Thursday, March 1, 2012

Wednesday Travel Day and Dinner with Friends in Pensacola!

We left Ho Hum Park in Carrabelle, around 9:15am yesterday morning heading up the costal route to Pensacola. Traffic was fairly heavy, but the worst part of it all was the 'stop and go' as we ventured through many little towns. We couldn't see the coast for the fog anyway so when we got to Panama City we changed routes over to Interstate 10. I do need to mention here that during a fuel stop "Ossumer" played payback with Rick for hurting him the day before. He burped a diesel fuel spray all over Rick while he was gassing up. At $4.14/gallon. So on top of the high fuel charge it cost us one teeshirt, one pair of shorts, and a pair of socks and sneakers, because you'll never get the smell out no matter how many times you wash em.
We arrived Pensacola around 3pm (according to my watch) and rushed setting up and showering as we had a dinner date with Marti and Paul :). Then I noticed my phone and computer showed the time to be an hour earlier than my watch...yes we woke up in eastern time zone yesterday and went to bed in central. With only around 270 miles of travel.
We had a great dinner and evening at Carrabbas with Marti and Paul. We could have sat there all night, and it was hard to say good bye. Great food, great fellowship and lots of story swapping  and laughs. Funny how after following fellow RVers blogs for so long when you do meet theres an instant bond. Travel safe dear friends and we will meet again for sure.

Marti and Paul 

Just before we left for dinner, a big DP coach pulled in. It was bright purple and gold. It was a 'Crown Royal' bus..towing an enclosed trailer..humm wonder if that trailer was full of crown royal? We will never know because they were gone when we got up this morning. 
We leave here Saturday and head toward the New Orleans area for a couple of days and I'm quite excited to see that area. Then its over to Mississippi to visit our darling daughter and her husband! And I can hardly wait.
Great Advertising for Crown Royal I would say

I wonder if he carried the stock in that trailer

I think today will be a shopping day while here in pensacola-its time to add to my 'yellow box' flip flop collection!! Just wait till I break that news to the Mr. :)

On a sad note-yesterday we lost a dear r'ver friend suddenly. Kevin Sullivan-may he rest in peace. Our hearts and prayers are with Arlene and her family during this sad sad time. We are still in shock after hearing this news. We were with  Arlene and Kevin (and Donna and Ralph)  for a day just a couple of weeks ago. We had met Arlene back in January, and visited with them in Largo. So so very sad. We all sure need to live in the moment because we sure don't know what tomorrow will bring. 
Take care all and be safe out there, thanks for stopping by!

"Home is where you park it"


  1. Sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. Like you said you never know what tomorrow will bring so enjoy today.
    And meeting up with fellow bloggers is always a fun time. And keep an eye on those time zones they can screw you up every time. They get tricky out here on Arizona and California.

  2. sorry to hear of the loss of your is indeed far to short!..take care.

  3. So sad but at least you have some fond memories. I totally agree, you have to live each day to the fullest!

  4. Nice you had a chance to meet up with Paul and Marti, we always enjoy reading their blog also. Sounds like the next few weeks will be pretty busy. Sure the New Orleans area will be very interesting to see. Sorry to hear about the passing of Kevin.

  5. Sad news about the loss of your RVìng friend.

    Sad to read about Rick dumping his clothes following a dust up with the rig and diesel fuel. Ho Hum!!!

  6. I read a little earlier about Kevin. Sudden and sad.

    Now, on the diesel subject. It's a learning curve. With our first diesel I managed to get a few drops on one of my running shoes and it was a chore getting the smell out. And that was only a few drops. These days I mind where I stand, don't overfill and use a glove.
    And my wife would just as soon not pump it at all, but then that's why I'm around.

  7. Meeting new friends is a joy - losing one not so much. Glad you got to see Paul and Marti and condolences on the loss of your friend, Kevin.

    Enjoy your journey and watch out for those burping diesel tanks.

  8. We are so so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend.

    Hugs to you both, Trent and Teresa

  9. Paul and Marti must be local restaurant experts in Pensacola by now:)

  10. Sorry to hear about the loss of your friend, Kevin.

    Safe travels on your next leg.

  11. Yes, so sad to hear about Kevin. My heart goes out to dear Leno.

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard