Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Saturday, August 7, 2010

Saturday,Blog Friend's from Florida arrive.

We were all up early, even Rigg's with the anticipation of the arrival of our blog friend's Paul & Helen Tempesta, along with Rigg's cyber doggie friend's Jodie & Coco. They are returning from an Alaska adventure to their home in Iverness Fla.
At a little after 10am they called and said they were getting off the highway at the Hwy N exit so Donna & I went to the school lot down the street to meet them, It ended up that yesterday they had coated the school parking lot with sealer, but luckily there was room on the church lot next door for their Motorhome.
Paul&Helen's coach08-07-10a
We then all went to our house which was only a block up the street and the dog's got acquainted while Paul & Helen and Donna & I got acquainted with each other. We talked for a awhile.
Paul,Helen,Donna,Sam,Coco, &Rigg's08-07-10a
Paul,Helen,Donna,Sam,Coco & Rigg's, Jodie missed the picture.
We then decided to pile in the cars and go to the Doggie park so the dog's would get a good run before they were on the road later today.
What a time at the Doggie Park, lot's of water action for these three labs.
Jodie,Rigg's & Coco08-07-10b
Then back to the house for a coffee before the Tempesta's had to head out.
             Andy, Jodie & Rigg's
Serious RV & Doggie Discussion going on here.
What a great visit and like all visit's it came to an end much to soon but with a new friendship and a promise to make a Florida visit soon.
What a great way to meet people and see some of the blog family in person and I know the dog's probably enjoyed it as much or more than the people.
We are really grateful that the Tempesta's took the time to stop and we all got to meet. Donna made a big plate of brownie's so they would have something to munch on while on their travels home, and of course Rigg's being the bighearted guy he is gave Jodie & Coco each a doggie toy to remember their visit in MO.
That about makes this an outstanding day, good friend's all around, good weather, and a good memory. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna.


  1. What a great day for you guys and Riggs to meet the blog friends from Florida.

    I better not show this blog to Annie and Max they will be jealous.

    Hope you all had a good visit..

  2. I love the way the combination of RVing and Blogging makes it so much easier to meet people who have become good friends on-line.

  3. It sounds like you all (and the dogs) had a good visit. Thanks for letting the rest of us online friends share in your day!

  4. Hi Uncle Sam,

    I am glad you had a nice visit with the Tempestas. I know how much Buddy enjoys being around other dogs so I'm sure it was a treat for Riggins also.

    I just finished my blog post on my favorite homemade sandwich. I just love cooking! Can't wait for you guys to head down to the Gulf Coast. I will keep you well fed!


  5. Looks like you all had a great time - especially the dogs. I'll bet Jody and Coco thought they were in "doggie heaven" with all that water plus meeting a new friend like Riggs!

  6. Sam and Donna, You had a great visit with new friends. Terrific. I love to see happy dogs and you had a load of them there today! Thanks so much for always dropping by A Camp Host Housewife's Meanderings and leaving me a message!

  7. This is what RV'ing is all about..great new friends...and even doggy pals...Aren't we soooo fortunate to be a part of this great big blog family????

  8. Looks like all the new dog friends had a great time at the dog park. That is great that you all had the opportunity to share a meet and greet today. Nice post.

  9. Two common threads (blogging and RVs) makes for an easy meet and greet. This is a great life we live. :)

  10. congrats on the great meet up!!!..dogs and blogs a perfect combination!!!

  11. Looks like a grand time. Paul & Helen were one of the few bloggers that I was following up in Alaska that we did not meet.

    Diana of Celebrating 20

  12. Pretty good post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed reading your blog posts