NEWBIES,GOOD WEATHER & MORE
Usually, at this time of the year, the resorts in Florida start to empty out. Our RV park is still having people checking in. I wonder if the cold that's hitting the North is encouraging snowbirds to dawdle? I have a habit of checking our weather vs up in Michigan every morning. When I see we're 50+ degrees warmer it warms my heart. I've noticed a lot more friends from North country have visited Florida this year too. Did you know that over a million people are moving to Florida each year? We have had about 6 folks pull out and head North.
We met some newbies that stayed here in a motorhome. They have only had their rig 1 month. Nice folks, Dan & Caretha. They are from Canada and Sweden. Had a fun filled happy hour and they went to The Olde Fish House with us to listen to some fun music. We talked a lot about making the transition to full timing and life on the road. Of course we all shared the learning curve of motorhoming.
Our friend, Carl, joined us for the evening and we laughed so much our sides were aching in the morning. One of the subjects that came up was how newbies have a tendency to pack too much, that sparked a discovery of them having 26 pairs of shoes with them! We showed them how to downsize by throwing them out the door (jokingly!!) and Carl just happened to be approaching the door at an appropriate moment!! Caught him by suprise !! I even took a chance of bringing our mascot, Hooter Brown, in to meet them. Have I told ya about Hooter Brown ???
The next morning was a slowwww morning !!
After a few days we gained our energy back and decided it was time to scrub the rig. It's been 5 months since a major scrubdown. We are still finding grease spots obtained during the engine change. After 3+ hours of scrubbing with Soft Scrub and Scotchbright pads our arms were done. Tomorrow will be wax day. The rig looks so purrrty when it's been spiffed up !!
Another week and we'll be out looking for a car. I've been scouring Craigslist for a good deal and so far have about 4 to look at. We haven't had a car for 2 ½ years so it'll be interesting to see what we end up with. Ms. Heather will be my chase car. We don't plan on any cross country trips this summer. The “jello” plan is to stay in the Southestern States this summer. If we go as far as North Carolina I'll be surprised. The past few years we've just driven the rig around. It'll be nice to have a car again for day trips & shopping. It should be fun summer!!
REMEMBER, LIVE YOUR DREAMS AS TIME GOES BY QUICKLY !!
Charlie & Heather.