This was our 2013 Jayco Flight Swift 198 RD


Sunday 23 February 2020

When the photographer is being photographed

Blue Jay RV & MH Resort, Dade City, Florida

We’ve had some fun this afternoon with the drone. Today was another beautiful day with warm temps in the lower 80ths accompanied with hardly any wind and that makes it an ideal condition to fly the drone. Benno has had several practices over the past weeks flying his drone at high winds just to find out how to handle it at those situations and he is getting better and better at it. So while he was out on the grassy fields in the neighborhood practicing with the drone, I took both dogs for a walk to the same area. We stayed by the country road as I found the grass in the field too tall for a comfortable walk and who knows what crawls around in it. Benno spotted us arriving via the drone from quite a distance and soon I heard the unmistakable humming sound from this little machine above us.  This was something new for Elsa and Reggy as they had not seen the drone in flight motion before and they were not sure what to make out of it. I had brought my little Lumix camera along and tried to take a picture of the drone as it hovered in front of us meanwhile attempting to keep both dogs motionless on the leash. Unbeknown to me, Benno took a picture via drone of me standing there with the dogs. We were quite the distance apart and had no way of communicating with other. Our walky-talkies would have come in handy had we brought them though.

I am taking a picture of the drone
and this is the picture that the drone took of me
Elsa is looking at the drone hovering right in front of her

Benno is looking at where the drone is going
but the drone is taking a picture of him

The drone is taking a picture of Benno
and he is looking at himself

This is the picture the drone took of me

A zoom picture of Benno's location from me

The real distance where Benno is parked (middle of picture)

This is not a leaf, it's a cow from the view of the drone ;-)

Our stay here in the RV Park is coming to an end in a week when we will move on. This winter we did not have an opportunity to hike, or see beautiful mountains, but we were blessed with many very nice days. Had I been sun tanning all those sunny and hot days, my skin would be dark brown by now. Shopping was good here as well as Zephyrhills is a vibrant little town and so is Lakeland where the Aldi store is located. We had never been to this area before in our travels, but liked it here very much. There are certainly a lot of RV and Mobile Home parks in this part of the country, so other snowbirds like it here too.

A lazy afternoon in front of the travel trailer

Hoping everyone has had a good time these past weeks and I will post our new location once we get to it. Presently, I do not know exactly where we will end up, but I’m hopeful it will be a good place.

Stay tuned everyone and thanks for checking in again.


  1. Great to see Benno getting comfortable flying his drone and that you are enjoying your time there.

    1. Of course you made me laugh at the drone pictures of each other. :) Very cute!
      Enjoy your last week in that lovely park.

    2. Thanks to you and your drone, he found his perfect toy to play with.

    3. Patsy I didn't know Benno was going to take a picture of us and I just thought maybe the dogs would pose with the drone. The last week in a park are always bitter sweet.

  2. Glad you are Enjoying your time in Florida and that Benno is Safely learning how to fly his drone.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

    1. Rick this year Florida turned out to be a good place to be during the past three months. Benno loves his new toy.

  3. Sounds like Benno is really enjoying his new toy.
    We stayed in that area of Florida for a couple of months in 2016, when we were looking for a motorhome and ended up purchasing the Stinger "B", it is a beautiful area. Looking forward to seeing where you land next.