We headed off to the show in Tampa last Wed morning leaving here around 8am. We arrived around 11:30..and although there were a lot of arrivals going on they were very well organized and we were parked up in no time.
We immediately headed over to the vendor area to get our names on the list at the Blue Ox trailer. We wanted to have our hitch overhauled..and the cost was only $25.00 which also included any parts you may need. We asked when they would be coming to the coach to do this..and they said they didn't' know but it would be done by Sunday when the show closed. We were the last ones on the list to be done and they finally showed up late Sunday morning. Personally I think they lost or forgot us..as Rick went back over late Saturday and had a talk with them.
Thursday morning Jeannie and Buck and Donna and Ralph arrived bright and early, called us and we met up with them over by the vendor area. They registered to stay at the fairgrounds with their coaches but couldn't get in as it was full, so they all drove down and got a hotel for Thursday night.
We hoofed it on over to the floating restaurant and met up with other RV dreamer bloggers. Some we had previously met~ and it was wonderful to see everyone. And to meet some we followed but had never met!!!! It was so nice to see you all!
Donna, Arlene, Nancy and Myself
|Karen and Al|
|Rob Dee and Jim|
|Donna, Myself and Jeannie-three besties|
|Speak no evil, hear no evil and see no evil..|
|Chilli's-Jeannie, Myself, Donna, Ralph Rick and Buck-we made Buck wear the silly balloon hat|
Friday we all met up again and toured more vendors. What a big place it was, with many many vendors. The weather was a bit nasty in the afternoon. But we trudged on for the rest of the day. I don't' think I've ever walked so much in such a short span. What a great visit with great friends thanks folks for coming down and meeting up with us.
Friday evening we realized that Kathy and Rick were only 5 or 6 rigs up from us in the same row. We strolled up to say hello but they weren't around so we left our card in their door. We then went to Larry and Marilyn's coach for supper. Thanks for the invite guys it was great!! See you the first week in March...
Kathy and Rick arrived down to meet us Saturday morning and we had a great visit.
|Rick and Kathy|
Of course when Kathy and Rick got back Saturday they could not connect to their new verizon mifi. Rick and I went up to help and I did manage to get one laptop online but not the other after spending over an hr on the phone with tech support. I think they dude at verizon had them on the store mifi..and not their g4 lite..anyway they went back on Sunday and are working now thankfully. Saturday evening..Joe and Carolyn stopped by to visit..they are in the Orlando area. Was great to see them. (Sorry I forgot to get a picture)..When they arrived I was up helping Rick and Kathy and was on the phone with tech support...I was late getting back to the coach, and I felt so bad and did apologize profusely..sure hope they are still our friends. It was great seeing you both and thanks so much for stopping by...hope to catch up again before we head for home.
Sunday we waited and waited for Blue Ox to arrive and 'git er done'..our friend Eda arrived to visit with flowers and sweets, she lives in Florida and it was so nice to catch up with her :)...thanks Eda..
We finally left Tampa around 4pm and headed back to our resort arriving at 7pm we were very tired and the last 10 miles was in the dark. We don't' like driving at night but it was only the last 10 miles and we surely know the road after being here since November, so it was all good.
|Here we are parked in beside a Prevost|
|Some Rig shots|
Today was a laundry and set up day, we were so tired last night we didn't' even put the jacks down until this morning. I gave the rig a good cleaning and Rick did what had to be done, then crashed most of the day, as he's is not feeling good..hoping its lack of energy and not the nasty cold I had. I had planned on having Debbie next door and her friend Karen who is visiting for supper. We made a fast dash to town for some groceries, then I popped a nice roast of beef on the bbq in a pyrex dish for supper. Whipped up a salad, some slaw, potatoes and veggies. Just as I was taking the roast off the bbq the dish blew up :( ughhh...I fired a nice pork tenderloin into the convection over in the coach and managed to get the supper on the table only a 1/2 hour late. Debbie brought dessert and it was to die for. Needless to say I commenced happy hour while cooking to keep the stress level down. My first one since being sick, thankfully I haven't forgotten how to 'happy hour'. (again I forgot the camera)..Ok if your all not sleeping by now you should be...pretty boring but busy stuff going on in our lives..hopefully tomorrow will be my morning to catch up on blogs.
Stay safe out there folks..and thanks for stopping by
Tucker and Lilly
"Home is where you park it"
"We can't control the wind but we can certainly adjust the sails"