Thursday, October 18, 2012

10/16-10/18/2012 Just Livin’ Life


Tuesday….We were on the road, home in tow, for a twenty two mile drive to an RV dealership in Jacksonville.  We have an issue with an axle leak and have to get it fixed.  Bob has an idea of what’s wrong but because we are under warranty we don’t want to do anything to void it.  So we took the 5th wheel to get its problem diagnosed to Dick Gore RV World.

I had talked with the folks at this place a few days prior so that we could make sure they would work with the companies who supplied parts and built our RV.  It took several phone calls on my part to the companies involved but Donna in warranty did all she could to make sure our visit went smoothly.

We arrived on time for our appointment and Bob the service writer was working with us within minutes of our arrival.  In addition to our axle problem, our ceiling fan died and after determining that power was getting everywhere it needed to, a call to Doubletree RV had a new fan being shipped out the same day to replace it.

I feel very good that all the companies involved are doing their best to make sure the problems are fixed correctly and in the shortest amount of time possible.

While they looked into a few more minor things we wanted checked Bob and I went to get something to eat.  After breakfast for Bob and lunch for me at Denny’s we went to two RV parks close to Dick Gore’s for us to look at.  We have to be out of Mayport on Friday morning because of an air show this coming weekend and our space is already reserved.

Both parks were very nice but one had a definite advantage.  The one with the lake, think fishing for Bob, was $42.00 a night.  The one that is one exit away and also very nice and right next to a giant flea market is a Passport America park which is gives us 50% off for six nights.  Now which one do you think we went with?  That’s right, the Passport America park.  We’ll pay $21 a night in this park.

Our parts were ordered for the axles, the fan was ordered and a minor kitchen problem was fixed.  The parts should arrive Monday and we’ve got an appointment to get the work done a week from today.


Not much going on today.  It was cloudy and a pretty blah day so we didn’t do much.  We went to the NEX (Navy’s version of a PX) and picked up some things.  Some we needed, some we didn’t.


While Bob went in search of the local Camping World store I went outside to take pictures of pelicans.


A blue heron?




These aren’t the only things flying in these skies today.  The Blue Angels arrived for the air show this weekend.


I don’t know what spooked them but something got them all up in the air.



After awhile they all settled down again.


I met Jerry as I walked by him while he sat on the bench just watching the boats and ships float past.  We exchanged pleasantries and the next thing I know I’m sitting on the bench talking with this very nice gentleman who served in the Navy from 1958 to 1979.  He and his lovely wife, Patty, have been married 53 years and come here quite often.  Patty collects shark teeth so she enjoys beachcombing for them and he enjoys sitting on his bench, watching the floating traffic and meeting new people….like me.  I sat with him for about an hour and we talked about so many things.  You meet the most interesting people by happenstance.

The Blue Angels didn’t waste anytime after arriving to start practicing for the show.



We watched this Jenny heading out to go shrimping.


A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon to be sure.

After dinner, delicious crab cakes, we got as much done as we could to be road ready so that we can go to the commissary tomorrow before we leave.

We have so enjoyed our time here at Naval Station Mayport.  This is probably the best Famcamp we’ve ever been to.  You can bet we’ll be back here again, for the allowed two weeks next time.


Sam&Donna Weibel said...

Anytime you can see the Angels perform is a plus, did they fly into the strip at Mayport or did they go over to NAS Jax. I was stationed at both during my Navy career, Mayport is the better base ,smaller and closer to the beach. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna..

Barbara said...

We were watching the Jacksonville Open on the golf channel this afternoon. The Blue Angels were still performing and cameras watched them also. What we couldn't see, we could certainly hear.

Anonymous said...

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