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A heartfelt welcome to visitors wishing to follow my Little Guy Teardrop Trailer Travels. For your convenience, you can follow my trips chronologically by clicking The Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. ~~ More trailer info. ~~ The overall contents of this blog are a mix of health & nutrition, and comments about my activities. Enjoy!!
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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Rainy day greetings !!


When it rains, my activities are limited. I'm overdue with an update on this site because I focus my energy on Three Quarters And Counting. Over there, you'll find all the news worth printing (LOL). In October 2013, my tiny T@B teardrop trailer (and yours truly) made a thousand mile trip from Waxhaw, North Carolina, to Livingston, Texas. The T@B sits in a nearby field; I am comfortably settled (permanently) in a Carriage Cameo 5th-wheel trailer at the Escapees CARE Center. ~~ I'd like to think that I have a few more T@B travels in my future. ~~ I'm still very interested in health and nutrition and I'm in reasonably good health for "three quarters (75) and counting (4)".

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving Greetings 2013 !!


Greetings from Livingston, Texas. I recently moved here from Waxhaw, North Carolina. Many of the details can be found on my blog titled Three Quarters And Counting. **If** I eventually have some "free" time, I'd like to add more information to this MY ORIGINAL BLOG. I can't complain; I've chosen to keep busy with volunteer jobs.

I seldom visit this blog but was forced (recently) to search every corner of my computer to clean out "cache" and "cookies." 

You'll note--as I have--how the pictures reveal how much I have aged. Despite the visible evidence of aging, I am really in good physical health, Praise the Lord.



Sunday, November 18, 2012

Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving

I rarely revisit this blog.  I have another blog where I post my current thoughts and activities.  Please visit Three Quarters And Counting.  I have a volunteer job at JAARS near Waxhaw, North Carolina (south of Charlotte).  I have a nice apartment at the JAARS Center.  I am obsessive-compulsive about my backyard garden.  Come visit!! I'm sincere: Visit my blog and/or come visit me at this unique location.  If you have an RV, we have a nice RV Park (and usually always a vacant site).  ~~  I'm thankful for all my blessings!!  I want to wish you, and yours, a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year 2011

I rarely post a message on this blog. I switched my energy to publication of another blog titled TabTeardropTravels. I encourage you to follow details of my travels, and my everyday life, at that site. ~~ I want to wish the occasional visitor a Happy New Year 2011 !!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Greetings from Burlington, Vermont

A faithful reader brought it to my attention that current information is lacking. "Are you OK?" Thanks for asking!! Yes, I am in excellent health and I've been traveling with my Teardrop trailer. Something I failed to advise the reader at an earlier date: I have a new "used" Teardrop and I have been documenting my travels at http://TabTeardropTravels.blogspot.com . Please follow my travels and let me know what you think.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Recession ??

After days of packing--and loading the POD--I needed a "break" from the apartment (and all the work therein). I decided I'd take my aching, tired body out to dinner. I wasn't sure where I wanted to go so drove past a number of restaurants. My KIA turned in to Golden Corral. "OK, I'll do it." (But almost never go to a buffet restaurant.) Number One: The parking lot was full, available spaces were few and far between!! Number Two: The price for Sunday dinner is $5. higher than other days of the week "because we serve steak" according to the cashier. Well, I "bit the bullet" (metaphor) and paid the price. Number Three: I DON'T EAT STEAK!! I enjoyed asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, cornbread, fish (baked), green beans, okra, potatoes... and ended with warm old-fashioned bread pudding and a cup (actually half-a-cup) of decaf coffee. Number Four: I don't eat the million-calorie desserts I saw on display!!

I was in Golden Corral for over an hour slowly eating from the wide variety of food. The scene before me was better than a lot of TV programs! The restaurant was packed!! (I had trouble finding a place to sit.) The majority of the customers were NOT senior citizens so their dinner was over $13.00. Many families of four, five and six.... I actually kept saying over and over in my head: "Recession? What recession?" I asked my server if this was a customary crowd for a Sunday afternoon. He said: "This is 'dead'; we are usually busier." Furthermore, the same people come in every Sunday and sit at the same table(s). Frequently he gets a $40. tip from a table with seven or more. Think about this for a minute: This is not an upscale "sit down" restaurant where a waiter/waitress takes your order and then serves you. This is a "buffet" where we get our own food. And the "server" (water, iced tea, clears the plates, etc.) gets a large tip. Boy am I naive!! I've believed the media when they said Food Pantries were bare because the unemployed were stretching resources. If there, indeed, is major unemployment in Shelby, Cleveland County, North Carolina, I saw no inkling of that this afternoon.

I drove in light rain to Golden Corral. Later, I got soaked walking from... to the car. It was a torrential rain driving home and frequently lots of water running across the street. I've been home less than an hour and the rain has stopped and there was a hint of sunshine.

I packed all morning (while watching and listening to worship services on TV). Everything from the kitchen is in boxes. I washed dishes--and miscellaneous. I did hand-laundry. As much as possible, everything is being packed away clean. "The end" is in sight (but no time to work on my Income Taxes)!!

Back to the topic of Golden Corral: I saw so much food being wasted. People would push aside a plate of food and go back for something else. The server carried away lots of "garbage." In Haiti, people are begging for food. Likewise, hungry people in some African countries. Shame, shame on gluttonous Americans (in my humble opinion)!!

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Postscript, 6:30 PM: The local TV evening news is reporting a tornado touched-down in nearby Gaston County. A mobilehome was destroyed. The owner was taken to the hospital with a heart attack.
"Nickel-size hail is some areas." More torrential rain here in Shelby, with lightening and thunder!! Cleveland County is now under a tornado warning. ~~ Wow! now some local areas are reporting golf-ball size hail.
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Postscript, Monday, 3/29/2010:
"At least eight tornadoes in North Carolina..." according to NBC Today Show.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

No wonder I'm all tired out!

Bob Hope once said, "Today my heart beat 103,369 times; my blood traveled 168 million miles. I breathed 438 cubic feet of air, I ate three pounds of food. I drank 2.9 pounds of liquid, I perspired 1.43 pints. I generated 450 tons of energy. I spoke 4,800 words. I moved 750 major muscles, and I exercised 7 million brain cells. No wonder I'm all tired out!"

I found that quote a few minutes ago (on a single page torn from a magazine) as I shifted, sorted, discarded and/or packed. My strong helper ("Ed") will be back on Tuesday to put the finishing touches on loading the last minute items (bed, rocker, table, computer chair, etc.). Most of the boxes have been stacked in the POD and--wonders of wonders--there is still ample space for the remaining items. I had some anxiety that I had more "stuff" than available cubic feet in the POD!!!!!!!! ~~ I have three days to finalize the packing and, time permitting, do my Income Taxes.

Now I'm beginning to rely on the clothes, bath towels, kitchen utensils, etc., destined for extended travel in the teardrop trailer. Everything else (kitchen, clothes, etc.) is being packed. I did another small load of laundry so those things can be packed away.

I want to run away from my apartment this afternoon!! I want to visit Panera, or some favorite food establishment, and forget the clutter, cleaning, sorting, packing, etc., etc. But I'll stay and dutifully plug away at the project. In a week I'll have time for leisure.

Repeating Bob Hope: "No wonder I'm all tired out!"