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Harry and Judy's RV Trip
No Photos 12th Aug 2013 - Summer 2013
Day 68-August 12, 2013-Getting closer to home

Day 68-August 12, 2013-To Florida but not home yet!

Hot again-97 today.

Drove 310 miles in 8-1/4 hours.

We’re retracing our steps now, going home the same way we started, just stopping at different places. Drove I-65 to Montgomery, AL, then 231 through Dothan  to I-10 in Florida.  We stopped in Tallahassee at a Discount Tire to exchange one of our blow-outs for a new one.  We bought a replacement warranty in OK for four tires (two of which we didn’t buy from them) for $18.50 a tire and it paid for itself the next day when we blew the last (hopefully) of the four tires.  We again asked someone who should know what he thinks might be our problem and, after checking out the tires said we’re “probably just having a streak of bad luck”.  Let’s hope that streak has ended.

We can see that Florida got a lot of rain while we were gone.  Ponds used to be puddles, lakes used to be ponds and low areas now have standing trees (and some cows) in the middle of water.  The manager at the campground said we’re up 9” this year.  We’re now back in Eastern Time Zone and it feels like home. 

About four days ago Harry and I decided we were ready to go back home.  Problem is, being the patient person that I am (NOT!), I don’t want to “go” home, I want to “BE” home, not spend four days driving through interstates in Arkansas and Mississippi and Alabama to get there.  We’re at A Stone’s Throw Campground in Lamont, FL, right off I-10 on route 19 about 20 miles east of Tallahassee.  The last night of our trip is always bittersweet.  We are eager to get home but also a bit sad that’s it’s over.  And I’m not looking forward to emptying all the stuff out of the RV and cleaning it….it’s a mess!  But I did win the Rummikub tournament 21-17.

Next: Day 69-August 13, 2013-WE'RE BAAAAACK!!!!!!
Previous: Day 67-August 11, 2013-Driving through four states

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