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Old 11-15-2009, 09:31 AM   #2577
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Well I can not remember what I wrote last time with these photos and I am sure they are not in the same order either....

But this was my first trip away to the States without an Airstream. We rented a lovely little cabin in the GA mountains - nice and close to a really nice golf course photos next in next post.

The view from the cabin - kitchen, great room deck and hot tub was spectacular - the photos just do not do the mountain scape justice. We were there for Holloween and of course a full moon making the whole place light up one night it was really amazing.

There is never the same lighting over the mountain scape making each photo different - even with the mist and or fog it is really nice.

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And just a few shots around on a day I went off to see the sites, and left my friend to meet up with her good friend that lived close by.

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Old 11-15-2009, 09:32 AM   #2578
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We got in a lot of golf around the cool and wet weather. The course was a challenge for sure. I have never played in the mountains before. There is not a single straight hole.

We must have lost 40 balls between us - but made up for it our last day on one particular hole and came out laden with balls we found. For me it made no difference as I could only take 12 home with me geeshhh....

Teeing off on a mountain Tee is so very deceiving and it gives a whole new meaning to yardage You think you have made it to pro level and your ball barely makes it to the fairway Oh I think I also mentioned that the cart paths was like being in a huge amusement park and thank goodness they have really great brakes!

The deer were so brave and we had to wait for them several times - I just could not imagine teeing off and hitting one....but maybe that is where the cabin got their wall piece.

We took a tour on one of the days it was rainy and cold - and went to the Amicocola State Park to see the falls....

When we were leaving our final day - we stopped to see the designated photo op - but could not see a thing for the trees - when I looked across the road what a photo op that was - a really nice Airstream - I still need to post the details on Airstream sighting Thread but someone sure has put a lot of work into that baby.
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Old 11-15-2009, 09:33 AM   #2579
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My last two days was spent on a little 30' sailboat - a last minute find on Craigs List.

I thought It would be neat to try something different and get me close to the water without having to re-mortgage my house - heck have you seen the prices in Charleston SC!!!

Although she needed a bit of TLC - it was great. I had two perfect days of weather. The first night was a glorious warm night and the moon filled the sky. My second night I had a spectacular sunset.

Unfortunately my friends schedule got a bit wacky and we could not get in some more golf but it worked out great. It has been a long time since I just sat topside on a boat, drank cold Corona and read a book in the warmth of the sun!!

I had really cute neighbours as well - such well behaved Dock Doggies....I could not resist - it was like they wanted me to take their photo.

The huge yachts at the end of the dock - surely made me drool with envy - and wondered when my mother load will be coming

The Harborage - Ashley Marina - Downtown Charleston
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Old 11-15-2009, 10:13 AM   #2580
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I love the pictures !!! How beautiful each of them are. I love the traveling fur babies
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Old 11-15-2009, 11:07 AM   #2581
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Thanks Vic...the would be easy to travel with if they were that small - but ours are a tad bigger....with a truck load more HAIR!!! but ours too LOVE the truck and have the whole back seat to themselves. The love to travel with me no matter where I go - so this last two mini vacations I went without them was kind of hard.

Hopefully if I get to snowbird this winter I will make up for the lost time and they will ride with me again.

These were taken on P and I's little Holiday in August - with the Modpod.

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Old 11-15-2009, 06:54 PM   #2582
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Hi to all, I have just joined and this is my first post. I'm a single 73 yo who loves to travel. I have done a lot of rving in a 20' Toyoto Dolphin..X Xing the US twice and down Baja twice. But i got it in my head that I wanted a little more power and something equipped to stay unplugged longer. I went way overboard and ended up with with something bigger than I planned on (Isn't that always the way). So next month I am picking up my "95", 30' Land Yacht MH. My 4 sons just shake their head about me.
GT & Judy, I want to say HI to you boaters. I lived alone on a 40' power boat with my cat for 12 years on the San Francisco Bay. Then I lived on a 36' ketch rigged sail with a SO.
Vic, As a retired RN I have great empathy for what you are facing currently. Don't push yourself, enjoy the campers around you and the sunsets before you. Try to stick to county, state, fairgrounds and Corp of Army Engineers campgrounds. They are usually cheap and the Army ones are by water & lovely.
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Old 11-16-2009, 03:37 AM   #2583
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Sharon they are a bit bigger a whole lot more to cuddle with. I bet they love the water as well. Where will you snowbird at ? I will have 5 of my fur babies with me and hope we can hit a few shows our Frankie has one more show left and will have his CH and Magoo had just started his carreer. But labs are more fun lol play with them as mine they might break.

Luv... Thank you and welcome to the forum, I am new here and probably driving all the old timers here nuts I ramble a lot ... Our whole family plus friends think we are crazy hehehe Thanks for the pointers,I am not sure how all this is going to work as we had a set back when we got here as the hitch is not working and not sure why but DH just wanted to give up, said nothing will work for him.I have never seen him react the way he has been , normally little things were not an issue he would deal with it and thats that... I guess it is my job to make sure he stays positive and not to let him throw in the towel. I will be honest I am getting tired of having to do all this and make all the decisions. Plus all our family and friends do not want to talk or hear about it is like if it is kept silent then what is to come will not. That is one reason I ramble on here since no one knows us I can vent and no one tells me I am a strong person and it will all be ok because it is not going to be. Dang I need to cry and scream or just beat something up but I can't I have to be the strong one here. wonder if a stiff drink would help.

I guess I am self centered right now and ramble to much .. I just realized I really do not have anyone to tell how I really feel no one wants to hear the bad ....
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Old 11-16-2009, 06:24 AM   #2584
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Sharon, the pictures are beautiful. I love how the waterfalls turned out.
Welcome to LuvRVing-you are our kind of woman!!Vic, hang in there and know you have the support to keep on RVing from your Silver Sisters.
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Old 11-16-2009, 07:19 AM   #2585
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Thank you Dannie... I had a breaking point last night I guess. I do so appreciate the support all of you have shown even though I came barrelling in ok I can finish what I started,it is so odd feeling still.

Have to get photo taking lessons from Sharon ...
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Things are tough now but they will get better. I know the feeling of no one to talk to or understand what is happening even worse when people don't talk about it or ignore it and hope it goes away. I don't know exactly what your situation is .My husband got sick and he went from being the one who always took care of everything to somebody who needed taken care of.quite a shock to me .who he had always watched over.I had always thought I was strong and independant we had lived on the road our whole life together. I quickly came to realize I was not near as independant as I had thought.and a lot of my strength came from him. It has been a long road but things are looking up.Enjoy all the time you have and go through the trials with as much enthusiasm and positive thinking as you can these seem to be the strongest times. We are strong and we can do it just a little different now. If you need to vent this is a good place.
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Hello Kit - welcome....

Hey gals the fire seems to be waning a bit - so I brought in a wheel barrow load of wood.

What I need right now is a good stiff drink and some horseshoes. We are about to loose everything we own.

Lou and Larry you would be absolutely dumbfounded at the OMB decision rendered to us today! I am surprised I am still standing. I have never in all my life felt so devastated and victimized as I do right this minute.

After the judge stated that she would not leave us - the landowners in the same position as the previous judge did - she DID! by literally completely dismissing the appeal for an answer on the By-law amendment.

Our only recourse now - is the Ontario Ombudsman, and to bring in the media - the gloves come off - as we have nothing else to loose now - we have lost it all - what an effin crap shoot this has been...simply to build a nice home for my parents by the lake!!! I just can not believe this is happening to us.

But you know something....Vic when I read your story - you give me hope - that Peter and I have our good health - we may not have anything else and god only knows where we will live or in what, and how long we can survive in order to get everything sold....but then our problems seem miniscule to what you are facing my dear - and hey if you ever just want to vent - I have huge shoulders and a great listener - feel free to PM me any time.

Although I have not posted any new galleries for a while - must do that here is a place where I have uploaded several of my photos...

ladybug63's Photo Galleries at pbase.com

So getting back to the camp fire...

Where is everyone? and how are you all doing? Have all the northerners got your babies winterized and who is planning a warm snowbird trip? And for those hanging out in the winter snow - what are your plans for the hard winter ahead?

As for our US neighbours - you will be getting all your trimmings for your Thanksgiving soon and family and friends coming in for a great time I hope.

Anyway - I think P and I have only upwards to go now - after today we truly have hit rock bottom - so wish us luck.....in some miracle on how to get out of this mess. At least with my truck and trailer - I really don't care about the rest of the possessions cause that is all they are! But we do need a roof over our heads and a means to travel/transport.
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Old 11-16-2009, 10:12 PM   #2589
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Sharon that is horrible news. I am so sorry. Are you saying the judgment for that property is affecting your home too? After years of trying to get approval for building we always thought eventually you would win out!

I don't have plans to snowbird yet unless I find a paying position South. I volunteered and applied at a few other places but for now I do have a trip coming real soon. I leave Wednesday for Colorado Springs. I am trading the 27' FB for the traditonal 28' Classic. We might be doing more living and working out of the Airstream, ourselves, so this model has the cushy couch and more room for pets. It also has the larger fridge and a microwave and a larger bathroom with his and her closets between the rod pocket doors. I hope for snowless driving weather.

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Hey Carol wow - you are trading in your FB...no more confusion tee hee as to where the bedroom is I think the Classic is a perfect set up for either full time or almost full time. I do hope you find something South - the bones get awfully rickety in the winter cold don't they? gosh I am feeling the cold already

The issue with this mess of ours - is that we have been carrying the development costs of the lot as well as all the Lawyers fees, Engineers fees, Planners fees and even the Township planners fees. We have a ton of invoices now that are outstanding not amounting to a couple hundred - more like $50,000 or more, that ha unless pennies from heaven come they just will not be paid. We could put our body parts/organs on the black market or something.

With the OMB leaving us with nothing as the previous OMB judge did - no wait - our Province thinks it is good planning to leave a land owner with a TRIANGLE building envelope. But the point too is that as this is unresolved, whom ever purchases this lot - will know the history - so now we have to sell the lot and the Dr. from hell with it - he obviously has an endless pit of money to fit us to our DEATH - which will virtually be impossible to sell now unless we carry this to its final development. Thus we have no choice but to sell our home to avoid going bankrupt.

The last place on earth I would want to live is beside this Dr. or our neighbour to the south for that matter.

We could look at some sort of innovative home to be built that would be like those award winning abstract homes - but hey I am sure the Dr. would come up with some reason to shut our building permit down.

We may have no choice to build there and live there. Or build and sell and in the interim Peter Live with Dad and I live South for the winter cause I could not live in the trailer up here - I would freeze to death - but then hey right about now that might be a good solution.

Just don't know what our options are now - not many when all you have is equity and no cash.

And we think we have problems - NOTHING compared to poor Haily. She had her big grooming and haircut day today, after her long sitting almost 45 minutes bless her, all she wanted was a good chew...and along comes Taz take away her bone.

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