Sunday, July 26, 2020

Keepin' It Real

We left Lazy Days after taking possession of our Dodge Ram truck and Pinnacle fifth wheel, on Thursday. Our first camping spot was going to be at Sun 'n' Fun in Sarasota. Sun 'n' Fun is a Passport America park, so we have a good daily rate for the moment. We stayed for several months over the winter 8 years ago, and we absolutely loved it. After getting some advice and how to's from a Lazy Days service team member (who had such a heavy Spanish accent, we had a hard time understanding him), we were on our way. Eldo and Sparky are newbies at fifth wheeling, real green horns! We were both nervous, as we got our instructions in the rain. Sparky tried writing things down, that didn't work, and it was too hard to get photos on the phone. We were both trying to decipher what he was saying! But we thought we had enough knowledge to get rolling, so off we drove, and promptly drove over a curb on the way out of Lazy Days. 

It rained all the way from Seffner to Sarasota, and when we pulled into our pull through site, (it's gonna be pull throughs for awhile till we get some practice backing in, says Eldo) it started raining harder. Great! We got 3/4 unhitched, and then we got stuck. Both of us were trying to say that the other person was supposed to have been listening! You know, like, "I thought you were watching what he did." "You were the one watching him, I was busy...." blah, blah, blah. We couldn't get the hitch bar (whatever you call the thingamagingy) pulled all the way out. Sparky, being the more agile one, climbed up on the tire, trying to reach inside to pull it out the rest of the way, but just didn't have enough strength. Of course we didn't have our rain gear, it's packed in a box somewhere! What box, we don't know. We eventually had to call maintenance from the park. A young man came out and with one strong pull, he got it to release! Whew! Soaking wet, we hooked up everything else and got dried off....stay tuned for photos from Sun 'n' Fun! We have a long hard week ahead, trying to find places for things in the fifth wheel, and trying to give away or pitch things that we really don't need. (like Sparky's craft supplies that took up an entire room at our old house, explains Eldo)....haha, very funny! But hey, Sparky will change what crafts she does on the road, and it's a good thing to become a minimalist, right, Sparky? Right? (sniff, sniff)

Bye for now......

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