It's about time.

Many of you that can relate to this. Working long hours at your career. Raising your families. Buying a home and paying all the bills related to being homeowners and parents. We're now retired and don't need all that work and expense. Now "It's about time" to follow our dreams.

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Monday, March 10, 2014

Valuable Lesson and Wonderful Drive.

Our Location today is Sugarloaf Key, Florida.

Unlike our last travel day Kathy slept fairly well only waking a couple of times but was upset that we were both awake before 7:30 this morning. I on the other hand couldn’t shut my train of thought down and I could only sit in the back room because we had already put the computers away. I was still up making breakfast before Kathy woke up.

It didn’t take us long to finish securing the inside of the trailer. The problem was closing up the last of the outside. Everyone that we had talked to in the last week especially those from Ontario stopped in to wish us safe travels and find out where we were heading. 

As we were leaving the park the GPS took us in the opposite direction from where I had hoped to go. I had hoped to top off the fuel tanks before travelling down to the Keys because I’d heard it was fairly costly down there. By the time we were near any fuel stations they either didn’t have diesel or there was no way to get in their lot. Finally we spotted a Race Trac station that had plenty of space but the lineup stretched to the street. I figured they had a second driveway somewhere so I drove around to the back of the building and there it was. The next problem was getting to the pumps with the trailer it would be impossible so I simply unhooked the trailer by the side of the building. Kathy didn’t trust it by itself and stood guard until we reconnected. I’ll be fuelling the night before from now on. 

We made another quick stop at Cracker Barrel for lunch because we didn’t know how long it would take to have our camp set up. That was the wisest choice we made because travelling 120 miles at an average speed of 45 mph is not too bad but the two stop and go construction zones added another hour to our travels. 

As this was our first time driving down to the keys the scenery was breathe taking for us and even though some might think little of it for us it was beautiful. There were many small communities that we drove through that had their share of touristy trap type stores but it was more the vivid colors that caught our eyes. 

It was after 3:30 by the time we rolled through the gate at Sugarloaf Keys KOA to a very congested driveway. It seemed everyone was arriving at the same time. Within minutes we had been escorted to our site and backed in but it took nearly a half hour before I had the outside utilities ready for Kathy to open the slides. The temperature was 82 F (28 C) but the high humidity made it feel much warmer and we had to turn on the Air Conditioning. 

Once we had the inside of the trailer set up I grilled a couple of hamburgers for supper on the Weber. Kathy was getting ready to call our daughter Karen but as she picked up the phone it started to ring. It was Karen calling Kathy. Her condition is not improving and the only thing she can do is continue going to doctor’s appointments, therapy and resting while the rest of the family struggles to do all the things mom always did that they took for granted before. 

We’re not sure what we’ll be up to tomorrow but that’s the good thing about this lifestyle it’s all good. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


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1 comment:

  1. So glad to hear the good news about Karen. Hope she keeps improving.