I realized today that I have not posted in over a month for the simple reason that there has been no RV trips in that period. May was the designated month this year to get all that medical stuff done and the last such event is now complete. That is not to say we have not been busy with various projects like getting the grass to grow-yup that means I am watching grass grow.
This has also been a month where we had the chance to enjoy the grandkids. This means:
Checking out the butterfly house
Hitting the beach and checking out the fishing pier
A T-ball game
Victoria getting to check out some heavy equipment at the fairgrounds.
We headed to Pensacola for the open house on the Spanish training ship, Elcano. It is the third tallest tall ship in the world. However, there were huge lines hours before it opened and there was no way we were going to stand in the near 90 degree temps for hours with no shade. So we we headed to the farm market and then saw it from across the pier. We also noted the several ambulances that were going to help the fainting people. So we chose wisely.
Last Monday was the opening of the Red Snapper season and I agreed to go on an offshore fishing charter with five real fishing enthusiasts. I have not done much of this, but a day on the water should not be passed up. We did bring in a few fish about fifteen miles out, but the weather stole the show. We were surrounded by clouds and threatening thunderstorms most of the day and at one point I was at the rail with fishing pole in hand while the downpour tried to fill the boat. Finally, as we decided to try to beat the next storm to port, we stopped for a quick try just a few miles offshore and landed about six of the Red Snappers. With lightening strikes closing in on us, we decided that surviving the day was better than more fish and took off for shore as fast as the three 300HP outboards could push us. It was a wild ride and for me the best part of the day. Some of my fellow fisherman may not have agreed.
Finally, today's thrill was finding a 3-4 foot Black Racer snake on our patio. He was hiding under our patio locker when Halley and I went for a walk in the morning and we watched later as it slowly decided to head back to the wild.