Nov 122014

Yesterday we moved from the east coast to the west coast, and it only took us three hours! No, we didn’t take some kind of supersonic jet, we did it in our Winnebago motorhome.

You got that we moved from the east coast of Florida to the west coast of the state, right?

We left Seasons in the Sun RV Resort a few miles north of Titusville at 10 a.m., took Interstate 95 a few miles south, got onto State Route 528 and followed it west to Interstate 4 near Disneyworld, and then traveled southwest on I-4 to Interstate 75. From there it was a quick trip south to Bradenton. It was an easy trip, with one pit stop along the way. We arrived at Pleasant Lake RV Resort at 1 p.m.

I don’t know when we’ve had such a nice greeting. The lady who checked us in went out of her way to make us feel welcome and then Kathy, the manager, came out of her office to give Terry a hug and tell us how happy they were to have us here. I don’t get that nice of a welcome from much of my family! Of course, in their defense, they know me better. Smile

We got parked in our site, a roomy back-in on grass with full hookups, including 50 amp electric, cable TV and free WiFi. Soon afterward, John and Kathy Huggins from Living The RV Dream stopped in to welcome us. They are parked just a few sites down from us and we’re looking forward to spending some time with them while we’re here.

After John and Kathy left I decided I deserved a nap, or as I tell Miss Terry, I needed to mull over some plot twists for my new book. So I stretched out on the couch and happily mulled away until my snoring woke me up.

By then we were hungry, so about 5 p.m. we drove to Applebee’s, just a couple of blocks away. It was pretty crowded because they were giving all military veterans a free dinner in honor of Veteran’s Day, but we only had to wait a few minutes. Our meals were excellent, and by the time we got back home I was ready for another nap, but I figured that I had “mulled over” my plot about as much as I was going to get away with for one day.

Today I’ll try to take some pictures of Pleasant Lake for tomorrow’s blog, if I can drag myself away from my “mulling.”

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time to start a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of Birdsongs by my friend Jason Deas. It’s the first book in Jason’s excellent Benny James mystery series, a fast-paced tale centered on former FBI agent Benny James, who hoped to retire to a slower paced lifestyle on a houseboat but finds himself drawn into a murder investigation. 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.

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  4 Responses to “Move To The West Coast”

  1. “…got onto State Route 528 and followed it east to Interstate 4…”

    Nick, for someone who drives all over this great country, seems you ain’t got a clue as to which way is North, East, South, or West! 🙂

  2. Nick
    how far in advance do you make reservations for the RV parks in florida?

  3. Rick, sometimes I do that on purpose just to see who’s paying attention. You get a gold star for today 🙂

    Kent, for this place, I just called a week ahead of time. Other places require earlier reservations. We make our Florida Thousand Trails reservations a couple of months in advance.

  4. Thanks for the plug Nick! I haven’t been on Facebook recently, but I still read the blog daily. Keep having fun and thanks again.

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