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Monday, January 23, 2012

We're Still Here...

Lazydays (site CD97)
Seffner, Fl

We've only spent one night at the work bay but that doesn't mean that they haven't been working on Tawanda.  On Thursday, we took the Driver's Confidence Course while they did some touch up painting.  Yes, she had another day in the rv spa.  The driving course was a quick hour and a half classroom in the morning and then drive around in their parking lot a little bit in the afternoon.  They use one of their diesel trade-ins that is very similar to our new rig.  Here's a link to some videos that summarize the info.  We both drove the course along with 3 other couples.  For me, the biggest difference in driving a diesel vs a gas mh is the location of the brake.  It comes up from the floor right next to the gas pedal.  I found myself picking up my leg way too high to find the brake pedal.  I'll get used to it though.

Friday morning they came by to get Tawanda for another day of pampering.  We decided that we needed to get away from Lazydays for a bit so we drove down to Myakka River State Park to pop in on Sherry and David, and Nancy and Bill.  We didn't have any plans and we didn't even grab a camera.  We tried calling them just before we got there to surprise them but didn't get an answer on the phone.  We thought they might be out on a hike or something so we would just check out the park.  Well, just as we pulled up to the park's entry, they were driving out in their cars.  Talk about perfect timing!  If I had stepped back in the mh to get the camera, we would have missed each other!  We joined them on a hike in a nearby nature preserve.  Sherry did a nice post of the day with pics of course.  We enjoyed a day of nature and wonderful friends and topped it off with ice cream at the campground store.

Saturday was spent hanging around Lazydays while they did a few more things to Tawanda.  We rode the bikes around some and relaxed in Wanda to recover from the 6 mile nature hike.  It's nice to have these buddy sites.  Gin started developing a cold.  On Sunday, we were able to relax with Tawanda all day since they take that day off.  Gin's cold may actually be the flu.  We watched the NFL playoffs in hi-def on the big tv so that was relaxing.  On Monday, they picked up the mh bright and early to do some chassis work.  I think they fixed the air leak or hiss at the front.  Gin can barely breathe so when we went to lunch at the Crown Club, the head chef Archie noticed that she was under the weather.  He asked her to come back for the happy hour and he was going to have some good chicken noodle soup just for her.  He is a happy man who loves everyone and has a big personality.  We now have some delicious homemade soup to help Gin get rid of her crud.  That was so nice of him.  I think tomorrow they will work on the cracked tile and will finish up with us soon.  Hopefully we will be on the road before the weekend.

Life is what you make of it...you can still hit a home run when life throws you a curve ball.

11 comments:

Gail and Rick (Gypsy Turtles) said...

So sorry Gin is feeling under the weather. Hope it passes soon. Nice way to get some good soup though :)

Soon you will be cruising the roads with Tawanda. Any chance you'll be coming to TX?m

Sherry said...

Sure hope Gin is feeling better and it isn't the flu. Chicken noodle soup will definitely help though. Hope you got some saltines to go with that.

We're thinking of you both!

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Is Tawanda going to get a pedicure too with all that spa pampering?

Glad to see Lazydays is making everything right.

Merikay said...

I find the service they give you at Lazydays amazing!

Nancy and Bill said...

Thanks for the update. Tell Gin to take it easy and enjoy the soup. They really do take care of you at Camp CC!!

Biked yesterday with Dan and Tricia. Went a little farther than we planned and we all got talking about YOUR bikes. We could have really used them the last 5 miles;o))

Laurie and George said...

Wow, they do treat you like queens. They should! Feel better Gin!

Jim and Linda said...

Glad they're fixing everything for you. Keep looking for anything else you can find that is wrong or may cause a problem.

It'll be much easier to get it repaired now rather than to come back later.

Jim

Catherine, Jo Beth and Grace said...

Hope Gin feels better soon! Chicken Soup should do the trick. Don't leave until everything is perfect. Getting service appts is not that easy as they are very busy.

Karen and Al said...

It sounds like you both are getting pampered, and not just Tawanda.

Feel better.

Travelwithwhippets said...

Hope Gin feels better soon! Enjoy the pampering

Dan and Tricia said...

Feel better soon, Gin! Hope the chicken soup does the trick! You guys amaze us with your always positive attitudes! Something definitely to strive for!