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Saturday, January 31, 2015
Where are they now?
Key Largo in Florida. We lost two days to replace a fuel pump. On the way we stopped and visited friends in Venice. So far so good. Then the diesel fuel line plugged up. It took some doing but in the end we started up the van and ran on the veggie tank. That's all well and good, but the van can only run on veggie when the veggie tank is hot. Once the veggie tank ran low I filled it with diesel.
Then we headed down to Estero and Korashan State Park. After dinner my lovely wife encouraged me to take another look at the diesel lines. I had a little 12 volt compressor for filling up my bike tires. That provided enough pressure to clear the diesel line. After that I went over all the fuel line connections, tightening then all up. Slept better after fixing the problem.
We'd planned on boating on the Estero River, but since we only had one day we decided to tour the historic Korashan community site. The history of the place is pretty interesting and the grounds are beautiful.
Then on to Key Largo. Crossing the Everglades is always interesting. We like to use Rt. 41, the old Tamiami Trail. One time we lost a wheel bearing on the boat trailer crossing the Everglades so I always have that in the back of my mind. This time is was my recent fuel issues that were holding my attention. However, the van ran like a champ and the trip went smoothly.
We checked into a campground and once again I had Internet service. One of the first things I did was some Internet banking. The travel kitty needed feeding, among other things. With funds secured, we did our groceries and then chilled for the rest of the night.
I live in an area of NH known as the Great North Woods. I'm in my dome-i-cile out in the county with my lovely wife and a varying number of family and friends
-part red neck, part hippie but all country. Experimenting and enjoying the adventure of life.