A Little Bit of This and a Little Bit of That
Bushnell, FL - Events of Monday, March 23 to Friday, March 27, 2015
Every time we drive I-75 lately, there is a steady stream of cars and large numbers of RVs traveling north as snowbirds head home. The back section of Blueberry Hill where they put longer-term guests was essentially full for most of January, all of February and the early part of March; but it has emptied out noticeably in the last week or so as people head home to be with family for Easter. We will be staying through Easter, but we are down to our last few weeks here in Florida ourselves.
After we ordered the 5th wheel last fall and while we were waiting for it to be delivered, we took everything out of the basement of the motor home and put it into the shed. That made it quicker to transfer our belongings to the new 5th wheel when we went to pick it up because we only had to transfer the stuff that was inside.
When we got back to Blueberry Hill after getting the 5th wheel, Paul moved some of the things from the shed to the basement of the fiver, but he felt somewhat overwhelmed at the question of where everything should go. Unlike the motor home, which had numerous outside storage bays, the 5th wheel has one huge, cavernous basement storage compartment. With numerous storage areas to work with in the motor home, we were able to keep things we used frequently right near the front so they would be handy when we needed them. With the 5th wheel, everything will fit; but stuff can easily end up getting buried in that huge basement compartment.
Now that we were down to the last few weeks before we hit the road, it was time to bite the bullet and figure out the basement storage. It doesn't have to be perfect for now (we can always rearrange things once we live with them for a while), but we want it to be somewhat convenient so we don't loose things.
Paul spent much of last week putting stuff into the basement, taking it back out, rearranging it, running over to Walmart to get a new storage container, and putting the stuff back in.
By Wednesday afternoon, Paul felt he deserved a break from packing the basement so we headed about half an hour south to Pancho's Villa Mexican restaurant in San Antonio, FL.
We started off with their delicious corn chips and salsa. Not only are the corn chips thin, warm and crisp, but they are also lightly salted. They are served with both hot and mild salsa. The corn chips were so good we had two baskets even though there is a $1.50 charge for refills.
We arrived at Pancho's before 3:00, so we were able to order from the lunch menu. Margery had a shredded beef chimichanga, and Paul had Pancho's burrito with ground beef. Both were around $8 and included rice and refried beans. The prices on the lunch menu are about $2 less than on the dinner menu. The lunch portions are supposedly slightly smaller; but we got plenty to eat - especially with the second basket of chips.
By Friday, Paul had most of the stuff relocated from the shed to the fiver, and he had a a pretty good handle on where the rest of the stuff was going to go. One good thing about the 5th wheel is there is so much more storage space inside, we were able to fit some of the things that used to be in the basement of the motor home into cupboards inside the 5th wheel. That will certainly help with having easy access to them.
We had a couple of activities planned for the weekend. We'll tell you about them in our next post.