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Nov 13 & 14 - Sarasota, Florida - Nov 15th 1pm Meet Ivan at the Der Dutchman Restaurant


Sarasota, Florida - Nov 15th 1pm Meet Ivan at the Der Dutchman Restaurant Be There!!

Nov 13 and 14 Ivan,

Nov 13th 68 miles

on the 14th 52 miles Total miles to date is 1277

On the 13th left Silver Springs and continue south on 301 had good traveling being a Sunday morning little traffic. I stopped twice to add air in my camper tires on the right side both them had either nails or some hardware in I pick up running the shoulder.

We figure out. I will be able to make the Auctioneer Conference in Orlando. I was exciting Dave offer to drive me over in the truck.

It was a tiring day, I got into a lot of traffic later in the day and had to continue stopping to put air in my tires but didn’t want to take the time to plug them concern I wouldn’t make it in time for the Conference.

I enjoying coming south on 39 and seeing all the strawberry fields one farmer stopped me and invited me back, when I head west in Feb to stop and do a photo opt with Johnabilt in the strawberry fields.

Was looking at a camp site in Dade City and had to drive west 3 miles so Dave and I decided to head to Zephyrhills where we saw a camp ground not far off our Route.

Dave was figuring out the route and decided to take me right through the city it was rolling he said, he thought they would like to hear Johnabilt putting through the city and he did on those rolling hills.

We pulled in and Park Manger was a Veteran and was gracious to give us a site free. We rush around and got our shower and headed to Orlando, Dave was kind enough to take me there, don’t think I would have wanted to drive in that traffic.

Last evening at the opening night we celebrated 50 years of the organization and all the different Presidents through the years and Myers did a great job in cornering everything.

He has a large picture of lot of Auctioneers that he was willing to donate for Wounded Heroes plus whoever is the high bid he will come to your auction and take photos. We also had a care package with my book, A Dream to Reality and hats and t-shirts.

Myers being a Veteran himself has given so much of himself for our Freedom but is our new President for the year he will do a great job.

The auction started and went up to 1,250.00 on the large hanging picture and 500.00 on the care package.

Thanks and Great Job, Myers Jackson.

Got back to the camper after 10 and I was exhausted their wasn’t going to be any blogging. I was ready for bed.

Nov 14th

Getting up thinking I will have a shorter day. I step outside and saw both tires were very low in air so Dave and I decided we might as well fix them or I will be stopping every couple of miles putting air in the tires.

I enjoying coming south on 39 and seeing all the strawberry fields one farmer named Chris stopped me and invited me back when I head west in Feb to stop and do a photo opt with Johnabilt in the strawberry fields.

Well after taking them off we counted 7 nails and screws in the two tires it took 5 plugs and two weren’t in the whole way.

Got out on the road after nine, Dave riding his bike and I putting down the road towards Sarasota. I stopped at the Little Manatee National Park camp grounds North of Bradenton. It is so peaceful here it’s one and half mile back in.

They allow me to wash my rig and clean it up for tomorrow. Planning on heading out in the morning on 301 to 675 south over 64 continue south on 675 to Rte. 70 west to Verna Rd south and then west on Fruitville to cattlemen to Bahia Vista to Der Dutchman Restaurant hoping to be there by 1 pm and have a cup of coffee.

You know we are in Fla all the Spanish moss.

Picture that Myers donated for a fund raising advent.

I am excited to see Sarasota, FL


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