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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Rolling Again

After a good night’s sleep, I felt much better, not quite 100% but  good enough to head on down the road.

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We left our “lovely” campground and got back on I-10.  We knew we needed to fuel up so we hit the Flying J just outside of Tallahassee.   Flying J may not always be the cheapest, but because they have the RV lanes that I know I can easily enter and exit, I choose them as often as I can.  Saving a couple of cents a gallon and then possibly damaging the RV or toad trying to maneuver around isn’t worth it to me. 

True, there are always the truck pumps, but the reason I try to avoid them is the nozzles are so big and pump so fast I have a hard time filling my tank.  The way the tank is built in the Journey, the last ten or so gallons I have to trickle in, can’t do that with the truck pump.  I end up spilling some of that liquid gold, also know as diesel fuel.

For the first time since last winter, I also availed myself of the easy to access propane station and topped off the propane tank.  With my Flying J card, I get the best price on propane.  Today it was $2.99 as compared to some campgrounds which charge $4.00 or even $5.00 a gallon.

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It was very windy and once again I fought a very strong headwind, all the time watching my dash computer tell me I was getting 6.9 to 7 mpg.  I wish the engineers that designed these highways would have built them so you always have a tailwind (and are always going downhill as another good measure).

We pulled a “Semper Gumby” (Always Flexible) and changed our route so we’d stop for the night in Brunswick, Georgia for a special reason.  The 250 miles we covered were worth it.

Judy was staying there and we haven’t seen her since last spring.  We had a great dinner and had a great time catching up.

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It’s always great to see her.  She is one amazing lady traveling in her Class A RV with her cute dog, Emma.  She’s made a career volunteering around the country in National Parks, National Wildlife Refugees and States Parks.

Tomorrow we head off on the last leg of our trip to our South Carolina “home” for a couple of days to take care of some errands.

Thanks for visiting and feel free to leave a comment.

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17 comments:

  1. You guys and Judy are getting to be a trio! Nice picture of her. Glad you are feeling better. We've actually found that with the "Pilot" card, Flying J is often as cheap as anywhere else or cheaper.

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  2. Glad you're feeling better. Gotta get rid of those bugs before the CC so you can have a good time :)

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  3. We are getting quite intimate with Flying J. All those miles we've put on between PA - South Dakota - and North Carolina at around 10 mpg has put us over budget :)

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  4. Thanks for the "Semper gumby", dinner, and the great visit! :)

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  5. Being able to change our mind on a moment's notice is great. The hard part is realize we really can do that. Glad you're both felling better. It's no fund being under the weather.

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  6. Glad you are feeling better and nice that you got to meet up with Judy. "Semper Gumpy"...I like that.

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  7. Hey, we know her! Seems like we just saw her a few days ago. ;-) Glad you were able to pull a Semper Gumby and meet up with Judy.

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  8. I really hope I get to meet Judy someday! She is a treasure for any place she stops

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  9. what fun. I sure hope I get to meet you two someday and Judy as well. I loved the photo of both of you on Judy's blog.

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  10. With the hurricane coming, I guess you'll be having even more wind.

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  11. Paul you might keep an eye on the "Super Storm" being forcast for the east coast the next few days.

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  12. The flexibility of retirement to make those Semper Gumby decisions ... it's what we're looking forward to.

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  13. It must have been tough to hook-up and leave that beautiful RV Resort you were staying at.

    I liked you're "semper gumby" decision to stop and meet up with Judy for dinner. We'd love to do the same sometime.

    Stay safe and away from the big storm if you can.

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  14. Judy is a Georgia Peach! So glad you are feeling better. Watch out for that hurry cane!

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  15. I read Bob the part of your blog about Semper Gumby. He laughed and laughed. Very good one. We like it. Should be the RVers motto, cuz it's true.

    TravelBug-Susan

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  16. Glad you are feeling better and got to meet up with Judy. I guess there are some benefits to being in the East...

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  17. I see your comments all over the blogosphere, so I thought I'd stop by and check your blog.

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