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« on: March 01, 2010, 05:53:57 PM »

The boss and daughter are thinking that they will let me take them and a friend to Fl. for spring break. That would be me driving the bus with 1 woman, 2-3 high school girls, and a female dog. Don't have a clue where to go, but they want beach campground with probably 200a service!!!! Need any input!! Keep in mind that they are 16-18 years old. Probably won't care for suffleboard, croket, or needlepoint. Have been informed that any beach vollyball must have players that are not on ss. Where to go?
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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2010, 06:02:59 PM »

Hmmm,
Panama City maybe?  200 amp service?  Yeah, that sounds about right for three or 4 women!  HA! HA!  Better you than me!  Good luck.  LOL

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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2010, 06:14:19 PM »

Soooo many possible comments, soooo little time.  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2010, 06:22:43 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2010, 07:51:16 PM »

Soooo many possible comments, soooo little time.  Grin

I was going to, but your restraint had a good influence on me.

All I can tell you is avoid the Fort Pierce/Vero Beach area... Everyone here is either beyond retired, or poor and ghetto. (Hint: I'm not retired)
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« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2010, 08:28:19 PM »

Hi Ericbsc,

Last year we stayed at Beverly Beach Resort (www.beverlybeachcamptown.com) in Flagler Beach. It was great. We were right on the beach ($85 per night with 7th night free) and it was great. We saw dolphins and stingrays from the beach. Even got a picture of a stingray jumping out of the water. It was easy in and easy out. They have 30 & 50 amp service. We had 30 amp and had no problem, even with our three roof airs and black exterior paint.

We all had a blast. The wife, two 15 year old girls, a 7 year old girl and me. We spent a lot of time on the beach at the campground, shopping and eating in St. Augustine (went to the Fort), visited Daytona Speedway, Daytona Beach and Coco Beach. We had some great seafood.

We have stayed in Florida a few times during Spring Break, but this was the most relaxing. We have stayed at Camping on the Gulf in Destin ($97-$132 for near-beach and on-beach) which was okay, and Bluewater Key RV Resort just outside of Key West, which was amazing (and too expensive at $150 per night to be on the bay, complete with tiki hut and private dock, but no beach).

Beverly Beach is now our favorite. There were a few guys fishing from the beach, some families with kids and couples. The beach was usually near empty and the water was warm enough to swim every day. The grandkids loved it and my wife, who is not crazy about Florida, loved it. She suggested we go there every year. I am hoping we can go this spring break.

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« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2010, 07:00:00 PM »

Thanks for the input. As for myself, shuffleboard, and extreme quiet would be perfect!! I somehow don't see that happnin this trip.The crews reasoning is since this will be the last spring break before she heads off to college it should be her way. I'm thinking vallium, and some good beach fishin?Huh? The Beverly beach resort looks interesting, a little pricy but whats not today.
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« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2010, 06:10:30 AM »

I can't believe what I'm reading....  All the women in his life are forcing him to go south in the winter and lie on a beach surrounded by eye candy, probably be waited on hand and foot if he plays his cards right, and I sense complaints...    Grin
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« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2010, 08:44:17 AM »

When you say it like that it sounds like I must be crazy not to jump on this one!! I would think the same except that I have been here before!!! I know these girls will not be happy sitting still!! They are all shopaholics, which means I will be pack mule as well as bus driver!!! But what the heck, it will be a great adventure. Scarry part is that the bus is just recently ready to use after 9 plus years in the conversion process. The furthest we have been was about 3 hrs. at christmas. Heck of a shakedown cruise Grin
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« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2010, 02:23:12 PM »

Flagler is a very nice area, but I love the Destin area. Beautiful beach, and lots of shopping for the gals, lol.
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« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2010, 02:28:30 PM »

Eric, enjoy the trip... this trip before college will long be remembered!  Soon enough they won't have much at all to do with us....LOL.......enjoy'em while you have them!
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« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2010, 03:25:39 PM »

i don't have any great suggestions as to specifics, but get way south.  Even Ft. Myers is only 50 today.  We're heading north tomorrow, not completely by choice.  up around bushnell.  here in arcadia, we're in sweatshirts.  Last week in key west-same thing.  got the sweatshirt off only at midday.

30's at night.  dress warm.  i'd go at least to Ft. Lauderdale or Ft Myers area.
good luck with all the women.   Cheesy Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2010, 08:24:15 PM »

Hey Ericbsc,

Did you decide where you're going for spring break?

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« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2010, 04:35:59 AM »

Right now the girls are still planning. My daughter wants key west, but of course she dosen't have to do the driving or buy the fuel. We like the campground in Panama city. Others on their list include, Melborne Beach, Daytona, Fort Meyers, and Destin. I probably won't be informed until we hit the road LOL!!!
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« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2010, 04:53:51 AM »

Eric we are in central Fla now ( silver springs) weather in 70's headed for 80 later in week.has been cool but there is relief in site over next week...Panama will be really crowded...St. Andrews st park is at the east end of strip...mid   $ 20's per nite prob cooler...St. Augustine is great,college town and plenty of shopping.for kids and Mon;weather should stabilize now,average high for today is 77...ocean still cold 56 degrees this morning(water temp)..air temp in 70's today....the old stand by Ft Wilderness at Disney(if you can get in)shop till you drop and play. use their transportation..all ages enjoy this. Last of all enjoy.
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« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2010, 05:15:22 AM »

Right now the girls are still planning. My daughter wants key west, but of course she dosen't have to do the driving or buy the fuel. We like the campground in Panama city. Others on their list include, Melborne Beach, Daytona, Fort Meyers, and Destin. I probably won't be informed until we hit the road LOL!!!

Are you not gonna let them do some driving?  Especially the easy Highway stuff,  No sense you doing all! your the King!! Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2010, 06:19:18 AM »

Everytime I put my crown on, one of em pulls the throne out from under me!!!! As for driving, when we were dating my wife blew the motor in her car because she was going to a sale. The oil light was on but was she saw sale not red!!!! Grin Grin
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« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2010, 04:17:09 PM »

Well Eric have you decided where yet? And when is it?

My group that I take from Vanderbilt to Ft. Walton Beach called again the other day needing 3 buses again this year (and of course I am requested to be the lead driver again this year as well)

SO Eric if you'd like to show "the boss" what goes on once they go to college, bring her on by. I'll show her 69 college boys (69 couples or 138 drunken college kids! Wink) with their dates at their spring formal "at their best!;)"

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Everytime I put my crown on, one of em pulls the throne out from under me!!!! As for driving, when we were dating my wife blew the motor in her car because she was going to a sale. The oil light was on but was she saw sale not red!!!! Grin Grin

Sounds like that must of been the turning point when you knew you had to marry her!!! Cheesy
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« Reply #19 on: March 10, 2010, 07:58:56 PM »

BK, don't even say that. I've got boys coming out of the woodwork now. My daughter says everything is not like it was (back int the day)!!! I agree except I know for a fact one thing is the same. Those boys today have the same thing on their mind that I did back in the day!!!! Thats why I keep both eyes on em while I clean my gun!!!!

John, you are right. Any girl that will blow an engine to get to a sale is my kinda girl!!!
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« Reply #20 on: March 10, 2010, 08:24:26 PM »

BK, don't even say that. I've got boys coming out of the woodwork now. My daughter says everything is not like it was (back int the day)!!! I agree except I know for a fact one thing is the same. Those boys today have the same thing on their mind that I did back in the day!!!! Thats why I keep both eyes on em while I clean my gun!!!!

John, you are right. Any girl that will blow an engine to get to a sale is my kinda girl!!!

Eric tell her she's right and so are you! I can personally tell you these are nice boys brought up in decent homes, but the minute they board the 3 buses headed to FL all that goes out the window and it's PARTY PARTY PARTY till they go back to school Monday morn'n!
I been hauling this group 5 yrs now and one thing is for sure! They got the $ to party!
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 I can personally tell you these are nice boys brought up in decent homes, but the minute they board the 3 buses headed to FL all that goes out the window and it's PARTY PARTY PARTY till they go back to school Monday morn'n!



Hmmmm. . . Sounds familiar. 

I went to Chico State in N CA.  At the time, it was considered the #1 party school in the country.

Don't remember much about my education, but I sure remember Chico!!

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I tell my 14 year old grandaughter that her dad will set on one side and me on the other.

Not to protect her from the boys but the boys from her. Just look at what happened to her dad and me when those old mean girls get their hooks into a poor old country boy.

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« Reply #23 on: March 11, 2010, 04:45:20 PM »

Reckon that's where they got that old term poor dumb country boy. Probably applies to a lot of us in that case (me included!!) Grin
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« Reply #24 on: March 28, 2010, 06:31:56 PM »

We made it!!! Spent the first night at plantation rv resort in Charleston. Now at Beverly Beach camptown. Its dark but the front of the Eagle is hangin out over the atlantic. I hope it dosen't rust by morning!!!!! Don't have real plans but we may go north or south!! I have to waint until the women agree!!!LOL Roll Eyes
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« Reply #25 on: March 29, 2010, 01:30:00 PM »

Looking forward to the pics (hint hint) !
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« Reply #26 on: March 29, 2010, 06:54:40 PM »

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« Reply #27 on: March 30, 2010, 06:28:57 AM »

Eric,
   When you get home, be sure to wash your coach.  You will have a serious layer of salt spray on it. BTDT, parked at Beachcomber, St. Augustine. Sure mis nice to get up and look at the ocean before you even step outside.  Jack
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« Reply #28 on: March 30, 2010, 06:48:00 AM »

Are you there now Jack? We are almost neighbors!!! I think we are about halfway between St Aug. and Daytona.
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« Reply #29 on: March 30, 2010, 06:53:26 AM »

While we were in Charleston an older gentelman came over to look at the bus. He said he just bought his first s&s after 30 years in busses and that his son has an MCI now. When he showed me a pic. I laughed. I said thats Nicks bus. He and I agreed, once a bus nut always!!
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« Reply #30 on: April 01, 2010, 02:49:35 PM »

Eric,

It was great meeting you at Beverly Beach. The work you have done on your Eagle is really impressive, both  inside and out. How did the adjustment affect your steering?

I was able to get the fuel system reprimed. I picked up an electric fuel pump and tapped into the filter housing as you suggested. It filled the filter but I had to take the fitting off before the water separator to remove the air from the line to the tank. I will make sure I have more fuel in the tank when using the AquaHot until I get the pickup tube raised.

It was another great day at the beach. We saw 5 dolphins, and a couple riding horses on the beach.

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« Reply #32 on: April 01, 2010, 06:42:00 PM »

Those dolphins are amazing Smiley

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« Reply #33 on: April 01, 2010, 07:26:05 PM »

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« Reply #34 on: April 02, 2010, 07:35:25 PM »

Steering was greatly improved!! Thanks for all your help. I;m glad you got the prime back. Sometimes not easy, but with the pump you are set.I think that with the new pims, and tie rod ends the boss will be able to drive me around!! LOL
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