Thursday, October 30, 2014

FALL AND PLANS, OR IS IT FALL PLANS?

I finally found fall. Right here. In Millersville, Maryland. At the KOA. Actually, for being in such an urban area, this KOA has a great nature trail and is surrounded by forest. Granted there is a major highway that can be heard, but not seen.

A few scenes from the cabin decks...



A perfect leaf...

Or how about these leaves...

Or these clusters of leaves...


I even picked up some leaves on one of my many walks here...

I was surprised to see so much pine straw...

I'm more accustomed to this...

So, I have been doing some thinking about my future plans...at least trying to come up with some!!! I think I have a few things percolating around in my fuzzy blond (albeit with lots of gray sprinkled in) head. Actually, coming up with ideas isn't that hard. But trying to make plans around those ideas is where my mind heads off into a dozen different directions at once and has to be reeled in.

First up, deciding on which agency to go with for apartment hunting in NYC. I have it narrowed down to two. I'm going to give my son (who lives in NYC) a call to see if he knows anything on the negative side for either of them. If not, I'll choose the one with the most apartments that fit my requirements.

On a different topic, I wanted to watch something the other day and decided to try Blacklist. I do like David Spader very much but I wasn't too sure about the story line. Well, I ended up watching the entire first year. I really enjoyed watching the characters develop. If your a David Spader fan, you gotta give this one a look see. You'll probably like it.

That's all for now...
Football this evening...
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

MILLERSVILLE, MARYLAND

Yesterday was a traveling day. I arrived at Millersville, Maryland late afternoon...just before the office closed. After setting up Duchess, inside and out, I sat down and promptly fell asleep. I woke up with watery eyes, sneezing and feeling just yukky. I then realized that I had stumbled into allergyville. So, a couple allergy pills later, I sat down and once again fell asleep.

This KOA is bigger than it seems upon first arriving. Folks who stop here mainly want to see Washington DC or Baltimore. I've been to Baltimore many times and I used to work in DC so I am not interested in sightseeing this time. I will be spending some time visiting with my daughter and family.

But, mainly, I am here to take some time to plan my next couple of months. I did miss the deadline to get to Maine and put my trailer on a seasonal site. I do have a place to keep it, though, through the winter. So that's all good.

What I need to do is figure out the logistics of looking for an apartment in NYC. I can't bring the kitties with me when I am looking for an apartment, so I have to come up with a solution. I also can't bring the trailer into NYC because I have no place to park it!!! When I come up with a solution, I'll let you know.

In the meantime, I have been saving some nature pictures to share with you...




I love this pot of flowers...

And these wispy clouds...

A little bit of color...


And finally, this is the trailer parked in the site next to me...

Cute, isn't it?   Not sure if it's long enough to lie down in tho...

There's a new prompt posted.   An interesting concept.   Think about it.

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Friday, October 24, 2014

YORKTOWN AND MORE...

It was cold here last night. My heater came on a couple times to knock the chill off and I had it set at it's lowest setting! But today was a great day for walking and exploring again. I decided first to find the Yorktown Victory Center.

This is the smallest in some ways of the three areas (Colonial Williamsburg is the biggest and the Jamestown Settlement is in the middle.) It also has more shops than anything else. And there's a lot of construction so finding the center can be a bit tricky. However, it is right on the water and the stroll down the main street is very nice.





I did stop by Colonial Williamsburg again, this time to explore the museums. It's interesting in that you enter the museums through the mental hospital which had a great exhibit. Then you descend a couple floors either by an elevator or stairs to a museum shop and finally into the museum to see the different areas like pottery, silver, armaments, statues, etc. Quite interesting but not having natural light anywhere was a bit unsettling.

One gem that I fell in love with (and hope everyone who visits the area will take the time to use) was the Colonial Parkway which goes from the Jamestown Settlement, through Williamsburg and on to the Yorktown Victory Center. Maybe 25 miles or so. But a good deal of the road is right on the water and the rest travels through a beautiful forested area. And, it's free...



Well, they're celebrating Halloween for kids again this week at the campsite. Lots of families came in this afternoon. And I picked up more candy for Saturday night's trick or treating. I will be leaving here on Monday and heading up to Maryland for a few days.

Hope you have a great weekend...

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