Saturday, September 3, 2011


We've had rain almost every day here in Tampa but it was expected. It is summer and these storms pop up. But the rain that is dumping on New Orleans is more than enough for that city. Tropical Storm Lee is making a mess of the Gulf South! But because of Lee we're not getting rain. :) It will make it easier to pack up our belongings and make the rig ready for the road. We leave on Tuesday.

We bought diesel fuel the other day for $3.76 a gallon. Lowest we've seen in awhile, hope it stays down! Also wanted to mention the toll roads in the Tampa area. They don't have toll booths! I'm sure most have the Sun Pass but for tourists and those who can't afford one they just take a picture of your license plate and send you a bill. I guess that's cheaper than hiring folks to take your money at a booth. We got our mail on Wednesday and there was a $3 bill for tolls. There is signage so you can avoid them but when you don't know where you're going it's easier to stay on the toll road.

Instead of buying software for my recipes I decided on a binder system. Software would come with preloaded recipes and for the most part I wouldn't use them. I can print out what I want and just keep it in the binder.

When I got up this morning it was very nice, low 70's and a gentle breeze. Does this mean summer is coming to an end?