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

Happy 4th everyone! https://i.imgur.com/6m0ZPksl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/fZOm4LNl.jpg
MetalGator 07/04/22 07:47am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Dale So sorry you caught COVID. My wife got tested once and it came back negative but I'm convinced that she has it. She got COVID a year and a half ago and has the same symptoms that just keep lingering. Usually when she gets sick, she will feel better after 3-4 days but this has been going on for a week and a half now. She said she is feeling a little better today but I think she is just telling me that because she wants to still go on her trip this weekend. She is way tougher than I am. She went back to work on Monday but she still sounds awful with her cough. Here are a couple more pictures of Monty. This one was taken at Hickory Point RV park in Tarpon Springs a couple of months ago. https://i.imgur.com/YmkPhoWl.jpg This is a picture of Monty and his sister Lola in the background. https://i.imgur.com/HZDGHCGl.jpg Monty is my buddy. He follows me all over the house and is always at my feet. He looks good for his age. He and Lola will have their 12th birthday next month (July 20th). Burch
MetalGator 06/29/22 07:43am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Good Morning I am curious if anyone is going anywhere for the 4th of July this year? My wife and I had planned to go to LazyDays resort on Friday afternoon and stay until Tuesday morning as I took off July 5th from work. However, she is really sick with the Flu and is getting no better so each day it's looking more and more like we will be staying home for the 4th. I know many people don't like taking trips during holiday weekends but we usually take advantage of the extra day off since we still work full time. LazyDays usually has a lot of activities going on for the 4th. They have a DJ pool party and BBQ on Saturday. Then on Sunday, they have a jump house and a water slide for the kids. And then on Sunday, they have a dress up your golf cart parade in the afternoon where everyone puts their American flags and decorations on their golf carts and parade around the park. Then they do a good fireworks show when it gets dark. I know a lot of doggies don't like fireworks but mine don't seem to mind. Plus, they are getting old and hard of hearing like I am. Anyway, I hope people are still reading this form. Before Richard died, he asked me to keep this thread going so I'm going to do that as long as possible. I hope everyone has a great day. Burch
MetalGator 06/28/22 06:46am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Hello FOOFs Been really quiet around here. I hope everyone is doing well and their fur babies are doing well. I topped off the motorhome on Friday for $185. That was cheaper than the over $200 fill up the previous gas station visit. I did a ham radio event from the motorhome this weekend so I didn't drive far. We are supposed to go to LazyDays resort in Tampa for the 4th of July weekend but I'm not sure if that will happen now. My wife has been really sick for a week and is not getting any better. She doesn't have COVID (she got tested) but has a bad ear ache and is coughing a lot. She pretty much stayed in bed all weekend. She did get a prescription for an inhaler and something for her cough but the Dr says the Flu has been going around. I guess if I was going to catch what she has, I would have gotten in by now. Hopefully she will get better before Friday as I know she really wants to go this weekend. My male Papillon hung out with me in the motorhome while I was doing my ham radio event. He kept me company and got to meet a new friend. My friend and his family came to the event and his daughter was fond of Monty. Here are a couple of pictures of Monty and Katie https://i.imgur.com/qgZJCRIl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/XkN3Ajql.jpg
MetalGator 06/27/22 06:15am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Well, I guess I should have gotten fuel sooner. I could have topped off when I left disney for $4.58 a gallon but decided to wait. I gambled poorly. Just filled up motorhome for $228 at $4.89 a gallon. Gas was $4.74 yesterday. What a bargain...... Burch
MetalGator 06/10/22 10:29am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Good Morning FOOFs I have to get fuel for the motorhome sometime this coming up weekend. Next weekend, we are taking a trip to the Ortona South Core of Engineer's campground on the Caloosahatchie River. This river comes out of Lake Okeechobee and goes all the way to Fort Myers bay. On the east side of Lake Okeechobee, there is another river/canal that goes out to the Atlantic Ocean. There is a lot of boat traffic that comes through the 3 locks (one located at Ortona where we are staying) across the waterway through Florida. This cuts off a lot of travel time by not having to go around the southern point of Florida to get to the Gulf of Mexico. We have a water site right on the river and it's neat to watch all of the boats and barges going down the river and through the lock. Sometimes they have the lock open where you can walk over and watch them raise and lower the water levels for the boats coming through. At Ortona, there is about a 9 foot difference from up river to down river at the lock. I wish I had gotten fuel two weeks ago when we came back from Fort Wilderness. I passed right by the Lazy Days exit where there is a large Flying J and a Truckstops of America gas station. Both are very easy to get in and out of with the motorhome towing the jeep. I didn't stop because gas at both places was $4.58 a gallon and I thought I'd take my chances two weeks later. Boy, did I mess up that gamble! Gas locally now is $4.75 and I probably need 40-45 gallons of fuel to top off the motorhome. Oh well..... Burch
MetalGator 06/09/22 06:24am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Burch, Do they still have fireworks every night and can you see them from the campground? Dale Yes, they do. We watched them from the campground each night we were there. They start at 9:20pm and run about 15 minutes. Here is a picture of the fireworks with me in the background and my 1 1/2 year old great nephew looking at them with his Mickey bubble machine. https://i.imgur.com/nImvPLbl.jpg
MetalGator 06/03/22 05:55am RV Pet Stop
RE: Windshield sun block

two words, Magna Shade. Google them. Expensive, but worth it. Hope this helps. Magna Shade is great. I don't always use it but if we are camping in the summer (in Florida) in the direct sun, it makes a big difference in the temp in the front of the motorhome. Plus, you can see through it from the inside but can't see in from the outside (during the day). They are pricey but made very well and fairly easy to put on once you get the hang of it. Burch
MetalGator 06/01/22 06:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Well, the vacation is over. Back to work today. We had a good time but the vacations always seem to get over so quickly. Monty did better riding in the Motorhome this time. Maybe he is finally getting used to it. Fort Wilderness at Disney is very nice but very $$$. Very pet friendly. Here are some new friends I met during our visit. At the doggie park. https://i.imgur.com/A39AoKfl.jpg This owl landed in front of us while taking a walk through the campground. https://i.imgur.com/j7LQwD6l.jpg Lots of turkeys in Fort Wilderness https://i.imgur.com/mdwNNt5l.jpg https://i.imgur.com/ipMpGUNl.jpg And lots of chalk art at the campsites. https://i.imgur.com/gpj597Yl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/yT0JicBl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/TH80642l.jpg My bank account is light after this trip but you only live once. Got to spend some time with my 1 1/2 year old great nephew and watch him have fun at the Magic Kingdom. At least Disney is not too far from me so I didn't use a lot of gas (about 250 mile round trip) but topping of the Motorhome tank is not going to be fun at $4.59 a gallon. Burch
MetalGator 05/31/22 07:53am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Left Tarpon Springs yesterday morning and drove to Fort Wilderness at Disney. I really like this campground. A lot of wild life. Here is a friend I made last night. https://i.imgur.com/PZX8G7Rl.jpg Here is our spot. https://i.imgur.com/t9HLDr1l.jpg Not sure what we are doing today. We will be here until Friday morning. Burch
MetalGator 05/24/22 06:52am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Well, we made it to our first stop. We really like when we can get spots right on the water. https://i.imgur.com/ePpBs6ul.jpg https://i.imgur.com/2MlVToHl.jpg Burch
MetalGator 05/21/22 06:06am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

It's been quiet on here. The doggies and I am back to normal now. What a difference a week makes. Now that we are on the mend, we are getting ready for our trip. I have my first week off in 8 months coming up and we are taking the motorhome to Tarpon Springs for a few days and then Fort Wilderness at Disney for a few days. Monty is not going to be happy as he gets stressed riding in the motorhome. At least we are staying local and the driving days will be fairly short. I think the round trip is only about 275 miles and that will be over several driving days. Our niece and her 1 1/2 year old will be joining us the last day at Fort Wilderness. I don't really care about the theme parks but it will be fun to watch him at the Magic Kingdom. Oh, to be young again..... I hope everyone has a great day.
MetalGator 05/18/22 07:23am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

I am on day 4 of the new antibiotic and I am feeling much better. Not totally over it but I'm about 90% now. Sore throat is almost gone. My doggies are doing much better as well. They have been on meds for two days and so far no more diarrhea. That is a really good thing as my house was really starting to smell. That God for tile floors! We have a week long trip planned in the motorhome. It will be my first week off in 9 months so I am looking forward to it. We are staying fairly local (which is a good thing because of fuel prices). We are starting off the trip by going to Tarpon Springs for 3 nights and then heading to Fort Wilderness at Disney for 4 nights. My niece and her 1 1/2 year old will be driving up and joining us one day (only 2 hour drive) so we can take them to the Magic Kingdom. I am not a Disney person but it will be fun watching the baby take in the sites. Fort Wilderness is a fantastic RV park, but very expensive. Between the $$ spent on Fort Wilderness and the tickets to get into Disney, any fuel savings from staying local is out the window. But, you only live once. I hope everyone has a great day. Burch
MetalGator 05/12/22 07:24am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Good Morning FOOFs I am finally starting to feel like a human again. I have been fighting a sinus infection for a little over 3 weeks now. After a week of suffering, I went to my Dr. and he gave me some steroids for the sinus pain and 14 days of antibiotics. The steroids took care of the sinus pain in a couple of days but I still had a very sore throat and was blowing yellow out my nose. Another week went by and I felt no better. On top of feeling lousy, the antibiotic he gave me tore up my stomach. I couldn't stay out of the bathroom. I called the Dr back and told the nurse that I couldn't take the antibiotics anymore because of my stomach and asked if the Dr could give me a different one. I mentioned that a Zpack had helped me in the past when I was sick. She called back and said the Dr advised going to an ENT and wouldn't give me another antibiotic! I was really ticked off that he wouldn't call me in a different antibiotic. So, I started taking the old antibiotic again and worked from home last week because I couldn't stay out of the bathroom. Another week went by and now my body is just really fatigued on top of a very sore throat. The antibiotic wasn't working. My wife told me that some people at her work had used TeleDoc online. I got online with Teledoc and setup an appointment for them to call me. They called in less than 5 minutes! I explained my symptoms and mentioned the Zpack had helped me in the past when I got a sinus infection. They called me in a prescription for a Zpack and about an hour later the local pharmacy had it for me. I have been on the Zpack for 2 days and am feeling much better. It might be time to get another Dr. The Teledoc option would be great for people who are traveling and can't see their normal Dr if they get sick. I was really impressed with them. On top of me being sick, both my male dogs (Monty and Pinto) have really bad diarrhea. They have been sick since Saturday. I have confined them to one room (thank god for tile floors) but all I do is clean up poop. I spoke to the vet and told him I didn't want to bring them in because they would trash my truck with poop! He gave us some meds that we started them on yesterday afternoon so I am hoping this gets them well. It's really been a fun couple of weeks around my house! Burch
MetalGator 05/11/22 06:38am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

I could have bought new seats for cheaper than getting these reupholstered but the new seats would have had the same cheap material on them. When we bought our motorhome, I said lets buy our last motorhome first so I plan on keeping this motorhome until we are done RVing so I didn't mind spending the money on it. Speaking of motorhomes, I can't believe the prices now. We purchased ours 5 years ago and similar models to ours now cost $60-$70k more. I am glad we purchased when we did because I couldn't afford it now. Burch
MetalGator 04/28/22 06:43am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Here are a couple of pictures right after I installed them. I still hadn't straightened out the skirts in the pictures. https://i.imgur.com/z496kVHl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/vk8elOEl.jpg Burch
MetalGator 04/27/22 12:12pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Monty's leg is pretty much back to normal now. He seems to be walking fine with no discomfort. Me on the other hand, that is another story. I woke up Saturday morning with a lot of pain in the left side of my face. My sinuses were really swollen and my left eye and my upper left teeth were killing me. I had all this pressure in my sinuses and I couldn't blow my nose. Nothing was draining. The same thing on Sunday. I had to suffer all weekend until my Dr's office opened on Monday. I was feeling so bad on Sunday I almost went to a walk in clinic. The Dr gave me a bunch of meds and after 24 hours the pain in my left side of my face was 90% gone. Now I am coughing and blowing my nose so at least it's breaking up and coming out. I have 14 days of antibiotics to take and 6 days of some type of steriods. I am hoping I can go back to work tomorrow and Friday but I am coughing so much now I might have to work from home another day. Hopefully after a few more days I will be back to normal. I have fought sinus issues my whole adult like. Spent several years going to the ENT. Even had sinus surgery and nothing seems to help. However, this was by far the worse sinus pain I have ever had. Thank god for modern medicine! Burch
MetalGator 04/27/22 06:49am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

You need to get some shots so you will feel better right away. Tequila or Vodka always works for me :B :E It's funny you mention that. My Grandfather didn't drink but he always had some Kentucky Whiskey at his house (he was a farmer in Glasgow Kentucky). A bottle of whiskey would last him many years as he only used it when he got a sore throat. He would take a shot and it would numb his throat for awhile. I am not much of a liquor drinker but I like Sailor Jerry Rum on the rocks once in awhile. I almost drank a shot before I went to bed last night but didn't. Since today is Friday, that might be the ticket tonight! I have decided to go ahead and take our trip. It's not far from here (less than 50 miles) and I am going to feel crappy whether I am at the house or in the motorhome. Plus, I haven't left the house since Tuesday morning and I am starting to get sick of being here! I hope everyone has a great weekend. Burch
MetalGator 04/22/22 10:37am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Burch, You should have good luck with the Ultra Leather, we have it in a cream color on all the seating in our TT. It is now eight years old and even with our energetic dog it still looks new. No signs of wear and it cleans easily. Hope you and Monty get better soon :) That's good to hear on the Ultra leather. The next thing to fix is the dinette as that material is coming apart as well. I didn't want to spend the $$$ to get them both done at the same time so I plan on doing the dinette next year. So far, the couch has held up well so hopefully I can get a few more years out of it before I have to do something with it. It's really sad that after spending $$$$ on a brand new motorhome that you have to have seats reupholstered after 5 years. Monty is doing better. He is walking on the hurt leg now but still has a bit of a limp but each day is making progress. Me, not so much. Seems like each day my cold/sinus infection is getting worse. It hurts to eat/drink as my throat is really sore. I guess I will have to postpone my weekend trip in the motorhome. I was just planning to hang around the motorhome while I dropped the wife off at the casino. I guess I am going to feel bad whether I stay at home or stay in the motorhome so I guess it doesn't make much difference. I will make a decision later this morning. I hope everyone has a great day! Burch
MetalGator 04/22/22 03:55am RV Pet Stop
RE: Travel through Atlanta

I've done Atlanta multiple times now in the motorhome. Every time has been during a weekend. Sometimes in the morning and sometimes in the afternoon. The key for me is to always stay in the middle lanes as there are left and right exit lanes you can get stuck in. I have had no issues going straight through on I-75 and in most cases it is much faster than going around.
MetalGator 04/21/22 07:02am General RVing Issues
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