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He Is Not Alone

Well, my first fiction novel is done.  Other than some, what I hope is,  minor editing it should be ready for print and eBook distribution this week.

I am making it a free download from here for my friends and family.  Go to Our Store, select He Is Not Alone and at checkout enter ‘Friends’.

The printed version will be available on Amazon sometime next week depending on the editing reviews that are in process.

I am excited to see how this works out.  The second book in the series is in the works.  I completed the outline and started writing it yesterday.  I hope this one doesn’t that 16 months to write like the first one.

 

Creating videos

I have been learning Camtasia.  Camtasia is a video creation package that allows you to bring life to Power Point Presentations, Photos and Videos.  You can do a lot of amazing things with it.

I am a Dri Wash n’ Guard Manager.  I have written a manual on how to start and run a RV Detailing business.  Here are two videos I have created this week with Camtasia.

Detailing Chrome

Detailing Tires

 

Saying Good-bye to Sherwood Forest, for now

Well our two weeks at Sherwood Forest are over.  We have moved on to Crystal Isle in Crystal River, FL.  This was a short trip of 98 miles and again the weather was nice.  Rain on Tuesday, but clear on Wednesday for our travels.

Crystal Isle is a nice park.  Out in the middle of nowhere, but within 5 miles of civilization.  Free cable TV, 50 amp FHU site and fairly level.  Cable is actually Dish TV so kind of nice to have something different from Directv we have for satellite.

We survived the cold temps without any problems.  They did get down to the 20s last night, but by the time I got up it was above freezing.  We did not lose water at all.

Thursday night was a pot luck dinner which was pretty nice.  Tonight is another dinner and country dance.  Daisy hurt her ankle so we are staying home.  She has plans for this weekend and I want to make sure she enjoys herself.

Crystal Isle Site
Crystal Isle Site

Back Home!

We made it back to Lancaster area!  Lots of things have been happening.  We have had a few mechanical problems, which is to be expected when you have a 7 year old RV.   Luckily they are minor issues.  Things like the stairs wouldn’t extend, the awning would not retract and a propane leak.

I took care of the propane leak.  Kind of proud of that.  Had to replace the regulator.  Stairs were just a loose wire.  That is also taken care of.  The awning is going to be another issue.  The fabric needs to be replaced.  Hopefully the awning will be repaired in October.

When we arrived at PA Dutch Country, our lot was not one of the more level ones and we broke a seal on one of the levelers.  So we will be replacing it along with the springs the beginning of Oct.

We have two RV celebrities in the campground.  The folks from Workampers.com and Mobile RV Academy are here.  They are offering a 5 day class teaching people hold to become RV Inspectors.  After talking it over with Daisy, I am going to take the class.  The course is 5 days and at the end you are certified to inspect RV to determine if there are any hidden defects that the buyer should be aware of.  Hopefully this will do two things for us, first is make me more comfortable with understanding and troubleshooting the different problems with the RV.  With a little luck I would have any more $2700 fuse issues.  The second thing will be a way for us to earn a little extra money doing inspections for banks, warranty, insurance and individuals.  We had one of these done when we got our extended warranty program last month.

We are going to be here at PA Dutch Country until the end of the month.  Then will transfer over to Hershey Thousand Trails for 3 weeks.  Towards the end of October we start heading South, with the first stop at Williamsburg, VA.

I will be reviewing the course next week.  Hopefully it will be as good as I have read and heard.  I am looking forward to being better prepared for traveling with the RV.

Interstate RV Campground Review

Interstate RV is located just off  Interstate 80 in Davenport, IA.  It is open year round and has about 100 sites, many of which are full-time.  This campground is open year round.  Their website is http://www.iowarvpark.com.

Kim is the site manager is very friendly and knowledgeable of the area.  The campground has free WIFI, free clothes dryers.  Sites are pull through, level, gravel and full hookups.  Although they are on the small side with rigs pretty close to each other.  Campfires would be difficult to have with rigs this close to each other.

This is a public campground and offers Good Sam discount.  There seems to be a mix of seasonal and transient with most of the transient being overnight stays.

Two attractions we found interested, thanks to Kim, were the Buffalo Bill Museum and American Pickers Business, both of which I will write about in another article.

 

 

South Dakota is our HOME!

Well, we did it!  We are no longer residents of Pennsylvania.  Completed the transfer today of our vehicle, drivers licenses, banking account, insurance, Good Sam, cell phones and a few others.  Still need to transfer our Thousand Trails to South Dakota.

Also went and did our sight seeing.  As far as I can tell there is still not much to see in Sioux Falls.  Once you see the falls that is about it.  There is suppose to be a Hot Air Balloon Festival and RiverFest here this weekend.  But the weather is kind of up in the air.

Last night’s rains were something else.  Poor Princess was nervous almost all night long.  She was shaking and would not go to sleep.  Needless to say we didn’t sleep well either.  The wind has finally died down some, but the weather forecast is for more rain starting after 7 PM.

Mom and Daisy

Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls