The last blog ended with “…we left but not without problems…”. And did we have them. My slide was binding up. My trailer was giving me a “wire fault” code. And my water pump was leaking (back flushing) into my fresh storage tank. I have to keep reminding myself that it is a house on wheels and not very sturdily put together either. And I expose it to hurricane-force winds every time I hook up. It’s amazing it stays together at all!
The most serious of these issues is the slide-out. With some coaxing, I was able to get it in. I will seek help on the trail back home but will live with it for the time being. The water pump can be manipulated until this summer. And the wiring fault code will have to be addressed on our travels. Never a dull moment.
Our first destination was Salt Springs Recreation Area. We stopped here on the way down but only stayed 2 days because nothing was open because of the hurricane damage. Six months later, everything is open. This is really a relaxing place. Many large old growth live oaks draped with southern Spanish moss. Squirrels, Sand-hill cranes, and other wildlife abound nearby. And swimming in the slightly salted bubbling pools is extremely therapeutic. While here, we took a trip into Ocala to catch up with several old friends, Bill & Deb. We explored the World Equestrian Center. Unbelievable!
Life at Salt Springs
We continued our trip north on Friday April 7 finally exiting Florida and the 90’s heat and humidity. Our next stop is Atlanta then on to Chickamauga, Cades Cove (Smokies), Cumberland Gap and northward to Ohio.
Coming soon, more tales from the Campah!
… Next adventure; “Cades Cove – Great Smokey Mountains National Park”
STAY TUNED! More “tales from the campah”!
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