Monday, December 19, 2016

Movie kind of day.....

Our Location: Devencrest Rv Park, Albany, GA

A dark, damp night last night followed by a dark, cold, wet day today. Our temps never made it over 48F/8C today. The rain fell on and off all day long. It was a good day to stay inside and so we did that. Being Monday of course that means it's cleaning day. Cleaned top to bottom, vacuumed, and wiped all the floors as well. Of course since our home is only 33.5 ft long, it didn't take a whole lot of time. Since we didn't walk today I'm including pics from other  years.

We read most of the morning and I tended to some business from Hainesville, GA  that requires some more effort on my part tomorrow but it's on our way when head out so no big deal. Our days are counting down here, we are leaving on Jan 3, 2017 and our drive will consist of about 4 hrs  which is about 180m/290km to the above mentioned small town of Hainesville, located east of us, which means we will be backtracking a bit.  We will leave there on the morning of Jan 5, 2017 to head toward the northern Florida Panhandle and southern Alabama.

After lunch we decided to watch a movie and I pulled out Two Towers, which is the second movie in the Lord of the Ring's Trilogy. We watched the first, Fellowship of the Ring a few weeks ago. Depending on the weather we may just watch the third one, Return of the King, later this week if the rain falls as predicted. 

David, a fellow that works part time here in the park is a 3rd generation carpenter, is a doing a small job for us. He stopped by again today to just check his measurements before he headed off to the lumber store for the necessary materials. I'm looking forward to that project being completed, it will make life a bit easier here in the Igloo for the short and the tall alike. ~laugh~

Since both of us were hungry earlier than usual we had an early dinner, eating shortly after 6:30 pm. We opted for pancakes instead of Sausage Soup, of which we have only 1 more day's worth left. We really liked it and I think we may be trying to stretch it out for an extra day. We ate half of a full crock pot on the first day, of course it's a two person crock pot too. It's a bit spicy but mmmmm it is really good.

Riley is having trouble getting on line on her new computer even though it says it connected to the internet at the 'connect' site, but all attempts to connect with a browser or app state that there is no internet connection and the diagnostic tool can't find any problems. Most perplexing. She hates Windows 10 and I love my Mac, so I'm not much help. No best buy here so I may just google a computer shop on my computer and see if we can find one to help with her problem.

A quiet evening of reading, computing, (me) games on her phone (Riley) and writing this blog topped off our day. A lazy day in which we stayed home and inside all day. Too cold to do much outside here, very damp. Looks like the same for most of the week but tomorrow we have things to do and will be out regardless of the weather, as it will only be rain and not the white stuff falling. 

Today's photo's were all taken aboard the USS Yorktown, a CV-10 Aircraft Carrier located in Charleston, SC at Patriots Point.  The Yorktown is one of 24 Essex Class carriers, built during the second world war and is the fourth ship to bear this name. She was commissioned in 1943, decommissioned in  1947, recommissioned in 1950 and decommissioned again in 1970. In 1975 she was formally dedicated as the first ship of the Naval and Maritime Museum at Patriots Point, her present location. The ship is 898ft/274meters in length, 152 ft/36.30 meters wide, draws just under 30ft/ 9.04 meters. Crew  numbered anywhere from 2600 to 5000.  She has 8 boilers, 4 steam turbines, 4 shafts and could do 32.7 knots. She had an armament of guns too long to list that included 56 cal and 70 cal guns. These pics were not taken this year when we toured the ship but in 2014 when I toured it by myself. 

Thanks for stopping by, hope you had a great day yourself. Until next safe, take care.....

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