Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Saturday, April 21, 2012

Saturday Mumblings.

Up and had coffee with my bride at 0630AM.

Wanted to tell you all about a miracle. When we were hitching up at home before we left for Florida, I noticed we might have a bird nest in the fiver hitch, Donna had said she saw an adult bird, fly out of there while I was hitching up.

When we arrived yesterday at Paul & Helens after 980 miles of travel and 2 days .As I was unhitching Paul said you have some travelers with you, Three baby birds had jumped from the trailer into the pickup as I unlocked the hitch. Paul got a bucket and put them in it and Helen has been hand feeding them. She said they are really in good shape and should make it to adulthood.


                          The Miracle Babies.

This morning Paul & Sam visited the Citrus County Fairgrounds where The Citrus County Fair Grounds which hosts the Citrus County Model Railroad Club. Then we looked over some tractors getting ready for a tractor pull.






Here Ya go Rick, a new John Deere for you.


This one had a big block Chevy Engine.

When we got back Paul & Sam took the cover off the pool.


         Here’s the gang waiting for swim call.

Jodie,Coco,&Rigg's 04-21-12b

                                   Swim Call.




After everybody had there fill of the pool all four of the pooches and Sam were ready for a nap.

We will continue your this tomorrow from sunny Inverness Fla. Everyone be safe out there. Sam & Donna..


  1. That yellow lab looks so much like my Maggie who passed away last July it makes me want to cry and hug it all at the same time.

  2. Looks like a great day, That is a miracle for the baby birds!!! Angela

  3. Good luck with those babies. I can't believe they made it the whole way!

  4. I'm so happy to see you two (and the furkids) having fun!!! And a miracle with those babies just puts the icing on the cake!!! Enjoy and be safe out there

  5. that is quite the baby bird story!!..the poor mama bird back home though?
    nice to see the pooches and Sam in the pool!..what fun that must be!

  6. Man that pool looks inviting, its 102 here in Mesa, Az right now.......

    Not too sure about the baby birds, but glad Helen wants to be their mommy..

    Have fun on that Vacation down there in sunny Fla!!


  7. Lucky Birds! I am thinking one might be making a nest right above our awning. I've seen birds flying up there all day. I'll have to have Len check it out tomorrow. I don't want to be taking any eggs with us when we leave here Wednesday.

  8. The birds got a long flight for free....
    You look like your havin fun Sam....
    Glad your enjoying your trip!

  9. Those sure look like some hungry baby birds! I hope they make it. Pretty amazing story. How fun to swim with the pooches, great exercise for all of you.

  10. My goodness that poor mommy bird, looking for her babies! You better hand raise them and bring them back home at the end of your vacation!!!!

    (heh heh kidding)

    Looks like Riggens has forgotten all about coming to see Duke and Ducky--- now that he has COUSINS to play with... and a POOL!! what a bunch of LUCKY DOGS!!!!
    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

  11. How great that is to have all those doggies to play with & how great that was for those baby birds to survive that long trip. Do you suppose they could be....Snow Birds:))

  12. That big John Deere is exactly what I need!! Fun day in the pool for everyone.

  13. A Lab in a pool....how good to see that again!