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May 8, 2016 - Ocean Breeze
A few folks asked where I went.....I was pouting....I did what I thought was a great blog entry...took me over an hour...this website lost it all. So of course I responded by not writing anything for a few days. I guess I showed them! What I had written about was the day we got back to Ocean Breeze in Jensen Beach. It was last Tuesday. We arrived here sometime after two in the afternoon. Tight fit getting the rig into the new spot we are assigned but Pathfinders astounding skill behind the wheel (and his humility...somehow it's important to...Jump to full entry
May 4, 2016 - Back in Jensen Beach....Summer Blown
I guess the Universe just didn't want us to go away this Summer. The company that had offered us work at the Army Corp campground in Pennsylvania lost their contract, so no job. The head Ranger then stepped in and offered us a volunteer position so we could at least spend the summer "up North". Before we went to Tallahassee we had some engine problems, then the satellite dish went on the fritz, then the sidewalls in both front tires started to show signs of cracking after the run to north Florida. Finally we were notified by the builders...Jump to full entry
May 1, 2016 - Carabelle
Enough of Tallahassee...Noon Sunday, recovered from yesterday's excitement, let's get out of here and go to Carabelle. First, one last look at a neighbor taking his SUV appart...then off we go. 54 iles and a whole world later we hit the coast at Carabelle...we where here once before 4 or 5 years ago when we stayed at a park called Ho-Hum, which perfectly describes the area. No stores open so we drive up and then down the one mile that is town, then decide to get something to eat at Fathoms....an absolute dump with great food and ice cold...Jump to full entry
Apr 30, 2016 - I Don't Like Tallahassee....
Tallahassee, Florida.....let me tell you why I don't like it. First.....Big Oak RV Park. Convenient to the area we need to be in while we are here, cable TV and Wi-Fi are part of their deal. All good things. BUT...we were two days late arriving (we called every day and told them we would be late and pay for the days we missed)...so being late meant that we had to be taught a lesson. This park is surrounded by huge oak trees, and they can be found through the park as well. Plenty of shady places to put us, but NOOOOooo...we were sent to the...Jump to full entry
Apr 28, 2016 - Sheesh....what a day
I remember the first time we left on a long trip...we were going to Montana. Off we went singing "On the Road Again", dumb and happy. Not so much today. Two hours of sweaty struggle before we could pull out of Ocean Breeze (I don't move as fast as I did a few years ago). Then 25 miles short of the Walmart we were heading to I saw a sign for an RV park. Full hook up, no generator running all night....in we went! The owner sent someone out to show us where to set up....set up my Irish butt, all I hooked up was the electric...no sewer, no...Jump to full entry
Apr 27, 2016 - We leave tomorrow
Late yesterday I got the main started....what a relief. Pat had to stand on a ladder pumping silicon spray down the intake while I cranked the motor. Took a few minutes (maybe five) until she fired....love that sound! So today I had to run five gallons of old oil and a couple of filters over to the county dump...then swing by one of our storage units and put away some equipment, then a quick stop at the bank to deposit the check from the sale of my car. Never liked it...never wanted it, but the darn thing gave me just short of 160,000...Jump to full entry
Apr 25, 2016 - Stuck
A real holy mackeral mess.......just can not get the main to start. The pressure is building to get ready to leave and I have seriously screwed the pooch by not filling that fuel filter before I installed it. Looking like a real rocket scientist in front of the other one of this twosome....but I'm sure she understands PathfinderJump to full entry
Apr 23, 2016 - Paying for lazyness
Today was oil change and fuel filter time. Run to NAPA and get fuel and oil filters for the main engine and the generator...all is good. The young counterman has news for me..."Hey, when you replace the fuel filter DON'T put fuel in it...install it dry" No way, I never do that...I always fill the filter...but he is insistent..."Look at the filter...it shows it right on it!" He's right...OK then. So I roll around on the rocks under the rig and change the oil in the main....then I pull the old fuel filter and replace it with the new...without...Jump to full entry
Apr 23, 2016 - Real Work Time
The fun is over....time to be serious. Need to change oil, oil filters and fuel filters in main and generator. All while coach is sitting on crushed rock...should be fun. Tires are done, rig all washed, hitch serviced. I think I wil wait to grease chassis until I'm parked on grass in PA. Tough enough to do this when Prince was alive......but now! PathfinderJump to full entry
Apr 22, 2016 - Prince is dead!...My life is over...
...Oh wait...no it's not. Two years ago today I had a heart attack. THAT could have meant my life was over! Enough about androginous guitar players and health issues. Four days and a wake-up until we leave Jensen Beach for Tallahassee. Four or five days later we leave for Tioga PA where we will work (or volunteer) for the summer at an Army Corp campground. Then we come back to Jensen Beach and we have ben promised that on November 1 we will close on a home we are having built. We'll see. More later PathfinderJump to full entry
Apr 21, 2016 - As I was saying.........
Where do I start? Sold the house....a few more moments of health-induced excitement...a trip to Maine without the coach...an increase in spirituality. A lot has happened in almost two years. So now we are living in the coach in the Ocean Breeze RV Resort in Jensen Beach, Florida. It's a someday-to-be-great resort that is in the early stages. More will follow tomorrow....I'm being told to get off the sofa and go to bed. PathfinderJump to full entry
Apr 6, 2015 - Moonbow?
There are no pictures of this phenomenon and heretofore did not know this event even occurs ....but somehow we had a brilliant full moon setting in the west behind us and rain ahead of us and the moonlight refracting made an arc in the night sky in the shape of a rainbow.... So what color do you think would it be? If you hypothesized white, you would be correct. So there was this fairly brilliant white parabola in the otherwise night sky...and we are just thinking...what is THAT? Pretty cool. This day, we got to see Jan and the boys and had...Jump to full entry