Ticks, Copper Pans and Walking

While camping at Cherokee Landing Thousand Trails in Tennessee

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Tick Removal:  Kevin saw a tick on our Yorkie Joey. The tick buried its head into Joey’s neck. Kevin and I took turns holding the dog and gently removing the tick from his neck. Our Yorkie was glad to have the tick removed. It was gross. We bought tick medicine for him afterward, I wish we had bought it sooner. I was told the campground was sprayed for ticks. I found two ticks during our stay. I don’t want to think about how many more ticks would be in the area if thousand trails staff hadn’t sprayed.

New Pans: Kevin and I are trying the new copper pans from Walmart. He bought a flat pan for cooking grilled cheese sandwiches, eggs, bacon and using on his bbq outside.  I bought a 9.5-inch pan for cooking veggies and heating chicken for fajitas. The copper pans are working out so far, only time will tell how sturdy they are.

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Plenty of open camping sites here but not many big rig sites

Walking: Kevin and I entered the Goal Day 2017 for Fitbit. Our Fitbit goal is 10,000 steps or 4 miles today. I’ve changed my Fitbit strategy. We saw two American Robins on our walk this morning. Kevin and I both reached our Daily Fitbit Goal today.

Happy RVing!

Next, Camping at Natchez Thousand Trails in Tennessee.

 Bird Spotting

  • American Robin
  • Chipping Sparrow
  • Blue-grey Gnatcatcher  (new life lister)
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker (new life lister)
Life in one spot-Thursday

Life in one spot-Thursday

“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery. Air, mountains, tree, people. I thought: this is what it is to be happy.” –unknown author

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Camping at Wilderness Lakes Thousand Trails in Menifee, California near our family for the holidays

Daily Life

We picked up our general delivery mail today at the Sun City, California post office. Inside our mail was our absentee voter ballots from Texas. Kevin gets excited about voting. I do too. To make a difference in who will be in charge of our country is exciting. I urge everyone to vote. Make a difference!

Kevin needed to fix our rv flag pole so we drove over to the local Lowes. He bought a new battery operated drill for $50.00. I bought two useful herbs to replace my wilted ones on the kitchen counter.

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We now have one spearmint herb for teas & mojitos and one cilantro herb for omelets & southwestern dishes.

I made homemade liquid hand soap. It feels soft on our hands but it has to be shaken each time we use it. I like it even if I need to shake it everytime I use it.

Walking

Kevin and I did a 5k volksmarch in Sun City, California today. The volksmarch is hosted by the Low Desert Roadrunners. Its a residential volksmarch. The houses were all immaculately mowed. The streets were clean. The residents friendly. Its a 5k or 10k volksmarch in a retirement community. The volksmarch is called Sun City Residential. I’m happy to be volksmarching again.

Happy RVing!

Our Volksmarching Adventures

Change

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Change.”

When my husband retired three months ago we moved into our RV and traveled the USA.
This was a big change for us. It turned out to be a good change.

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” from Goodreads

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Happy Changes!

Farmer Market

Menifee Farmer Market in California
near Wilderness Lakes Thousand Trails

This farmer market is small a few of the products sold here are veggies, cactus, clothing, scents and jewelry. The vendors are friendly and the market is clean.

Kevin and I have a love for farmer markets. Our first home was an apple farm as newlyweds we spent several weekends selling apples at the local farmer markets.
Happy Travels!

Traveling by Theme

I  read an article in Escapee RV May/June 2013 magazine called

Pacing Your RV travels by Emily Fagan

The article mentioned having a theme to travel by

Like seeing all the

National Parks in America
National Monuments
Lighthouses
Civil War Battlefield in the South
Sampling farmers markets
Bird watching
Visiting historic sites
Photography
Walking or Hiking Trails
Car Shows

The list is endless…..

For me the first year of travel might be National Parks,National Monuments & Lighthouses in the West. ?????

I’m excited to buy an RV and travel around the US.        Late 2014 get here quickly

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Hope to see you all soon!

 

More on Domicile States

Picking a domicile state was a journey that was exciting and exhausting. Each individual has his or her own reasons for picking a state. Mine are based on finances & ease of becoming a residence. I hope you find a state that will fit your family’s needs. I’m happy with my choice.

Here are some sites I used to pick a domicile state

General Information on Domicile States

http://www.technomadia.com/2012/07/chapter-9-nomadic-logistics-domicile-mail-taxes-banking-and-voting/

http://changingears.com/rv-sec-state-no-tax.shtml

http://stephaniehenkel.hubpages.com/hub/Full-Time-RVingHow-to-Establish-State-Residency

Texas Mail information

Escapee http://www.escapees.com/MYSKP/Home.aspx

Florida Mail Information

Good Sam Club http://www.goodsamclub.com/DefaultMember.aspx

South Dakota Information

http://mydakotaaddress.com/SD%20Residency%20faq.htm#q1

Campgrounds in Sioux Falls South Dakota I might try out someday. The fairgrounds are open for boondocking.

http://visitsiouxfalls.com/visitors/places-to-stay/campgrounds/#1

I have heard great things about this company in South Dakota. I am so looking forward to seeing these people.

http://www.alternativeresources.net/

Scenic Drive Ideas

I looked at maps and books of National Parks and Scenic Drives my favorite book is

 The Most Scenic Drives in America by Readers Digest  http://www.amazon.com/Scenic-America-Revised-Updated-ebook/dp/B0079E3DKY/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1347567955&sr=1-1&keywords=the+most+scenic+drives+in+america

I got so excited yesterday I highlighted scenic drives on my AAA United States map.