November 14, 2013
Site #58 never looked so good...after 3 long days and nights, we arrived home Thursday morning! The stop engine light was a result of a part that filters particulates from the diesel that needed to be replaced. First attempt was to clean up the old part which we were told was standard operating procedure. That didn't work, so a new part was ordered.
A 34 point check-up was done...belts replaced, oils and fluids changed, and who knows what else. Well, after a good check-up, Belle is running better than ever. We plan to go back next week for new tires.
God does send messages...
Joe and I had planned all along to have our MH serviced in Tucson in January. It was a blessing the stop engine light came on because the serpentine belt was worn. Whew...wouldn't want to be stranded!
We left LOL bright and early last Monday morning...Pam close your eyes...6:30am. Well, the roads were already busy. We had traffic backed up for a couple miles on Hwy 331. Officer Day with the South Walton Sheriff's Dept. pulled us over. He was very nice and was given the OK to escort us to Hwy 98...a four lane.
Belle went all the way to Fort Walton, about 39 miles, in second gear and 24 MPH. Can you believe only one person blew the horn and one other gentleman found it necessary to use "sign language".
While Joe was explaining our situation to Officer Day, I noticed the white line in the bay. It was a row of birds.
It was pretty chilly while we were "camped out" at the service center. The days did warm up to the whopping mid 50s. We ventured out to the park with the pups. There is a new dog park in Fort Walton...just opened this past October.
Liza Jackson Park is an open air waterfront park with picnic pavilions, walking paths, boat dock, located right off Hwy 98 on the Inter-coastal waterway.
It's a great facility if you are ever in the area...even if you don't have pups!
|A bird at the Liza Jackson Park|
Thursday afternoon and today were spent cleaning inside and outside, catching up on laundry, and a trip to the grocery store and Lowes.
Hope you have a great week-end.
Until next time...
and enjoy your view!