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Old 12-07-2018, 05:51 PM   #101
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Day 31 & 32 , 60F, Wind 10mph, Bay Hide Away RV Park, Bay St Louis, MS

This RV park is nice, the internet is very good & the place looks well kept.

Stayed back an extra night in Austin last night, the scenery has turned green all around us, yeyyyy, I seem to take the green for granted but when I was in the SW part of the country I had enough of that brown desert. The drive today on I-10 & I-12 was surrounded by green everywhere, seemed full of life again, and in this part of the country you see people, yes people to a contrast of cactus for miles & miles & not a soul. I am sorry I digress. I am feeling happier, after shaking off that flu I feel a little stronger too.

There is lot of construction for miles & miles on I-10 in Louisiana & that is good as the state of road desperately needs help. I-12 drive on the north side of Lake Pontchartrain is beautiful, the suburbs of Mandeville, Covington & Slidell which were in their infancy during my visit there 27 yrs back have become such nice places to live & work.

Well, our 'winging it' trip is coming to a close soon, learnt a lot of things, RVing things, met people from different part of the country & it was an all together a new & a different kind of experience for me & DW.

Off to Chattahoochee in the morning, near Tallahassee, our good old Florida....
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Old 12-09-2018, 10:02 AM   #102
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Hi Raj, I will be welcoming you home with a phone call and talks about RVing. Looking forward. Thanks for your help with a tow vehicle. I decided on a Jeep Grand Cherokee with tow package and extra safety features. So far, I am very happy with it. But getting my FG trailer comes next!
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Old 12-09-2018, 04:50 PM   #103
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Day 33, at Home in Orlando Fl, 71F, Wind 11mph, Humidity 81%
It is the end of the ' winging trip 'across the country (& the continent).

We are happy to be home, our dog seems happy to be in his regular larger bed, his quarters & the back yard. Home is still standing, Lawn Guy & Gardener have kept up with things.

Last night we were at Triple C Camp Ground in Chattahoochee, although the recovery from the storm Michael is near complete, it is a so so camp ground with no internet, I could not prevent the dirt & mud from getting into the Camper & the car. 4 1/2 hours drive back home, after driving on all kinds of roads all over the country, makes me appreciate the Florida Roads, yes many time better.

I want to thank everybody & specially Jim, Jon, Donna, Glenn, Don & Steve who answered my SOS posts & helped me on this journey as they do every camper on this forum every day. This Forum will not be as robust & informative without you guys, & we all benefit from you & your experience .

My best to everyone..........
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Old 12-09-2018, 05:04 PM   #104
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Yes Debbie we are back now, I will get in touch with you after cleaning up the camper & things which may take me a week or two.
Sorry I could not return your call as I was very busy packing & getting the camper ready for the trip.
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Old 12-09-2018, 05:08 PM   #105
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I've enjoyed every minute reading your travels Raj. I live vicariously through others travels. THANKS for taking us along!
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Old 12-09-2018, 05:31 PM   #106
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I also enjoyed your reports; especially the paragraphs and capitalization.
What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
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Old 12-09-2018, 06:48 PM   #107
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Yes, Raj! Thanks for making time for us each day. You took us along on your wild and crazy ride!
Steve and Debbie
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Old 12-10-2018, 05:26 AM   #108
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Darn your home and no more daily reports, just kidding glad you made it home safe and sound. Yes very much enjoyed hearing about your travels, THANKS for doing that.

All the best and Merry Holidays,

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Old 12-10-2018, 05:29 AM   #109
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We need more trip reposts like this one.....good you are finally home.
Sometime life gets in the way of living.......
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Old 12-10-2018, 12:50 PM   #110
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I too kept up and enjoyed your posts. Thanks
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Old 08-08-2019, 02:15 AM   #111
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Thumbs up

Eight months later … and I also enjoyed your posts, as I'll be leaving Houston, TX to pick up my own 17B in October. I've made note of your experiences - good and bad - and wish there were several other such posts here on the forum, because I have much to learn. I could see myself making some of the same mistakes you made and am hoping that all of my note-taking and the advice of those who helped you out will keep me on track. I feel fortunate to have found such a supportive group here.

I see that you've sold your 17B. Hope you found something larger to suit your needs and that you're still travelin' on!

Life is a journey, not a destination. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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