Scooter racing

Scooter racing
After parking for the night, we'll still have time for a little racing

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Sunday is a day of rest...

I can understand why professional sport teams come to Florida to train every year. It has a lot to offer pro athletes like myself..haha. On Friday we went to a chocolate festival.  It was really good. I participated in a wine and chocolate pairing workshop. I found out I like wine with my chocolate...or was it chocolate with my wine??? Either way, it was a fine time.
On Saturday we went to the All-American Pie festival in Celebration Florida.  The never ending pie buffet was a good challenge but I think we did ok. I can still feel the coconut cream coursing through my veins...
Today we rest and work on the sitting part of this training.  It's suppose to go up to 90 degrees so a good brisk sit is appropriate.  Wish me luck.

Friday, 27 April 2012

The training is going good

Here's an update... I've been in the Kissimmee/Orlando Florida area for almost a week and I've done some premium sitting here at the pool and in the hot tub.  Yesterday we went and sat at Daytona Beach. It's great because we can still drive right on the beach so I don't have to drag my oxygen concentrator too far. Throughout all this intense sitting I've managed to have a few cold drinks. I had an exceptionally good Margarita in  Old Town which is a section in Kissimmee that has a bunch of shops and a few bars. It's very nice. I've also been training in restaurants like Shonney's and Cracker Barrel. For those who know these places, you understand the commitment it takes to get through all the food they bring you.  So far, so good.  Next week we may try sitting on the gulf coast. I'll let you know.

Saturday, 21 April 2012

The Training Has Begun

The training has begun... I leave for Florida tomorrow to start a rigorous training process of sitting and relaxing while enjoying a cold beverage.  I have to admit I have the sitting part of this down to a science but the rest of it will take some intense concentration.
I almost got to practice my long distance driving because Air Canada informed me a few days ago that they no longer provide supplemental oxygen for those of us who need it so I had to scramble and arrange for my own stuff but it is all taken care of and I will be basking in the sun for 2 wonderful weeks.
Once I get back I will talk to Air Canada and see if they will bring me to Vancouver. I'm sure it will all work out...after all, I am the Prince.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Rollin', Rollin', Rollin'.....

Well, maybe that should read "Crawlin', Crawlin', Crawlin'...."

Got the tow plate put on Zippy yesterday and towed it roughly 500 yards back to the RV place.  Woohoo....didn't hit anything, didn't kill anyone, didn't roll the RV.  All in all, it was a good day.

While I was waiting for Zippy to get fixed up, I took the Beast out for a drive.  It's getting easier but I'm still having problems with left hand turns.  Also right hand turns.  Curves in the road too.  I'm really getting the hang of driving down straight stretches though.  I figure I'll do really well on the prairies.  Too bad there are all those pesky mountains in the way (although I suppose going straight up and then straight down is still going straight).

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Speaking of girth....

Prince Porketta and I have been making lists of places to go and things to do.  Seems that we're going to zigzag across the northern States, basically following the Diners, Drive-ins and Dives map.  We've even decided to go further south to Salt Lake City to try out the Aztec cuisine at the Red Iguana.  I was disappointed that there doesn't appear to be iguana on the menu, but I suppose that it is an acquired taste (tastes like chicken, or so I've been told).

Using even minimum calorie estimates, I figure that by the time we reach Grundy Lake, they will have to use prybars and a forklift to get us out of the Beast.  The good news is that, being round, we will roll really well.

For those wondering why I love Grundy, here's a pic of the view from last year's lot, in the early morning.  It shows the small island that I swim to a couple times a day.  After the DDD trip, I may have to up that to 3 or 4 times a day!