The mid-term elections are finally over, and I for one say, not a minute too soon. Now we can finally stop with all of the endless political ads telling us how bad the other guy (or gal) is and get back to advertising from pharmaceutical companies that want us to tell our doctors what meds to give us, and then spend 90% of the commercial times listing all the horrible side effects. And then we can have attorneys wanting us to sue those damn drug companies, doctors, and anybody else within reach of a process server.
We left the RV park at the St. Augustine Elks lodge a little before 10 yesterday morning and expected a quick and easy 90 minute drive south on Interstate 95 to Seasons in the Sun RV Resort near Titusville. As it turned out, it wasn’t so quick or easy.
About 20 miles into the trip we were rolling along in the right hand lane when an eighteen wheeler passing us crowded into our lane to the point where I had to do some hard braking and swerving to keep from being sideswiped. We watched him until he was out of sight and I think he was either texting or yacking on his cell phone because twice more he strayed across the line into the next lane. We hung back to give him plenty of room and before long another big truck went past us and did the same thing! I was beginning to think somebody had painted a target on the side of our Winnebago.
Then, just as we were coming close to the Daytona exits all traffic slowed to a crawl for the next half hour or so as the Highway Patrol led a “rolling roadblock” to give construction workers stringing power lines across the highway room to work. We crept along at about five miles per hour for the next ten miles before we finally got up to speed again.
We arrived at Seasons in the Sun at noon, 30 minutes later than we expected to, and registered for a week. It was a short drive but I was more than ready to be off the highway. As we were checking in, blog reader Bob Howe came into the office to say hello. We have friends everywhere we go!
That was reinforced later on at dinner. Once we were parked and settled in, we drove into town to do some banking and then cruised around for a while to see what had changed in the two years since we were here last. Very little, as it turns out.
After stopping at a couple of places to admire the Indian River Lagoon that separates the mainland from Merritt Island, we went to Dixie Crossroads for dinner. It’s one of our favorite seafood restaurants anywhere. We were chatting with the young waitress, who was fascinated by our mobile lifestyle, when a gentleman came to our table, shook my hand and told the waitress she was waiting on a famous person. It was George Baldwin. He and his wife Linda had attended some of my seminars at Life on Wheels years ago and George is a regular blog reader. I think our waitress was impressed.
It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time to start a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of Big Lake Lynching, Book 2 in my Big Lake mystery series. To enter, all you have to do is click on the Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.
Thought For The Day – One lie can ruin a thousand truths.