******** Automobile’s of Art:
'55 Plymouth Belvedere.
The here and now: Merry Christmas
After 8 days in NC we arrived back Wed. afternoon. Immediately we started loading the coach to live in again. Things out of the car and out of the house. Relocating the computers was one of my jobs. By nightfall we had a good bit of stuff loaded. We stopped for a game of dominoes. We didn’t play together (GAMES) while in NC. We both play card games on the computer and share the interacting of Dominoes. Friend Marian, from 1956 time frame, taught us the game last year. It is fun for us. I think she has found a way to cheat! :-O
We had reservations in Peace River, only 116 miles down the road. We spent Thursday still re-grouping to live and love in the coach. (There has been a shortage of good kisses lately). She moving clothes and food and me moving tools and basement stuff. It was so rainy I could not install the new rearview camera, so it is on hold. I repaired a bad brake light. Sherry noticed it while following me from the RV hospital a couple weeks ago.
I painted three cabinet doors with ‘clear minwax poly’ two weeks ago, they were still tacky! I have never had that happen? I took a drawer and two cabinet doors out to the shop, stripped, sanded and recoated them. They are already solid and dry. I am still confused as to why they did not dry.
The drive was good. The aggravating thing is Orlando. I-4 all the way thru is torn up with those short reroutes around new bridges being built. Once out of there it is beautiful country.
I never tire of seeing heavily loaded orange trees and the open tractor/trailers loaded with oranges. Funny how small my world is; after seeing 15 or twenty trailer loads of oranges and grapefruits I think that is enough to furnish the world with Juice. And then during the rest of the winter you see hundreds more trailers loaded.
On the left is a full truck just in front is one just emptied headed for another load. All this fruit is picked by hand.
While at Peace River if we can arrange it, we hope to go over to Okee to see Glenda, a friend from the 50s. And to Nokomis and visit Judy,a camper from Maine.
We were fortunate to find a site, however it is unlevel. That is when we learned the 'leveling Jacks' were dead and our awnings have a problem. I could not fix either so we bought lumber to drive up on to get the coach more level.
Half of the campground is a lake under 6 ft. or water. Now get this, I had to turn the coach around to park it. THIS IS THE PEACE RIVER AND I HAD TO GET THIS CLOSE IN MY TURN. My front wheels actually got in the river. I was on pavement. raining wipers running.
Life is good and we are smiling. We are on vacation!!!!! Ready for a swim? That sign reads "WATCH for snakes!"
Update: I walked back to this above point this morning for this picture:
(Bad shot toward the sun, but that is how close the coach was to the river's edge.)