September 16, 2021

Travel Day – Tune Up Drive

Treatment over it was time to roll south. We’re headed home – that still sounds strange every time I say it – with a midway stop for annual coach maintenance at Cummins South in Ocala.

As is usually the case everything I thought might give us an issue, didn’t. But what we never anticipated, did. When we woke up this morning it was hot in Elvira, I mean way over 80 degrees. What in the world? Checking I discovered that the AC in the front was not working, The back unit had checked out a couple of weeks ago. Now this unit is only a year and a half old. I turned it off and then turned just the fan on, that was fine. I let in run for about an hour then switched to AC and it came on without an issue. Until I turned it off. My normal practice is to run the generator and AC while driving. So I started the generator, let it run for five minutes, turned the AC back on, and nothing. What in the world? I turned it off, stopped the generator and decided I’d play with it later.

Time to go through our departure list. Ms. Barbara reads the list and I respond accordingly. We’ve learned this is the best way for us and keeps us from driving off, for instance, with the electric still connected. After we go through the check list, I take a walk around the rig, then she does the same. Time to roll.

A little over two hours later and we

rolled into the RV park behind Cummins South.

We’re in the same spot we were in last year when we were here. Hopefully, this will be just a one night stay. Provided we don’t have to wait for parts. If there is a wait for parts, I’ll probably schedule a time to come back.

We’re settled in for the night and yes, the AC works! You go figure.

This was our first trip with Proton and it was to say the least, interesting. He either wanted to sit on the dash, or sit in my lap. He did finally settle down and sit in the passenger seat with Ms. Barbara. Just about the time we arrived! We can see that it is definitely going to take some time before we can get him acclimated to traveling.

That was our day on The Road of Retirement. As travel days go, it was an easy one. The weather was good, the road decent, and no traffic to speak of. It was my kind of day.

Thanks for taking the time to read our blog.  We always appreciate your company, your comments, and your suggestions. Remember, take time to stop and smell the roses and live each day that God gives you to the fullest.


  1. Glad you had a good trip and hoping the A/C can be fixed quickly. “Going home” can be a good thing. The alternative could have been staying in a hospital. Hoping Proton will settle in and enjoy future trips. He’ll have another new experience when he gets to his new home. Enjoy and relax this weekend. HOME!!


  2. Glad you made it safe and sound. I’m not surprised Proton wanted to sit on your lap or on the dash. I am sure he will love his new home base. Good luck with your repairs!


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