Dec 162010

Never underestimate the power of positive sniveling! It actually warmed up a bit in Fort Lauderdale yesterday, and it looks like the worst of this cold spell is about over. The forecast for the next three days is for highs in the mid-70s, and sunshine! Whatever will we do?

Yesterday morning J.C. and Beverly Webber came by to say goodbye and pick up a bundle of Gypsy Journals to drop off at their next stop, then they headed on down the road toward Marathon Key.

After they left, Terry and I ran some errands, stopping at the post office, bank,  and WalMart. I have to be honest and say that even if the weather was good, this area is just too darned busy for our taste. We much prefer a slower pace, and this is a big city, with all of the hustle and bustle that any big city has.

Paradise Island is a clean RV park, and the staff are all very friendly and helpful, but it’s an older place, with very tight spaces, and for us it’s really just a convenient place to park while we visit our friends Jim and Chris Guld from Geeks on Tour. If we wanted to play tourist in this area, it would be a good base from which to do so.

Fort Lauderdale is called the “Venice of America” because of the more than 300 miles of waterways that wind past parks, estates, and luxury hotels. If it was warmer, I’d have my Sea Eagle PaddleSki in the water doing some exploring while we’re here!

For some reason, I had started feeling really puny while we were out, and it felt like my cold or flu from a couple of week ago was returning. Back at the motorhome, I took some Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Formula and took a nap. I woke up an hour or so later, and felt better, so whatever it was seems to have passed.

I called my daughter Tiffany in Arizona and we talked a little bit about what the grandkids wanted for Christmas, and then I went online and ordered a couple of items for them. Isn’t online shopping great? No parking places to find, no crowds pushing and shoving, no packages to wrap, and no long lines at the post office to stand in. Isn’t technology a wonderful thing?

So many people seemed to enjoy the link I posted to a You Tube video about Florida snowbirds in Tuesday’s blog that I found a new one to make you giggle. This isn’t a video, just a funny holiday parody that appealed to my warped sense of humor, so turn up your sound and enjoy!

Chris has been working hard on our website relocation, and tells me she’s making headway. I’m glad she’s the one doing all of this confusing technical stuff, because I get a headache just thinking about it!

Chris and Jim are a real RV success story. When we first met several years ago, they were in the early days of operating their mobile computer education business, and since then we have watched the Geeks on Tour grow into the recognized experts in the RV world. Their seminars are popular at RV rallies nationwide, and they have taught literally thousands of RVers how to get the most out of their computers. They also offer online education for those who can’t make it to one of their seminars. Check out their website to learn more.

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  7 Responses to “It’s Warming Up!”

  1. Nick – I LOVE that parody. My daughter shared it with me and when I played it for a friend of mine who works for the airline industry…well, lets just say, he’s trying to figure out a way to get it to play over the airport loudspeakers. I’m glad there’s someone out there whose sense of humor is as warped as mine.

  2. So if its getting warmer there Nick, I guess you’ll be heading down to Key West now.
    Or maybe yer chicken to drive across the 7 mile bridge…tell the truth now.

  3. I too have been prodded and poked by TSA and have hated it. It is very invasive and TIME consuming. This one is unbelievable!! We came in to Atlanta from Amsterdam. We had been prodded and poked in Amsterdam. We were in a safe area just off the plane, herded like cattle, no way to see any one or go any where. We went through customs and then through ANOTHER TSA prodding and poking before we were allowed into the protected area of the airport to catch connecting flights. Good grief. How many times are they going to do this, I thought? There was no way anyone could have gotten anything and we were all tired from a 9-10 hour flight.

    I am all for safety but what about taking a real hard look at the ones who might really be a problem, I’m talking about profiling. TSA wastes valuable time basically molesting us while potential problem flyers get less rigorous checking than they should have. It’s silly not to profile and check the real potential problems thoroughly. They have us in their computers already and know where we have been and how many times. We are not the problem!!!!!!

    I know, I know, that’s using common sense and our government doesn’t have any!!!!!!

  4. “Give me your tired, your poor,
    Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
    The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
    Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
    I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
    Emma Lazarus, 1883

    Do we still have to endure this? Enough already!!!

  5. Hey Nick, we REALLY enjoyed the Jungle Queen. It is a boat ride that takes you through the city to an island where they feed you WELL, and then entertain you for 30-45 min before taking you back through the cannels to your car. And the best part is it is only about $40.

  6. ?Everyone complains about the TSA agents, that they are violating everyone rights. Has anyone ever just considered that these agents are just doing what they are told to do. I am not happy about what they do bur then again it hopefully will catch the next a% that tries to sneak a bomb or some other horrible thing aboard. I know that some agents do get carried away with the searches but they are few in number. I also think that they do a good job. It is not like they search everyone that goes thru the check point but just a select few. Once again if you do not want to be subjected to this search then take a train. I am glad that it is warming up in Florida at last. I sure wish it would stay above freezing at night here in Texas.

  7. The terrorists have already won. Otherwise our own country would not be putting us through intrusive pat downs and real ID hoops. The terrorists have control over security in our country. Scary though, huh?

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