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Nora’s 1st Birthday & A few more upgrades

Nora’s 1st Birthday & A few more upgrades

First up was getting back to be with Nora for her first birthday. We did get a surprise one day, since it is not quite spring… Well due to supply issues and weather I was not able to finish up at Red Bay so I decided to make a return trip in late March. We planned to go see a friend in TN and figured we could go get some work done and stop by and see Joe on the…

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Red Bay Alabama, home of Tiffin Motorhomes

Red Bay Alabama, home of Tiffin Motorhomes

Since we got the new motorhome, I wanted to get it on a normal annual maintenance plan that matches our travel that goes by Red Bay Alabama. The cost to get work done by vendors who are experts in the product is much better here than in other places making the trip worth it. You do need to plan things out ahead as the vendors get booked up quickly, and I try to get here before the majority of snowbirds…

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Beach & Family Time

Beach & Family Time

So after our time in Jacksonville we shifted over to the Florida panhandle area to get in some beach time. Our first stop was near Navarre Beach which is west of Pensacola area. We stayed at a great resort right on the sound side across from the barrier island where the beach is located. The Santa Rosa Resort is highly rated and people seem to love it. Met a nice couple from Missouri and overall had a great stay. The…

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Let the upgrades begin …

Let the upgrades begin …

Well now that we got the upgraded RV it was time to start doing some of the upgrades we did with the last RV that we thought we still need in this new to us one. The first choice was to install the Reverse Osmosis water system. This would allow us to fill the water tank with ultra pure water to use inside the coach. Since I did the already it was pretty straight forward process, involving ordering the system…

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Oops, we did it again…

Oops, we did it again…

Well, we have been living in our 39 foot RV for 5 years, hard to believe that much time has gone by. We have been having discussions of whether to continue to be nomads or to maybe settle down someplace. But we like the freedom to go and visit with family. We are all getting older, all of my side of the family is over 60 and we want to spend more time as they retire and have more free…

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Beach Time

Beach Time

So as we worked our way south, the plan was to do some beach visits and spend time checking out different beachfront communities for when we decide we want to settle down, I think a beachfront condo is on the top of our wish list. So why not both enjoy the RV and get some research done at the same time? Sounds like a plan to me. First up was Hilton Head Island. We stayed at the Hilton Head Island…

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Back at this traveling gig

Back at this traveling gig

So we left the wee one and her parents in the middle of October and headed south to Lake Norman to visit with Bob and Carol at the best moochdocking spot so far on our travels. I trade off some labor on fixing household items and in return get to plug in and use his electricity and water. We always have a great time and really enjoy the Lake house. Since Bob’s place is just a days drive from Sarasota,…

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On the road again…

On the road again…

So now that Erin has a nanny set up and we are being released from babysitting duties we are planning to start traveling again. We know it will be difficult to leave the little one after seeing her blossom over the past six months but it is time to hit the road and see family and friends. Fist up is a trip down to the Marcinek Lake House to catch up with Bob & Carol for a week. We can…

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WTF? No update in 4 months because….

WTF? No update in 4 months because….

So we have been here in Virginia since late February and celebrated the birth of our first grand baby, Nora Ann. Since then, we have been helping out our daughter and son in law with watching the little one as they went back to work and Erin was searching for long term childcare. Finding childcare has turned out to be a lot harder than we thought. Erin asked if we could hang around longer than we had originally planned while…

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Celebrating Nora Ann…

Celebrating Nora Ann…

In mid February we headed up to central Virginia to help with the pending arrival of our first grandchild, Nora Ann. Erin and Alex needed to spend the last two weeks I closer to the UVA medical center so we agreed to station the RV nearby and Cathy and I would house sit in Harrisonburg and take care of their two cats. So we packed up our stuff and moved out of the RV for the first time in the…

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