A New Campsite

We’re at Ann’s house for a few days

We moved the Casita from Mom’s house to Ann and Cecil’s house this morning — just in time for lunch.  Ann had prepared an absolute feast for us.  Mom joined us for lunch after church.  It was like having two Thanksgiving Days in one week.

Sheba, Sunny and Bo. Cookie is hiding from Sheba somewhere. 🙂

Gail and Mike left yesterday morning.  They are stopping to camp in Louisiana on the way home.

The dogs are getting along great with Ann and Cecil’s dogs, except that Sheba is too exuberant for Cookie, the black lab.  Cookie is discreetly staying out of the way to keep from being pestered to death!

The days have been very warm and sunny.  We start out cold in the morning.  Then it gets comfortable.  And then it just flat feels hot for a few hours.  It’s supposed to go down to 30 degrees tonight, but it’s supposed to warm up with nights in the high 40’s and around 50 next week and days in the 70’s and 80’s.

Sheba in the late afternoon sun

A few plumbago blooms remain. Unfortunately, my camera wouldn’t pick up the intense blue of the flowers.

Sheba chasing scents in the back yard




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  1. Hazel

     /  November 25, 2012

    See, that’s what we need: warm enough weather to be outdoors! It looks wonderful.

    Hubby is sick with a cold now but we’re moving south tomorrow to North Carolina, and hopefully it will be warm enough there. I do see glimmers of hope! The first night all I could rustle up was sandwiches but last night I made homemade pizza. And we’re getting used to the ‘Casita Dance’. Living small and living with less are good things!

    • cozygirl

       /  November 26, 2012

      Hey Hazel, do you have a blog! Love to follow other Casita travelers on their adventures?
      ~cozygirl http://itsacozylife.blogspot.com

      • Hazel

         /  November 26, 2012

        No, I wouldn’t keep a blog up. After posting photos on Flickr, reading email and a few blogs, skyping with kids and grandkids, and sometimes pinning a few things on Pinterest, I’ve had enough of the net!

        So far we’re not having fun. We picked a campsite out of the Passport America book and it’s dreadful! Wrecked old campers, pitbulls all around us, no facilities, and no manager until January!!! And we already reserved for 3 nights. Yuck!

        I’ve never had such bad experiences camping, and I’ve done a lot of camping in my time! Makes me feel we should forget the whole Casita thing and go home.

        • Hazel, I am so sorry you are having such a terrible time this trip. I hope with all my heart that things turn around soon for you.

        • cozygirl

           /  November 26, 2012

          Ecks….that’s so horrible. Hate to hear that…be nice if a clue that park was like that. Maybe check on forums for heads up before reserving. Understand net overload… Don’t give up…hopingthings look up next stop.

          • Hazel

             /  November 27, 2012

            Thanks to both of you for the encouragement. Things have to get better, right? It was just a discouraging way to start our winter.

            Not yet though…I’m sick now and it’s raining. Supposed to freeze tomorrow night. Sheesh! We’re being tested alright!

            We keep singing “We gotta get outta this place…”. 😉

            • At least you picked a really great song for your theme song. It used to be one of my favorites!

              Florida is beautiful now…. I think it will cure the blaughs when you get here! 🙂

  2. So glad you are able to see the positive in living small with less. For us, it feels like freedom.

    BUT it does take decent weather to make it work! Just keep heading south. 🙂

    Hope hubby bounces back soon!

    When the weather is nice, cooking outside helps, too. And disposable plates, cups and dishes REALLY help!

    Do you have the outside shower? We miss having one. The Aliner had one and when we had lots of messy dishes, we’d do them in a bucket — hot water to wash and rinse courtesy of the shower. I may add one some day. It’s also great for bathing dogs… and ours are due! 😀

  3. Sounds like a good time had by all. Including the 4-leggers. Love the new Casita photo at the top of the post!

    • The four leggers remind me of the rowdy times we kids used to have when the cousins got together a few times a year. They sure are enjoying playing together!

  4. We are having the same kind of weather here. I has been really warm in late afternoon.
    Sounds like you are having a wonderful time with family.
    Like your new camp site. 🙂

    • Glad you are enjoying the same kind of gorgeous weather, Jo.

      We are having a great time with the family. And we are kind of partial to the campsite, too! 😀

  5. cozygirl

     /  November 26, 2012

    So nice to see you out and about, moving to new spots and getting a photo to view such pleasures. I bet we are going to wish we had an awning on our Casita…not sure I’m too thrilled with just a screened tent or pop-up.
    Sheba, Sunny, Bo, and Cookie….such sweetness!

    • cozygirl, we had a screenhouse when we had the Aliner and loved it. But I have to admit I like the awning better. You can always add one down the line if you decide it’s a necessity.

      Yeah, the dogs are loves. 🙂

  6. I also like your new header photo; is that Allatoona Lake? Is the warmth chasing away the winter doldrums?
    So ready to be more south!

    Plumbago is new to me, I will look it up. Love to learn a new flowers.
    Hope you have a lovely week

    • Yes, it’s Allatoona Lake. We loved that campsite!

      Today is just beautiful. I am in short sleeves and the bright sunlight is so cheery! It definitely has chased away those winter doldrums! Helps keep me from getting too depressed about all the weight I’ve packed on being fed by family! 😦

      Plumbago is beautiful. It can grow huge. Gail also has some growing in southeast Texas.

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