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Frog City RV Park

Well, it’s time for an update. I know it’s been awhile since our last post but it’s not for lack of trying. I typed up an awesome blog post with tons of pictures from our recent stays at Harvest Host locations, scheduled it to post, waited for it to post, realized that the entry didn’t post OR save, got mad, decided to punish WordPress for it’s sins, and gave up.

Now, we are staying at Frog City RV Park in Duson, LA which is just outside of Lafayette. It is such a nice little park and there are many fun things to do in the area.

Not only are we guests here, we are also part time employees. We just fill in on the weekends now and then for the full time managers of the park.

For you non-RV’ers out there, this is called Workamping (work camping). This is when you are hired by a park in exchange for a free site and sometimes pay and other perks. So, we will be living at no charge for the next few months in exchange for a few hours of work.

We tried this one other time and it was a MAJOR fail!!! That last place treated it’s workampers like free slave labor. We left after a week.

But, we sure found a good one here! It’s a slow paced, 62 site, RV park right off of I-10. Everybody loves Daisy and she enjoys playing the park “Welcome Wagon”.

Stop by and say hello if you’re in the area. It’s a great place to stop if you’re headed West to TX on I-10. There aren’t any stops after us until TX (well, there are a few that are FULL of monthly renters in Lake Charles because of the pipeline and two new factories).

-Jodi

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Back to the South


It’s cold and rainy and we’re all still feeling a bit puny. But, we are continuing our journey back to the south.

It’s a good work day, though. I can get a lot of work done while Brodie drives toward my next meetings.

I am so excited to be spending a week in the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area where my very best friend is coming to celebrate our birthdays. 

-Jodi

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Off to Nowhere NC

We enjoyed our evening in Myrtle Beach and we’re headed to somewhere in North Carolina. But, we have added Ocean Lakes Family Campground in Myrtle Beach to our list of resorts for future long term stays. It’s a huge RV and residential community right on the beach.

-Jodi

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Things be crazy, yo!

I thought I would give you all an update on the craziness… This dog is a mess!! I bought her a pumpkin last week and she loves to bite, scratch, and roll it around. Well, today she made it to the gooey center and thinks that it needs to be brought inside to the comfort of the leather couch. Ugh!

Meanwhile, Brodie is trying to shave, get a washcloth bath, all while trying not to pass out from standing on one leg in our little RV bathroom. Did I mention that the screen door doesn’t want to stay shut and that stupid dog keeps getting inside with that damn pumpkin?

NOW HIRING: Dog walker, dish washer, husband washer, bandage changer, life coach, cook… No pay but you will live at the beach!

Brodie went to physical therapy yesterday and had some setbacks. It seems that when they unwrap the tight dressing around the knee, all of the trapped “stuff” rushes all through the body and tries to make you puke and pass out. 

Bright spot: My wonderful parent-cousins showed up with dinner for us last night. It was awesome and we are so greatful for their generosity and love!!❤️

I am supposed to leave for a business trip tomorrow. That’s not happening! The timing for this surgery was horrible but I’m glad it’s done. We just have to struggle through this hopefully short recovery period without any more setbacks.


Now, let’s talk about the “Jones’s”next door. Who can keep up with these folks? Yep, that’s two wave runners, a dirt bike, a Smart Car, and two bikes. Impressive! And, they both have use of their legs! Show offs!

Just keep swimming! Just keep swimming! Just keep swimming….

-Jodi

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Back to our home in The Villages, FL

We have returned for the second year to this vacation rental in The Villages, FL. We love it here! Of course, it’s somewhat empty because most normal people do not want to be in central Florida in July and August. But, we really enjoy the slow pace and the lack of crowds.

We have such a beautiful view from the living room. Even though it’s too hot to sit outside, we can still enjoy the wildlife and golfers from the comfortably air conditioned house.

It’s also nice to have wifi and a robust satellite TV package. Not all of our rentals have such nice electronics and services. But, that’s alright. It helps us appreciate these luxuries when we do have them.

Daisy loves the couches at this house. I don’t blame her! They’re very comfy and feature electric recliners. Nice!

Although the temperatures have been in the high 90’s with “feels like” temps around 106, we still enjoy being here. I’m sure we’ll return next year.

This house is perfect for hosting company and we’re so excited to have several friends coming to visit during our stay.

-Jodi

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Back to where we began

  We are back in Georgia. Well, actually we’ve been here since the first of April but we haven’t been blogging much. Honestly, there’s not much to say.

While we’re happy to be back for awhile to see friends and our daughter, it kind of feels like we’re just doing our time until the next adventure.

I’ve been working and traveling, as usual, but it just feels strange to be back. I guess it’s because of being in such a familiar place. For the last 16 months we’ve been living in unfamiliar places, meeting new people, and exploring.

We are staying in a cute little cabin on Lake Allatoona in Acworth, GA. As you can see, the area is beautiful. This is the view from our back deck.  

Daisy has learned a new game. She can drop her ball off the deck and it rolls all the way down the hill into the water. The first time, I let her go get it. Yuck! Won’t do that again.  The difference in the amount of traffic, in the short time we’ve been gone, is astonishing! Maybe it’s just because we’ve been living in more laid back, smaller communities. I’m not sure but I would swear that everyone moved to Georgia as soon as we left.

In 10 days, we head to Ocean Springs, MS. Until then, we have a few more favorite places to eat and some friends to see. I’m sure we’ll have more adventures to share very soon.

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The End, Again

  We have reached the end of our stay in Augusta. Yes, February is a short month but it sure feels like time has gone very quickly during this stay. It’s probably because I was traveling during most of our stay and then we were sick.

We have really enjoyed our time here and will most likely return very soon. We have even offered to buy this house should they decide to sell. No, we would not live here permanently, it would be a home base and vacation rental.

There’s this little event called The Masters that happens in Augusta every April which makes it a prime vacation rental hot spot. Plus, it’s a pretty cool place to hang out.  The doggies have really enjoyed our walks in this urban setting. There are big windows to look out, a big porch to lounge on, and a great fenced in yard to poop in. 

Stay tuned for a video review of this property.

-Jodi

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Dog Walk thru a SWAT team

We’re still here in Augusta, Georgia.  Our current house just happens to be a block away from the sheriffs department.  In fact, we’re directly across the street from the old sheriffs department.  It’s just an empty jail now.

Daisy and I went out for a short walk a few minutes ago when several marked and unmarked police cars pulled up in front of us.  Officers in tactical got out and began what looked like a weapons check and last minute briefing.

Daisy and I kept walking and watching.  We were largely ignored by the group.  Daisy must have sensed that they all had other things to do, because she watched them closely, but didn’t try to do her normal greetings.

As quick as they pulled up, they were gone.  Off to serve a warrant I suppose.  Daisy and I run into a lot of weird stuff on our walks.

Brodie

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Daisy the mouse hunter

We made it to our new home in Augusta, GA yesterday around 5pm. It is a beautiful 1880’s Victorian home very close to downtown with restaurants and shopping within walking distance.

However, it seems there is an issue with mice. Yep! Daisy has been cleaning every corner of this house with her nose, trying to find a mouse since we got here.   

This morning, she finally caught one and ended it’s life quickly. I put a cup over it and yelled for Brodie (who was wearing gloves while moving our belongings into the house) to come and dispose of the dead rodent.

 (This is Daisy, not the dead mouse)

So, he comes in and picks it up. At the same time the alarm on his phone goes off. The tone for his alarm is the Minions making their siren noise “bee-doo bee-doo bee-doo”. HILARIOUS!!!!

So, the mouse was escorted to the outdoor trash can with Minion honors. That’s how we roll, folks!

The exterminator is coming soon but I’m guessing Daisy will have the house fully exterminated before they get here.

-Jodi

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Too hot for a dog walk

We’re still in Florida and it’s been insanely hot.  I’m still wondering why there aren’t dead golfers all over the course at the end of each day.  I don’t know how they are avoiding heat stroke.

It’s also way too hot for our usual dog walks in the middle of the day.  I did a search today to see if there was a rule of thumb for knowing when it’s too hot to walk the dogs on concrete or pavement.

Turns out there’s a 5 second rule to know whether your dog’s paws can take the heat or not.  According to several websites, in order to find out if it’s too hot, hold the back of your hand to the concrete or pavement.  If you can’t take the heat for 5 seconds or more, then neither can your dog.

I haven’t tried this yet, but it makes sense.  Try it at your own risk.

Brodie

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