Venture Out Resort, Cudjoe Key, Florida (high 84, low 74)
Yesterday was the day to move the motor home down to Venture Out. It was probably the shortest move we have ever done at only about 15 miles.
We had a few mishaps along the way.
Whenever we get ready to leave, I breath a sigh of relief when the engine starts, and the slides retract. A year or so ago, we were all ready to leave and the living room slide wouldn’t retract. We finally figured out that our motor home won’t let the slides retract if there is a bay that is not closed and locked properly.
So yesterday, I breathed a sigh of relief when the slides retracted, but then we realized the bedroom slide didn’t go in all the way. We pushed the button again and it didn’t go in any further.
We didn’t see anything blocking the slide, and were getting concerned at this point. Finally, I happened to notice Baxter's scratching post by the end of the bed. I had neglected to move it out of the way and it kept the slide from fully retracting. We thought we might have damaged the slide motor, but fortunately all appears to be well.
We had been a little concerned about getting the motor home into the site. It’s a pull through site, but you have to negotiate a curve in the road to pull into the site. With a rig as long as ours, we thought there might be an issue. There was, but we made it in.
When Al pulled in, and we realized we were a little too close to the pedestal for the slide to open properly. He had to move over a little to the right but be careful not to get too close to the patio.
Once we got the basics hooked up, Al reminded me that it was “Philly Friday” at the Square Grouper restaurant. Off we went for their Friday Philadelphia cheese steak lunch special.
We finally had the opportunity to sit outside for happy hour in our new site. The site already looks a lot prettier with the mats and the few decorations we have.
The concrete slab to the left of the truck is going to be a problem when we try to pull forward to leave. You really need to clear it before you turn, but if we do we will run into the house in front of us. That piece may have to go. Some of these lots were designed around a small little mobile home, not a big motor home.
The next picture is our view from our patio. There is another rv lot right there, but fortunately nobody is there very often. You can see the rust spot where the rear of a motor home went. A doctor owns the spot and he brings his motor home over occasionally for guests. I understand he may be thinking of selling the motor home, so we’re afraid he might sell the lot. It’s perfect for us right now, because we have the appearance of a much larger lot without having many people there. If someone decides to put a house there, it will ruin our nice view.
Pretty nice view from our patio, isn’t it?
If you look closely you will see the Atlantic ocean.
This isn’t all our lot, but it feels like it!
We took a walk over to the marina last night. We didn’t realize the streets were so dark. Next time, we’ll bring a flash light.
This morning, we watched the sun rise over the Atlantic. We’re waiting for you Merikay and Craig!
Too pretty to chose just one picture.
The winds have died down, so it looks like a good day to go out on the boat.