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Smile! Retirement is on the horizon!

A very auspicious start

Well, here we are…we chose to stay close to home for our first time out

.  We traveled 1 1/2 hours north to an RV park on the ocean.  We ran into traffic, construction and rain…all at once!!  We stopped at the grocery store to get supplies as we weren’t sure how the fridge will do traveling.  We finally arrived at our destination and backed into the narrowest spot imaginable.  Once we got all the wires, cords and tubes set up, we were able to relax!  Oopsssss…It was pointed out to Paul that the roof looked bad, the roof we JUST HAD RESURFACED!!!!!   The front sides had peeled back in the storm and there was water all around.  None inside, thankfully, because it started to rain and rain and thunder and lightning.  We survived, no inside damage and on to face the new day!  Today we were able to get up and check it.  Paul also called the guy who fixed it, and he couldn’t have been any nicer about it.  He is up north right now, or he would have driven to where we are and fixed it right there.  It’s on the schedule for this weekend. 

One of the things I remembered about camping as a kid was the “family” atmosphere.  There is a very nice family across from us and they had lots of ideas along with a roll of duct tape and a ladder which they very kindly let us borrow.  It’s fixed for now.

I spent a couple of hours at the beach, something I had promised myself I would do this week.  No sunburn, but it’s REALLY, REALLY hot here.  I’m inside now, with A/C and the TV!

Cool thing happened today…one way to get everyone outside is to have 4 Air Force Fighter Jets do a flyby!  I haven’t a clue where they came from, there are bases north and south of us, but they had everyone running outside looking at the sky.  I stayed out to take pictures and sure enough, they came back.  Not as fast as the first time, but they were really cool to see.  I will add some pictures when we get home.

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All Better~

The White Knight is home and all better.  I am learning lots of new things, not things I ever expected to either!  The problem was a sensor, which if the “nice man” read: sarcasm, at the Auto Supply store had checked the computer, we would have known.  Apparently, it was too hot and/or too much work for him to come outside of the store to do when Paul asked him to.  Anyway, the sensor was replaced along with a tune up and fluid changes.  It seems that at about 100,000 miles a tune up is needed.  Who knew?  Tomorrow he goes to have the roof resealed (hopefully).  We have spent so much time ~ and money ~ on him, we haven’t even had a chance to actually use him.  Soon, very soon.  We did sit and watch TV inside last night.  It was another learning experience.  Paul attached the cable to the house with about 4 miles of cord (really only about 30′) and it didn’t work right.  He discovered what the little tiny black switch goes to…cable to antenna and vice versa.  Again, who knew???

So, in a nutshell for those not keeping track…Generator repair, 1 order shipped in 5 installments from Camping World, 4 trips to the local Superstore, the breakdown and towing, the sensor and tune-up/oil change.  Whew…I am tired thinking about it.  Roof tomorrow, so maybe Memorial Day weekend we can try it out!  Gotta remember the beer!

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