When retired, all the days are the same.  I can sleep-in, stay-up late, or go to bed at 8 p.m.   Whatever suits me.

But yesterday was a terrible, horrible day.  I forgot what day it was, I thought I had another day in the St. Lucie RV Resort ( ha!).  But, instead I was supposed to leave by 11:00 a.m.  My replacement step (see previous post) was supposed to arrive by 8 p.m., thankfully it arrived around 11 a.m.  BUT!  The very nice guy delivering the step in a golf cart, reminded me I was supposed to be OUT at 11 a.m.  Exactly, at that very moment.  YIKES!

Thanks to helpful camper neighbors Tom and Norma, I got the step on.  Well, not really, we got 3 of the 4 screws attached. 

Then I raced around and putting everything into the trailer.  Getting ready to travel requires stowing everything in cupboards or putting stuff (computer, I-pad, printer, etc.) on the bed or floor.  Stuff shifts, so “be very careful when opening overhead compartments, as your baggage can shift while in transit”.

It is never fun to be rushed when packing.  I can hook and un-hook Scout (aka Airstream trailer) in about 30 minutes: 1) close all interior vents and windows; 2) put down TV antenna; 3) stow everything inside; 4) disconnect water, sewer and electric (cable); 5) roll-up stabilizer jacks; and 6) hook-up. 

ALWAYS, always do a final walk-around.

I hook-up, and then I take a shower. 

Full-timers mostly use the campground facilities, so I have a very nice bath bag, with my soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, etc.  I try not to forget my towel!  Last winter at a California State Campground, I had a good laugh as a young man came running from the showers with a towel around his waist, because he ran out of quarters.  In California 25 cents, gets you 3 minutes of hot water.

I look forward to exploring Key Largo, and getting all 4 screws attached, tomorrow.  This may be the farthest east we travel in FL.  While I might like to go to Key West, the hurricanes and a very long one-lane road, suggests I stay here and then head back to the mainland.   

Alaska has only one road NORTH AND SOUTH, so does FL, at least to the Keys.  I enjoy a round trip on different roads with different scenery.  So, I can say I have been almost to the “end” of the SOUTH Florida road.  I have been to the end of the road in ALASKA.

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