Tuesday, November 20, 2012

On the Road again

(Putting this on the night before, probably all snug in bed ‘cept you west coast kids!)

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(We will see this Disney sign!)

We have been full time in our motor home for about 13 years. So this morning I expect this diesel engine to start just like it always has.  We should be on the road before anyone reads this.  Today we are only going about 300 miles,  I-95 to I-10 to US301 (speed trap lane) to I-75 down to Wildwood.

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(I think I always think of Andy Griffin telling about the 10 cent orange juice)

We are very familiar with this route, it is a good trip. Lots of good scenery. Some of the tasks before we start is to determine where the best prices for Diesel will be. This time it is at the junction of 301 & I-10, $3.98 a gal for Diesel. This Diesel gets about 8 mpg and has a 100 gal tank.  Yeah, it hurts your feelings to fill it up. LOL. But we always try to make ourselves feel better remembering that is two vehicles, the Van is getting great mileage, over 300 miles per cup. LOL.

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(Bill boards will announce the speed traps, this one at Waldo, We have never had a problem, but know those who have!)

When you figure we do not pay utilities, cut grass, rake leaves or shovel snow, the cost gets better. Our nightly stops average $2.10 a night, at our membership prices.  We pay no property taxes on this rig.  (Of course we do pay a bunch, on stuff owned back in NC).

Ahh but when you consider the money we are saving on those nerve pills…… LOL

This trip will take us by some beautiful horses in the horse  country around Ocala. Also while driving I am always looking for my ‘fix’ of old or classic cars.  I honestly do not know much about cars, like our friend ‘Louis’, at the Golden Gate.  But I do know the old ones click with my soul.

So I hope you have a great Wednesday, we will, as we travel down the roads of the Southeast.

Thanks for coming this way.

Nite Shipslog

PS:

Things LOOK bigger using a magnifying glass, but they are not, using that logic, I think we sometimes put a mental magnifying glass on our troubles.

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Did I tell you we are the owners of a 1991 Z-28 Convertable.?

TO SC 005

 

TO SC 004

It is presently resting in Shirl’s basement safe from the cold winter.

It needs a lot of work, we will decide what to do with it in the spring. It comes from Mark’s family. I believe Corinne bought it for the kids because it was a classic. We would love to keep it for them, but……………  who knows?

6 comments:

That corgi :) said...

safe travels!! I bet you are "itching" to get to the warmth of Florida!!

betty

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I'm glad you are headed to warmer climates and as it was a nippy 31 degrees here this morning, I am just a little envious of you. I wish you safe and happy travels. And I'll be looking forward to your updates along the way. Have a wonderful Wednesday!

FrankandMary said...

I cannot picture you 2 needing "nerve pills," but I can picture you having a bit of nerve, Jack.

Happy Thanksgiving. ~Mary

shirl72 said...

I know you are happy singing
Willie's song "On the Road Again".
Enjoy the warm..We are cool at
night but the days have been warm.

Hope you have a HAPPY TURKEY DAY.

Ken Riches said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Chatty Crone said...

I hope you have a great trip! sandie