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Can you believe it’s been almost a year???

Guess where we are this week? (I’m actually writing this 2 weeks later) Hint:
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Yes, we are back at Port Canaveral. We got a great deal on a 4 night stay so we thought it was time to take The White Knight back on the road. But first I should probably explain why it’s taken this long to catch up.

Back, several months ago, Florida had rain like we were all building Arks. It rained so long and so hard I actually had to dig out my LLBean boots to walk to The White Knight. Once we were able to get inside, we discovered that there was a leak in the roof and the whole inside needed to be completely cleaned, also any linens inside needed to be washed and dried. The smell was enough to knock you out too. After I cleaned and dehumidified it, we started to talk about taking him out again.  That’s when we discovered the deal at the Port.  The timing also coincided with some friends that we had met at Frog Creek being at the Port at the same time.

This year we decided to go to a different site, closer to the middle of the park.  (actually, it was the only one available during this particular week).   Sasha loved it because we were next to a tree and some grass that every dog in the park walked on or by.  She was in heaven seeing all the dogs!  She also went on long walks every day, and I think she can read because she took exception to a particular sign:2015-03-05 12.14.12

She did find the Feral Cat colony that is on the park property.  That was a big surprise to both of us when we came up on it with little warning.  Lots of hissing and some barking and on we went.

The bad part (and we always have a bad part) was on our way home.   We got cut off in traffic not far from the Port and jamming on the brakes lead to a problem not far from home.  As we got near our turnoff we encountered a car that stopped in the middle lane of US1, there was confusion about who was going where and when Paul had to put on the brakes suddenly, the pedal went straight to the floor.  We found out later that the first time he jammed on the brakes it put a pinhole in the brake line, so this time there was no fluid in the line for the brakes to work.  Sooooo…..we pull off the road and call Good Sam and waited for the tow truck.   We are on a first name basis with the tow companies around here!!  What an ending to a great week.   The next trip is to Bill Frederick Park in Orlando.  I didn’t even know there was an RV park in Orlando!

Here are some random pictures from the Port:2015-03-03 16.20.27 2015-03-03 16.18.53 2015-03-04 18.37.25

 

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Procrastination and Karma

I have been procrastinating about posting about the trip to Frog Creek, so Karma got me…I am sitting here with a wicked case of sinusitis, so I am resigned to sitting in my chair and I am not going to procrastinate any longer!  Here goes…….

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Frog Creek RV Resort and Campground is in Palmetto, FL, on the Gulf of Mexico.  It is an interesting place!  When we first got there we were assigned a spot in the front of the park where the long term people live (think sardines).  Paul was told he would have to take the bike off the trailer and then pay for a storage spot for the trailer.  He had told them when he made the reservations that we had a 10′ open trailer and there was no mention of a storage fee.  They said they could accommodate us in the Primitive Area, there would be water and electricity but no sewer.  They have daily pump outs, so not a big deal.  Fortunately, he was directed to the site…anyone that has read this blog knows that I can’t read an RV park map to save my life!  The site was beautiful, uneven but beautiful.  It took until the next day to get it properly level.  But guess what?  Internet access in the far edge of the park was non-existent.  I tried, but it just wouldn’t reach that far!  Not a big deal, it will just make this post longer!

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Sasha had a blast!  The dog park was in sight of our site.  If she had been trustworthy, I would have let her go over on her own!  Just kidding!  She made so many friends;  Bailey Rae, Bella, Otis and so on and so on.  She was a social butterfly, which was nice because when we would leave during the day to explore the area, she would visit with her friends when we got back.  Something to look forward to I guess.  Speaking of friends, we made several too.  Bailey Rae and Bella’s mom and dad were right behind us.  We got talking and they told up that they will be staying at Jetty Park at the Port in February.  We will meet them for a visit while they are in our neighborhood.

One of the places that we went was Anna Maria Island.  Since we were in a cold snap, it was kinda cold on the bike, but we stopped at Lobstahs for a late lunch.  Great restaurant, the Lobstah Mac and Cheese was soooo good and soooo rich!  We also went to the Manatee Viewing Center another day.  Because of the temperature being so low, the manatee’s were gathered in the channel next to the Tampa Bay Power Plant.  There were close to 30 of them and they put on quite a show.

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We really enjoyed our stay at Frog Creek.  They had a lot going on, activity wise, including breakfast a couple of mornings that we were there.  They also had pool activities, not that I would venture into an outdoor pool this time of year.  I don’t care how heated it is!!!  We will definitely go back, and some of our new friends gave us the names of several other pet friendly RV parks similar to Frog Creek that are in a day’s drive from home.

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