Happy birthday to our friend Jan White! We are thrilled to get to be a part of your special day, Jan, and we are blessed to have you as our friend. We love you.
We only have a few days left here in Elkhart, before we start our winter travels. Terry is finishing up the new mailing, and once that’s done, we’ll be making tracks southward. We have to stop at Cruising America RV Service, in Celina, Ohio to have them change out a bad holding tank valve, and if we can still get in there by the end of the week, we’ll probably leave here Thursday. If they can’t get to it until Monday, we may stay here at Elkhart Campground until Sunday. I’ll know more after I talk to Kevin Mallory at Cruising America today.
We are really looking forward to being on the road again, because we have hitch itch, and because it’s really starting to cool down here in northern Indiana. In fact, it’s downright cold!
Keeping in mind that our plans are always set in Jello, we’ll stop in Celina for a day to get the valve replaced, and then make a long day’s run to the Escapees campground at Raccoon Valley, just north of Knoxville. That’s a distance of 365 miles, which a lot of RVers say is too much driving for one day, but when we’re in “get there mode,” rather than “relaxed travel mode,” we don’t mind a day like that.
From Raccoon Valley, we’ll stop at Maggie Valley, North Carolina to check out the Wheels Through Time transportation museum, which I’ve wanted to see for years, and then we’ll continue down through South Carolina and Georgia, and end up in Titusville, Florida on or just after the first of the month. We plan to hang around Florida until mid-January, and I really hope to get some fishing done this winter, if the weather cooperates. I mean, they can’t have two cold and miserable winters in a row, can they? Let’s hope not.
Before I forget, I want to thank our pal Michele Henry from Phoenix Commercial Paint for touching up the graphic stripe on the front of our Winnebago motorhome. It had picked up some rock chips and was looking kind of rough, but she did a good job of making it all better.
A couple of days ago, I wrote that I had picked up one of the Verizon 4G MiFi devices, and that I was very impressed with its speed. Well, the honeymoon didn’t last very long. I got the unit in the evening, and by the next morning, it had switched to 3G and it hasn’t been anywhere near as fast since then. In fact, it’s actually been as slow or slower than my Verizon air card.
I went online and downloaded an update that Verizon suggested, but have not seen any difference in performance. We’re still in the same 4G spot where we were when I bought the MiFi, it just won’t pick up the 4G signal. So I guess it’s time to go back to Verizon and have a chat with them and see what they have to say. It came with a fourteen day return policy, so I can get rid of it if it won’t do the job. I know there is not 4G service everywhere, and can live with the 3G in areas where it isn’t available, but when it is available, I want to have the benefits of the faster 4G speeds. I’ll keep you updated on the situation as it progresses.
Thought For The Day – Hardening of the heart ages people more quickly than hardening of the arteries. – Frank Field