Woohoo. Two connections in one day. I'll have time to edit in the pics I missed.
I had time to post!!! Thanks for all the comments on that last one. I'll reply when I can...
I'm missing a few pics....next time!
WARNING: lots of pictures - sorry to all you dial-up folks!
We entered Florida today, I think I mentioned that in my rushed previous post . After a week of traveling we have arrived in the state known for it’s sunshine! We’re cozily parked in our friend’s driveway as I type. Yes, it was trick to back in with the trailer. We all got out and moved the trailer, lifting and dragging it over to make it work. The road was very narrow and that didn’t help. How did all these Kentucky roads get down here?! : p
One of my Florida observations - gators must be only as real as the cartoon gator I’ve seen, since I’ve been to Florida FOUR times and have yet to see any living, breathing alligator. : P jk, *sigh* Of course, I don’t want to look eye to eye with one but from a distance wouldn’t be disagreeable.
As far as road life goes today we saw a trailer lose a tire and flip into our lane. Later we saw a big puff of, what we thought was smoke (turned out to be steam) blowing on the highway ahead. The trouble was what appeared to be a busted radiator hose of a blue van. Probably fried their engine good. Poor folks!
The most excitement we had was at the Flying J this afternoon. We were headed over to Bunnel and stopped off to dump our tanks and fill up with fresh water. We polished up the bus a little too, but, since it’s going to rain it won’t stay like this for long.
The truck next to us had a horse trailer and two horses. It was funny to look over and see their little hoods staring back at us. : D
Oh, you want to hear about the excitement? We were pulling left into the main road from the J with the intention moving over to the truck side of the plaza to purchase fuel. Almost immediately after we are out of the driveway dad says ’the gas pedal is broken, I can’t accelerate!’ The pedal was mashed to the floor and doing absolutely nothing. We glide over to the left turning lane. It took us about 20 seconds to call Vincent up from the back and confirm we indeed had no way of accelerating from the gas pedal. Vincent jumped out and ran to the back of the bus. Thankfully, it was not a busy street and we didn’t hear a bunch of horn honking, nor did anyone plow into us. I didn’t have the presence of mind to jump out and get a picture as it was happening but Vincent stood like this manually connected the accelerator until we were safely in the truck ‘no parking’ zone. Haha.
They had the problem fixed in about 20 minutes, tops. We were thankful this didn’t happen on a busy highway or at intersection where we had to get out of the way in a hurry. PTL for His protection!
The weather report last night said today was going to be lovely and it sure was. After mom cooked up a big breakfast we headed over to the beach, Flagler Beach. After seeing a lot of no parking signs we found the state park and for a nominal fee we got to park FAR away from the beach. They supplied a wheelchair for Papa which worked great. I don’t think he would have made it otherwise.
That water was gorgeous! Just beeeeautiful.
The water was cold but some of us didn’t care.
Nathan brought a metal detector.
Daniel was trying out his wet suit.
Being splashed by the waves…
Vincent and Nathan ’riding’ some waves.
Here’s a sand guitar.
Bonnie MacDonald, Sand Sculptor
Peter was out in the waves until he saw jelly fish.
Vincent got the suit back on and grabbed a snack.
On the long walk back I felt something pinching my back. I reached down my back and pulled off a tick. *shudder* Ick, ick. I saved him in a bag for Vincent to burn. :-D