Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Day Seven: Georgia, Service Stop, Laundry and The Beach

We started day seven as we do most; Scott shopped Wal-Mart while I cleaned the camper and the girls slept. It is a routine that seems to work for us. Spending 24/7 in a cramped space for nearly two weeks can be volatile. But we make it work by respecting the fact each of us are different, and sometimes we need alone time.
We left Florida and drove north along the east coast on our quest to Georgia. We crossed the border and got another photo.

As we were driving, the generator stopped. The generator runs everything in the RV while traveling down the road. It gives you power in your outlets and runs the major things (e.g., air, microwave). With temperatures reaching 80, the air conditioner has been running nearly the whole drive. We stopped at Camping World in Savannah. The service guy told us the ‘charging station’ I showed you earlier was pulling too much power. “What?” I asked. “How can a generator that is only suppose to power the RV equipment not service our laptop, camera battery, two iPads, two DVD players, two TVs, and three iPhones?” Lesson learned …we all agreed to go on a ‘power diet’. Literally.

We didn’t plan on a beach stop during this trip, because we’ve spent many vacations in Florida. But Scott and the girls could smell the ocean and I couldn’t keep them away. So we changed our plans and will skip Virginia this trip, and visit Walton’s Mountain another time. That will allow us to spend a day on Tybee Island – just east of Savannah. That is what I love best about our ‘ad lib’ traveling, we adjust on the fly.

We arrived in Savannah and they dropped me off at Spin City, a Laundromat. If you know me, you know I had a great time; I spent the time washing clothes, working on my PC and knitting. Scott and the girls went to the beach and had a fabulous time. I knew within minutes of them hitting the beach, this diversion was a great idea as they sent me this picture!

We ended the night shopping at Wal-Mart, and the grocery store. We went back to the RV, baked some chocolate chip cookies (with ice cream), and played a game of Life. All is well in Savannah, Georgia.

Day Seven: 296 miles (2,408 total); $99.68 on gas ($1,270.50 total); 2 states (11 total); $12 Lodging  ($22 total); $145.29 Souvenirs ($260.58 total); $519.81 Tourist Traps ($698.81 total); $4 Redbox ($16 total); 0 fights (0 total); 0 injuries (0 total)

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