Getting Ready To Travel

Man…11 days with no post so I figure I should catch ya’ll up before we hit the road on Friday.

Well, we’re into our last 2 weeks here at Seminole…so that means all the “before you travel stuff” needs to get done. Neil accomplished a whole bunch of that last week and on Monday and Tuesday this week…got everything greased/lubed up that needs greasing, swapped out the anode in our hot water heater and replaced our sediment water filter…the charcoal one is good for another 3 months before needing to be done, checked air in all our tires and torqued all our lug bolts.

He’s pretty much done with his list though…just has black/gray tank flushing and taking the sun screens down off the awning but he’s leaving that until Monday or Tuesday next week. 

We only volunteered for 1 night each week the two weeks of April we’re here…but with Bingo on Tuesday, volunteering at Fun Nite on Wednesday and we might eat fried chicken on Monday again before we head out we  won’t really be missed at the lodge…I think we’ll pass on fish this Friday since Connie wants to go have sushi…and we missed going out there the night we had scheduled during Lent when she was sick.

Neil had a couple bike rides…16.5 miles on the 3rd, 15.25 on the 6th with very high winds both days holding the speeds down, and another 14.7 miles on the 13th…but nothing really interesting on the rides except miles.

Wednesday the 13th he hit it hard getting the last few things done…and as of today we’re pretty much ready to hit the road. Everything is stowed away except utilities and the awning and we’ll do these on Friday before we head out. We’ve got 2 more nights at the Elks for the season…tonight it’s Fun Nite and Neil is cashiering again, then it’s the Ladies of the Elks meeting tomorrow evening for Connie so Neil will go along and have a beer or three while that’s happening.

Friday we head out early for our 330 mile or so trip straight up I-75 for an overnight stop in Valdosta GA then another 330 miles Saturday to Chattanooga TN for a week’s stay. Never been there…well, we’ve passed through on the freeway probably 2 dozen times but never stayed there. Connie has some hikes picked out and who knows what other trouble and/or Fun Stuff© we’ll get into.

Ok, on to whatever funny pictures Neil found on the internet this week.

This has to be the most American photo ever.


For those of you still working…think of these two when you have a bad day at the office.



I think this bartender is going places.


And finally…my favorite of the week…a homework drawing a little girl did one night and mom didn’t see it before dropping her off at school the next day.


Cyas…next post from the road.

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2 Responses to Getting Ready To Travel

  1. seamus says:

    hi yall.. while yer in chattanooga check out ruby falls… not fer the clostrofobic, but awesome !!!

    • Neil Laubenthal says:

      Thanks. I will pass it along to Connie for consideration…although she doesn’t normally think much of caves.


      The three kinds of stress…nuclear, cooking and a&&hole. Jello is the key to the relationship.


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