Posted by: harleyhawk43 | February 20, 2018

Wintering in Florida


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*************************************************************************************As explained in our previous blog, we had a big change-up in our normal winter routine this year. Red Fox stayed behind at her condo in Newburyport MA, while I drove the Wolfpack down to Citrus Springs Florida. Red joined me for a few weeks recently for a respite from the New England weather and we had our usual good time together, intermingled with our normal, strong personality, disagreements. This blog will cover the time before she arrived (November 15 – January 31) and then our adventures while she was here.

Arriving at the Ferguson Estate

I have known Bill Ferguson since 2000, when I was 56 and he was 45. We met at the Manomet Mystery Riders weekly motorcycle ride, out of Gellar’s Ice Cream Shop in Manomet, Plymouth MA. Now here we are, 18 years later, with me camped in his back yard. We both still have our motorcycles and our Toy Hauler Campers, as you will see in the following video.

Bill was the person who originally got us interested in Toy Haulers (large travel trailers in which one can load motorcycles, dirt bikes, snow mobiles and other such “toys”), just before we bought our Wolfpack in 2010.

 

 

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Hanging out with Smitty and Big Bill

We took several local motorcycle rides during November, December and January. Smitty is another buddy of ours from Massachusetts.

 

Motorcycle ride to Leisureville in Boynton Beach

The day after Christmas I motorcycled down to Boynton Beach to visit Gerry and Liz Maher at their home in Leisureville. It was a long ride (around 280 miles), but well worth it to see my friends, Gerry and Liz, and their new friends in Leisureville. Pictures follow.

Red Fox Arrives

The long awaited arrival of Red Fox heralded a frenetic flurry of activity- First she had to unpack, then rearrange the entire trailer, then check out the nearby hiking and bicycling paths, then prepare for the Superbowl, then prepare for three motorcycle trips, two day trips and then a five day jaunt. I will let the photos do the talking (except there won’t be any Superbowl photos, because it was not so super).

Arriving and ride to Sleepy Hollow

 

Tarpon Springs Area, High Octane Saloon, Bonita Springs and Fort Lauderdale

 

 

 

 

Pictured above are; Janice Marshall, Bill Ferguson, Smitty, Ruth Connolly Roberts, Jean Connolly Cochrane, Barbara and Ron Horwood, The Red Fox, Gerry Maher, Liz Maher, Carol Edmonds,  Chris Bongarzone and a Manatee playing the piano.

So, not anywhere as exciting as our previous 7 years of full time RVing, but still a very good winter.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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