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Monday, March 28, 2016

Air Boat Trip, Mod and Moving

Location: Avon Park, FL (High 85, Low 74)


It has been another awesome, busy, and FAST week here in Avon Park! We are now LESS than two weeks away from our cruise! I am excited about that and also seeing my family. In all, there are 13 of us going on this cruise, and I am looking forward to a week of fun and family time.


1779064_10209155216385391_8293152371012461492_nBut in the meantime, this has been another busy week. On Tuesday, we helped Dee and Jim move the majority of their stuff over to their new place. I’ve heard it said before but it really is amazing how much storage space there is in an rv.



After we got all the boxes carted in, we relaxed in the living room and enjoyed a nice casual lunch.




Speaking of storage space, Harry did an awesome mod to ours this week. A couple weeks ago, we visited with friends we met at Amazon, Kathy and Dave. They showed us some new struts they were putting in their motorhome and we liked the idea so much we decided to do the same thing.



What a difference! I feel like I have more room just because I don’t have to maneuver the stuff out of there anymore. So nice! So far Harry has six of our cupboards done and four left to finish.



We also played some tennis this week with our friend Judy. We met her last year when we were doing the tennis class here. The class didn’t happen this year, but we’ve had a good time playing with Judy.



Judy leaves this week, and between the cruise and the heat, this may have been our last time playing tennis this season. We’ll be looking forward to playing again next winter.



On Thursday, we took a road trip with Jim and Dee to Lake Okeechobee to visit with Dee’s sister Doris and go on an airboat ride.









We had a lot of fun, saw a couple gators, and were quite happy that we didn’t get rained on!!





Then we hung out at Doris’ place and enjoyed some good food and good conversation.






On Friday, we saw Jim and Dee off as they headed out on their new adventure – life in a new home staying put in Auburndale, FL.



Even after all the moving they had done, there was still a car full to go with them!




And they’re off!



We’ve also finished the first week of our training program. Eleven weeks left until our half marathon in Plymouth.

Phew! And now, here we are heading into the last few days of March. Everyday, there are more people pulling out to head north. By the time we get back from our cruise, this place is going to be empty! Three more weeks left here for us.


  1. Time sure flew by. Love the mods to the cabinets. Only have two of them that open the same, but have to hold up the cabinets to get anything out :) Might not be a bad idea to look into!

    1. And it wasn't super expensive! We bought two packs with 10 struts in each. We did all of our cabinets for less than $75. :)

    2. I just noticed that you only have two cabinets. I think a 4 pack was somewhere around 15 bucks.

  2. Do the struts open the cabinets wider and stay open? Where did you buy the them? Looks like something I'd like on our upper cabinets.

    1. This is the link to the one we bought. http://www.amazon.com/Apexstone-22-5LB-Spring-Strut-Support/dp/B00ORWZS9A?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00

      They do open much wider, all the way now. You can change how far they open by where you put the part that the strut connects to on the wall. And they definitely stay open. They are very sturdy struts.

    2. Thanks for the info! I see a project in Steve's future.

  3. Dee is the best. Always helpful over on the RV Dreams forum/chat room. Followed their blog while on the road and still do now that they are stationary. Enjoyed following Jim and his St. Louis Cardinals, especially when the KC Royals were winning.