Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Gone for 8+ Months Starting Today, Sewer Problems

No pictures in this brief post, just a quick recap.

Trip back to the condo from Lake Mary went real well.  Had a great visit with Dean and Caryl (and Hattie).  It included a great meal at a real good Greek Restaurant in neighboring DeLand, Florida called Santorini Greek Cuisine.  I had the Pastitsio / Moussaka Combo dinner with a cup of Avgolemono Soup.  This soup was the second best Avgolemono that I have had, only slightly behind Mama Maria's in Tarpon Springs.  The Pastitsio and Moussaka were very good. The only thing about this restaurant is the size....very small.  We did not have to wait, but we sat at a table for four which touched a table for four on each side.  Overall, it probably seats around 45 people total inside, and another dozen or so outside on the sidewalk.  But the Yelp and Trip Advisor ratings are exellent, and the food lived up to the ratings in our opinions.  (links to Pastitsio, Moussaka and Avgolemono Soup are to Wikipedia sites to explain/show what it is.)

Tuesday after we got home I loaded a few more things into the motorhome and squeezed it back out of the condo area onto the street where they had shut down the main entrance again because, and some of you will die when you hear this, the new sewer lines were leaking!!!!!  Yep, maybe they will have it all done by the time we get back in December!  I then gave Bubba an overdue clipping job, and he once again looks good.  I hope to give them both another clipping when we get to Sacramento area, and again right before we leave to head north.

Wednesday I took Bubba and went and got the motorhome and parked it in a neighboring Grocery Store lot.  I then made a few trips back and forth to get the few things we still needed into it, and also did a grocery run.  By 2 pm we were ready for our showers, and by 3:15 we officially locked up the condo, after turning off the water, covering the toilets, up-plugging many items, turning the A/C up to 80, and turning the Hot Water Heater off.  After a quick run to the eyeglasses place where Marcia is still trying to get a pair of eyeglasses to work right that she bought in January, which we hope are fixed for good now, we went and sat in the church parking lot until an hour before the service started, went and got dinner and enjoyed our last service “in person” until December.  Of course, we will watch services online, which to us is a huge blessing because it is like being home away from home.

Tonight we are sitting in another wonderful Florida Rest Area, secured by a guard, and with how tired we are (Marcia is already asleep) I am sure it will be a wonderful nights rest regardless of the noise of traffic going by.  Our first scheduled items is breakfast with my oldest brother Jim and his wife Carol in San Antonio on Saturday morning.

10 comments:

  1. Ohhh....I thought that the sewer line in your RV was leaking! :-O Glad it wasn't.

    Have a wonderful and safe trip. I'll be following along!

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    1. Ya, I kinda thought some would think that....

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  2. I'm praying for traveling mercies for you. Enjoy your trip! Blessings...

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    1. Thank Lynn we all could use those prayers, that's for sure.

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  3. I just don't believe the sewer line/sinkhole thing. I hope your condo is there for you to come back to. Just kidding! I didn't know you could overnight in rest areas on the interstates in Florida. Nice to know. Safe travels!!, This is so exciting. Really enving you two.

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    1. I was talking with the maintenance guy for the condo association and told him we would be gone for 8+ months and that I sure hoped they would be done with the project by then....he laughed and said, "I have the year 2016 in the numbers pool himself."

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  4. Leave the sewer problem! Glad to see you are officially on the road to Alaska! Safe travels across the country.

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    1. It is nice.....lots of road the first three days then we will slow it up. 2:30 and 100 miles left of Florida (1:30 central time, which is our official time I guess)

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  5. Great story about your RV travels! My wife and I are in the market for one (an RV) ourselves. Is there some sort of club for RV enthusiasts? Would love to pick the brain of like minded folks. The sewer line story was interesting, how about that? Have you been to Haaker.com? Is another great site!

    Darryl Housand @ Haaker Equipment Company

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    1. If you are truly interested in RVing, visit www.rv-dreams.com and read their blog at www.rv-dreams-journal.com Great site for those interested in RVing.

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