Monday, July 13, 2009

Flagler Day Trip

Nancy, Chili, and I took a day trip to Flagler Beach. At first, we couldn't find a place to park. In Cocoa Beach, there's a public parking place behind Ron Jon's that has RV spots. That spot cost $10 for the day. Not to bad. But at Flagler, there are "No Truck or RV Parking" signs everywhere. We went to Beverly Beach Camptown to ask if there was any parking, and for $3 an hour we cold park there. With that price, we get:
  1. Full electrical hook up
  2. Water hook up
  3. Sewer hook up
Full shoreline, and especially the sewer dump, make it worthwhile.

Compared to Cocoa Beach, it's a real deal. The price of Cocoa Beach has to include the toll fees, which make it more pricy than the $16.50 we paid at Beverly Beach.

This was Chili's turn for a beach trip. The salt water seems to help with Chili's allergies and itching. Abby and Ginny love the beach, but Chili is a pool dog. She'll jump and play in the pool all day if you let her, but the beach is just a wee bit ruff for her. That, and she doesn't seem to like the taste of sea water.

We were parked right up to the beach.

Nancy made a dinner of Chicken and Dumplings, and 1/2 inch diagonal cut green beans (my favorite kind!):

We waited for the Shuttle to blast off, but it was cancelled. No biggie at all. We had an excellent time.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


We've been enjoying the Parakeet on short week end day trips to Sea World, Cocoa Beach, and Lakeland. As RV folks already know and we're learning, its great to come out of a theme park or off the beach all sweaty and nasty and have instant access to cold drinks from the fridge, a sofa and a shower with a change of clothes as well as a clean private bathroom! Outside shower is handy too for hosing off young grandchildren who eat their entire birthday cakes in one sitting using face and hands.

Since we're planning a long trek to Pennsylvania soon, we took her (Parakeet) in for service about a week or so ago. Because of the service schedules and Danny's work hours and the distances between service place, work, home and storage facility, we got lazy and the Parakeet was parked in the drive for four days in one week. A neighbor who didn't reveal himself or herself to me complained to another neighbor on several city boards and threatened to call code enforcement if he didn't tell me to remove the offensive Winnebago from my property. The neighbor spoke to me politely and I promised to adhere to city code rules of one day per week. Never mind that other neighbors park boats in front of their houses all the time and one woman has a commercial trailer for transporting her plants for sale at the local farmers market every week end which she leaves overnight on the street. I don't care about that. I do care that Darth Neighbor picked on me and my cute Winnebago.

I am also discovering how expensive it is to repair and service Winnebagos as opposed to cars. Camping World was really nice but the truck/RV place was kinda weird and the people who worked there wern't fun to deal with. Overcharged us for something we never even got and were snippy about it too. They did relent the next day after Danny spoke to somebody else at the same place and at least gave us a fifty dollar credit on future service. Yes, RV ownership is a learning experience.

TTFN. I'll try to post more often.