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Yesterday was a complete success on all fronts. We managed to get everything in the camper that we hadn't sold or given to friends and family. Then came the big test - pulling up the stabilizer jacks and hitting the highway!
The inaugural voyage found us cruising along with ease, no strain on the truck. When we weighed in at the local weigh station we were only 120 pounds over our "max" weight, which we both agreed was good enough for government work ;) And to top ...
... be accomplished before dinner (or at least before midnight ;).
Tomorrow we are taking our practice run on the highway. If all goes well, we will take the camper to the weigh station and find out how much stuff we have crammed in here. Fingers crossed we didn't go over 2,500 pounds worth of cargo! And toes crossed we managed to get everything securely stowed! I will post again tomorrow evening to let you all know how it went. Wish us luck!
... holding up here waiting for a weather window Saturday morning. There is a low approaching Cape Hattress/Cape Fear that is bringing 30-40 kt winds, gusts to 50 with 10-15 ft seas. Fortunately it is nice and comfortable inside with the three heating units running. This also gives us time to go over the boat in greater detail to ensure that everything is ready. With 3 guys on board the boat is looking like a bachelor pad.
Sunrise on the Atlantic. What a way to begin our second day of adventures. We begin with a walk down the crowded (NOT) beach. Neptune's Park sports a tastefully decorated Christmas tree. Neptune and hit turtles appear to approve.
We had not made hotel reservations assuming they would be mostly empty and I could easily negotiate a good rate as a “drop in” customer. I had previewed a few on the Internet. My first choice was the Holiday Inn & Suites North Beach. Right on the Ocean with balcony views ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool