Best dog park ever!

Since we no longer have a backyard for Opie to run free, we’ve been trying to take the boys to local dog parks if the campground doesn’t have a dog run to play in. St. Augustine/Jacksonville was no exception. Jacksonville is home to Dog Wood Park and looked incredible so we decided to give it...
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Historic St Augustine

After Space Coast, we decided to head to St. Augustine and Jacksonville. Driving Rover continues to get easier and easier, thank goodness! St. Augustine is a great historic city. Its official title is the “oldest continuously occupied European-established settlement and port in the continental United States”. Basically it’s the oldest constantly occupied city in the...
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Rockets and Beaches

We arrived at the Space Coast RV Resort in the early afternoon and got ourselves set up for the week. The Delta IV rocket carrying a next-generation GPS satellite into orbit was scheduled to launch at around 8:15pm, but the weather was taking a turn for the worse. After some torrential rains and heavy winds,...
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St. Augustine, no wait…Space Coast

After Mom’s house, we had to head back to Tampa to get a few things fixed on Rover. Most were minor but since one involved a loose slide topper bracket pulling away from the coach, we wanted to get it fixed asap. Since our first drive on I-75 from Tampa to Port Charlotte was a bit...
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Creating a step well cover for Rover

Just finished up my first big project for Rover and it only took a few hours to complete! We’ve been in our coach for two weeks now and both of us are surprisingly comfortable in the space. We’ve done a few cosmetic things like adding a magnetic knife block and paper towel holder but those...
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It’s only been 10 days?!? (Part 4)

Above: Florida’s Lovebugs are truly horrific only a half-hour into our drive. Part four, the final battle. After the usual dog walks, Sunday morning was spent getting Rover ready for travel. We have a checklist (still under construction) to make sure no steps are missed. We’ve read horror stores (and seen photos and videos) of...
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It’s only been 10 days?!? (Part 3)

Above: Rover perfectly backed into our first campground spot. What a team! At this point in our story (Friday), the protagonists are ready to move the Mothership (aka Rover) to his first campground. Mike figuratively flexes his muscles, takes a really deep breath and drives Rover out of the dealership and down the street about...
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It’s only been 10 days?!? (Part 2)

Above: Walking the dogs through the used luxury RV lot. We knew this week would be busy and we didn’t want the dogs underfoot during the entire process. We did some research on Tampa dog daycare locations beforehand and decided on Fuzzie Buddies due to a lot of positive reviews and all the vaccinations that...
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It’s only been 10 days?!? (Part 1)

From the beginning of our journey on April 27th until now, it’s been pretty hectic and writing about it fell off our radar. We finally have a little free time but since so much has happened, instead of one long rambling entry about the last 10 days, it’ll broken into multiple ramblings. We left Maryland...
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