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Old 04-17-2017, 04:18 PM   #1
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Elfie goes to Florida

Another work related trip. One I hope will work out with Florida's skoolie meetup.

We left last Thursday after school. Arrived next day late at the sand dunes in nags head outer banks. The nice kite shop over there gave us 3 missing carbon fiber sticks for our triplane kite.
In the evening we took the ferry to ocracoke and camped at the first parking. In the morning got breakfast at pony island restaurant and spent the rest on the beach.

At 4 we took the big ferry to cedar island and camped at a gas station.
Next day along I95 spending time at playgrounds. First in Ebenezer park in Florence. Second stop Harold Turpin park in Ridgeland. Both very nice but Harold wins hands down.
Today we are in st Augustine. Fl.
Tomorrow the rest of the family flies back to pa. From Daytona.
Later j
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And not one mention of mechanical issues. Cool trip.
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Another work related trip. One I hope will work out with Florida's skoolie meetup.

We left last Thursday after school. Arrived next day late at the sand dunes in nags head outer banks. The nice kite shop over there gave us 3 missing carbon fiber sticks for our triplane kite.
In the evening we took the ferry to ocracoke and camped at the first parking. In the morning got breakfast at pony island restaurant and spent the rest on the beach.

At 4 we took the big ferry to cedar island and camped at a gas station.
Next day along I95 spending time at playgrounds. First in Ebenezer park in Florence. Second stop Harold Turpin park in Ridgeland. Both very nice but Harold wins hands down.
Today we are in st Augustine. Fl.
Tomorrow the rest of the family flies back to pa. From Daytona.
Later j
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Old 04-18-2017, 09:39 PM   #4
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Thanks EastCoast. Have to keep on moving south. Spend the night in Flagler and did a local breakfast thing. Tried to fly a kite at the beach with kids. By noon we were at the airport in Daytona. Hung around for 2 hours to make sure that the plane would take of. Hit up 95 south and slept at the first rest area. .....vacations are exhausting. ....Rosie our dog and me are now at a rest area south of palm bay ready for another nap.
Planning on driving early in the morning to a dog park at st Lucie inlet and start work tomorrow afternoon in Miramar.

Hi Robin. No breakdowns yet...but it is still early in this trip...not even on the way back yet. Pretty happy that so many skoolies are in the area in case Elfie goes down.
Only thing that crapped out was the inverter. I think a mouse crapped on the main micro processor chip. This is old school stuff so it was still in a socket. Took it out and cleaned the 50 or 60 pins or so. Works again. Do not need it now. Wife is gone so no cooking.

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Glad it's going well so far. I've been following along and noticed there were absolutely no mechanical issues mentioned. That's pretty cool.

I'm itching to get some highway mileage.
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Old 04-19-2017, 10:58 AM   #6
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Hi Robin, here you, I love driving, not a speed demon though.

Sitting in a MacD in Fort St Lucie soaking up some webtime.
They have a pretty nice dog / beach park here. It is next to the Nuke plant, I guess not to many people want to swim in the water there. LOL

Here some pictures of our stops.

This is the third time in a couple of months we have been at Ocracoke, all great fun, not to busy over Easte, something to remember for next year.

Ocracoke harbor


School Bus Conversion Resources - Elfie's Album: Elfie the Elf Bus adventures - Picture

At the inland side of Ocracoke.


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We made out way in land back to I95 and had to stop at south of the border

School Bus Conversion Resources - Elfie's Album: Elfie the Elf Bus adventures - Picture

No I did not get that hat there.
Stopped there in the past, somehow it looks somewhat sad.

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Cool trip, and the kids are obviously having fun.
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Old 04-19-2017, 11:38 AM   #8
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Yeah, they do not worry about flat tires or blown ac systems... until they get hot..
But ala . I can still do the worrying for them in the hope that they will pickup skills to do it themselves.

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Yeah, kids don't even worry about food until they're hungry. Child psychology is often humorous.
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you blew the Air-Con in florida? yuk..

looks like a cool trip!! i'll be on my way down to Ocala starting tomorrow afternoon / evening... then onto st pete and West palm beach after that...
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