Saturday, January 4, 2014

A Mostly Sunny Day And We Moved The Rig

Even though it was quite chilly but by 8am it was sunny and looked to turn into a promising day here in northern Florida.
Today’s agenda included to order 2 new tires from Goodyear, get a few groceries, fill up a propane tank and move the rig to a different spot on the property.
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Shortly before noon we headed out to Niceville, a small township along Hwy20 just a few miles west of us. First thing was finding the Goodyear tire place to order 2 new trailer tires. Turned out they had 5 tires in stock. It did not surprise me that the 2 Goodyear tires were about a 100 bucks more than the previous tires we got. A reader let us know that Goodyear is the only tire still made in the good old U.S.A. Let’s hope for a long life of those. I had one wheel with us today and they promised to have it ready by Monday, when I will bring the other along.
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Typical price of gas around here

Next stop was Wally World – well first we tried FOOD WORLD, Wally World’s neighbour, but a lady there told us that the store closed 6 months earlier. Yet another typical case of Wally World killing off competitors!
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Dealing with the propane guy

Being done with the groceries we went to the propane place. Our 30-pounder was filled for a little above $26 bucks which is almost the double of what we paid in Yuma,AZ last year. Oh well…it’s Florida!

Since we had Molly with us we wanted to find a place to walk her in some natural area. That, however, was impossible as we were met with NO PETS signs again.
So we went home, had lunch and took Molly for a walk in a forest area near by. Unfortunately, that little muddy dirt road ended in a place so littered with garbage, that we were afraid some drunken hooligans could come riding by any time soon. So we left.
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Oops..not only beards are growing fast here but  Magnolia trees are really getting huge

The last task of the day was moving our rig up the property. Our hosts are expecting another camper on Monday and for that the driveway had to be accessible. Since we can’t get around the tightly curved driveway (our rig is too long) we had to back it up, then turn it backwards under some huge live oaks. We found out that one branch was hanging too low, so Pete got his reciprocal saw and I went up the camper roof to cut off the branch in bits and pieces.
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                                                                          Cutting off a low hanging branch 

When this last task of the day was accomplished it was time to relax with a coffee.
Later we turned on the TV and watched ZORRO’s MARK. Apparently the movie was too gruesome for Bea to watch as she covered her eyes with her hands. :-))
Bea grueling about Zorro…

Tomorrow we are heading out to the Rocky Bayou State Park as it is time to empty the holding tanks.
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Thanks for visiting again!


  1. Looks like you are enjoying some of the local area.
    A nice place to visit is the National Aviation Museum in Pensacola, very impressive and it is free.

  2. Love the new beard. Great look on you. $26 is pretty expensive. We pay $20 to fill here in AJ. Hoping it's cheaper in Yuma next week.


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