Today’s happy hour is a wet and rainy one, but that’s not going to stop us from sipping some adult beverages and firing up the itunes.

It’s been a heck of a couple of weeks here in the house on wheels. We’re still in Florida, but we towed the rig over to Tampa for a few days, down to Bradenton (our home town) for a week, and then back over here to the East Coast.

We’ve spent the past week in another waterfront site at Patrick Air Force Base in Cocoa Beach. Not a bad spot to try and figure out what to do next.

And what will we do next? We are house hunting here. Tomorrow, we move into a monthly rental and we’ll see for sure if we like really “living” in this area. If we do, we’ll ditch the rig and set up shop. But knowing us we’ll change our minds in a month and head back to Colorado.

Because that’s how we roll.

And today we joined Sam’s Club. Mark said he feels like we’re Americans again now.

TGIF, people, TGIF …

Here’s this week’s anxiety-ridden, Florida-inspired, beach-loving, Sam’s-Club-shopping playlist:

“They Paved Paradise” (officially titled “Big Yellow Taxi”) by Joni Mitchell:

“Don’t it always seem to go

that you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone.

They paved paradise, and put up a parking lot.”

“God Bless the U.S.A.” by Lee Greenwood

“’Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land,

God bless the U.S.A.”

“Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes” by Jimmy Buffett

“It’s those changes in latitudes,

changes in attitudes,

nothing remains quite the same.

With all of our running and all of our cunning,

If we couldn’t laugh we would all go insane.”

“I Dream of Jeannie” theme song

(This one doesn’t have any lyrics, but the show was set right here in Cocoa Beach. There’s even a fro-yo shop up the road that shows episodes on a constant loop on a big-screen TV.)

“Walking on the Moon” by The Police

“I hope my legs don’t break
walking on the moon
We could walk forever
walking on the moon
We could live together
walking on, walking on the moon

“Toes” by Zac Brown Band

“I got my toes in the water, ass in the sand

Not a worry in the world, a cold beer in my hand

Life is good today.

Life is good today.”

“Signs” by Five Man Electrical Band

“Sign, sign, everywhere a sign

blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind.

Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign?”

Ramblin’ Man by the Allman Brothers

“And I was born in the backseat of a Greyhound bus,

rollin’ down Highway 41.”

“Ice Cream Man” by Van Halen

“I’m your ice cream man,

stop me when I’m passing by.”

“A Pirate looks at Forty” by Jimmy Buffett

“Yes I am a pirate,

two hundred years too late.

The cannons don’t thunder,

There’s nothin’ to plunder,

I’m an over forty victim of fate,

Arriving too late, arriving too late.”

“Trailerhood” by Toby Keith

“There’s always something going on down in the trailerhood.”

“Wish You Were Here” by Pink Floyd

“We’re just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl,

year after year.

Running over the same old ground.

What have we found?

The same old fears.

Wish you were here.”

“Mama I’m Coming Home” by Ozzy Osbourne

“I’ve seen your face a thousand times

everyday we’ve been apart.

And I don’t care about the sunshine, yeah

Cause Mama

Mama I’m coming home.”

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