Moving to Pensacola Florida

Today is a combination of Sunday and Monday.  Both days are travel days so there wasn’t much to talk about yesterday. 

We started out Sunday morning going back to Orchard Christian Center in Lake City.  We enjoyed a great sermon from Pastor Eddie.  After having Dr. Debra give me the one-two about losing 40 pounds I didn’t get the wonderful donuts they had before the service.  😦

We planned on leaving Ocean Pond at 12:30, but after lots of goodbyes and hugs, & then emptying all the tanks on the RV, & then filling up the fresh water tank (from a very slow hose) we got away at 2 PM.  

This beautiful rig pulled into the camp before we left.

What a nice paint job.

                                        What a nice paint job.  Truck and fifth wheel!

 Shortly after heading west on Interstate 10 we ran into some rain. And some more rain, and more rain.  We had planned on overnighting at Homes Rest Area (I think the biggest rest area on I-10 in Florida), but when we stopped to get diesel and gas (for the generators and ATV) at Flying J we saw it was 5 PM and decided to spend the night.  After all they had a Denny’s Restaurant on site.  Flying J’s and Pilots are where we usually stop for fuel as we get a discount and there is never any problem getting in.  Flying J is our favorite as they have special fuel islands for RV’s.  They also have a restaurant, laundry, nice restrooms, a lounge to rest in and even showers.  Here is where we spent the night, right in the pretty grove of trees.  We haven’t spent a night at a Flying J in a while, and it took a little time getting used to the noise of trucks coming and going.  That settled down by 10 PM.  I was so tired I was in bed by 9 and even forgot to take my pills. 20150322_170847

We got away the next morning after breakfast (remember the Denny’s?.  :),  I had a “healthy” Grand Slam breakfast and it was pretty good. 

Our destination is Pensacola Florida and a four-day Passport America rally.  Passport is the original discount RV park people.  You can check them out a www.camp4less.com  If you want to join (and we firmly suggest all RVers do) use our number R-0265685 and we get some type of spiffs. 🙂

Here we are all set up at the equestrian center in Pensacola;

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                                  …here is the pile of manure in front us! 

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They cleaned it up about 3 hours after the prison inmates shoveled it out of the stalls.  Flies, Flies, Flies.  Miss Peggy seemed okay about the inmates (she even wanted to take a snack over to them – but there more than  10 & we didn’t have that much snacks – besides the guys with the guns might not have liked it), but boy is she upset about the flies!  Florida makes very good use of inmates and I am happy to see them out working and making a little money. 

Someone ask where both sets of batteries are – look on either side of the steps.  This the last photo of the inverter with the AC electrical hooked up.

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Here are a few pictures of the opening diner tonight at the rally.

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We hope we pick up a few pointers for our upcoming work at Franklin RV Park.

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Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done. –  1 Chronicles 16:8  

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