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Tuesday, 24 December 2019

Merry Christmas to our family, friends and all our blog readers

Blue Jay MH & RV Park, Dade City, Florida

Benno and I are grateful to be spending another Christmas south of the border in our travel trailer. This year we are in central Florida in a lovely RV Park with just a small group of RVs but a larger community of snowbird residents in park models that have been coming to this place for many years. 

Most days we drive into the town of Zephyrhills, a trip of about 8 minutes to do our purchases. A little closer is the town of Dade City, which also hosts a lot of stores but on a smaller scale and then there are the shopping malls closer to Tampa along the I-75 that offer more of the same.  It seems we always find something to do but I don’t mind to just hang around the travel trailer with something to read or to walk with our two Dachshunds around the complex.

The Florida weather has been a bit of a letdown in the last week with a lot of rain pounding our trailer all day long and even beating down through the night. It’s still overcast today but it looks promising for tomorrow with warmer temperatures and maybe some sunshine.  In-between showers the sky displayed a double rainbow but by the time I found my camera and had rushed outside to take a quick picture they started to fade.

picture of the gopher catcher taken from inside through the fly screen

The maintenance crew in this park has a tough time keeping the resident gophers at bay so they hired a cat to help them out. Actually, Elsa and Reggy volunteered too, but I would not let them get involved in the digging. 

By the way the RV parking spots on the street ahead of our row of RV parking is under construction. All concrete pads had been removed, the ground was leveled, gravel and more dirt were added and interlocking stone is now in place for the RV parking. It looks nice already and that will probably be the end for any gopher’s living quarters. Our RV parking in this street is also being scheduled to receive the same treatment and renovation.

I blame this shot on my camera ;)

Two nights ago our RV Park joined up with two adjacent RV parks for a Christmas theme decorated golf cart parade. Sadly the imminent rainstorm made all the participants race at top speed through the park so that my pictures were a total loss. I was just not prepared and could not find the proper setting for my camera in the dark.

With the cooler weather I had been creative with my dinner creations but will only post the BBQ pork loin pictures for now so you can tell we wont go hungry.

Oh, and before I forget, those Croc shoes finally showed up in our mailbox and Benno didn’t loose any time to put them on, but somehow I think there is something wrong with them :) 

I leave you with a nice sundown picture taken from our travel trailer and tonight's gathering around the fire pit at Eileen and Don, our neighbour's site. 

Thank you for hosting this Christmas Eve gathering

I would like to wish everyone a joyful Christmas. And to our son Dominik, a Happy Birthday, good health and happiness in the coming year.


  1. nic that you are getting out and about b enjoying he Florida weather ken busy sn all. zA merry Christmas to you as well.

    1. Thank you George and Suzie and to you too a very Merry Christmas. Hope you are well enough to spend some quality time with your loved ones. All the best to you.

  2. Wishing your entire family a Safe and Merry Christmas.
    Enjoy the warmer temperatures.

    It's about time.

    1. Thank you and the same to you and Kathy. We are enjoying the warm weather but I have noticed its not bad at home either with mild temps.

  3. Merry Christmas Marlene and Benno, all the best in 2020.

    1. Thank you Bill and the same to you and Patsy. Hoping 2020 will bring happiness to all of us.

  4. Love the doggie pictures in their Santa hats, even though one is topsy turvy. :)
    Sounds like a special day and more to come. I like hanging around home as well, it has been busy here.
    Too funny about the Crocs. They looked right in the first picture!
    Your parade picture was very festive looking!
    Merry Christmas!

    1. Well, sometimes you got to put bloopers into the blog :) Reggy and Elsa paraded their Christmas attire around the park and received some attention but they were happy to tear them off back home. We had some fun being home and ate way too much good food!

  5. Hope you both had a Very Merry Christmas!
    The picture of the golf carts flying by makes for lovely streaks of Christmas color.

    1. Christmas was wonderful, especially the food! Wish I had gone over to the other RV Park where the golf carts were lined up before they started the parade for a photo op. Will remember that should I have another chance some day.