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Smile! Retirement is on the horizon!

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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A New Year

Today is January 2, 2014…I have been lax in writing in the blog and I am determined to fix this.  WordPress is having a “class” called Zero to Hero in 30 days.  I will be posting things that don’t necessarily follow my theme, but for the half dozen people that read this, bear with me!  Today I will tell you a little about me and my blog.

I decided to write a blog for a few reasons;  Since we bought a motorhome, I wanted a place to share our travels and pictures and the things we did.  Facebook is just not the appropriate place, as so many people can see when we are traveling.  Safety is a huge issue for both of us. I have started following several other RVers on blogs, and have gotten wonderful ideas of places to go, things to do and remodeling to be done. 

As for me, I am a career Fire Dept Paramedic getting ready to retire in 2 years.  Paul is my significant other and between us we have 4 kids and 6 grandchildren (5 are from my kids, 1 is Paul’s daughter’s first child).  Although we live in Florida, we are both from New England, Maine for me and Massachusetts for him, and visit there every summer.  An interesting fact…Paul and I met online and have been together ever since!  “Our” baby is our little copper dog called Sasha.  She is actually Paul’s constant companion and keeps him on his toes.

The next post will be all about the curtians in the White Knight.  They are finally complete!  I promise to post pictures!

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NUMB3RS

Maine Lobster from Eric

Maine Lobster from Eric (Photo credit: man pikin)

English: Screen capture from NUMB3RS, debuting...

English: Screen capture from NUMB3RS, debuting January 23, 2005 on CBS. NUMB3RS is copyrighted ©2005, CBS Paramount Television. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

OK…here goes~

11~ days till we leave

19~ days living in the motorhome

5~ days on the road driving

2400~ miles we will travel in the motorhome

2 weeks~ all the seafood we can eat!

It’s kinda overwhelming when you put it out in the numbers.  To make it better, we will actually have a house to be in while we are in Massachusetts.   We have tenants in it, but they are more like friends than just tenants!  We will park in the yard, sleeping in the White Knight with Sasha, but for cooking, bathroom and spreading out, the house is there.  We have encountered another piece of news too…Paul’s daughter is pregnant!  It gives me yet another opportunity to share some of the things I have gathered and when when we get there, Jen and I will do some shopping.

We are also going to spend a couple of days in Maine.  I have a big group of friends that I try to get together with once a year.  We call it my “World Tour”!!  We all get together for food and drink and each year more people from my hometown join us.  It’s a lot of fun!!

We also plan on stopping in VA on the way back to see my little brother.  I haven’t seen him for several years so this will be a big deal.  Also on the agenda is a stop in GA to see my son, daughter-in-law and my favorite short people!  I don’t see them often enough, so any chance I get!  I might even get to see my oldest granddaughter too, she lives about an hour away from my son and his family.  Then home and back to the grind…I am taking 3 weeks off, I may not want to go back!!

Off to start the loading process.  Traveling in your home is a little different, and I want to take so much stuff…we shall see!!

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