Awoke to a light rain this AM. Got the earlier start I was looking for at 8:15. It still took me over 6 hours to cover 150 miles! Not that it’s a big deal – it’s not really – but I’m just fascinated by how much longer it takes than projected. Of course, I stopped for gas t and filled up the massive tank, aired up the massive tires, and cleaned the massive windshield.
It was another lovely day to be on the road. Mid-70’s and bright blue skies filled with those wild cloud formations you get near the Gulf. I went through a beautiful stretch of horse farms around
. A gentleman I met while pumping gas told me
that thousands of local people are employed in the horse trade. He asked me if I wanted to trade my rig for a
horse. I laughed but he was serious,
says he does it all the time. Ocala
You could certainly tell it was Election Day. Even a stranger to town like me would know where the precincts were. The intersections were full of smiling campaign workers waving hands and signs. I smiled and waved back, it was nice to see such friendly faces scattered along my route.
This is my first time at a private campground. Parking on concrete isn’t as weird as I thought it would be. Cable and internet – what luxury! Good timing so I can keep up with the election news.
Dinner was pot luck after which a duo entertained with guitar and mandolin. This couple travels full-time in their Roadtrek performing music whenever and wherever the mood hits.
|Apologies for the poor cell phone picture quality|
There are about 35 Roadtreks here. I’m sure to learn a lot over the next several days.
I’m especially eager to talk with the technician who will be here Thursday. Maybe he can tell me what’s up with my coach batteries. They just aren’t holding a charge in spite of the fact they checked out OK at the dealer a couple of weeks ago. Gotta get this fixed.