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Published: April 27th 2018
Finally, we are free, free at last. We have FINALLY left Lazydays....left late this afternoon but we are out of there. At least we don’t have a definite time schedule we need to keep so we were able to finish up all that we wanted to do before flying the coop.
Once we made our way to our familiar, well used waiting room, Darnell (our service assistant since day 1.....oh, my....how many days ago was that?) came to us and said we could go pay our bill and they would bring out RV around and we could go. Kind of like it was being held hostage. Cory said he would like to see our bill and go over it with him first....s-u-r-e. Soon he came back to us and brought up our bill on his IPad for our perusal....in the middle of the waiting room with all our new friends sitting around us. I suggested perhaps we could do this in a more private area...s-u-r-e. We tramped off to his office. Still no hard paper bill to look at....just leaning across his desk to see it on his desktop computer. He read it off to us....answering questions as we went
along. Then we got to the total. Whoa!! We don’t think so. Let’s talk. We agreed on our furnace fix and leveler fix. The 2 recalls didn’t cost us anything. They couldn’t fix our refrigerator seals but did charge us for the appraisal. That was known & ok. What bothered us were our 2 fogged up windows. We knew they did their best and did inform us that they probably couldn’t clean them to 100% clarity but we were disappointed with the results...we truly had hoped for better. We explained our rationale and thoughts to Darnell. He then knocked off a few hundred dollars. Hmmmmm.... we are still disappointed and requested to see the CFO. Darnell set that up but we only got to see the CFO’s executive assistant, Angela. She listened to our concerns and expectations, looked at our windows and met with the glass service manager. She finally knocked off even more money but we wanted it skimmed down further. Nope....it was what it was. Cory paid the bill but as you know us, we aren’t done yet. Next comes the letter to the CEO when we get home. We were just glad to get back in our
Gail, Lulu & Paul
Waiting Room Friends
RV and start rolling down the highway (I-75) in the direction of home. Actually, as we traveled and studied the windows, they don’t look too bad. I guess it’s all at the angle you look at them. We have a few options to think about. Lulu remained silent For a change.
Now, let me tell you.....all this did not happen in a few minutes. We had a lot of down time....waiting, waiting, waiting. We are used to waiting so what’s some more hours? Many more! Our new friends were all gathered back in our “scream room”. We now know everything about these people who we really don’t know and probably won’t ever see again. But while we are together, all in the same boat with similar issues, we have formed a new alliance and comradery. We have shared our horror stories and laughs. We have learned things that are very helpful. We have been told unbelievable personal experiences and know all the jobs they have all had. Every place they have stayed has been told to us in great detail....plus all their operations they have all had. Our friends, Gail & Paul, had a restaurant in Maine years ago
and their speciality was lobster rolls. Drooool. It was located right across the road from the Poland Springs Water Company. You can stay at the Poland Springs Inn. It originally was a hotel and used as a stagecoach stop. Horses would be exchanged to get fresh ones for the next trip. Paul said it was a great place. He confessed to me that he felt a bit scared the first time he saw me pull Lulu out of her carry bag. He was confused what she was all about. I think he thought I was into voodoo or something. Of course, by the time I explained her existence.....he and Gail had fallen love with her. You knew that was going to happen. She does have a way of drawing people into her lair.
We even had time to go to Cracker Barrel for lunch. It is on the grounds of Lazydays. I should have ordered my “usual”: grilled catfish. Instead I took their special: turkey and dressing, The turkey was like a sole of a shoe.....tough, very tough. I wasn’t hungry anyway. Earlier, I called my eye doctor cause my latest operative eye is still bloodshot and scratchy. Vision
is fine. They said my eye was fine...just dealing with dry eye symptoms which I have anyway. Suggested another over the counter eye drop: Sustane. I’ve been using Thera-Tears. They said Sustane is better so we went to the drugstore and bought it. On the way back, Angela called us and said she could now meet with us again. Refer to 2nd paragraph.
When all was said and done, we left Lazydays at 3:00 PM. We debated about staying there another night and leave in the morning. But, we had had enough and decided to head North. We knew we couldn’t go too far so made reservations at the Wildwood RV Resort around Ocala. I never want to be far away from a TV set on Thursday nights. My favorite shows start at 8:00PM....Big Bang & Young Sheldon. Only 2 sites left at the campground cause it’s Bike Week! We have stayed here before and really like it. We were able to easily and quickly drive to The Villages. We pulled in here around 5:00. Assigned to a big, pull through site. Cory hooked up our black and grey tanks cause they needed emptying. I was taking pictures of
Lulu (she demands this....it gets to be a lot at times) when a friendly, petite, deeply tanned lady came by and wanted to know about “The Head”....THE HEAD!!!.....ooooo, that hurts. Immediately, I introduced her (Beverly) to Lulu. Another instant love connection. Another family photo for our blog. Of course, Beverly then revealed her life’s history....she’s going to be a camp worker here next year. There are many various RV’s around us and throughout the park. The majority have at least one motorcycle if not more next to them....remember, they said it was Bike Week somewhere in this area. Our neighbors asked Cory if he’s a biker. He didn’t claim that title but said his son has dozens and dozens of motorcycles. They nodded and jumped on their hogs and sped off. Cory preferred not to unhook our car so he walked through the park and up the entrance road to a Zaxby’s. It’s a fast food chicken place. Never have been in one. Food was okay. Like Arby’s better.
Tomorrow we’ll get a good start on our journey...not at the crack of dawn...but in the morning when we wake up. We’ll be sure to wake you up so you
are ready to go when we pull out. Still not sure what northerly path we are going take.....1-75 has been good....traffic not holding anyone back....smooth sailing so far....even though our boat hasn’t sailed too far yet. Toot - Toot. See you soon!
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