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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Getting Ready To Cruise

To increase my puzzlement, all the dashboard gauges now worked perfectly.  Evidently all the wiggling of the wire harness under the dash tightened some loose connection.  During our 160 mile trip from Mayport, FL to Patrick AFB in Cocoa Beach, FL, they performed flawlessly.  Lovely, plus no more annoying warning alarm.  Figures, but I’m still going to get the wiring harness replaced at the Freightliner Service Center in Gaffney, SC as soon as we head that way.

All is going well, we have a 50 amp electric site here at the AFB FamCamp for $14.50/night.  It’s right nearby Port Canaveral where we’re catching our Royal Caribbean cruise ship Sunday for a 7 day sailing.


We’re leaving both the Journey and the Element toad here and taking a taxi up to and back from  the ship. Cab fare is much cheaper than the $120 it would cost us to park at the port for a week.  Can’t get too much more secure than a military base to leave our traveling home.

Lots of neat aircraft here to watch, including the Air Force Blackhawk helos from their rescue squadron.  I love to see my tax dollars being well spent. 


We’ll be back on 3 May to work off our sea legs and get back to being landlubbers.   We’re intending to roam Florida for the rest of the month.  Heat?  Humidity?  What’s that?  :cD

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  1. Happy sailing! Have a great time...

  2. Happy Times!!! Toast the sunset for me.

  3. May you only have smooth sailing on your cruise.

  4. Have fun but you might think twice about the heat in Florida.
    Come to think of it we wouldn't mind some of it right about now.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  5. Have a terrific time on the cruise ... and don't jump ship to take a ride with the coast guard vessels that accompany the ship out of port ;-)

  6. Enjoy the cruise, all the fun and food as well as the heat and humidity of Florida.

  7. Have a great time on that cruise. Stay out of trouble and don't go trying to fix problems that cruise ship might have. PS -- Don't get bored or eat too much.

  8. Glad to hear things are working perfectly but I think you are wise to get the harness replaced. Anxious to see where your cruise will take you.

  9. Heat, humidity? Just you wait! Glad the Journey is doing well and I agree, a military base would be my choice to park it.

    Are you stopping in Key West on your cruise? If so, let us know and we'll show you how to party Key West Style!

  10. One of those miracle fixes. Just take the credit. Bon voyage!

  11. Boy am I jealous! I'd love to pick up and take the adventure you are taking right now. A trip across country in an RV is the way to go. I think you are safe leaving the RV at a military base - probably not many safer places around to just leave an RV. Enjoy the rest of your adventure!

    Liza Pilon @ Prairie City RV