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Packing up and Moving on


March 17, Sunday, 2013 
  

This is our last day here in Seminole Resort in Davie Florida. We have been preparing for the “big leave” over the past couple of weeks. Last weekend we spent some time rearranging the basement and giving it a good cleaning. I also checked each of the 10 tires and put air in 6 of them. Then I lubricated the 4 slides with silicone.


Entrance to the park.  The carving was made this season by one of the guests.


Yesterday I filled the truck up with $4.05/G diesel fuel, washed the truck, and then filled the bed with the ladder, my bike, and the Rolleez wheelbarrow. I folded up Patty’s bike, put it in its carrying case and put it in the back seat of the truck. I also washed the awning yesterday, inside and out. That just leaves the grille, the accent lighting and our pet plant Rosie to put away on Monday morning. 

Last week we went to Haulover Beach for the last time in what may be a couple of years. We have been going to Haulover every year except one since 2003. It really is amazing how similar Haulover is to Sandy Hook in NJ. You can leave for the season or several and it’s like you never left. You walk on the beach when you have been gone and it’s like you never left, time seems to stand still. 


Haulover Beach in Sunny Isles Florida looking north

Also last week, we finally played Petanque with all of theFrench Canadians. They had their second friendly tournament and we decided to enter it. The tournament started at 9 am and went on until 4:30 in the afternoon. Petanque is played in teams and this tournament had 10 teams of 5 players in each for a total of 50 players. Our team didn't win but we had a great time and made some good shots and made a couple of points, yea us! 


The Pentanque roster with our names on it!

Left is a Bocce Ball and on the right are Pentanque balls.

We also went to what is billed the largest flee market on the East Coast, called the SWAP Shop. The market is open every day until 11:30 at night! We were there for about 3 hours and only saw maybe half of it. Patty picked up some really nice light weight summer clothing. I bought a wire stripper to replace the one I left somewhere in our travels. 


View of part of the SWAP Shop in Plantation Florida

I couldn't resist taking this picture at the SWAP Shop.

Cool cars on display at the SWAP Shop.

Last night we had a big St. Patty’s day party at the bar here. We had a meal of shepherd’s pie with broiled cabbage seasoned with bacon, YUM! Then to top it off the meal came with a green cake. All of that for the low cost of $8. Of course, Patty tended bar and was comped her meal and the tips paid for mine. After dinner we played a couple of games of Left Right Center (LRC for short). We didn't win but it was fun all the same. 


Menu for the St. Patty's Day Dinner and Party

Andre and Janelle playing while we played LRC

While we were playing LRC, Andre and Janelle played music in the background. After playing LRC, a bunch of us joined Andre and Janelle to hang out. sing and laugh a lot to finish the night off. That was great way to end our stay here.




Below are 2 video links of the fun singing last night



Ryan and Lisa relaxing at the end of the St Paddy's Day party.

Today, Sunday we will mostly relax and say our last good byes. We have made many friends here at Seminole and many have asked us to please return next year. Last night Patty and I discussed coming back next year again and came to the same conclusion that we needed to move on. We have other experiences that we need to have first before we return here. One note about the park: This RV Park is made good by the customers who live and visit here in spite of the poor and non-customer friendly management. It really is a shame that the owner of a hospitality business just doesn't seem to understand people. It will be interesting to see how that plays out in the future. 

We are now ready to hitch up the wagon and move on down the road. For me, the Bob Segar lyric “and they rolled clean out of sight” will no doubt be playing in my head as we roll down Griffin Road to Alligator Ally (I75) toward Naples Florida on our way to Lutz Florida. Our plan right now is to be moving by 10 am tomorrow morning.



Some final pictures around the area.

Picture of the many horses we have seen since we arrived.  This is a walk last week near the park.

This an Iguana that we see here on most days we bike along this path.  At first I thought it was a baby alligator!

Another picture during a morning walk.  Can you see the horses ass?

New friends Peggy and Walter.

Davie city limit sign.


 Stay tuned! 

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