Ginny's Adventures 2006 travel blog

home in Holt, FL at River's Edge

Okay - so why am I going back before going forward?

Because I found a problem with my awning that I need Camping World to fix before moving on. Another lesson learned the hard way. Never leave a place that serviced the vehicle in any way without checking it all out first!

So, 1.5 hours back to Tallahassee for a 10:30 AM appointment, then on to Pensacola via I-10 because that is quickest and I'm told it's a 5 hour drive! So much for limiting my driving time each day!

I have reservations for a week at a campground east of Pensacola where the cost is finally affordable ($80 per week) and the site is supposed to be shady or at least partly so. This is a park listed in my Passport America directory, but the discount of $8 per day is more expensive than the weekly rate!

Camping World adjusted the arms on the awning so that it goes up and down correctly now, but I can only slide things in and out of the awning from the back to the front of the MH because they make the torsion piece that way now. I used to be able to use either end to slide the sunshade on. Let's hope I'm not at a campground where I can't use the back opening. But if I do, I will use my new tie-downs to keep that awning tight in the breeze.

It only took me 3 hours of driving to get to Holt, FL and that's a good thing. I had to set my clocks back an hour again so now it gets dark early but I will be driving west and will go through this phenomenon again. One night the sun sets at about 8 PM and the next night it sets at about 7!

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