Wednesday, June 28, 2017

@017-06-28 Out of Florida, and out of Alabama

We left Sumter Oaks oon the 19th, and spent the night at the Perry FL Elks. Their 50 amp plug did not work, so we plugged into 30amp power. The following morning, we changed our plans, and headed to Red Bay. A few miles south of Montgomery, our serpentine belt broke, so our first motorhome tow took us to Thompson CAT in Montgomery. Repairs were swift, and we were on our way again in the morning, arriving in Red Bay late Friday afternoon (too late to see Norris for scheduling.)

Sunday, we drove out to the Coon Dog Cemetery. It looked very nice with flowers and US flags on every grave.

Monday morning, about 6:10AM, we got a call to be in bay 32 to have the roof re-caulked. That job done, but we decided that we needed to have the driver’s side jack replaced. At least it was still in the 2 year warranty. But we were unable to get into another bay on Monday.

Tuesday, we got up early, but no call. At ten, we took the house to Bay Diesel for engine and chassis service. After lunch, we went to Bay 42 to see if we were going to get in. They said come on. They replaced the jack, an air valve, and the sway bar grommets. Done, so we drove out to Custom R.V. Inc. to get get the starter batteries so they would charge on shore power. That plus 2 new starter batteries plus a couple of other items.

Finished, and we left Red Bay at 2:10PM. We are spending the night at the mTexas T TV Park in Cornersville, TN.

We are back on the road.

Hugs, Larry & Marilyn

Wednesday, June 21, 2017



Yesterday, we drove from the Perry FL Elks to Falling Waters State Park in Chipley Florida. It rained all day and night due to tropical storm Cindy.


Today, the rain let up after lunch, so we went to see the Falls, and then shopping at WalMart.  The falls are the highest in Florida, dropping 73 feet into a sink hole. All of the rain provided a lot of water flowing over the falls.


Falling Waters State Park, Chipley, FLFalling Waters State Park, Chipley, FLFalling Waters State Park, Chipley, FL


Hugs, ‘til later.

Monday, June 19, 2017

2017-06-19 On the road again

We are getting a late start on travels due to medical problems, but we are rolling. We left Sumter Oaks this morning around 10:30am, and drove to Ocala, FL where Cummins Southeast Onan serviced our generator.After lunch we drove to the Elks Club in Perry, FL for the night.


We have about a week to kill before our appointments in Red Bay, AL with Bay Diesel and with Brannon.


Leaving there we go to New York to visit Carolyn Jarvis for the 4th of July, followed by visits with my family in Oswego, NY; the Gifford's in Saratoga Springs; then to Burlington, and finally to West Town,NY before heading back to FL in September.


Hugs, ‘til later.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

2017-04-01 Long time since Wrote


It has been a long time since I wrote a blog, and it will be late June before I write another one. All will be explained in this blog.

It all began last spring when my PSA test went to 4.2 and my VA primary care doctor said I needed a biopsy. The initial urology date was scheduled in May where I was told that i needed a biopsy since i had been in Vietnam where \\=-][gent Orange had been sprayed. Biopsy after Labor Day showed low-moderate cancer.

The rest of the fall was filled with other doctors including knee replacement on Halloween, followed by physical therapy which finished in late December. I forgot to mention that we bought a 2016 Lincoln MKX in September, and were glad that we had. The front doors on the MKX are larger than the ones on our 2008 Jeep Liberty, which helped my new knee. We also visited friends in Florida, and our Escapees friends at Sumter Oaks.

Winter brought visits to my VA urologist followed by a spring visit to my oncologist to decide on, and to schedule treatment. Forty-five radiation treatments at the Tampa VA (46 miles one way) start on April 11th. and last until June 16th.

My knee has healed fine. So I had no problem walking around Busch Gardens to attend their Real Music Series concerts.

Hitch itch is getting bad. We have not stayed in any other campground so long since we began living fulltime in our motorhome. We arrived end of August before our snowbird friends migrated to FL, and we are stuck in FL 2.5 months after they all leave. However, Marilyn and I decided I should have these treatments now instead of waiting to see if it grows.

Hugs, and I will type more this summer after we leave FL.