Monday, July 27, 2009

#8 Leavin Florida?

Well, we spent two days visiting with the uncles. Reminisced(a bit much), laughed(a bit more), & ate(WAY TOO MUCH!). Left the east coast and headed to Ocala for a final safety check on the rig before we hit the road. Everything checked out except for the brakes. It's always something! The brakes turned out to be a minor issue, but took some time & labor before we could leave. I was determined that I was leaving FL today, so we left Ocala and headed 80 miles into GA before stopping. I am out of FLORIDA for the next 3 months!

We have been using our new satellite TV and are enjoying it in ways you wouldn't believe. First of all, you have to understand that RVers find novel ways to amuse themselves. If any of you have seen Robin Williams in "RV" then you must remember the "poop " scene. Well instead of the mess, insert a clear plastic piece of tubing so you can see what is being dumped. Watching and critiquing while the dumping process is going on can be disturbingly fascinating! That is old hat now. We have an automatic satellite dish! On a brick & stick house a satellite dish is aimed once & you are done. When your house is on wheels every time you park, the satellite dish has to be re-aimed. Our new dish stands itself upright, rotates to find a satellite, & then fine tunes it's direction & elevation so the signal can be received. This process can take 5 to 10 minutes. Imagine if you will two RVers(who will remain nameless) powering up the satellite dish and then running outside to watch the show! Hopefully the novelty will wear off or we will find a new diversion before too many people think we are completely bonkers.

Tomorrow we will head farther into GA, take care of some business, and then on to the mountains of NC for a little bit of doing nothing. Till our next post.....

Home is where we park it (for tonight it is Ashburn GA)
Frank & Mary