While camping at Florence Elks Lodge in Oregon. This campground is located in downtown Florence.
Fitbit Walking: We’ve been walking downtown to the boardwalk from the Elks lodge in the mornings. I put on my thin jacket, floppy hat, my audio book ear phones, and carry my walking stick. We try to get 10,000 steps a day. A few times on our morning walks we stopped at Old Town Coffee Shop on the boardwalk for a drip coffee and everything bagel. What kind of exercise do you do?
Farmers Market: On weekends the farmers market on the boardwalk has a good amount of artisan vendors and one veggie vendor. The vendors like to talk about the products they sell so we learn how to cook new things, where the products were made and most importantly what its called. Also, Its a good place to walk outside. Whenever we visit a new place I look up where the local farmers market is located.
Boardwalk Farmers Market
Amazon Prime: I ordered a few things from amazon.com prime so we’re staying in Florence until my items are delivered. We drove to Springfield & Eugene Oregon to see the Elks lodges. They both had a few campsites available but Eugene is closed for cleaning next week so we won’t be camping in Eugene.
Beach area by lighthouse
Lighthouse Yearly Fix: Also, we drove to the Heceta Head Lighthouse for our yearly lighthouse fix. The walk up the hill to the lighthouse is nice. The keeper’s house was closed because a wedding was taking place on the grounds. We saw the keeper’s house last year. The lighthouse volunteer talked to us about the migrating whales. We saw a few ocean loving birds by the lighthouse.
Mo’s Clam Choder
Best Clam Chowder this year-so far
Restaurants: We’ve been to a few restaurants in Florence. The best clam chowder I’ve found in Florence so far has been at the Bridgewater Ocean Fish House on the boardwalk. Its creamy with just the right amount of clams.
Campgrounds in Oregon
Oregon Farmers Markets
Oregon Local Restaurants, Cafes & Coffee Shops
Lighthouses in Oregon
While camping at Cherokee Landing Thousand Trails in Tennessee
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.
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.
Next, Camping at Natchez Thousand Trails in Tennessee.
- American Robin
- Chipping Sparrow
- Blue-grey Gnatcatcher (new life lister)
- Red-bellied Woodpecker (new life lister)
“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
Camping at Wilderness Lakes Thousand Trails in Menifee, California near our family for the holidays
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.
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.
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.
Our Volksmarching Adventures
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.
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
Civil War Battlefield in the South
Sampling farmers markets
Visiting historic sites
Walking or Hiking Trails
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
Hope to see you all soon!
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
Texas Mail information
Florida Mail Information
Good Sam Club http://www.goodsamclub.com/DefaultMember.aspx
South Dakota Information
Campgrounds in Sioux Falls South Dakota I might try out someday. The fairgrounds are open for boondocking.
I have heard great things about this company in South Dakota. I am so looking forward to seeing these people.