TOUR AMERICA, 2020: ORLANDO, FLORIDA, THE SUNSHINE STATE

Places We Have Called Home In 2020

(We Added A New Stop To Our Link)

Home Is Where We Park It:  Josam Front End Alignment, Orlando, Florida

September 29, 2020

We Were An Island

Travel Day

We both agree, we have had more rain in the last week than we have had for the last year.  How much rain?

This was our site when we first arrived.  Nice and dry, really nice, green grass all around.

This was our site after the rains that fell yesterday.  We had a good two inches of water all around.  Little did I know when I picked this site that this half of the campground funnels all the water that falls into this site.  Oh yes, we were an island.  Still, all in all we found it a beautiful campground and would return here if we were ever in this area again.  We would, however, definitely book another site!

Today, we swam out of our site since we had places to go and people to see.

Our first stop on the way out.  The black tank was only one quarter full. We can go two weeks before we have to dump it. However, the gray tank was half full and it would be another four days after this before we would have a FHU site again.

Tank dumped and we were on the road.  Thirty minutes later and we were. . .

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at our first stop.  We were here to get an estimate for repainting several sections of Elvira that have really severe checking in the paint.  The estimate was reasonable and so we will be scheduling a time in the future to get Elvira repainted.

We no more than arrived in the parking lot and the heavens opened up again.  Well, I had to get us turned around and the car hooked back up again so we could continue on our way.  I’m sure glad I had a complete set of dry clothes set out because I sure needed them.  Rain or no rain we had to push on.

We got back on Florida Route 4 heading East and went all of about ten miles when we came to a complete halt.  A nasty accident closed two of the three lanes.  We crawled our way along with many others and finally got past the accident site and were back on our way.  The road was clear from this point on.  The rain also let up so we could get back up to a reasonable speed.

Next and final stop for the day . . .

In the front gate. . .

and we were home for the next couple of nights.  Yup, we are outside the garage.  They snaked a 50 amp receptacle out under the door and plugged us in.  Much better than being inside if you ask me.  About that raincoat. . .

Yup, just when I had to unhook the car the rain came down again.  It has been raining on and off now for the last hour.  But we are snug inside, the DISH antenna is up and we have all three satellites.  Life is good.

That was our day on The Road of Retirement.  Tomorrow they’ll do the font end work on Elvira.  The next day they’ll do the alignment and then we’ll be on our way to our winter home in Sumter Oaks.  Ms Barbara also received a call regarding a date for some tests before her surgery.  Things are moving along.  All in all a great day all around.  Thank you Lord for taking care of us.

Thanks for checking in with us today.  We always appreciate your company as well as your comments and suggestions. Keep safe, keep healthy, enjoy the days that God gives you.

These are the voyages of  Elvira and her two intrepid travelers.  Our continuing mission: to explore as many new states as possible, to seek out new acquaintances and make new friends, to boldly go where we have never been before.

See you on down the road!

 

2 thoughts on “TOUR AMERICA, 2020: ORLANDO, FLORIDA, THE SUNSHINE STATE

  1. You are certainly having alot of rain. Glad you had a safe trip on Rt 4 because that is a dragstrip. We avoid that Highway as much as we can. Glad things are moving along for Barbara.

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  2. Well, you made it through all that rain, and I can still read the smile in your voice. I think of rainy days as “cozy inside days.” Good luck with your repairs. I can’t believe you are almost to your winter home. That will be a good place to be as Barbara recovers to her new self! Enjoy your day!

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