Monday, February 16, 2015

Movin' on...

Our stay in Ocala, about 3 weeks, has gone way too fast.  It was supposed to have been a "rest period" for us after all our time up in the frozen north.  However, the community here had us doing stuff we hadn't planned on so "resting" we did not do enough of and will have to be put off for a while because we will break camp tomorrow and spend the rest of the week BOONDOCKING.

Look, Ma!  No snow!

Ring around the moon one evening.

Lights around the camp. 
Valentines Day Dance at the rec center here in camp.  This photo is courtesy of  our friends Gary and Dawn.
We will drive South a few hours to Sarasota, Florida to an RV rally.  This event is sponsored by Passport America.  This organization offers RV directed benefits to members for a small premium.  Besides sponsoring these social get-togethers, Passport America offers 50% off camping at a lot of campgrounds which is the master reason for being a member.

Boondocking, AKA dry camping, simply means one uses the self-contained character of RV's and live "off the grid" for awhile.  Instead of being hooked up to electricity, we will make our own, use water from our own fresh water tank and hold our own waste water until several days later.  We go into a remarkable water conservation mode.  The trade out is that we will use more paper plates and paper towels than we do when living "on the grid". 

We will tell you more about the rally in the next post.

Oh, yeah! Have to tell you about the big hit of the Valentine's Day Dance:  The DJ played only old hits from the 50's and 60's and when he played "The Stripper" by David Rose this lady was moved to go out on the dance floor and do an improvisational routine (no items of clothing removed, of course).
One of the guys was so moved he ran up to her and shoved a dollar bill in her back pocket and the audience roared and gave her a standing ovation!  We had a blast from the past!


  1. I'll be curious to know your opinion of the PA rally. Never been to one.

  2. Love the photo of the guy and the dollar bill - very funny! Looks like you guys had a fantastic time at the Valentine's Day dance. Cheers - Ellen