It started raining hard in the wee hours of the morning yesterday and never stopped for more than a few minutes all day long. Many areas in central Florida were under flood watches, there were a few tornado warnings, and many areas got as much as seven inches of rain! Yes, SEVEN inches! That’s a lot of water.
Terry was feeling better yesterday, and since we needed to stock up on some things at the grocery store, we took advantage of a brief break in the storms and headed out. I guess our timing was good, because it started raining just as we went into the store, but when we came back out it had stopped again just long enough for us to get back home and unload everything. Then it poured again. And more rain is coming today.
Something else that has really surprised me is how darned windy it has been here in Bradenton. I’m talking 20 to 30 miles per hour winds almost every day. If I felt just a little bit better and things were not so wet I’d break out my Prism Snapshot speed foil kite and give it (and me) a workout.
What one piece of advice would you give a new RVer? It’s a question that I have been asked many times over the years. My standard answer is, slooooow doooown. Most new RVers run the wheels off the first year or two trying to see everything and everybody. That’s no fun at all. I know, because we were guilty of it, too. Friends and family members all over the country wanted us to come by for a visit, there were places we just couldn’t wait to see, and an ongoing issue back in Arizona kept pulling us back there.
Here’s a news flash for you folks, no matter how little you sleep, no matter how fast you drive, and no matter how many places you go, you’re never going to see it all! You can’t. There’s just too much out there to see and do.
Christina Harris has a new blog out called RV Living Now and she asked a dozen longtime RVers that same question recently. Read what we had to say in her blog post 12 Full Time RV Living Tips To Start RV Living. So how about you? What one piece of advice would you give a newbie?
It’s Wednesday, so it’s time for a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is my buddy George Weir’s audiobook The Devil To Pay. This is the fourth book in George’s excellent Bill Travis mystery series, and every book is better than the last. To enter, all you have to do is click on the Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.
Thought For The Day – It’s easy to identify people who can’t count to ten. They’re in front of you in the supermarket express lane.