Where Are We Now?

The Other Day... We Met A Deer

Publish Date: 
10/31/2018
highway 66 | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

On the way back up to Peace River, hub opted to take 27 back in lieu of 41. We saw lots of cane fields, and burning cane fields. After dealing with Pacific Northwest fires all summer, it was very sad to have to drive that way seeing the haze in the sky and the smell of burning. Eventually we turned onto 66, which is the highway we take to go play disc golf at the YMCA.

We were about 10...

Our Florida Keys Journey - Part One - From Homestead To Big Pine Key

Publish Date: 
10/25/2018

We left Peace River bright and early in the morning. I chose driving along 41 through the Everglades. It was an uneventful three and a half hours. Our arrival was much more interesting than the drive. This resort is actually almost 100% mobile homes. The turn in to the gate house was so shallow we could not get ourselves moved into the center lane out of everyone's way. While I was trying to...

We Finished Our First Stay At Peace River Thousand Trails... Read And Watch!

Publish Date: 
10/22/2018
Peace River Thousand Trails | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

At first Peace River looks like a sleepy campground, which it is, compared to Orlando. But after a week at each Florida resort I am surprised at which one wins for us.  Drum roll.......  Peace River! And yes, the pictured signs are all along the river's edge...good thing we are not overly scared of either, cautious yes, but more curious than anything, and no we didn't see either one!

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Orlando Thousand Trails - Like No Other TT!

Publish Date: 
10/12/2018

I am so happy with our decision to stay at the Orlando Thousand Trails. We are already scheduled to be here in November, but we needed a place to escape from Hurricane Michael and this was the furthest south and east we could get in our driving window of four to six hours. It was six and a half hours if you avoided the toll road, just over six hours if you went on it. Because we tend to drive...

Whew! We Are Recuperating In Orlando

Publish Date: 
10/11/2018
Our Orlando Camp Site | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

This is going to be short. I just wanted to confirm that we arrived in one piece, well ahead of Hurricane Michael. I am SOOOO glad we changed our schedule!

We are in a lovely HUGE campground that is by far the nicest of the Thousand Trails we've been to. I have some video footage to process for another day... It is very close to all the amusement parks, you can watch the fireworks at...

Running From Michael

Publish Date: 
10/9/2018

We had to alter our plans to avoid tropical storm Michael. Instead of stopping over for a night in Georgia, we are going to make a run for Orlando which is outside Michael's path. Our trek today will be 6 1/2 hours, but we are game to gitter done and be settled in for the storm.

Update: It took us over 7 1/2 hours to get to our destination. I created a video of the footage I took along...

Two Rest Days - Ten & Eleven - In Tennessee

Publish Date: 
10/8/2018
Two Rest Days - Ten & Eleven - In Tennessee | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

We made it to our next stopping point, a three night break from driving in Tennessee. It ends up being only two days of rest, but we really needed it. The Cherokee Landing Thousand Trails is a throw back to another time. Most of the sites are overgrown and way too small and unlevel for any rigs folks drive today. The electrical equipment I would say is early seventies. They have somewhat...

Day Nine - A Lovely Drive To Tennessee

Publish Date: 
10/8/2018

Our drive along the east side of the Ozarks was a little bit more hilly, twisty and windy. So, I warned Hub to expect most of our trek the next day to be a repeat. I was wrong with that assessment. We were so far east that our drive started out steep and twisty but quickly turned into rolling hills. It is so beautiful in Arkansas, something I was not expecting.

There are LOTS of chicken...

Day Eight - Twisting And Turning In Arkansas

Publish Date: 
10/5/2018
Day Eight - Twisting And Turning In Arkansas | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

We drove back up to I40, A pleasant highway with lush mowed green grass on wither side. Today there was zero wind, we were glad for that! The highway is surrounded by either farmland or large deciduous trees. We stayed here for most of the drive.

Today was our day to encounter traffic! I am surprised at how many days in a row we had with no slow downs to speak of. Unfortunately the...

Day Seven - Strange and New From Kansas To Oklahoma

Publish Date: 
10/3/2018
Strange and New From Kansas To Oklahoma | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I already posted our tail light fix so will not discuss it here.

First let me talk about how little sleep we got. It was MUGGY! It stayed in the 70s through the night and we kept our downstairs AC on. We've confirmed that the low will be 76 tonight so we will be sure to turn on the bedroom AC. 

Ok, back to our drive. Just south of Newton I did a double take. Hub glanced over and...

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