"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime"-MARK TWAIN

Monday, November 17, 2014



Yep, it’s a word.  Looked it up in the Merriam-Webster.  Had an old friend that used it quite often, but he was known to create many words unknown to the English language.  It means the same as addle, baffle, bamboozle, beat, befog, befuddle, confound, flummox, fuddle, muddle; and many more.

Pretty much sums up my state of mind the past month, or so.  I’ve never gone near this long without posting a blog of some sort, or another.  It might not have been much, but always enjoyed putting something out there into cyberspace. Just haven’t had the desire since arriving back home.

We’ve done a few things around the house.  I built a deck off our bedroom which Wanda has wanted since we moved here, nine years ago.  Washed and waxed the Casita. Cleaned and painted some lawn furniture.  Raked leaves and pine straw, and farm sat for a short period of time.  Many phone calls dealing with medical insurance issues for 2015.    Lots of “stuff”, but nothing worthy of blogging about, in my state of mind.

The weather has turned cold, and daylight savings time has ended.  It seems darkness arrives way too early, and stays much too long.  The old hibernation instinct begins to take control, removing the desire to get out and do much of anything. 

We did take the Casita down to Fontainebleau state park near Mandeville, LA this past week.  Some Casita friends from Georgia, Alabama, and Missouri were gathering there for a few days, and invited us to join them.  Really enjoyed a short, two day, visit with all of them.  Came back home Saturday in time to beat the rain.  Sorry, no pictures.

As for future plans, we have a number of them.  Reservations are made, and routes are being worked on. Whether they come to fruition is yet to be seen.  Some are within a few hours drive away, and some are days.  All are subject to the condition of Wanda’s mom.  We’ll take what we can get when the time comes.

Till then, It’s sitting home, looking at pictures, remembering WHEN.

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  1. Magnificent post.....I think I'll copy and paste it to my blog, 'cause I'm at the same T-intersection and keep thinking I'm at a dead end road....guess I better get with the program...though I still haven't sorted out my photo's from the trip, figure out stats for the trip, etc....

    Hope all is going well with you two and that Wanda's Mother is recovering....take care my friend....Horst sends

  2. Yep, all we want to do is sleep these days, I guess we too are in hibernation mode. Our plans are to depart for warmer country the day after Thanksgiving and we think we have Nat situated for the winter with a caretaker coming into his home and driving him where he wants to go.

  3. I love saying "discombobulated!" Glad you are working out some travel plans...may the door of opportunity open soon!!.

  4. You have some gorgeous photos!

    I share your feelings regarding blogging lately. Not much to say, waiting to be inspired.

  5. I've missed you the last few weeks but figured you had your hands full with stuff on the home front. Hope it works out for you to get some more miles soon.

  6. Jerry, that first photo almost takes my breath away. Wow!!!

    I hope that your plans will work out and that you and Wanda can be off to chase the sunsets again soon.

  7. Discombobulated is like a minor defugalty. I enjoy using both. ;)

  8. Yep, you said it beautifully!!! Not much to say, weather is colder than it should be and it does get dark way too soon. However, this too shall pass and hopefully we will all be better soon...might be spring but it WILL happen!!!
    Glad you and Wanda are planning some trips!! Sure hope Wanda's mom is doing better!!!

  9. It appears that you are making good use of your non-blogging time....a deck...very impressed!
    Glad you were able to go to Fontainebleau. I enjoyed looking at the FB posts...there were fiberglass trailers all along the Gulf. last weekend...Destin, Fort Pickens, Gulf Shores and LA.
    Wondering if the second to last photo is Dome Rock. Our thoughts are on the southwest.

  10. The memories are what carry us through these times. Your pictures are so wonderful and sure make me long to be out and about again. Before too long you will be ON THE ROAD AGAIN, making new memories. Blessings, as you are a blessing to so many.


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