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Author: Jon Kling

Retired Navy commander, traveling around the US in a RV with my wife and two Westies...
Fixing the most annoying thing…

Fixing the most annoying thing…

We have lived in our RV for over three years. And now I am going to tackle the most annoying thing in the RV? Can you guess what it is? It is a design decision made throughout the industry and you find it in the low end and higher end RV’s. This “annoyance” requires frequent maintenance, is hard to clean and needs to be replaced periodically. You go to great lengths to try and protect it, but in the end,…

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Acting like kids again

Acting like kids again

We still refuse to act our ages and grow up, even in retirement that is. As you could probably guess we went back to Disney World again and used more of our annual passes. We did see all four theme parks, including one day where we jumped between three parks in a single day. So in summary, we stayed again at Fort Wilderness Campground so we had the dogs with us: We spent time just enjoying the Christmas decorations in…

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Plan Changes, winter in Florida

Plan Changes, winter in Florida

As anything in life, little curve balls come your way and you have to be flexible. Our original plans were to stay in Florida a month visiting my brother and then head to Houston to spend the winter. Cathy would go back to working in Houston at Closets by Design. Well, after about three weeks, with the nice weather, Cathy asked if we could stay longer and maybe winter in Florida than in Houston which she was not a great…

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Welcome to Sunny Florida

Welcome to Sunny Florida

So after our wonderful stay at the “lake house” on Lake Norman, NC, we headed due south to Saint Augustine, Florida for a planned month long stay. We stay at Stagecoach RV Park which is the nicest and closest park to where my younger brother Kevin and his family lives. It is very nice park with tress and level sites run by a local family. Here is some photo’s of our site: We are close to the Beach, close to…

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Moochdocking at a Mansion…

Moochdocking at a Mansion…

So after a great visit with family, we headed south to see my former employee, Bob and his lake house. Lake house doesn’t come close to describing the 10,000 sq ft mansion right on Lake Norman in North Carolina. He has been asking me to come visit, so I decided the time was right… Here is the “lake house”…. We were able to tuck the RV into his driveway which is luckily one of the bigger ones on the block….

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Mooch Docking with Family

Mooch Docking with Family

We headed north to New Hampshire to start a three week visit with Cathy’s family. We are staying at Cathy’s younger brother, Kevin’s place in South Berwick just across the Maine border, he has both electricity and water and a nice driveway to mooch dock at. The only negative is the trees block out normal automatic satellite system that uses the western arc of satellites. The problem is, in the northeast, the satellites are very low in the south western…

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A tattoo at your age ?

A tattoo at your age ?

So last September on our family cruise, I made a wise crack to my daughter about maybe I be more like her and get a tattoo… Erin has quite a few and her response was more along the lines of “ that would be great “ vice the “ewww, Dad you are too old for a tattoo” that I thought would be her response. We decided that we would both get one and settled on a nautical theme, me to…

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Harrisonburg, VA Workcamp

Harrisonburg, VA Workcamp

Since it was getting really hot in Houston, we decided to take a break and go see family on the east coast. First up was seeing our kids who both live in Virginia. Our daughter Erin lives in Harrisonberg, while Jonathan lives about an hour away in Charlottesville. There is a nice RV park north of Harrisonberg near the highway making the 20 minute trip into town real easy. The main objective was to spend time but also completely redo…

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Beach Weekend

Beach Weekend

So for Cathy’s birthday we decided to take a long weekend and go back to Gulf Waters RV Resort and spend a long weekend and catch up with folks we met the last time we stayed there in January. So a quick 4 hour drive south and we arrived in Port Aransas, TX. Overall it was a wonderful weekend, the resort is one of the best we have stayed at, the weather was fantastic, we got to spend time in…

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Plans are getting made…

Plans are getting made…

OK, we have a plan for the rest of 2019 and working on our 2020 plans. As someone reminded me with any new Jeep you are required to make a religious pilgrimage to the mecca of offloading, Moab, Utah. So based on those requirements, here is what we have come up with… So we plan to stay here in Houston until July, From now until then, the plan is for Cathy to work, I will get the new Jeep ready…

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