an online Instagram web viewer
  • smokee_stringz
    Smokee Stringz
    @smokee_stringz

Images by smokee_stringz

FLORIDA - MORE ADVENTURES
After church and lunch, we drove to Ybor City. Spent time at the Ybor City Museum State Park. Calvin, the Park Ranger, gave us a tour of one of the casitas (small house). These were home to the families working in the cigar industry. As many as 14 people lived in one place - children, parents and grandparents. :
We also met Wallace Reyes who knew so much about the history of Ybor City. He still rolls cigars at the market held every Saturday directly across from the museum.
#smokeestringz #rv #rvtravel #rvlife  #rvfulltime #homeonwheels #adventure #journey #memories #ontheroadagain #florida #yborcity #exploration #casita #cigar #industry #statepark #museum #passportbook #cancellationstamp "Making music & memories on the move..."
www.smokeestringz.etsy.com
FLORIDA - MORE ADVENTURES After church and lunch, we drove to Ybor City. Spent time at the Ybor City Museum State Park. Calvin, the Park Ranger, gave us a tour of one of the casitas (small house). These were home to the families working in the cigar industry. As many as 14 people lived in one place - children, parents and grandparents. : We also met Wallace Reyes who knew so much about the history of Ybor City. He still rolls cigars at the market held every Saturday directly across from the museum. #smokeestringz  #rv  #rvtravel  #rvlife  #rvfulltime  #homeonwheels  #adventure  #journey  #memories  #ontheroadagain  #florida  #yborcity  #exploration  #casita  #cigar  #industry  #statepark  #museum  #passportbook  #cancellationstamp  "Making music & memories on the move..." www.smokeestringz.etsy.com
FLORIDA - MORE ADVENTURES
Went to Sunday service at Core Church this morning. Our friends Greg & Lesa Phelps are doing a great job.
:
Worship
:
Message: "Platform Activation!"
- Your platform is not yours...it is God's
- Your platform is not about you but what you do with it
- We think too small about what Jesus can do in our lives
:
It was great meeting your sons and spending time together. The restaurant choice was awesome...we love Indian food!
#smokeestringz #rv #rvtravel #rvlife  #rvfulltime #homeonwheels #adventure #journey #memories #ontheroadagain #florida #tampa #corechurch #worship #message #lunch #desitadka #indianfood #friends "Making music & memories on the move..."
www.smokeestringz.etsy.com
FLORIDA - MORE ADVENTURES Went to Sunday service at Core Church this morning. Our friends Greg & Lesa Phelps are doing a great job. : Worship : Message: "Platform Activation!" - Your platform is not yours...it is God's - Your platform is not about you but what you do with it - We think too small about what Jesus can do in our lives : It was great meeting your sons and spending time together. The restaurant choice was awesome...we love Indian food! #smokeestringz  #rv  #rvtravel  #rvlife  #rvfulltime  #homeonwheels  #adventure  #journey  #memories  #ontheroadagain  #florida  #tampa  #corechurch  #worship  #message  #lunch  #desitadka  #indianfood  #friends  "Making music & memories on the move..." www.smokeestringz.etsy.com
FLORIDA - MORE ADVENTURES
Leaving Bradenton, we crossed over Tampa Bay via the Skyway Bridge again. Was able to get a pic of some parasailers with the bridge in the background. Nice!
:
On our next stop we drove to Fort De Soto Park, a county park located in Pinellas County. It is their largest park spanning 1,136 acres and made up of five offshore islands which are interconnected by bridge or causeway. Once again, Bella was able to have fun at the Paw Park and get wet at the Pet Beach. She really enjoyed the water.
:
We returned to the RV where she rested, ate her food and is now crashed on the bed! She obviously had a very tiring day...
#smokeestringz #rv #rvtravel #rvlife  #rvfulltime #homeonwheels #adventure #journey #memories #ontheroadagain #florida #tampabay #skywaybridge #parasailing #fortdesoto #offshore #islands #bella #dogsofinstagram #fun #pawpark #petbeach #tiredpuppy "Making music & memories on the move..."
www.smokeestringz.etsy.com
FLORIDA - MORE ADVENTURES Leaving Bradenton, we crossed over Tampa Bay via the Skyway Bridge again. Was able to get a pic of some parasailers with the bridge in the background. Nice! : On our next stop we drove to Fort De Soto Park, a county park located in Pinellas County. It is their largest park spanning 1,136 acres and made up of five offshore islands which are interconnected by bridge or causeway. Once again, Bella was able to have fun at the Paw Park and get wet at the Pet Beach. She really enjoyed the water. : We returned to the RV where she rested, ate her food and is now crashed on the bed! She obviously had a very tiring day... #smokeestringz  #rv  #rvtravel  #rvlife  #rvfulltime  #homeonwheels  #adventure  #journey  #memories  #ontheroadagain  #florida  #tampabay  #skywaybridge  #parasailing  #fortdesoto  #offshore  #islands  #bella  #dogsofinstagram  #fun  #pawpark  #petbeach  #tiredpuppy  "Making music & memories on the move..." www.smokeestringz.etsy.com
FLORIDA - MORE ADVENTURES
Another day of exploration... Our first stop was the De Soto National Memorial in Bradenton. It was founded in 1948 and commemorates the De Soto expedition and its impact on the Native American tribal societies of the American Southeast.
:
On May 25th, 1539, a fleet commanded by the Spanish conquistador Hernando de Soto dropped anchor somewhere along the west coast of Florida. During the next four arduous years, he and his army would explore much of the interior of the southern United States  from Florida to Texas in their relentless pursuit of gold and riches.
:
Dugout canoes, like this one, are the oldest boats found by archeologists in the world and exist on every inhabited continent. This canoe was discovered in Tampa Bay and is believed to be over 1,000 years old.
:
Before leaving, we got our National Parks Passport Book stamped and purchased a pin to add to our map board.
#smokeestringz #rv #rvtravel #rvlife  #rvfulltime #homeonwheels #adventure #journey #memories #ontheroadagain #florida #bradenton #exploration #desoto #nationalmemorial #conquistador #canoe #passportbook #cancellationstamp #collectorpin #map #bella #dogsofinstagram "Making music & memories on the move..."
www.smokeestringz.etsy.com
FLORIDA - MORE ADVENTURES Another day of exploration... Our first stop was the De Soto National Memorial in Bradenton. It was founded in 1948 and commemorates the De Soto expedition and its impact on the Native American tribal societies of the American Southeast. : On May 25th, 1539, a fleet commanded by the Spanish conquistador Hernando de Soto dropped anchor somewhere along the west coast of Florida. During the next four arduous years, he and his army would explore much of the interior of the southern United States from Florida to Texas in their relentless pursuit of gold and riches. : Dugout canoes, like this one, are the oldest boats found by archeologists in the world and exist on every inhabited continent. This canoe was discovered in Tampa Bay and is believed to be over 1,000 years old. : Before leaving, we got our National Parks Passport Book stamped and purchased a pin to add to our map board. #smokeestringz  #rv  #rvtravel  #rvlife  #rvfulltime  #homeonwheels  #adventure  #journey  #memories  #ontheroadagain  #florida  #bradenton  #exploration  #desoto  #nationalmemorial  #conquistador  #canoe  #passportbook  #cancellationstamp  #collectorpin  #map  #bella  #dogsofinstagram  "Making music & memories on the move..." www.smokeestringz.etsy.com
FLORIDA - MORE ADVENTURES
Enjoyed meeting Joanie and Steve Gulbronson for lunch today in St. Petersburg. Thanks for picking the place... Our hamburgers were so so good! Looking forward to returning to this area again.
:
After lunch, we drove over the Sunshine Skyway Bridge which was built over Tampa Bay, connecting St. Petersburg with Sarasota. The old bridge was turned into the world's longest fishing pier. The Skyway Fishing Pier is one of Florida's State Parks. Another cancellation stamp for our passport book...
:
On our drive back to Largo, we passed Tropicana Field, home to the Tampa Bay Rays.
#smokeestringz #rv #rvtravel #rvlife  #rvfulltime #homeonwheels #adventure #journey #memories #ontheroadagain #florida #stpetersburg #lunch #friends #exploring #bridge #fishingpier #statepark #cancellationstamp #passportbook
"Making music & memories on the move..."
www.smokeestringz.etsy.com
FLORIDA - MORE ADVENTURES Enjoyed meeting Joanie and Steve Gulbronson for lunch today in St. Petersburg. Thanks for picking the place... Our hamburgers were so so good! Looking forward to returning to this area again. : After lunch, we drove over the Sunshine Skyway Bridge which was built over Tampa Bay, connecting St. Petersburg with Sarasota. The old bridge was turned into the world's longest fishing pier. The Skyway Fishing Pier is one of Florida's State Parks. Another cancellation stamp for our passport book... : On our drive back to Largo, we passed Tropicana Field, home to the Tampa Bay Rays. #smokeestringz  #rv  #rvtravel  #rvlife  #rvfulltime  #homeonwheels  #adventure  #journey  #memories  #ontheroadagain  #florida  #stpetersburg  #lunch  #friends  #exploring  #bridge  #fishingpier  #statepark  #cancellationstamp  #passportbook  "Making music & memories on the move..." www.smokeestringz.etsy.com
FLORIDA - MORE ADVENTURES
After our visit to the dog park yesterday, we went to Honeymoon Island State Park. To our surprise, we found they had a pet beach! More fun and play time for Bella... Remembered to get the cancellation stamp for our Florida State Parks passport book, too.
:
Returned early afternoon to our site for lunch and more work...
:
Finished the day making strum straps, slide sacks and assembling strum sacks for the latest instruments while "binge watching" a new web television series.
#smokeestringz #rv #rvtravel #rvlife #rvfulltime #homeonwheels #adventure #journey #memories #ontheroadagain #florida #dunedin #playtime #petbeach #bella #dogsofinstagram #cancellationstamp #floridastateparks #passportbook #strumstrap #slidesack #strumsack #bingewatching #onedollar
"Making music & memories on the move..."
www.smokeestringz.etsy.com
FLORIDA - MORE ADVENTURES After our visit to the dog park yesterday, we went to Honeymoon Island State Park. To our surprise, we found they had a pet beach! More fun and play time for Bella... Remembered to get the cancellation stamp for our Florida State Parks passport book, too. : Returned early afternoon to our site for lunch and more work... : Finished the day making strum straps, slide sacks and assembling strum sacks for the latest instruments while "binge watching" a new web television series. #smokeestringz  #rv  #rvtravel  #rvlife  #rvfulltime  #homeonwheels  #adventure  #journey  #memories  #ontheroadagain  #florida  #dunedin  #playtime  #petbeach  #bella  #dogsofinstagram  #cancellationstamp  #floridastateparks  #passportbook  #strumstrap  #slidesack  #strumsack  #bingewatching  #onedollar  "Making music & memories on the move..." www.smokeestringz.etsy.com
FLORIDA - MORE ADVENTURES
Yesterday was a "play day"... On our way to the dog park, we drove through Indian Rocks Beach. So many beautiful beachside luxury homes.
:
Notice the high rise condominiums facing the gulf in Clearwater. Not a bad place to vacation...
:
As promised, we took Bella to the dog park in the morning. She had a blast!
: 
On our way to a state park, we drove over the bridge through Clearwater Beach and saw this classic. Nice!
#smokeestringz #rv #rvtravel #rvlife  #rvfulltime #homeonwheels #adventure #journey #memories #ontheroadagain #florida #playday #indianrocksbeach #luxuryhomes #beachside #highrisecondo #sandkeypark #dogpark #bella #dogsofinstagram #clearwaterbeach #bridge #classiccar
"Making music & memories on the move..."
www.smokeestringz.etsy.com
FLORIDA - MORE ADVENTURES Yesterday was a "play day"... On our way to the dog park, we drove through Indian Rocks Beach. So many beautiful beachside luxury homes. : Notice the high rise condominiums facing the gulf in Clearwater. Not a bad place to vacation... : As promised, we took Bella to the dog park in the morning. She had a blast! : On our way to a state park, we drove over the bridge through Clearwater Beach and saw this classic. Nice! #smokeestringz  #rv  #rvtravel  #rvlife  #rvfulltime  #homeonwheels  #adventure  #journey  #memories  #ontheroadagain  #florida  #playday  #indianrocksbeach  #luxuryhomes  #beachside  #highrisecondo  #sandkeypark  #dogpark  #bella  #dogsofinstagram  #clearwaterbeach  #bridge  #classiccar  "Making music & memories on the move..." www.smokeestringz.etsy.com
FLORIDA - MORE ADVENTURES
Work day #2 - sewing the strum sacks and making small ones to hold the glass slide which are included with the Diddley Bow and 3-string guitar.
:
Another ukelele in the works...
:
Since we were both busy, it was great to be able to cook the eggplant parmigiana we bought this week for dinner. :
Finished another one! 
#smokeestringz #rv #rvtravel #rvlife  #rvfulltime #homeonwheels #adventure #journey #memories #ontheroadagain #florida #largo #vacationvillage #workday #strumsack #glass #slide #lunch #cbg #ukulele #dinner #finishedanotherone
"Making music & memories on the move..."
www.smokeestringz.etsy.com
FLORIDA - MORE ADVENTURES Work day #2  - sewing the strum sacks and making small ones to hold the glass slide which are included with the Diddley Bow and 3-string guitar. : Another ukelele in the works... : Since we were both busy, it was great to be able to cook the eggplant parmigiana we bought this week for dinner. : Finished another one! #smokeestringz  #rv  #rvtravel  #rvlife  #rvfulltime  #homeonwheels  #adventure  #journey  #memories  #ontheroadagain  #florida  #largo  #vacationvillage  #workday  #strumsack  #glass  #slide  #lunch  #cbg  #ukulele  #dinner  #finishedanotherone  "Making music & memories on the move..." www.smokeestringz.etsy.com
FLORIDA - MORE ADVENTURES
Today is a work day for both of us... I spent time cutting material for more strum sacks.
:
Lunchtime. Leftovers. So good - again!
:
Darrell was busy fabricating another ukulele and Bella was there to keep him company. This afternoon, Johan, our neighbor, stopped by to chat. :
Hamburgers on the grill for dinner. So good!
#smokeestringz #rv #rvtravel #rvlife  #rvfulltime #homeonwheels #adventure #journey #memories #ontheroadagain #florida #largo #vacationvillage #workday #strumsack #lunch #cbg #ukulele #bella #dogsofinstagram #neighbor #chat #dinner #hamburgersonthegrill
"Making music & memories on the move..."
www.smokeestringz.etsy.com
FLORIDA - MORE ADVENTURES Today is a work day for both of us... I spent time cutting material for more strum sacks. : Lunchtime. Leftovers. So good - again! : Darrell was busy fabricating another ukulele and Bella was there to keep him company. This afternoon, Johan, our neighbor, stopped by to chat. : Hamburgers on the grill for dinner. So good! #smokeestringz  #rv  #rvtravel  #rvlife  #rvfulltime  #homeonwheels  #adventure  #journey  #memories  #ontheroadagain  #florida  #largo  #vacationvillage  #workday  #strumsack  #lunch  #cbg  #ukulele  #bella  #dogsofinstagram  #neighbor  #chat  #dinner  #hamburgersonthegrill  "Making music & memories on the move..." www.smokeestringz.etsy.com
FLORIDA - MORE ADVENTURES
Attended church this morning...surprised Pastor Steve Gulbronson. He was in our youth group and sang in the Potomac District Choir almost 40 years ago!
:
Message
- Forgiveness and reconciliation start in the heart
- Forgiveness is an act of worship - Before you worship get reconciled :
Looking forward to getting together sometime this week. We are sure to have a lot to talk about...
:
At the suggestion of our friend, Angel, we made a stop at her brother's deli in Clearwater. Enjoyed a great conversation with Sal and came home with olive oil, eggplant parmigiana and cannoli. Yes!
:
Went to Red Lobster for a late lunch. The seafood-stuffed mushrooms, coconut shrimp and dragon shrimp were yummy. Went home with enough leftovers for another meal...
#smokeestringz #rv #rvtravel #rvlife  #rvfulltime #homeonwheels #adventure #journey #memories #ontheroadagain #florida #largo #vacationvillage #church #message #forgiveness #gettingtogether #deli #lunch #redlobster
"Making music & memories on the move..."
www.smokeestringz.etsy.com
www.cfcoflargo.com
www.platerotisitaliamgourmet.com
FLORIDA - MORE ADVENTURES Attended church this morning...surprised Pastor Steve Gulbronson. He was in our youth group and sang in the Potomac District Choir almost 40 years ago! : Message - Forgiveness and reconciliation start in the heart - Forgiveness is an act of worship - Before you worship get reconciled : Looking forward to getting together sometime this week. We are sure to have a lot to talk about... : At the suggestion of our friend, Angel, we made a stop at her brother's deli in Clearwater. Enjoyed a great conversation with Sal and came home with olive oil, eggplant parmigiana and cannoli. Yes! : Went to Red Lobster for a late lunch. The seafood-stuffed mushrooms, coconut shrimp and dragon shrimp were yummy. Went home with enough leftovers for another meal... #smokeestringz  #rv  #rvtravel  #rvlife  #rvfulltime  #homeonwheels  #adventure  #journey  #memories  #ontheroadagain  #florida  #largo  #vacationvillage  #church  #message  #forgiveness  #gettingtogether  #deli  #lunch  #redlobster  "Making music & memories on the move..." www.smokeestringz.etsy.com www.cfcoflargo.com www.platerotisitaliamgourmet.com
Showing love = showing honor...
#smokeestringz #sundayscripture
FLORIDA - MORE ADVENTURES
Stayed up until 2:00 am watching college football... Definitely worth it! Congratulations USC!
:
Hmm ~ looks like Bella approves... Can you tell she is a "daddy's dog"?!?
:
So...this was my view while reading my Kindle. The campground is making several improvements.
:
Credit for dinner tonight goes to Julie (werlolarv on IG). It was delicious and so easy. :
Another win for my driver... Way to go, KB!
#smokeestringz #rv #rvtravel #rvlife  #rvfulltime #homeonwheels #adventure #journey #memories #ontheroadagain #florida #largo #vacationvillage #cbg #ukuleke #construction #dinner #nascar #win #kylebusch "Making music & memories on the move..."
www.smokeestringz.etsy.com
FLORIDA - MORE ADVENTURES Stayed up until 2:00 am watching college football... Definitely worth it! Congratulations USC! : Hmm ~ looks like Bella approves... Can you tell she is a "daddy's dog"?!? : So...this was my view while reading my Kindle. The campground is making several improvements. : Credit for dinner tonight goes to Julie (werlolarv on IG). It was delicious and so easy. : Another win for my driver... Way to go, KB! #smokeestringz  #rv  #rvtravel  #rvlife  #rvfulltime  #homeonwheels  #adventure  #journey  #memories  #ontheroadagain  #florida  #largo  #vacationvillage  #cbg  #ukuleke  #construction  #dinner  #nascar  #win  #kylebusch  "Making music & memories on the move..." www.smokeestringz.etsy.com
FLORIDA - MORE ADVENTURES
Darrell continued working on this ukulele until mid-afternoon...
:
Then the rain came! Put all the equipment away because it was very windy. Within the hour - no more rain...just sunshine. :
He went back to work after dinner to finish putting it together. :
Closing shop for tonight.
:
...and the surfer themed ukulele is completed! 
#smokeestringz #rv #rvtravel #rvlife  #rvfulltime #homeonwheels #adventure #journey #memories #ontheroadagain #florida #largo #cbg #ukuleke #rain #shop #completion
"Making music & memories on the move..."
www.smokeestringz.etsy.com
FLORIDA - MORE ADVENTURES Darrell continued working on this ukulele until mid-afternoon... : Then the rain came! Put all the equipment away because it was very windy. Within the hour - no more rain...just sunshine. : He went back to work after dinner to finish putting it together. : Closing shop for tonight. : ...and the surfer themed ukulele is completed! #smokeestringz  #rv  #rvtravel  #rvlife  #rvfulltime  #homeonwheels  #adventure  #journey  #memories  #ontheroadagain  #florida  #largo  #cbg  #ukuleke  #rain  #shop  #completion  "Making music & memories on the move..." www.smokeestringz.etsy.com
FLORIDA - MORE ADVENTURES
Explored the area from Largo to Clearwater Beach... Found a large dog park on the gulf to take Bella to before we leave. She is in need of some "ball chasing" exercise.
:
During lunch, we watched the DVD we picked up at the Museum of Drag Racing. Enjoyed it! Commentary, provided by the drivers, and actual footage made it so relatable, especially after touring the museum and seeing the actual race cars on display.
:
Darrell made a run to Lowe's and the grocery store this afternoon. While he was gone, our new neighbors, Johan & Kiki, arrived in their 40' coach. They seem really nice...looking forward to getting to know them more.
#smokeestringz #rv #rvtravel #rvlife  #rvfulltime #homeonwheels #adventure #journey #memories #ontheroadagain #florida #largo #dogpark #exercise #gettingtoknowyou
"Making music & memories on the move..."
www.smokeestringz.etsy.com
FLORIDA - MORE ADVENTURES Explored the area from Largo to Clearwater Beach... Found a large dog park on the gulf to take Bella to before we leave. She is in need of some "ball chasing" exercise. : During lunch, we watched the DVD we picked up at the Museum of Drag Racing. Enjoyed it! Commentary, provided by the drivers, and actual footage made it so relatable, especially after touring the museum and seeing the actual race cars on display. : Darrell made a run to Lowe's and the grocery store this afternoon. While he was gone, our new neighbors, Johan & Kiki, arrived in their 40' coach. They seem really nice...looking forward to getting to know them more. #smokeestringz  #rv  #rvtravel  #rvlife  #rvfulltime  #homeonwheels  #adventure  #journey  #memories  #ontheroadagain  #florida  #largo  #dogpark  #exercise  #gettingtoknowyou  "Making music & memories on the move..." www.smokeestringz.etsy.com
FLORIDA - MORE ADVENTURES
A continuation of our visit to the Museum of Drag Racing. If you are ever in the area, take the time to spend the day... These posts only cover a small representation of what we observed!
#smokeestringz #rv #rvtravel #rvlife  #rvfulltime #homeonwheels #adventure #journey #memories #ontheroadagain #florida #ocala #museum #dragracing #dongarlits #memorabilia
"Making music & memories on the move..."
www.smokeestringz.etsy.com
FLORIDA - MORE ADVENTURES
More pics and information from yesterday's tour of the Museum of Drag Racing...
#smokeestringz #rv #rvtravel #rvlife  #rvfulltime #homeonwheels #adventure #journey #memories #ontheroadagain #florida #museum #dragracing #dongarlits #memorabilia
"Making music & memories on the move..."
www.smokeestringz.etsy.com