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Smokey Mountain National Park, Newfound Gap

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Sunshine State (Palm Harbor , FL)


It was around 10 AM by the time we pulled out of Amityville.  Across the good old LIE to the BQE (that’s for all of you NYC folks) down the NJ turnpike, across Delaware, around Baltimore by crossing the Key Bridge, around DC to the Elks Lodge in Woodbridge VA.  Boy,  talk about a run on sentence.

We stayed one night in the Elks Lodge parking lot. 


The next morning we moved to a camp site about 5 miles away and took a tour of the Manassas Battle field.  The north calls it Bull Run, the South calls it the First Battle of Manassas.   A few months later the there was a second battle.


On Tuesday we made it to Florence, SC. We stayed in a Wall-Mart overnight. We decided to make a run for it, so down I-95 we went.  Across the rest of SC, GA and into Florida.   Around Jacksonville to I-10 and then headed southwest on local roads.   Five hundred (yes, 500)  miles later we ended here at Bell Aire RV park at 8 PM (in the dark).  With the help of some extremely nice and friendly staff here, we backed into the spot.  I hooked up the up the water and electric, made spaghetti and meatballs, then we both collapsed.

This morning we got up late and went over to Ann’s sisters house, Fran and Rick, to have breakfast (actually, Ann Called Fran last night and invited us for a pancake breakfast and they obliged!).

Basically today we are just chilling out.

See you down the Roan Road…

Friday, October 14, 2011

Doctors, Doctors, Doctors (Flushing, NY)


The House is up for sale and the Real Estate agent is bringing people around, but nothing yet.

This is the time to see “The Doctors” .  We both went to our GP for our annual checkup and came out with a clean report card.

Ann went to Orthopedist.  He gave her a Cortisone shot in the knee and  seems to be OK for now.

Next the Cardiologist.  Both of us are good there too.

Next my Urologist #1, got the ok from him.

Next the Colonoscopy, (that was fun) clean up there too. 

Well, we are packing up and getting ready to leave for Florida this Sunday.  The plan is to go to Bushnell, FL for a New Horizons Owners Group Rally.  New Horizons is the the make of the camper we have, and every two years they have a rally.

After the Rally we will head to Orlando to store the camper.  We will drive back, and after the house sells we will go back, pick up the camper and head out across the USA.

See you down the Roan Road…