Puppies in Paradise part 5

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Puppies in Paradise part 5 about to begin..... 18 hours and counting...

Loading up the Mobile Office (RV) today.

Cracking the whip on the little sled dogs to drag it out of the snow bank.

"Christine" the Butler has full tank of gas and keys at dealership. Give up worrying about it right now....

Cya!

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Loaded and ready to rock after about 5 hours of sleep.

"Christine" has a full tank of gas and left with the GM Dealership for them to try and figure out.

It happens in cold weather, so they are getting it again this week..told them to back it out every day and listen all the want...but find the problem....or ELSE!

My vehicle problems are dwindling....dumping them right and left....

Now if the mobile office is a problem...don't be surprised the next purchase!

I am tired of bad juju vehicles right now...

if it don't work around here...they are disappearing fast....

Say hello to some of the new horses in the stable!

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Made it to Effingham Illinois tonight. Snow just starting to melt off the Mobile Office (RV) tonight.

Knocking out the miles.

Puppies kicking back.

Had a terrible start for first 80 miles. Diesel was gelling up in the Mercedes.

Lucky had product and also kept fingers crossed the filter would not plug solid.

We were in limp mode quite a bit and finally after a couple stops to force some #1 Diesel in it and anti Gel we got power back.

Was not looking forward to trying to change a fuel filter in 0 Temps!

Another 11 hour drive tomorrow plus stops..

Florida by Tuesday!

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Seen Manatee in Homosassa FL... Good walks.

Yesterday went to The Villages FL. Disney Land and Golf Cart meka for retirement ages... Lol

Wife found a great very small brewery and winery with food cooked on outdoor wood fired cookers including pizza.

Had to buy some Crowlers too.

Doing some laundry and walking today and off to the beach tomorrow. Fort Myers Beach. Meeting up with @Bob Pruitt and his wife while there and going to fat tire bike and chase seagulls with the puppies on the beach for a few days.

Been nice...

And how do you make your phones ring and be busy... Just leave town. Unbelievable how many calls rolling in and it - 18 degrees below zero there!

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I 75 south... Blew out a tire at 70 mph.

Tires only couple years old.

Took about 3 hours to get fixed... Crazy moment... Again...

Smacked up a inner fender and mud flap....and storage compartment.

Could have been worse.

Motor home 3 feet in the air it felt like when blew :eekk:

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Seen Manatee in Homosassa FL... Good walks.

Yesterday went to The Villages FL. Disney Land and Golf Cart meka for retirement ages... Lol

Wife found a great very small brewery and winery with food cooked on outdoor wood fired cookers including pizza.

Had to buy some Crowlers too.

Doing some laundry and walking today and off to the beach tomorrow. Fort Myers Beach. Meeting up with @Bob Pruitt and his wife while there and going to fat tire bike and chase seagulls with the puppies on the beach for a few days.

Been nice...

And how do you make your phones ring and be busy... Just leave town. Unbelievable how many calls rolling in and it - 18 degrees below zero there!

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We had a great dinner tonight with Bob and Ann Pruitt @Bob Pruitt

We were going to go out for a dinner cruise... But the curse of Christine followed me.... The boats steering went out :biggrin:

But... We were able to see an Alligator in people's back yard due to the Pruitt's knowing where to go...making my wife extremely happy (kind of a bucket list see in the wild thing)

And still had an amazing evening and dinner at Doc Ford's

Great evening and good laughs and conversation with friends :)

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We have left Fort Myers Beach FL...

New tires on the Mobile Office. Didn't want to take more chances for another blow out.

In Dunedin and Palm Harbor for 2 weeks just minutes from Clearwater Beach.

We have our own Swan in the park in the pond. Pretty fun to watch her and other wildlife.

Great bike trail right out our door.

Walked and biked a bunch yesterday.

Trying to kick back a bit here.

"Christine" on the mind makes it tough :(

I get up early and answer bunches of messages and work... Sometimes for 5 hours before finally give up.

Working on my Mikey's Fest PowerPoint.

We are still shocked at how much work rolling in on the phones as we are doing the scheduling while away.

We have to get that second van running now! It's going to bust loose.

My wife says I need to find another used van for now....

This does suck and ruining any chance of trying to enjoy some down time.

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Today is the last day.

We winterize the rv (Mobile Office) in the morning to start our 3 day trip home.

Have been in Destin FL last 4 days...

It has snowed close to 2 feet at home (crap)

I get home and see of Christine is possibly fixed (son in law been testing but not cleaning with it. We clean super large starting Thurs with it and other Butler.

The trip has has adventures.

Blown tire
Broken Fat Tire Bike Peddle
Fighting with local GM dealership to work on Christine
Schedule and phone at home been busy and only one van and one guy currently

The Mobile Office is going up for sale now.

We bought a place in Palm Harbor FL just out of Dunedin and Clearwater Beach FL

Park model in smaller harder to get into park we have stayed at past few years.

Just getting a pull behind to tow around for MN camping now.

Puppies have had most awesome time.

Wife happy... Except all the carpet cleaners calling at crazy hours... Lol

Been working on our Mikey's Fest presentation most mornings (between carpet cleaners calling)

I leave for the airport on Sunday to fly out Monday for St. PETERSBURG FL and Mikey's Fest for another week.

Would like winter mostly gone when get back but it's fighting a strong battle at home.

So up and a road warrior early morning

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That should be a nice area to be for your Florida Days. Clearwater Beach is one of the most beautiful in Florida. Sugar white sand and turquoise blue water. Lots of ancient sharks teeth to be found there. Happy for you and praying that the Butler issues are all behind you.
 

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