Saturday, May 5, 2018

From a Scotty to a Surveyor all in ONE Day......

Happy, happy Saturday everyone.  It's Miss Anne and I'm back with a blog to catch everyone up for the past while.   Let's see, where should I start??

First there was Tink's Spring Fling in Maggie Valley, NC.  We all went and had a blast, Mr. R took some pictures, which he may share one of these days, and we all spent most of our time sightseeing, visiting, eating, and staying warm.   

When we got back home, and Mr. R was checking me all out for the upcoming camping season, he was able to verify my A/C unit wasn't cooling at all.  So he scheduled a visit back to my dealer, Carolina Coach and Marine, where they got me all fixed up.  He dropped me off exactly two weeks ago today, and then picked me up this afternoon.  He said the only two things he noticed was that I was in need of a good bath, and the new A/C unit was quieter and cooled great.

As he sat there enjoying the cool air coming out of my vents, he told me about his day.  Seems the Mr. and Mrs. were up and out early and at Cousin Sharon's house in Newton, NC at 8:30.  The mission was to take Cousin Sharon's restored vintage Scotty camper up to Raccoon Holler and got it set up on her seasonal site until her new Oliver, Miss Mollie is ready.  Now Mr. R told me how this all came about is about twelve other stories and we'd catch up on it all later.   



Her name is "The Coffee Cup" and isn't she a cutie pie!!!

Anyways, the set up took till noon, followed by a quick bite to eat and then the Mr. and Mrs. headed back to Claremont, which is the next town over from Newton, to pick me up.  



Here I am, back home, in my very own camper port.  It's good to be back in my own spot, hooked up to power and getting fridge all chilled and myself all ready for my next trip.

I think Mr. R has a very special mod planned for me, but he said it would have to happen another day, as he was tired and it involved hooking me up to Levi to reposition me in my camper port.  

As always, until next time, stay safe out there.....Miss Anne

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Miss Anne's First New Year and Other Stuff......

Happy New Year's Eve everyone.  It's Miss Anne here blogging one last time in 2017.   I just wanted to let everyone know we all got home safely from my first trip to the beach. Also, this is my first New Year's Eve ever!!   All of my linens have been taken in to be washed, my floors and carpets all vacuumed, and all the perishable food items taken in the house for the winter.  




Mr. R wanted me to pass along a few end of season items to all of our readers, so here goes:

--Total Nights Camped:  28

--Nights Camped (Pod): 12

--Nights Camped (ME): 16

Now Mr. R says this number is down from the past few years, mainly due to elderly parent issues, but he says that's ok.  

--Wi-fi repeater:  Mr. R reports this system worked well.  (link)

--Fire Stick TV:  I got this at the beach this past week, and it worked great too!!

Upgrades/Mod planned for 2018:  That's a secret!!!

Ok, back to the beach trip.  The Mr. and Mrs. were there with friends of theirs (Mr. Mark and Mrs. Sue) from Kentucky.  Micah their doggie was along for the adventure too!!

Mr. R told me they didn't do a lot, just things like cook, eat, go looking at other campgrounds, buy more stickers, seems they went to Camping World almost every day except Christmas Day, buy t-shirts, a few more stickers, and well you get the idea.  Oh, and Mr. R gave Mrs. S a soap making lesson, then Mrs. S made her very own batch of peppermint soap!!

Mr. R and Mr. M did a lot of planning for future trips, mostly logistical stuff, and some equipment discussions and looking too.  

In fact, as of right now, these are the trips on the books for 2018....

--Tink's Spring Fling (April)

--Huntington Beach State Park (June)

--Raccoon Holler Campground (The entire month of July.)

--Hatteras Sands Campground (August)

--Huntington Beach State Park (December)

There are sure to be more, quick weekend get-aways, but those aren't even thought about yet.  Haha

To wrap things up, we all want to wish everyone a safe, happy, and healthy New Year.  If 2017 wasn't so good for you, when our prayer will be that 2018 is better.  If 2017 was good for you, same prayer.  

Here are an assortment of pictures from our week at the beach.  Like the trip, there's no particular plan or order to them.  Haha


















Happy New Years and until next time, stay safe out there......Miss Anne and Crew

Sunday, December 24, 2017

So.....This Is The Beach.....

Happy Christmas Eve everyone!!!  This is Miss Anne and I am finally blogging to you from the beach.   OH WOW!!!


Let me back up just a bit to begin this story.  Ever since I came to live with the Mr. and Mrs., they've been telling me all about the beach.  If you remember, I thought we were going back in July, but turns out they had to cancel that trip so we went to my favorite mountain campground ever, Raccoon Holler.  Now for those of you that are counting, it is the only mountain campground I've ever been to, but it is still my fav.

Over the last few weeks, the Mr. and Mrs. have slowly getting me prepped to spend their Christmas break at the beach, Huntington Beach State Park, in Murrells Inlet, SC to be exact.  We left home about 8:30 Saturday morning, arriving here about 1:00.  It was a great drive with what Mr. R said was the normal amount of traffic.  We left home to a few scattered showers, but arrived at the beach to a warm, bright, sun shiny day.  

About two hours later, friends Mark and Sue arrived from way out in Kentucky.  We're camped beside each other for the entire week.  From what I can overhear, cooking, eating, shopping, sight-seeing, and resting is the order of the week.  I think the Mr. might even be having a soap making class for Sue.  

Today (Sunday) has been overcast and damp, with a shower or two, but that hasn't stopped anyone from having a great day.  Here are a few pictures from the last two days I snitched for you from the Mr.'s iPhone.   











As you can see, I've even had my sticker collection (and the Mr.'s) added to.  

Well that's about it for this post.  From our family to yours, we all want to wish everyone Merry Christmas and a most joyous Holiday Season.  

Until next time, state safe out there.....Miss Anne and Crew

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Miss Anne Is In (Her) House......

Happy Thursday everyone, it's Miss Anne here today and have I got a story for you.   I'm so excited I can hardly type!!!  

Lemme start at the beginning.   When I came to live with the Mr. and Mrs., I had to park in front of the Podport were Pod had lived.  (Pod was the camper the Mr. and Mrs. had before me.)  You see Pod's Podport was great, but just a bit too short for me.   

A few weeks later, the Mr. moved me one afternoon and several people and something called a Bobcat moved the Podport right next door.  Then the Mr. parked me where the Podport used to be and that's where I've spent my time between trips.   

Well yesterday,  the Mr. hitched me up and parked me right besides the old Podport next door.  He didn't tell me what was going on, but I knew something was up, but I just had no idea.

Well this morning about 10 o'clock, the Mr. and Levi pulled up right behind this crew of installers, and in no time flat, the crew was unloading, running drop cords, etc., while the Mr. and the crew boss discussed something big.



It seems the Mr. and Mrs. had decided I needed my very own house to live in!!  As I sat there at watched, in about 90 minutes, I did indeed have my very own house.



Now the Mr. took quite of few pictures, all with his iPhone thing, so I thought I'd post several of them so you could see my home being built.












Now these pictures aren't in any particular order, because that seemed like too much work, haha, but I think you get the general idea.  

The big question on my mind, was would I fit in my new home.  I sat there the entire time it was being built wondering.   Just as soon as the install crew left, the Mr. hooked me up to Levi and we all proceeded to find out.   I sure hoped the Mr. had done a good job of ciphering!!



Would I fit?  Well it seems I did with room to spare.  Whew!!  At any rate, I look right at home in my new place!! I think I'm gonna like it here a lot.  




Well that's my big news for today.  I sure hope everyone has a great weekend, and I'll be back soon I'm sure.  Thanks for dropping by and as always....

Until next time, stay safe out there.....Miss Anne

Friday, August 4, 2017

Back Home.......

Happy Friday afternoon all.  We're back home from The Holler after another great week in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina.  


We've not blogged that much simply because we didn't really do so very much this week.  This week was all about "downtime" as we're now beginning to gear up for the new school year.  

We ate, slept, read, napped, ate some more, with a little sight seeing thrown in for good measure.  In fact, we went and scouted out a campground we've not camped at in several years. 






And of course no week in The Holler is complete without a few rides along the BRP (Blue Ridge Parkway.)




Let's wrap this up today.  We may slip off one more time for a couple nights if we can squeeze it into the schedule for the next couple weeks.  As always...... 

Until next time, stay safe out there.....-R,T,&J.