Saturday, January 19, 2013

More fun--and a shameful scene

We spent another full and fun day at the RV show, where we decided to consign Baby to a dealer in Fort Meyer, Fla. The business only deals in consignments, and it has been in business for more than 20 years. We're hopeful it will be sold soon after it goes on the lot, which may be as soon as next week. The dealer will send someone to pick up the RV, at no cost to us.

We also made some purchases for Junior, such as a new water hose that weighs less than one pound and stretches 25 feet and will not kink. The hose will be much easier to handle than the one we have been using.

We also took the time to view a number of brand new motorhomes. Specifically we were looking at how they created an office area. Surprisingly, few offered that amenity. The ones that did, however, did so in much the same way in which we remodeled Baby. We got some ideas on how to modify our current set up. That will be done in time.

On the way back "home," we saw a sight that was unpleasant--a huge confederate flag flying in the afternoon breeze. We were on the Interstate; the flag could be seen for miles. How disgraceful! We could not see if it was a business that was flying it or if it was "adorning" a private residence. Its size, however, would suggest it belonged to some type of business.

Florida was in the Confederacy, but that was a long time ago. Unfortunately, a lot of people down here still harbor feelings of hatred, toward northerners and toward African Americans. I wonder if such feelings will ever go away. Probably not.

In the meantime, count me out of patronizing any establishment that would so blatantly fly a flag symbolizing divisiveness.

Until next time,

Your Reluctant RoVer,


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