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RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

I can hardly see anything. The cornea in my eye has swollen distorting my vision Unless a miracle happens between now and Sunday morning our trip to visit Dan and Lori is off. Dr. Myers says it's not uncommon for this to happen but he has never seen this happen with any of his patients. Wow. So sorry to hear this Richard. I sure hope your eye gets better soon.
MetalGator 11/14/19 01:02pm RV Pet Stop
First trip in Class A driving in Smokey Mountains

We just completed a trip to North Carolina from Florida with our 2018 Miramar 35.3. We towed my wife's 4 door Jeep Wrangler. I was very happy with the performance. For the most part, I was able to maintain the speed limit going up the grades. The one exception was one 8% grade where I was only able to maintain about 40mph in a 55 mph zone. I think I could have maintained a better speed but halfway up there was a construction zone where the speed limit was 35mph so I lost my momentum. Yes, the V10 revved quite a bit on the big climbs but it did the job. I am sure a DP would have done better and I know the Smokeys are small compared to the Rockies but I was pleased with the performance. After reading some of the comments over the years about class A's really struggling up grades, I was a little apprehensive while planning this trip. Now with one trip under my belt, I am looking forward to our next trip. I was also pleased with the engine braking. I put the transmission in tow/haul mode and tapping the breaks would downshift. On a couple of the 8% downhill grades, I would have to jab the breaks a few times to bleed off some speed but the engine/transmission really helped keep the speeds down. Again, not trying to compare to a exhaust brake on a DP but I thought the RV did great.
MetalGator 11/11/19 06:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

We had a nice weekend. Donna and I celebrated our 17th anniversary. We had our niece Rachael stay at the house to watch our dogs while we stayed at the Hard Rock resort for the weekend. We had a good time but I will be very busy again at work this week. We have been watching my mom's beagle (Lilly) while she is visiting my aunt in Kentucky. We will have Lilly until Thursday. Murphy goes back to the vet today. She seems to be much better. She is still coughing but not nearly as much as she has been. They will be taking more x-rays on her throat. I hope everyone has a great day. Burch
MetalGator 11/11/19 06:17am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

It is currently 81 degrees in Florida and supposed to get up to 86 degrees today. We have a cold front coming through later this evening and it will cool down some. Weekend temps should be in the high 70s and lows in the lower 60s. Murphy seems to be doing better and not coughing as much but today is her last day of meds. Hopefully she will continue to improve. Burch
MetalGator 11/08/19 08:24am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Hi FOOFs Poor Muphy has really been coughing a lot since we have been home from Sevierville. She had been coughing on and off this last couple of months but she has gotten really bad. Donna took her to the vet yesterday and she had X-rays done. Apparently, Murphy's trachea is closing up. It's a degenerative condition. She has some steroids and some other medications to take and I have to take her back to the vet on either Friday or Monday. My vet is on vacation right now and there was a visiting vet that was filling in. Donna really liked her but I will be interested to hear what my regular vet says. Murphy seems to be doing well other wise. She just coughs a lot. My work has been really busy since I got back from Sevierville. I had to work most of the weekend on server upgrades and I'm really tired. Burch
MetalGator 11/05/19 09:30am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Winter is certainly not in Florida right now. It was 89 yesterday and is supposed to be in the high 80s again today. . . . . I am looking forward to some cooler weather. How about we take 20 of your degrees, then we could both be happy!:B Heck, I'd take 10 degrees! Tired of 90 degree days. I got used to the cooler weather in Seviervile and NC and now I am spoiled.
MetalGator 10/31/19 11:11am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Winter is certainly not in Florida right now. It was 89 yesterday and is supposed to be in the high 80s again today. The heat index has been over 100 with the humidity. We are supposed to get some relief this weekend as a cold front in coming through late Friday night. The high on Sunday is supposed to be in the high 70s so I am looking forward to some cooler weather.
MetalGator 10/31/19 07:54am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Eye surgery was successful. That's great news!
MetalGator 10/29/19 10:15am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

It was kind of a shock arriving home. It seems that fall is almost over with high temps in the 50s and close to freezing at night. Leaves are being shed and skies are overcast... I was a shock today in Florida. It was 90 degrees here with very high humidity. It feels like the middle of the summer.
MetalGator 10/28/19 04:29pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

I spent yesterday cleaning the motorhome. With all the driving in the rain, I had road sludge all over the back and sides. I forget how much surface area is on a 37' motorhome! It's all nice and clean now. I also got the inside clean, mopped the floors, etc. I am going to put it back in my storage garage this morning. I need to fuel it up first so it will be ready for the next trip. We don't have another trip planned until Thanksgiving. On our last day in North Carolina, we went into Cherokee again to get some moccasins for my father in law. We went to the casino to eat lunch afterwards and planned to go see my friend, who lives in Franklin, later that evening for dinner. We get to the casino and Donna wanted to play some slots for a few minutes before we had lunch. She gave Rachael a $3.50 ticket to stick in a machine. On the 3rd spin, the machine went into a bonus. She kept getting more bonus spins and after 165 bonus spins, she won $588 on a $3.50 ticket and a .50 cent bet. Needless to say, she was very happy. We tried to go into Franklin on Friday evening to see my friend but we got stuck in traffic. We were 5 miles from his turn and after 30 minutes we hadn't moved. I guess there was a truck that stalled out going up the mountain and it was only one lane due to road construction. We ended up turning around and headed back to the campground. It ended up raining all night Friday. I guess our leak is fixed as it rained several times during this trip and no water inside. We got up early Saturday morning and left around 7:30am and got home right at 6:30pm. The GPS said it was 641 miles. It was a long trip home but the motorhome is very comfortable to travel in. My friend from Franklin (who is also my next door neighbor here in Florida) ended up passing us south of Macon Georgia on his way back to Florida. They only stay in Franklin during the summer and then live next to me in Florida until around April. We had a very good trip and it was so nice to meet several of you. I got Murphy yesterday from mom's so the family is back together again. The only bad thing is we both have to go back to work tomorrow.:( Burch
MetalGator 10/28/19 08:17am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

We got home right at 6:30pm tonight from North Carolina. We left at 7:30am so it took right at 11 hours. We stopped twice for gas and twice more at rest areas to walk the fur kids. The GPS said it was 641 miles. That is the most miles I have driven in one day in the motorhome at one time. Wasn't too bad but wouldn't want to do that all the time. Had a big day yesterday and will tell details tomorrow. I am tired and want to take a shower and watch a little college football before I go to bed. It was a great trip!
MetalGator 10/26/19 06:31pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

We are on our last day of vacation. The last two days were beautiful. Today it’s overcast with a 50 percent chance of rain. We will be getting up early tomorrow morning and I hope to be on the road by 7am. I have over 600 miles to drive to make it home. Work has left me alone since Monday. There is no cell service here which is wonderful. They do have Wifi so I am able to post and check in with Mom. Murphy is being spoiled and will probably not want to come home and leave her grandma. Wish we could stay up here another few days but work won’t allow. My 3 weeks of vacation a year sure do go by quick.....
MetalGator 10/25/19 06:59am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

So glad to hear Pickles is feeling better. Richard, I hope the Dr. can figure out what is causing your pain. We had another cold night here in North Carolina. It got down to 36 degrees. Monty woke me up whining this morning. He rarely ever whines so it got my attention. I figured he needed to go out so I took him out around 6am and he did his business. Went back to bed and he started whining again. I got up and noticed the water bowl was empty. I filled the water bowl and he drank the whole bowl! I felt so bad that he was thirsty and didn't have any water. I usually always check the water bowls before we go to bed. We went to the Cherokee Casino yesterday morning. I had not been there is almost 20 years. My gosh is it big now! 150,000 square feet and several restaurants and a bowling alley. I only spent $20 gambling and cashed in $30 so I'm up ten. That usually doesn't happen to me. I don't know how Donna did and I didn't ask! We ate lunch at an Irish place in Sylva yesterday. We took a wrong turn and ended up driving on some small back roads in the country. It was a really pretty drive. Then we went to my friends house in Franklin for a visit. We are going back over there tomorrow night for dinner. We are leaving for Florida on Saturday morning and they are leaving on Sunday. They are going back to Florida for the winter. Not sure what we are doing today. It's supposed to be beautiful with a high temp in the upper 60s. Been a really nice trip so far. Burch
MetalGator 10/24/19 07:57am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Good morning FOOFs It is cold this morning! Us Florida folks aren't used to temps in the 30s. I put the furnace on 62 degrees last night and I think I will add a couple of degrees to it tonight. Was still cooler than I'd like in the motorhome. I cranked up the heat this morning and it's nice and warm now. We are going to the Casino this morning and then will play tourist in Cherokee for awhile. My next door neighbor in Florida has a summer home in Franklin, NC. His place is only 17 miles from Tuckaseegee RV park where we are staying. He brought us some firewood yesterday afternoon. We are going to go see his house and visit later on today. We are leaving to head back to Florida on Saturday and he is going to winterize his house and head back to Florida on Sunday for the winter. I hope everyone has a great day. Burch
MetalGator 10/23/19 06:15am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

We made it to North Carolina. We are staying near Cherokee, NC. Donna is happy as the casino is less than 10 minutes away. The motorhome did great driving through the mountains. The tow haul mode worked good going downhill and I only had to tap the brakes a few times. The Ford V10 did a good job. It is supposed to be in the 30's the next two nights so I guess the furnace will get a workout. Living in Florida, we don't use the furnace too often. We also have a fireplace in the motorhome that we can use.
MetalGator 10/22/19 03:44pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

We received a lot of rain last night at Riverside. It's still raining now and I have a feeling it will be raining on us during our trip later this morning. We are going to run to the grocery store in a few minutes and then will be heading to North Carolina. I believe checkout isn't until noon so I have time to get some things done. I wish I would have been able to meet Gary before he passed. I know he went to a lot of the rallies in the past. My job gets in the way and has caused me to miss many trips. Speaking of work, they drove me crazy yesterday afternoon and evening. I put in for this vacation a year ago so it's not like they didn't know I was leaving. Once we get to Whittier, NC, I hope the cell service is limited so I can enjoy the rest of our vacation.
MetalGator 10/22/19 06:41am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

I just got a notification from Gary's Facebook page prompting me to wish him a happy birthday today. He would have been 70 years old today. :( :(
MetalGator 10/22/19 06:36am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Hey!! It looks like somebody already took my site!!:M:W Haha, yes! I believe your site has been occupied. Many people left this morning but a lot came in during the day today.
MetalGator 10/21/19 05:17pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

I was great finally meeting many of you. We are still here at Riverside. We went to Gatlinburg today and had a good time. Traffic was not bad today. We are heading to Whittier, NC near Cherokee tomorrow morning sometime. It's supposed to rain tonight. I took a few pictures with the drone this afternoon. I had the brightness of the camera turned up too much so the picture of us near the river was a little whitewashed. https://i.imgur.com/dhmERaNl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/KW8iL7wl.jpg
MetalGator 10/21/19 02:45pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

While walking Monty this morning, I ran into Sue walking Daisy and Suzie. It was nice to finally meet the fur gang. For those of you leaving today, I hope you have safe travels. We will not be leaving until tomorrow and will be heading to Whittier, NC for 4 nights.
MetalGator 10/21/19 06:27am RV Pet Stop
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