Wednesday, November 03, 2010

If We Have to Winterize Before Rick - Something's Wrong!

A cold front is approaching bringing temperatures into the 30's by the week-end.  As much as we hate to, we need to think about winterizing the motor home.  Al drained the hot water and fresh water tanks today, tomorrow I think we'll just blow out the lines. We haven't been able to find any "pink stuff."  So we'll probably have to winterize here in south Georgia, before Rick in British Colombia.  Doesn't seem fair, does it?

We found out today about the lady who "almost" bought the house.  She was a widow and probably 60 years old.  It turns out she bought a smaller property instead, even though she liked our house very well.  It's probably best for her, but we had been hopeful she would come through.

I guess we're back to square one on the house.  That would have been too easy if we could have sold it in a month and a half on the market.  Realistically, we were no where near ready, and it would have been a real struggle to vacate the house now.  I guess we'll just continue to downsize and have our weekly garage sales and hopefully it won't take too long.

We still intend to spend the winter in Florida though.  We have reservations at Welaka Lodge & RV Resort for January and February, but are thinking of maybe just spending one month there and then heading a little further southeast to the Space Coast area of Florida.  The Space Coast consists of the area near Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center.  We've never really explored this part of Florida and there is a lot to do.  There are great kayaking and birding areas, plus beautiful beaches.  We're in the process of checking out a few campgrounds.  Of course we're looking for something inexpensive.  When you winter in Florida you can find some pretty pricey rv parks.  We do not want to have to pay $1500 for the month!  Of course finding a vacancy that is nice and reasonably priced may be a little tricky.


  1. Sorry to hear about those temps as we will be stopping in GA for 10 days or so starting Friday.

    We have spent parts of the last two winters in south FL and reasonable places to stay are very hard to find.

    This winter looks like we will be spending most of the time in the panhandle. We stay at the Emerald Beach RV park in Navarre, It is very nice with all level paved sites right on the sound and very reasonable.

  2. what a bummer, having to winterize and then undo it all when you head south? Sorry about the house sale, that can be frustrating, but when it happens, you will be a bit more ready. Are the State Parks in Florida really expensive as well everywhere? We saw that Bahia SP north of Key West was more than 40 a night with no discounts of any kind. Hoping to stay there some winter, but the price is daunting

  3. Malone
    We found Florida State parks to be cheaper than those here in Georgia. The ones in the Keys are a lot more expensive. Most of the campgrounds we like are around $20 per night. There are LOTS of real nice places to kayak all throughout Florida. Let me know when you head this way, I'll point you in the right direction.

    Chuck and Anneke
    Where in Georgia will you be?

  4. Too bad about the cold weather - and the winterizing! Our low was 50F last night, so I'm not even thinking about winterizing. Since we're leaving right after Christmas, I really doubt I'll even have to bother with it this year.


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