Wandering Oaks RV Park, Ocala, Florida
While half of the country is battling extreme winter conditions, this area was fortunate enough to enjoy 27C/80F+ temps today and a gorgeous blue sky. With no plans to do anything specific all day we took our two pooches for some exercise. First Benno led them around the park first thing in the morning and after breakfast I walked them to the fenced-in dog area where they romped around. Now it’s the time to dig out shorts and t-shirts for sure and because it was such a nice day we extended our walking into the woods. Reggy and Elsa had a blast running through the forest and we tried to keep up with them. Coming back to the travel trailer we were all hot and sticky.
Back in Canada, just before we were leaving, the Surge Guard got delivered. This gadget was on our agenda because we’ve had bad connections at power posts before and 2 years ago we lost the trailer’s converter to a power surge and had to replace the unit. So to avoid any damage to our plugs or trailer we wanted to add this to our inventory. We have it plugged in here at the park, but I’m sure the connections are fine.
I wanted to mention that this RV Park has “dish” sat which gets fed into cable television and we were given a sheet with the available channels. The first couple of days we watched some of the programs but the picture quality was really poor. In addition, when I was looking for the CBS channel so we could watch “Madam Secretary” last Sunday, which is one of our favorite shows, it wasn’t there. “Oh no,” Benno talked with a neighbor and he said he would get CBS only sporadically. In short order Benno disconnected us from the cable hook up and raised our Winegard Sensar TV Antenna that came with our travel trailer. We had purchased from Camping World in 2016 the add-on Wingman accessory to get the High Definition TV signal. The picture quality is fantastic, actually crispy sharp and we have all major channels with it. We get CBS here fine on antenna and enjoy “Madam Secretary” and “Seals” while having a bowl of “Tillamook” ice cream. Of course we do not get the special channels that are only available on cable, but honestly, these HD channels are enough for me anyway.
With not much on the agenda today, I added some more pictures to the “Najade” side bar that I scanned from old photos. In the old days we took slides and photos and those were left sometimes too long in the camera so the film turned pink. Regardless, it brings back some nice memories.
Wishing all our American friends, and of course Canadians too, a very happy Thanksgiving tomorrow.