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Sunday 5 March 2023

The hot weather is getting to us

Well, I’m not really complaining, but with temps in the 80ties for days on end and not really cooling down very much during the night, we are moving a bit slower these days.


Just a couple of photos of the flea market as I could have taken hundreds

This horse head was made from bark

However, that didn’t keep us away from the weekly Monday’s big flea market in Webster last week. That place is so huge and we’ve been before, but it is always new because of the sheer volume of vendors in both the flea market area and next to it, divided by a fence, the open area of the swap meet for individuals selling their treasures. I never got to see everything before we headed home all tuckered out.


Since we are here in central Florida, we thought we would have perhaps a chance to get a glimpse in the sky of the next rocket launch of the NASA’s SpaceX launch that was scheduled for last week at the NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Merritt Island, Florida. It was postponed for a couple of days but materialized then a half hour after midnight on March 2nd. I took that photo from outside our travel trailer here at the Snowbird RV Park at 12:43 a.m. It was visible for a few minutes until the lights faded.


Free popcorn, why not

Today we took advantage of the senior discount for the Sumter County Fair in Bushnell, FL. The admission of $1/person included 1 free popcorn & a drink. The fairgrounds are close to the Webster flea market and the area is a fair size for the carnival midway. There were livestock & animal shows and indoor exhibits of crafts from the locals. At the same time the Swap-O-Rama’s Webster Westside monthly Motorcycle Swap Meet and Car Show was in full swing basically right next to it. However, that area had it’s own admission cost of $5/person. We were early at the fairgrounds together with other seniors taking advantage of the cooler temps before the afternoon sweltering heat. The midway was just starting to open up when we were there, but we wouldn’t have gone on any rides anyway, so it was good that not too many folks were there yet.


Those balloons looked kind of deflated to me

There were some pretty good rides

Benno and the dogs posed for me!

There was a couple that posed for a funny portrait :-)

Not too many people around yet

Benno enjoying some popcorn

On one of my walks around the pond at our RV Park, I spotted Mrs. Turtle with one of her offspring’s keeping a good distance from the alligator that hung around the edges of the pond while in the meantime, perhaps it is Mr. Turtle, took a sunbath on a log. 


While taking our nature walks I spotted an apple size kind of gourd hanging from a branch in a shrub. Is it perhaps a wasp nest? If any of our readers knows what this is, let me know as it intrigued me and I don’t want to open or destroy it.

Thanks for dropping by again.


  1. Well, it seems either we get too much heat or too much coolness, us rv'ers! Are we ever happy? haha The humidity in Florida has always been our reason to head this way but at least we're both out of the snow!!
    What a pretty turtle! I don't know what that gourd thing is but it IS interesting!

    1. You are right, it is difficult to find the right medium temperature wise. I don't like the cold but too much heat is very uncomfortable also as you can not take off layers when you don't wear any.

  2. After reading about your 80's I am going to not complain about our cool temperatures...I wonder if somewhere in between Florida and Arizona is just What a great picture of the mama and baby turtle.

    1. I was hoping to see the turtle again and then rewarded with three of them.

  3. Funny ... you guys are hot, we are cold. Where's the in-between? Love the turtle pictures!!!! The gourd thing looks just like that ... a gourd thing from a vine that dried up. If it's a wasp nest, you would see them flying about I would think.

    1. I did see a lot of small wasps around the area and that is why I thought maybe it was a nest, but it doesn't look like a common one. Anyway very unusual.

  4. 80's are too hot for me but I am thinking I might take a few days of 80's instead of the 20's and 30's we have had the past week or so.

    1. I am a hot weather loving girl, but lately I've been hiding in the shade and the air-conditioned RV.

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    1. I guess you are right about that, but it's very different.