Sunday, October 23, 2016

October Beach Weekend

Well as im typing this, I'm on the road heading home. We had a great time at the beach this weekend. It was a nice get away. The campground was recuperating from Hurricane Matthew but it did not effect us.


We did a lot of walking as usual. While I was waiting for my duck friends to gather around for breakfast, I  caught a shot of a spider web with the morning dew glistening off the silk. 

The weather was nice. It was in the high 70's most of the days dipping into the 50's at night. We didnt use our camper heat, but we did plug in the electic heater for the last night as it got a little too cool for my comfort. 

While walking down the beach, I caught a glimps of a fountain on the beach where the tide was washing in. 
I never seen this before. 


It also made a loud bubbly sound. Pretty cool huh?

We sat in our chairs a while and watched these fishermen getting drunk and having a good time. It was the only entertainment we had at the hour.


One of them was shooting his rod off with a homemade cannon thing.

The only mishaps we had was a soft spot in the corner of the roof. We got a crew coming to pick it up next week and repair it before its starts causeing problems. While they have it, they will seal our roof, and windows and get her cleaned up. That put an ouch in the wallet. 

The other problem we incountered was while pulling the slide in, a fuse tripped and caused it to stall before getting all the way in. Since the fuse box was in the back bedroom and the slide was blocking that door way, I had to climb through the underneath storage and up through the back bed enough to get a window open. Then climbed in. Good thing I'm small huh? While these things aggravate my husband, I get laugh out of it and make it a fun experience. Ya know, that rebal feeling you had when you were a teenager?

Now its back to work counting the days until our next trip which will not be until March. We will have a new president by then!!! Hopefully a Mr. President.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Beach Finally

After our plans were flooded last week from hurricane Matthew, we finally got down here around noon.
Everything was well with our camper. Its 87 degrees and sunny. There were men working on getting the dunes back that were washed away.


Nick prepared for damages and bought new vent covers for the top before we left. He was thinking IF we needed them, the supplys would be hard to find down here with all the damage. He thinks like that. Always expects the unexpected. Not me, I keep an optimistic view on things. But there have been times that im glad he was thinking ahead. 

Since he had to climb on top of the camper to assess any damages, he went ahead and replaced one of the vents that was old. He also did some caulking around the seams as he seen a corner that was needing some attention. Again, thinking ahead.

While he was working on the roof, I got the car unloaded, food put away, sheets on the bed and made a few tomato sandwiches for lunch.
When I was finished, I sat back in the chair and looked across the park. It was rather empty as I gazed across to some newly built houses beside the campground. I thought about how nice it would be to own one of those. Then I noticed just a couple spots over, between me and my view, sat a vintage camper that I would also love to have. Then I thought, what if I was given the choice? That would be a tough one.


Now we are trying to stay awake to see the Orionid meteor shower that suppose to happen tonight. How cool that would be to see over the ocean. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Cream Cheese Pumpkin Squares

I have to admit..."I'm not a big fan of pumpkin flavored foods". But I found this simple recipe that is out of this world....Well, I want go that far, but it is really good. 

I was in one of those moods to make something and I just happen to have all the ingredients to make this.
  • 1 box angel food cake mix
  • 1 15oz can Pumpkin
  • 3/4 Cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 8oz pkg.cream cheese

I sat my cream cheese out for a couple hours while I went on a nice little walk with my husband. It was such a great evening to and I admired the beautiful leaves along the way.

Once the cream cheese was soft, I put it in a bowl and mixed it until creamy. I added a little water to help in this process.

In a separate bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients and mix well.

Just look at that Angel food cake mix fizz!!!

Add half of the pumpkin mixture In a 9x13 (cooking sprayed) Pyrex and dabble some of the cream cheese on top. Repeat this process in layer with the other half of mixture and top again with cream cheese.

Use a butter knife and cut through and swirl around until you have a nice marble look. Then pop it in the oven for 35 minutes at 375 degree.


Just look at that yummy chunk of cream cheese in the center!
I'm one of those that can't wait to dig into a fresh cooked batch of anything. So I immediately cut into this and ate a piece. I was a little surprised that it was not as sweet as I expected and seemed a little gummy. So I let it set for a while to cool down and later, It was perfect. I cant wait to get another piece later. Its full of flavor and heavenly goodness!

Saturday, October 15, 2016


Livermush is a Southern United States food product composed of pig liver, head parts, and cornmeal. It is commonly spiced with pepper and sage. (Source).

If your not from the south, you probably have not eaten livermush. I love it fried thin and crispy. My daughter and husband prefer it thick and a little mushy in the middle. Either way you eat it, its good on bread. It sits beside the tomato or grilled cheese sandwich on a southern home table. Its good with eggs for breakfast too.

Today we left the house and headed to Shelby North Carolina for the annual livermush festival. I was going to get a good ole liver mush sandwich for lunch.


Not the case. When we got there, the streets were full of vendors, crafts, beer, dog shows and of course, yes, livermush stands. 


However, the lines were so long it would have been time for meal three before I would have gotten one. Im one of those that will not stand in a long line for something, though a livermush sandwich seemed worth it. 


We walked around a little bit then headed back into town. A little disappointed that I didnt get a livermush sandwich but its ok. I know places around town that can fry one up in a jiffy. Our high school used to sell it at the ballgames and it was a big hit.

One cool thing my husband bought at the festival was this t-shirt.


It has actually been dyed with North Carolina Red dirt. Hmmm. I knew that stuff would be good for something. I wonder how many Moms it took to figure this fad out?
Pretty cool huh.

Haha, my husband just said "are you really blogging about the livermush sandwich we didnt get?"

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Change Of Plans

A week ago I figured I'd be snuggled up in my camper at the beach celebrating my Husbands birthday today. 

Thanks to hurricane Matthew, our plans had to change. The campground where our camper is stored will not let anyone in until Friday afternoon. That would cut our time in half. We are still unclear if there is any damage to the camper or not. They called those with sugnificant damage first and are still in the proccess of calling those with minor damage, we have not gotten a call so we assume no news is good news.

I went on into work. Now the plan is to go next week instead. I think that is a better choice any way. It could be crazy down there this week with everyone assessing the damages. 

After dinner, we went for our afternoon walk. I came across this bush. It was unusual but really pretty. Can anyone tell me what kind it is? I have no idea.


On down the road I spotted these Spider Lillies. We used to have these all over the yard at our previous house. I used to call them October flowers. Never found them to be pretty and would usually mow them down.


Seeing these made me think of how I miss that little house. 

After our walk, we celebrated his birthday with a plate of cake my sweet daughter brought him yesterday. We plan to make next weekend part of his birthday too. I plan to take him out to a restaurant of his choice and whatever else he wants to do. I can hardly wait to get my feet in the sand and keeping my fingers crossed we will not be patching up anything from the storm.