Our Awesome Travels

Our Awesome Travels
Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A short trip but a long day!

Where are we today ?

        The plan today was to be on the road at 8 am and be at Daytona Speedway shortly after 10 o'clock for an early checkin. Left Walkabout Campground on time , and got slowed down in Jacksonville Florida for about 10 minutes, not too bad so far.
Today's journey,132miles  (212kms)
great travelling day
Slowed down for a bit with a fender bender
        After Jacksonville a rest area shortly after 10 am, Walkabout stretch and water the dog. Nice looking rig here with a huge trailer too!
        Now ready to hit the road and noticed Rob and Pat have a flat tire on their trailer. OOppss. gonna put on the spare.
only flat on the bottom eh?
all fixed and on the road again
        Well about 20 minutes later tire changed and we are on the road again. Sounds good eh? But then another 10  minutes down the road a trucker is blowing his horn at them! Pull over and guess what another flat tire! Same side other tire.
        Now we are in a predicanment, two flat tires and only one spare. Hmmph !!! Well they got on the phone and after an hour finally found a shop that could bring out 2 new tires and install on the  side of I-95 just south of exit 323. By the time they arrived it was 1 o'clock and in short order the tires were changed and installed (less than 30 minutes).
another flat
waiting by the side of the road

we are being patient
finally they arrived with two new tires
        Less than two 30 minutes, tires changed and installed and we are ready to hit the road again.

        But now its 1:30pm and we had a morning check in for the Daytona Rally. No problem got there at 2:30 and all was well. We had an early check in anyway, Rally officially starts on friday.
Gate 40
that be us
We had a tiny spot to park, check the map for our location
        Inside the track and around we drove until we were guided to our spots.
the pits
on the track
hey its Halloween and everybody is having fun
HUGE rig!
        Got squeezed into out tiny spot and hopped on the trolley to find registration. There we spotted a few antique type rvs.
the original rv
Trolley back to camp

we are home
        Finally are set up, relax in our tiny spot and enjoy a couple beverages, re hash the day and our fun  (expensive for Rob and Pat with a service call and two new tires). But hey we are alive and well, no damage to their rig. The sun is shining and we are in Florida, think we are doing pretty well.
race track behind us
New rigs on the race track coming for the show
Lady girl enjoying some attention from Suzie
        Now time for supper, fire up pour oven whip up a chicken pot pie and small lettuce salad , now all is good.
yep its tasty
        Put our feet up and guess what its Halloween, Trick or treaters knocking on the door. Never would have known except for Lady Girl being there, a couple of wild characters looking for treats.

         They got their treats and then before we know it's time to call it a night.
         Like I said it was a short drive but a long day, especially after 4 hours sitting on the side of the intertstate. But we sure had a great time, another experience for the memory banks. Looking forward to more fun stuff tomorrow.
       Glad you could drop by and experience a day of fulltime rving. Never know whats gonna happen next. 
        Have great day tomorrow I just know we will!

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  1. Must have run over something to get both tires down. Glad it all turned out well. You tiny spot at the track looks pretty good from here. Enjoy.

    1. It is pretty good and handy but they are packing them in here for sure. Both tires blew the sidewalls out. After the first one the second had proper air but was tread looks funny. Tires were 7 years old tho!

  2. Glad your friends solved their tire problems. Looks like it should be a nice rally and the perfect place to spend the beginning of November. Like the way you try to make the best out of everyday, even the ones that throw those occasional curves in the plans.

    1. Its those occasional curves that make life interesting. We just deal with these things as they come along.

  3. I see you are all set up in a nice spot. Hope you'll enjoy the show!


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