Feb 232013

Terry and I spent the morning checking e-mail and doing some online chores yesterday, and I think I got five or six new pictures of oddball RVs for a future installment of the blog. Thanks everybody, keep them coming.

During the afternoon, John and Kathy Huggins from Living The RV Dream, whose Fleetwood Expedition diesel pusher is parked a few sites away, came over for a visit. While John and I talked about the Google AdSense program and using it as an income stream for blogs and websites, Kathy picked Terry’s brain about weaving, spinning and all of her fiber arts hobbies, cooking in an RV, and life in a motorhome. We always enjoy visiting with John and Kathy. They are a fun and interesting couple.

Our pal Al Hesselbart showed up and told us he had postponed his planned departure for Elkhart by a week because of the nasty weather up north. Al said it didn’t make any sense to leave warm and sunny Florida to head north and get stuck in a parking lot someplace waiting for a blizzard to pass. They say wisdom comes with age, and Al is so old he’s darned near a genius by now.

When you’ve got five adults in a motorhome it’s a full house, but when you’re all good friends you never feel crowded.

After swapping lies for a while, we all piled into a couple of cars and drove to Inverness to visit with Bob and Rita Meredith. Bob is the RV artist I profiled a couple of years ago in a blog titled Art On Wheels. They recently bought a nice little mobile home on a lot big enough to accommodate their motorhome, a garage, and Bob’s studio, and the lot is on a canal with their own boat dock! I need a place like that so Miss Terry will let me buy a boat.

We all admired Bob and Rita’s new winter hangout for a while and then decided that we were famished and drove into town for dinner at a neat restaurant called Stumpknockers. It has amazing décor that included everything from stuffed alligators to antiques and serves excellent seafood and steaks. By the time we left, all of our stomachs were very full. We’ll be adding Stumpnockers to our Favorite Restaurants guidebook!

Back home, Miss Terry gave Al a loaf of her wonderful homemade bread and he headed back to his classic Newell motorhome at Breezy Oaks Campground in Bushnell. Then I spent some time on the telephone with our dear friend Barbara Westerfield trying to solve an internet connectivity problem I was having. Barb did some research, then called me back and patiently walked me through it and I was good to go again. Thanks Barb!

A few days ago Bad Nick had a blog about poor customer service, but apparently the folks at Wells Fargo Bank didn’t read it. Check out his new Bad Nick Blog post titled And You Want To Earn My Business? Check it out and leave a comment.

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  4 Responses to “A Houseful And A Tummy Full”

  1. Stumpnockers is a resterant Cyndy & I really enjoy and visit nearly every time we visit my parents at Homosassa Springs, whether we pull the 5th wheel from Oklahoma or fly into Tampa. The food & service has always been quite good.

  2. I love Bad Nick because he makes me feel like what I would like to say on occasion but am not quick enough to do it. Keep up the good job, Nick.

  3. I directed people to your link on unfriendly RV places on my Live Journal but I realize I really need to ask for permission. If you’re unhappy with it just let me know and I’d be glad to remove the URL.
    My URL is:

    I’m also pleased to hear your wife does much the same sort of fiber art activity as myself!
    I’m a spinner, card my own fiber, crochet and quilt.

    Thank you,

    Terri McAuley

  4. No problem. Terri, thanks.

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