Monday, May 30, 2011

A picture is worth a thousand of The Palms

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service, and continue to die for our freedom. Let's take a moment to remember those who have fallen, and their families, too - who have also given so much for us.

As promised yesterday, here are photos so far:

Kitchen, surprisingly like my faked picture.  : )

 I love this line-up of little bud vases, I put shells in the bottom of each one.
It fits perfectly right here, and I'll change out the flowers, sometimes fresh. 

Toaster oven and my little vase (it has a small water well with a frog to stick the stem on) and whimsical ornament my daughter gave me for Christmas a couple of years ago - I think she said it reminded her of me (?) and I love it.  I've always put her somewhere I could see her.

 THE COFFEE MAKER!  I've made lots of super good cups of coffee so far in The Palms. The best reason for getting up in the morning!  : )

I had this over-the-door hanger outside my bathroom door in the condo. I brought it to The Palms and hung it outside the bathroom door, to hang a coat or sweater or hat on.  Then I got out my hanging bud vase and picked one of the purple flowers on the side of the road.  I love the way it looks.

 The bunk.  Here's the single inflatable mattress - really comfortable. 
There's enough room at the foot for storage baskets and extra pillows.

Katie on the couch - it pulls out into the most comfortable day bed!  There's my Guide, watching over The Palms.  See the rounded storage thing behind her? That holds all my kitchen things like spatulas, can opener, beater, potato peeler, all those things that won't fit into one of the three small drawers. It's sitting on a basket that contains one of the lap quilts I made and a couple of small pillows.

And that's our new home.  It's so comfortable so far, much more than I hoped it would be.  I NEVER turn on lights during the day - it's really light and bright in here, and I only need lights when it's dark outside.

The only problem I'm having is I'm moving too fast and too wide.  I need to slow down and be more careful.  I'm constantly hitting my head, scraping my hands, bumping my shins.  My legs are a mass of large and small bruises.  Yesterday I scraped my shin in the same place I already had a large bruise.  I had to get some ice out to put on it, and today it still hurts.  I look like an old woman who is taking too much aspirin. But I'll learn.  I hope before shorts weather is here. : )

It was cool and windy all day yesterday, but it did clear up finally, and I got some nice sunset shots, which I'll show you tomorrow.  I'm really liking taking sunset shots.  You can't do much to mess them up.

It's a beautiful day here at the beach this morning.  Not a cloud in the sky right now, and only slight breezes.  I got here a little after 5 am, good thing, too, because it's 8 am, and all the parking in this area is already taken.  The forecast is around 71 degrees along the coast today.  It's going to be a super day.

For those who asked about the pots, see this post, where I explained where I got them, and for how much. I went to and searched Magma nesting pots - 10-piece.  This is the best deal I found, more pots for the same money as elsewhere.  Maybe I'll make spaghetti tonight, and I can try out two pots and post a review tomorrow. I also have some frozen, sliced, butter/garlic bread that I want to bake in the oven. I haven't used the oven yet, and want to see how I do with that. I used the toaster/oven yesterday, and toasted some bagels.  I haven't had a toaster in years.  The bagels were perfect, I really liked the way it worked.

Katie and I are sleeping like logs on the airbed.  Super comfortable, but we usually sleep really well when using the down comforter.  I like it so much better than blankets.  It seems to  be warm in cool weather, and cool in warm weather.  The only time we don't use it is when its hot in the evening.  Then it really is too warm, but I always hate to store it away during the hot part of the summer.

From Me and My Dog, have a great Memorial Day, everyone!  : )


  1. It looks lovely, very cozy. I like your homey touches. You should spend many, many happy, comfortable hours in there.
    Home Sweet Home

  2. Wish my counter top looked that uncluttered! Nice rig. :)

  3. DJ and I both loved the pix. She had never seen the inside of any RV except Dod. She liked the bud vases and I was able to visualize an ice cold Corona with a lime sitting in the same location.

    We just spent 2 days re-staining all of the wood surfaces inside Dod and it looks much better but no where near as good as yours!

  4. Love your little house! Everything has just worked out so well (except for the physical battering that you are taking). Katie looks happy!

  5. Love all that natural light in the kitchen

  6. I love that your kitchen is a room to itself. Really nice coach.

  7. Hi, I've been bumping into things, too. The driving is comfortable, easier than I thought, although its been windy through Kansas and Oklahoma. Can you take a picture of where you park on the beach? Do you just use your generator when parked at the beach or at night in a parking lot? I have only stayed in campgrounds, so far. I'm hoping to spend this winter at the beach.

  8. nice pictures of your 'home on wheels' looks very cozy!!

  9. So happy to have found your blog...I admire u so much for what u r doing. So many women don't venture out by themselves and miss out on so many good things life has to offer. I know it takes courage...u r my heroine! Stay safe and enjoy every day!

  10. I am so excited for you! I have been following you for a while and have really enjoyed watching you progress to your current spot. I am not on the road yet but I anticipate joining you on the road and in blog land. In the mean time I will be living vicariously through you so be sure to have a great time!!

  11. Really nice looking unit. And I guess I need to read some old post to find out how you got to this point in your journey. Are you going to be keeping California as your home base. Husband and I left California (Alpine)because Cali just would take too much of our retirement money. Are you selling your condo then? I'll be following you I too will be living vicariously through you so be sure to have a great time!!


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