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Mar 14, 2019 - Day 6

An open day today. We went through our guide books and decided to go on a scenic drive on Hutchinson Island. We once again had breakfast at the hotel, got ourselves ready and headed out to the island. Hutchinson Island is a barrier island off the coast of St. Lucie County. Think of it as Long Beach Island on steroids. Driving over the island we saw a mixture of the things one would expect to see...high end homes, extensive areas of natural preserves, small towns with restaurants and small shops and a nuclear power station. We drove the...

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Spring Training 2019

Mar 10, 2019 - Day 2

Spring Training Baseball today! We got up this morning at around 8:30 to be sure to make it to breakfast at the Hampton Inn, and woke up to find that the clocks in the room had changed for daylight savings time. Breakfast was the standard Hampton Inn fare...waffles you make yourself, eggs, cereal, etc. That was fine. I went out to find some sunscreen. Neither of us could remember when we bought the bottle at home, so it was time for new. At around 11:15 we left for the ballpark. The trip was about 30 minutes, due in part to the fact that...

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Spring Training 2019

Mar 10, 2019 - Day 1

We're on our way. We have an 11:00AM flight to West Palm Beach International. Got to the airport at around 8:30, checked in, went through security and on to the gate. That whole process was done at 9:05. Not too bad. Breakfast time. As most of you know, at Newark Airport Terminal C there are a number of eating choices, but most work off of the same tablet menu and is rather pricey. We found the Garden State Diner to offer their own menu, and was considerably cheaper for a decent breakfast. While eating I got a text message that due to a...

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Spring Training 2019

Jan 18, 2019 - Second Time the Charm?

Click on thumbnails to enlarge January 18, 2019 THE SECOND TIME’S A CHARM!?!?!?!? Hope so anyway ‘cause I don’t want to try for a third time!! When last I wrote I had a boat under contract in Vero Beach. Without going into all the gory and painful details, the boat failed its engine survey and sea trial. The oil samples that were taken from the 2 engines, the 2 transmissions and the generator were sent to a lab for analysis. The oil is tested for 9 different particles ( like Alum., iron, copper etc) plus the presence of 2 fluids (glycol &...

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Jan 28, 2017 - The Planning Begins

Received our copy of the Milepost a few days ago and seriously started planning our upcoming trip! We are participating in the 2017 Great Alaskan Holidays Spring Adventure Package. From what we understand hundreds of new motorhomes are driven from either Forest City, Iowa or Wakarusa, Indiana to Anchorage by folks like us. We will pick up a brand new Thor Four Winds 24F from the factory in Wakarusa, Indiana on May 6th. We added another week rental to the 'package' so will have it until May 24th. Already booked our flight from Anchorage to...

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Jan 10, 2015 - on the Treasure Coast

Florida tourist officials have given names to various sections of the state. Some are pretty obvious. When we head toward Cape Canaveral, we'll be on the Space Coast. The lushly green panhandle area is called the Emerald Coast. Here in Ft. Pierce we are on the Treasure Coast, but until today we didn't understand the name. Tourist literature raved about the House of Refuge Museum at Gilbert's Bar. This was a long confusing name; what did it mean? What is a house of refuge? Who was Gilbert? Is it a bar where you can get drinks? All questions...

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Nov 26, 2014 - Tied up in Stuart, FL for Thanksgiving

This leg of the trip was a little trying. Luckily, we had only a short distance (27 miles) to go because the weather was not the best. We got out of the marina and into the ICW while the weather was clear but before long we had a gale come through that had strong gusts (30+ knots) and lower visibility. Fred did a great job of boat handling and we made the trip to Stuart with no problems. As we traveled up the river toward the marina, the winds built again and we talked about getting to the marina and having to hang around in the river until...

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Jun 15, 2014 - Update

If NASA had liftoffs as bad as this one has been (or rather hasn't been) John Glenn would never have gotten higher than Bob Dylan, and the only moonwalk Alan Shepard would have done would have been on a dancefloor. We are still in the Army Corps campground at the St Lucie Locks. Slowed down by health issues, running against the clock, Pathfinder decided to throw in another wrinkle and change the floors in the rig from tile to vinyl planking a week before we were scheduled to hit the road. Nice move...For over a week we've been trying to...

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May 26, 2014 - Countdown...Eleven Days To Go

The reality that we will be on the road in a little more than 10 days is setting in. We have lots to do before we go...final prep of the coach, get clothes ready, decide exactly where we are going, figure out what we are going to do with the mail, purchase and load food, pay all registrations, get the house clean then closed up. That's about 14 days work to be done in 10, so we've decided put in new flooring in Journey just to make it interesting. Anticipating all that needed to be done I jumped out of bed this morning, brought the coach...

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May 9, 2014 - End of the Pity Party

Tomorrow was supposed to be my first day of work at Eagle's in West Yellowstone. This was something I had looked forward to all winter. Of course when we were forced to cancel the trip, I took that turn of events like a man......... Pat: Let's go for a bike ride! Pathfinder: I don't wanna. Pat: Let's have some folks over for dinner! Pathfinder: I don't wanna. Pat: Let's go shopping and get you a new pair of sneakers! Pathfinder: I don't wanna. Pat: Let's go to the drugstore and get you some anti-depresants! Pathfinder: I'm not...

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Apr 3, 2014 - Bummer

We have had to cancel our summer in Yellowstone because of a health issue. Nothing life threatening, but beat up enough to know that I can't work a job this Summer. We are both very disappointed and hope to take a one or two month trip in late Summer or early Fall. It's very hard to get old gracefully......

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Mar 25, 2014 - Journey is OK

Brought Journey back from the shop a few days ago. Very happy to find out that there was NOTHING wrong in the front end. Used the tear-down to check out bearings, brakes and tires. Everything just super. Still have oil changes and fuel filters to do on the main and the genny as well as a grease job on the chassis. I just love greasing the chassis. I'm going to see if I can get a spot in the Army Corp campground up the street for just one day and do it all. While the rig was in the shop I used the opportunity to buff the front wheels since...

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