Sunday, October 25, 2015

Tribulations and some Florida Beach Time!!!

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We had hoped for yet another uneventful travel day but it got off to a rough start. First of all we had oil all over the front of our RV like someone took a spray bottle and sprayed the whole front of it and all down the sides. Then I remembered that a semi-truck passed us on the way here and had a ton of smoke bellowing out of his stacks. I am guessing he had blown something and was leaving a trail of oil in his path on all the vehicles he passed. Fortunately we were in a park that allowed washing of rigs so after an hour or so we had a clean, oil free, motorhome again.

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Then the next morning as we were packing to leave the passenger side bedroom slide didn’t want to retract. It appears as if the bottom of the slide is going out further than the top and it is very likely overextending. In the above pictures look at the black tape and you can see how much further the bottom came out as compared to the top of the slide out. Well after some internet searching I figured out how to manually retract the slide with a crescent wrench. I slowly turned the end of the slide motor until it came in an inch or two then it retracted normally. It is something I will have to address when we get settled in Florida for the winter. Sigh.

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We did finally get underway and the rest of the day was uneventful, thank goodness! A drive south of a bit over 130 miles found us pulling into another park we have stayed at before called Bulow RV Resort near Flagler Beach. We were greeting by an Anhinga sunning itself with its wings spread. We chose this location mainly to spend some quality time at the beach.

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I was able to purchase a fishing license on-line saving me the hassle of looking for a place that sold them. Even better is they have an app that I was able to download that holds a virtual copy of my license on my phone. This cool app also tells me the tides, best fishing time and all the regulations pertaining to which species of fish and what size I am able to keep.

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With license in hand the next few days were spent on the beach. Our activities included walking for miles down the beach, occasional fishing (albeit with no luck), simply sitting and listening to the surf and visiting a local pub for happy hour. And what a great happy hour we found at the Funky Pelican. This place is right on the water at Flagler Beach and when I say that I mean the surf breaks under the piered bar deck. It is located adjacent to the Flagler Pier where we enjoyed $1.50 shock tops and $2.50 stellas while watching the fishermen on the pier, the locals surfing nearby and the colorful kites in the sky.

What a great happy hour spot and what a great place to visit for some quality beach time…

11 comments:

  1. Beach time and Happy hour so much fun.
    Good luck with you slide issue.

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  2. Bummer about the oil but I'd sure like to know about RV Parks that let you wash your rig. I need to start putting together a list. Sorry to hear about the slide. I know what you mean about giant SIGHS over hydraulic issues. We'll be in Flagler Beach on Tuesday. If you'll still be there, let me know.

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    1. on Tuesday we will be south of there at Vero Beach until Thursday or Friday... still a few days behind on the blog so we are leaving Titusville this morning...

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  3. Wouldn't it be great if Allstays had rig washing in there listings?

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  4. Sorry about the slide issue, but you're in a nice area.

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  5. Loved thinking about a Florida beach in October. Sounds wonderful.

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  6. There always seems to be something needing repair or adjustment, hope it is a cheap fix.

    We have stayed at that park and ate at the Funky Pelican! Great area!

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  7. Good to know all that oil was from someone else's rig not your own, although it is a pain to clean up someone else's mess!

    Funky Pelican is going on "the list."

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  8. Can't wait for Tuesday. Call us when you get settled.

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    1. we are settled already got to Vero Beach on Sunday... still one blog behind catching up to here

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