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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

GA and FL Day 15 - a windy drive home

February 19, 2013

I thought we were going to blow away today as we drove north through Indiana.  We had to really take our time because of the wind gusts blowing across the highway.  It was a bitterly cold day and I needed to re-winterize the RV before we got back.  We should have done it while we were still in Florida, but we thought that we might still need to use the water along the way.  It didn't take too long to take care of it, but it was just way too cold.

The main reason we stopped where we did last night was because it was before the last Camping World.  We needed to dump the tanks and add antifreeze.  We figured it was closed last night and we could stop first thing in the morning.  Turned out that Camping World didn't have a dump station, but they directed us to the Pilot station at the last exit.  They said it had one.  Guess we could have done that last night! I had no idea there would be facilities like that at gas station/truck stop.  We'll know in the future.

Well, after 2500 miles and probably 250 gallons of gas, we have completed our trip.  We are all quite happy to be home - especially Kyrie who really doesn't like road trips.  Our cat Bonsai is taking a vacation of her own at Kyrie's dad's house, so I took the opportunity to turn the heat real low before we left and when we arrived at our house in the evening it was a chilly 50 degrees.

It turned out to be a pretty long day of driving especially considering we thought it would be short.  We got home about 4:15pm. 

It was a fun trip, but I think I would do it differently in the future.  I don't think we should really travel in the RV more than about 6 hours a day.  Anything more than that and it's too hard to enjoy the areas that we're driving through.  Even though we took 3 days to get back, we still didn't have any time for fun stops along the way.  That made the drive more of a chore than a fun adventure.

Well, I'm sure that our next misadventure will be coming again soon!



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