Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Broken springs, great people.

Heading north on the Delmarva Peninsula this morning, we hit a small bump and the camper springs broke - both sides. As we limped into Pokomoke City to look for help, a black cat ran across the road - we told him he was late.

An hour of searching later, we find new springs at a Tractor Supply store, plus all the hardware. An older guy (yes, older than us) overhears us, and offers help. Keith and his wife Toody drove an hour round trip home for tools and we started to work. Fourteen years of rust on the bolts was too much for us, though.

Along comes Frank, who runs home for a big jack and a saws-all to cut the bolts off. Three or four hours of work and we have all new springs! Will get to Martinak Park in time to set up before 10:00 quiet hours. We will long remember the good folks of Pokomoke!

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Friday, March 30, 2012

Hate Auto-correct

I typed CCC on the pavilion post. As in Civilian Conservation Corps.

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CDC Pavilion

At Myakka State Park, we find a picnic pavilion built by the CDC in the 1930s. The palm logs look nearly new.

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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Florida Cattle Range

Traveling from the east coast to Myakka River State Park today. Going by orange groves and huge cattle ranches. We hear that Florida cowboys consider Texas cowboys wimps. They have no gators to contend with.

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Mike's quote of the day

Mike said at breakfast this morning, "the best part about grits is, if you put lots of butter, salt and pepper on 'em, they taste like butter, salt and pepper".

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Treasure Museum

With the wind too strong for kayaking, we took in this exhibit about 11 Spanish treasure ships that wreaked in a hurricane in 1715. We are on the museum observation deck overlooking the wreak area.

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breakfast on a windy day

We survived the first night with the ladies.  Geezers life has changed!

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