Monday, July 04, 2005

Preparations Continue

We continue our preparations for the trip. Many people think it is just a matter of hopping in the RV and going when you feel like it. For a short trip this might be about right but for an extended one there are many things that have to be taken care of prior to departure. Prescription medications must be ordered, bills payed, laundry must be done, and then there is an entire category of things relating to the RV. It must be fueled with both gasoline, propane, and water. Tire pressures must be checked. Oil levels and engine fluids must be checked. We even took the car, the Escape Pod (PT Cruiser), in for servicing last week just to be sure it is up to speed. Also, all those little things from the last trip that should have been worked on while in port must be taken care of. A loose towel rack, installation of sun shades, various adjustments and tweaks; all of those must be done before departure. Finally, hurricane shutters must be put in place on the house just in case one of those bad boys blows through town. Now that we are retired doing these things is almost fun since it can be done a little at a time. The trip is really beginning to seem like a reality now. The last few days before departure are always a time of increased excitement, anticipation, and a bit of anxiety thrown in for good measure.

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