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  • Writer's pictureInger and Jeff Latreille

Spring Forward!

~Sunday, March 12, 2023~

Day 1,002

Daylight Savings time is FINALLY here, which means Spring and the warmer weather is just around the corner. The first day of Spring is March 20th! It can’t come soon enough as our friends and family have endured quite the winter with those record rains and freezing temps. But it is SO nice to see those reservoirs making their way back to full! With clocks forward to what was seemingly an earlier morning, it was nice experiencing the tranquility of the morning and the dawn chorus of birds announcing a new day. So I didn’t mind losing that hour of sleep after all.

To help get our day on the right foot, Jeff made a delicious breakfast of homemade hashbrowns, omelets and fruit. How is it that breakfast seems to taste so much better outdoors, although Jeff’s cooking is always fabulous!

Well, our RV resort confirmed that via text message alert, the upper Keys has experienced ANOTHER main break and no word of when it will be up and running again. Everyone is responding either by running to the store to stock up on bottled water or filling their fresh water tanks in triple the amount of time, due to the slow trickle. At least in the end, you’ll have more pressure coming from your rig. I’m sure there’s a few disappointed laundry doers today.

While I was outside taking the bikes off the back of the trailer, a nice guy named Tom from Massachusetts noticed Sadie which began a delightful conversation about our furry friends (he has a yellow lab too) and where our travels have taken us. He’s traveling solo for a month since his wife doesn’t care for RV’ing. Nice that they are comfortable with not always being together. He eventually brought over his Molly to meet Sadie, a short-haired yellow lab and oh so sweet. But she sure looked different than most labs with a pinkish nose and mouth and light gray eyes. And such a sweet, calm disposition. Of course with the hot topic being about water, Tom conveyed his water issue, frustrated about the lack of pressure. Not sounding too mechanically inclined, I suggested that he fill his freshwater tank instead of staying connected to city water. “By golly, what a great idea,” he said. I also mentioned that we were going to be bleaching out our system and that if he needed any bleach, to let us know. Tip: ¾ cup bleach for a 40-gallon tank, let it sit for 3 hours or overnight, then flush. And man, what a difference it makes. Tom said he just might take us up on our little offer. Sounds like he needs a little help with his water heater as well to which Jeff suggested he check his breakers first. “Ah, I hadn’t thought of that,” he said. We haven’t quite heard the outcome of that yet. This is just one of many examples of how helpful and supportive the RV community is. Gotta love it! Still feeling wiped out from our fun in the sun yesterday at the Seafood Festival, we needed a sunless, low key afternoon. So what better place than lounging under a thatched roof with a view of the crystal clear blue water

with entertainment from the locals……resting or hungry pelicans. They are so fun to watch either while quietly sitting on their post, or dive bombing for their meal. While taking in the scenery, it was the perfect opportunity to catch up with a few phone calls to family as well. Watching a mellow sunset was the ultimate way to end the day. Now for the Oscars!

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