Wesley Chapel, Florida (high 56, low 30)
Brrrrr, it’s cold in Florida right now! Fortunately, we should have only one more night of really cold temperatures, then back up to normal.
We were “sprung” from Lazy Days yesterday morning. The extended warranty was prompt and covered the faulty fluorescent lights, the inverter remote panel, and the step cover. I believe having the work done at Lazy Days may have been helpful with the extended warranty They are a big organization and know how to write up the warranty requests. We hadn’t wanted to go back to Lazy Days, because we know all too well that once you get checked into “Hotel Lazy Days, you can never escape! As it turned out, we were very happy we went there for our repairs.
We’re happy to have gotten the other maintenance items done as well. I got a comment asking on the cost of the coolant flush. For our diesel motor home, it was $199. The cost to repack the wheel bearings was $266, and the lube was $198. We think the prices were about normal, but we didn’t check around. The convenience of having it done while we were there was most important.
The repairs were actually finished Friday afternoon, but we chose to stay in one more night, to avoid the Tampa Friday afternoon traffic. As usual, Lazy Days accommodated our request.
We took advantage of the extra time and got in a few more soaks in the wonderful hot tub.
We got up very early Saturday morning, headed over to the hot tub at the campground, and enjoyed a cup of coffee while having a nice hot soak. We’ll sure miss that! Evening happy hour and morning coffee in the hot tub!
After a while a woman named Cindy joined us and told us of an amazing day she had on Friday, over at the campground.
It seems that a guy staying in the campground put on an impromptu show. His name is Bobby Freeman. He was there for service on his bus and was not being paid to put on a show.
He told Cindy he wrote a lot of songs for Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis.
He has a yellow Cadillac that he tows in a trailer behind his bus, that’s set up as a sound system. I believe she said he had three piano’s. Cindy said he would talk awhile, telling jokes and stories, then would sing and dance. She said it was the best show she’s ever seen and she’s been to Vegas many times!
Apparently, he has been putting on these little shows at Lazy Days for the past few days and has been drawing a regular crowd. We may go over there today and see if he’s performing.
We intended to bring the motor home back to our campground, then go back and see if we could catch a show. Unfortunately, Al wasn’t feeling well, so we decided to skip it. We may go back today.
It’s nice to be back “home.” While at Lazy Days, we were living in the unsettled mode, and didn’t completely “unpack” since we didn’t know how long we would be in service.