Beach exercise

Beach exercise

Thursday, January 27, 2011

An early start
















After sitting in one spot for over a month, a certain pattern develops. In our case, this seems to be getting up at no particular time, taking care of the essentials, Anneke’s exercise class, maybe some WII exercise for me and giving the computers a workout. Then we make up a plan for the rest of the day. So when Carpenter RV in Pensacola called and said that the part for the Norcold recall had arrived and it would be great if we could get there by 8 AM today, our pattern was busted. Setting the alarm for 6 AM, we managed to get underway in time to make it the 50 miles or so to the dealer with time left over to top off the diesel tank at the station almost next door to the RV place. One of us had more problems than the others in adjusting to this new operating mode.

Carpenters also looked at the small water leak in our windshield. Winnebago is famous for these leaks and the difficulty in repairing them. Since ours is in the minor stage, we are trying a simple caulk repair. We will hope for the best.

After drinking all the free coffee we could handle, we were out of the facility at 0930. That was one of our shortest repair stops ever.

With some time in reserve, we decided to head to the Gulf Islands National Seashore. This area is a large expanse of beach covered with the famous emerald sand of Northwest Florida. We enjoyed an almost deserted beach along with lunch and a great view of the Gulf of Mexico. Only Halley was prohibited from walking the beach, but since she is scared of the water, this was not a major disappointment.

18 comments:

Gail and Rick said...

Beautiful beach pictures! I could sit there and just take it all in for days on end :)

Judy and Emma said...

Some of those pictures look like you're up in the Minnesota snows! :)

Gypsy said...

I hope your caulk repair on the windshield works well. I have a Lance Truck Camper, and they are also famous for leaks in the front window, to the point where they usually don't put a window in front any more. I have to wait for decent weather to have it repaired, and I don't think it will be an easy job.

THE BAYFIELD BUNCH said...

If it wasn't for the water I would have thought you were at the white sands of Alamogordo New Mexico.

Diana said...

I saw that first picture and thought you were in the snow!

Sue and Doug said...

gorgeous shots of the beach and the white sand!..looks like a great place to sit for a while!!..good luck with the leak repair!..hope it holds!!

Kevin and Ruth said...

Wow, at first glace at your pictures it sure looked like snow, until I realized it was beautiful white sand. Nice pictures.

Kevin and Ruth
www.travelwithkevinandruth.com

Rick and Paulette said...

Beautiful beach shots. I haven't seen any sand that white since we visited the White Sands in Alamogordo, NM.

John and Ellen said...

Beautiful pictures. I had forgotten how white the sand is along the panhandle of Florida. We are considering heading toward the “Gulf Islands National Seashore” ourselves upon our return to Florida. As I write this, I am seeing too much white, unfortunately it is snow.

John
relaxedrush.blogspot.com

Debbie Goode said...

Wow! Just gorgeous! I hate when dogs aren't allowed to walk on the beach.

Jerry and Suzy said...

Now there's a beach we want to visit! I'll bet there aren't any real emeralds in the emerald sand!

Corrie, Dan and Gumbo Ryan said...

we've never heard of "emerald sands"? the water maybe? anyway, great pictures. corrie & dan

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

I bet you're gald that the 'fridge recall has been completed. How long did it take to get the parts?

My parts have been on backorder since last November.

Kathy and Robert said...

I love, love, love the heading picture! This is one beachgal that loves that white sand!
Kathy

E Squared and Mui said...

Beautiful beach scenes. Glad the work in the shop went quickly and you were able to squeeze in some time at the beach.

Janna and Mike said...

Good morning, can't find an email for you so will leave this comment:

"I am thinking of getting the droid with Verizon and get unlimited internet use for $30. You can download an a program that will allow it to act as a wi-fi for up to 5 computers, all dor the $30."

Per your comment on our blog--I was also thinking of doing this exact thing with an IPhone, went so far as to reserve one but when I spoke with the Verizon tech, I was told the unlimited internet use for $30 per month was for use on the PHONE itself, not using it as a tether or wifi device--they would then charge me $40 a month for 3GB!!!

I'm anxious to see how Millenicom works, two of the rigs camped with us have it and it is working just as well as our Verizon air card.

Bianca said...

Such a funny picture of Halley in that blanket, great !
Hope this repair is enough to stop it from leaking and beautiful pictures on the beach.

Luci & Loree said...

Oh, such a look back at a great time i had at the beach there! Sounds like you had a good drive on those beautiful beaches!!!