. Interstate 10 coming over was pretty good most of the way. We hit one area that was like a washboard. Shook everything up. I am using my mifi tonight as I can't get the wifi to work that good. We do have good cable. On the way we saw 2 troopers have a car pulled over with all four doors open and looking in the trunk. Not sure what that was about. We stopped at a Hardees in Foley this morning for breakfast. We got started pretty good time. We saw the cruise ship that was towed into Mobile last week. It is being worked on. Well  guess that is it for tonight. Not sure what we are doing tomorrow. I need to find my cable to lock my electrical meter to the post. Couldn't find it when we got here and didn't want to spend a bunch of time looking for it. Later  all Ron Thelma and Eli

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Sunny but windy

Today was a nice sunny day but a lot of wind. Glad I had rolled the awning up yesterday. This afternoon we went to famous Lambert's for lunch dinner. Brought home two pieces of chicken. and some carrots. Thelma brought home about a half pound of hamburger. She got a whole pound in the piece. We have one more day here. Tomorrow we are doing some laundry and putting away a lot of stuff. hope to leave by 9 Thursday  morning.  Watched the last of Indiana and Minnesota game Minnesota won. Whoopee. I hate Indiana. Well guess that is it for tonight It is going to be cold this weekend. This has not been the best of winters here. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Monday, February 25, 2013

Rain again

After a nice day yesterday last night sure changed. I think it started around 7 our time here. It thundered and lightning like all get out.After it quit this morning were just shy of 5 inches. Gulf shores got 6 inches. They are predicting high winds tomorrow so this afternoon I put the awning up. May just leave it rolled up as we leave here on Thursday. It is raining again here as I type this. Don't know if it will do this all night. It is supposed to get nice tomorrow afternoon. Wed will be pack em up day.  Want to leave here fairly early on Thurs. Got about 300 miles to do. Want to get to La and get set up in the daylight. We need to run to the grocery tomorrow and get a few things. We went the other day to Winn Dixie and bought some stuff where we got 5cents of gas at Shell. We now have 45Cents off on the next time. You can only use it up to 20 gals. We are not that low so we will be okay.  Well guess that does it for tonight Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Friday, February 22, 2013

Rain Rain Rain

Today was a rainy day. It started last night and has been raining off and on all day.Not sure how much we have gotten. We went for Mexican tonight and it was raining when we got back. Thelma may do laundry tomorrow. Depends on the weather. we also need to go to the grocery in the next few days. Oh the Mexican food was good. Thelma and I both brought home an enchilada. Couldn't eat all I had. Couldn't understand what some of them were saying. I need to take a propane tank up in the morning to get it filled. The cold weather has taken a beating on the propane use. Maybe it will warm up some now. Supposed to get in the 70s next week. We move on Thursday. Not sure if I mentioned that Thelma and I both bought new Sketchers last week. They had a special where you bought one you got the second at half price. Not bad. Well that is it for tonight. later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Did a little tourist thing

This afternoon Thelma and I took a little drive down by Gulf Shores and Fort Morgan. We first stopped at McDonald's for some lunch. They had a fish sandwich special.Buy one fish meal and get the second sandwich for a 1$. Pretty good. Then we drove down towards Fort Morgan.Stopped at a boat ramp area and got these two pictures
Don't know what this bush is.If someone knows reply please. Then we drove down to where the ferry is. It was not there but got some pelicans and some egrets I think. Here they are

Well after that we stopped at Winn Dixie for a few groceries. Needed some eggs. Well that is about it for now. Later all Oh they are predicting rain for the next4 days starting tomorrow night. Guess we will hole up here.  Ron Thelma and Eli

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Sunny afternoon

We had rain during the night and early morning.According to my rain gauge we had 3/4 of an inch. We did not do much today. I put our new portable grill together.It is a Coleman. Nice and portable with 3different parts to grill or cook on. I made reservations for next month. We will go to the Frog City park for part of the month and then after the full timers rally we will go back and finish up the month before starting for home. It was cheaper to pay for a month than for two weeks.They will keep our site open till we get back. Guess that is about it from here tonight We have not done as much here this time as the last. Course the weather has not been as nice. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Sunday, February 17, 2013

We had a cold night

According to the weather people it got down to 32last night. I know out furnace ran quite a bit. Also 2 electric heaters were going part of the time. This morning we went to Ryan's for the breakfast buffet. Don't need any lunch after that. A friend of ours wants a throwed roll from Lambert's. So here it is Jack. Catch it if you can
We stopped atWalmart on the way home for some milk. This afternoon I put new seals in our potty. Had to do it twice. The first time I must not have gotten the top on just right as it wouldn't hold water and leaked a bit. Didn't realize how heavy the top porcelain part was. Tomorrow we are going to do some shopping at the outlet mall. Sketchers shoes. I wear one pair almost all the time. Love them.Well that is it for tonight  Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Saturday, February 16, 2013


it is expected to get below freezing tonight. We are to let water run a little tonight. Sure has not been the best of weather. Friday we went to Lambert's. This is the place of the throwed rolls. We go here every time we are down here. Thelma had the chicken and I had pork chops. Got three sides with mine. Thelma had two. Then they come around with what they call passarounds. Okra Macaroni and tomatoes That is good. They also have fried potatoes and onions. I brought home a chop and half. Sweet potato and carrots. Plus a throwed roll. We had leftovers for supper tonight. we went to the church in Gulf Shores tonight. They are not very friendly. Well it is about time for bed so later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Finally some sun

Today we saw the sun again. It has been some cloudy rainy days here in Foley. It rained all day yesterday on and off. We did make a run toWal Mart as I needed some cash. You can get it there when you buy groceries. We were going to go to a church in Foley but it was raining so hard and dark and not sure where it was so we did not go. We are planning on Sat night going to the one in Gulf Shores. We went to that one 3years ago when we were down here. Think I can find it. Tomorrow we are going to run up to Camping World to get a new seal for the toilet. It is leaking where the two parts are clamped together. Then a couple of stops along the way. The big thing today was watching the cruise ship Triumph coming into Mobile.They had a fire in the engine room and lost all power. Towed in to Mobile as they have a cruise terminal that hasn't been used for a year. They had the fire on Sun night so have been floating till the tug boats got to them Monday Bad cruise. this is a carnival line. Good plublicty for them Well guess that is it for tonight. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Madri gras parades

Today was Fat Tuesday down here. We went to the one in Gulf Shores this morning. It started at 10:00 Then after it was over we went to Orange beach for theirs. It started at 1:30  They moved it up a half hour. They predicted rain. Sure enough we got some sprinkles and then it let up a little. After it was over it really poured. I have put a link here for all the pictures for the parades. 
hope this works I will check it out. later  That is it for tonight Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Monday, February 11, 2013

Rainy Day

Today was a rainy day. It started during the night I like the sound of rain on the roof at night. makes for good sleeping. This afternoon we went up to Walgreen's to drop of script for Thelma and then a few groceries at Winn Dixie. then came home. Tomorrow there are supposed to be some parades. One in the morning and one in the afternoon. Not sure if we will make it. They are predicting 90 chance of rain. Not good for parades. We will go into Gulf Shores  to McDonald's for breakfast and then see if the parade is going to go on. Sure hope it holds of on the rain. Yesterday it was quite windy. I had the awning tied down good. Well guess that is it for tonight Later all
Ron Thelma and Eli

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Madri Gras

On Thursday evening we went to Orange Beach for a parade. I started at 6:30. It did not reach us until about 7.was pretty good. I have some pictures to put on here we got back home around 8:30.
This morning we went up to Foley for the parade there. It was pretty good too. Here are a few pictures

This the Jr ROTC air force cadets from Gulf Shores High School
This is the Anchors Aweigh float The campground we are staying at
This is the steel drum band From Gulf Shores high school. The sound was amazing.
Tonight we went to a parade again in Gulf Shores  No pictures as I forgot the card for the camera laying on the printer. I will fix that. I will buy a spare card and keep it in the bag.  Well it has been a great day. It was a little cool tonight at the parade. The wind was blowing quite a bit. We stopped at the Waffle House for coffee and pie. The coffee was really good as we were a bit chilled.  Well guess that will wrap it up for tonight. We might have two more parades on Tues if it doesn't rain. Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Got out and about

This morning we went to a snowbird thing called Alabama lifestyles expo. This is for business's and resorts to meet the snowbirds. It was packed. We got a few things picked up that we might want to do while here. We then stopped at the gulf shores visitor center to pick up brochures there. Then on the way  hope we stopped at the gulf shores beach. Here is a couple of pictures
Just loved this cloud shot. Thelma was the first to see it. I cropped the picture a little to make it bigger. The waves were really rolling in
It sure was a great sunny day after having about 3 inches of rain last night. We stopped at 5guys burgers for a late lunch. Boy it was great. A little more expensive than what we are used too. I think we will go back again. Well think that is about it for today. Tomorrow night is a mardi gras parade in Orange Beach. They are neat when it is dark out. Later  Ron Thelma and Eli

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

A little siteseeing

This afternoon we drove into Foley and stopped at the visitors center. Got some info on the area then drove to Camping World. We wanted to get a new next exit book. They did not have the spiral bound one we wanted so didn't get it. We looked at some Montana's. They now have a 39 footer. It is made for full timing. It has two vanity's in the bathroom upstairs and a half bath down. Didn't find out how much it was. We are supposed to get rain tomorrow. We may go to the grocery if it does. Well that is it for tonight  Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Monday, February 4, 2013

Another great day

Today was another great day. Sunny this morning but later it got a bit cloudy. Heard raindrops a bit ago. They are predicting rain tonight and tomorrow morning. We went into Walgreen's this afternoon As I needed some strips for my blood sugar machine. Also had to go to UPS store to send my progressive industries electrical protector back as it is not working right. Should have it back my next week sometime. We also stopped at Wendy's for a frosty. Milk at WM . Oh got Eli a mdouble for supper and breakfast. Spoiled dog. Well guess that is it for tonight Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Another nice day

Another nice day here. Got up to the upper 60s. We went to Ryan's this morning for their buffet. Was really good Had too much to eat. I got the outside fridge going and got some beer and pop in it. Also put out the awning and got it tied down. The sun shines in the door in the afternoon if the door is open. Not sure what we are going to do tomorrow. Maybe drive down to the gulf. Only about 8 miles away. I would like to get some sunset pictures while we are here.  Well the super bool is over. I do not like the ravens  But didn't really care. Watched the first half and then changed Turned it back just as it was ending. I can't believe what they charge for commercials. Did not see the bud one. Well that is it for tonight. Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Saturday, February 2, 2013

A few pics

I have taken a few photos on the way down and this afternoon I took a few more. This is really a nice park Not so big that you get lost. I think about140 sites. They keep about 6 ones that are pull through's for people staying overnight or just a week. Here is a pic when you enter Alabama rest area

This is our lot Really nice Cable and wifi

Can someone tell us what this tree-bush is. Thelma thought maybe it is a dogwood.

We think this is a Camilla If you know for sure  let us know.Well that is it for tonight. Really was a nice day up in the 60s. Supposed to get better as the week goes on. Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Friday, February 1, 2013

We got here

We got to Foley this afternoon about 2. Got set up Still have a few things to do tomorrow.Get out the outside fridge. The camper one is working. We need to get a new thermometer for the lower section. The freezer is really cold. This is a nice campground. Thanks to our Granddaughter for dinner tonight. She gave us a gift card for Christmas for Cracker Barrel. They had a salmon patty dinner. It was good. Tomorrow morning they have a breakfast here at the rec hall. 3.00 that is pretty cheap. My progressive electrical box is not working right. Need to email them.  Well about time for a shower. More tomorrow.Later Ron Thelma and Eli. He has settled in good

Ps The slide worked this morning I think it had air in the lines. Thank you Lord.