Wednesday, December 28, 2011

On to Another Year

Christmas has come and gone, and we hope you had as much fun as we did.  Spending the day with four little children is certainly exhilarating.  We were laid out flat the next day.  Of course, catching colds from the little ones was certainly not in the plan.

Tuesday we found out that we could stay in our present park for another month while deciding what to do.  We might need to stay in the Tampa area for at least 6 months.  So we might have to sell Bella and find a condo or someplace.  Ohhhh, yikes.  This was definitely not in the plan.  But I'll keep you informed.  Sometimes you have no choice.  Sometimes you do. 

Wednesday we visited Gary's oncologist who will confer with the Tampa doctors to confirm their plan of attack.  Then we will have a better idea of what to expect.  Right now we are going to enjoy the great weather and catch up with friends.  Even some friends who we accidently met in a campground with a DutchStar that was purchased at the same RV dealer as us.  We saw their rig in one campground, but they left the next day, and then we met at another campground a little while later, and got to know David and Arlene Harrison a little better.  They are in Florida for a time and we plan to meet next week.  Silver linings...

Oh, here are some photos of a sick Bella. 

First tow trucks

Delivered to Tampa Truck Center

Second tow truck

Back to Tampa
So, in the end we would not recommend this.  Fortunately we had a tow service, CoachNet, who towed us about 100 miles with no cost to us.  But we would have preferred to drive, without incident, but that's life on the road.

Meanwhile we will enjoy the Florida sunshine, maybe get some kayaking in with Terri and John and visit with our other friends.  If you're around let us know!  We'd love to see you!


  1. Poor Bella! That is not a pretty sight!

  2. enjoy your time in Tampa...sure hoping you can keep Bella...we will be in tampa sometime over the next couple of months...hope you can get some kayaking in for sure...