On Monday morning, we went to the office to meet with our service adviser to go over the work we were having done to put the stainless steel strips on the big slide to further protect the bottom of the big slide. They picked up the coach around 9:30 and had the work completed around 1:30. We had originally planned on driving on to Suncoast Designers in Hudson, Florida, for our Tuesday morning appointment to see about getting rear window fixed that had shattered. However, since we had to leave the slide out to allow the urethane to dry overnight, we stayed a second night at Alliance.
On Monday evening, we treated ourselves to a Mexican dinner at a new restaurant that was not too far from Alliance Coach and then drove over to Brownwood Square in The Villages, the newest of The Villages' townsquares. We parked the car and walked around the square checking out some of the restaurants and shops. We walked into a golf cart store to check out some of the preferred modes of transportation in The Villages.
Some of the golf carts are designed to look like "mini" cars.
We walked back to the grandstands in the center of Brownwood to listen to some of the evening music on the square, The couple who were performing played a lot of tunes from the 70's that we thoroughly enjoyed.
We got up early Tuesday morning to drive 1.5 hours to Suncoast Designers and arrived there around 8:30. They also put us in a site where we waited until someone could come look at the window.
|This is our shattered window.|
After getting some measurements, they determined they would have to order the glass and that it would not be in for a couple of weeks (which we knew was a possibility ahead of time). The good thing is the shattered glass is holding together because of the film of the inside window tint. The bad thing is we will have to drive all the way back down to Hudson, Florida, to get the new window installed after we leave Pensacola in December.
After leaving Suncoast, we called Alliance back to see if they could work us in this week to get our annual maintenance work done (oil change, fuel filters, etc.). They were able to work us in so we drove back to Alliance on Tuesday afternoon and we even got back in our same site #7.
On Wednesday morning, we pulled all the slides in and waited around most of the day thinking they would be coming to get to our motorhome any time. Chuck checked with our service adviser that afternoon and he apologized for not getting to us. He checked with the techs and they said they would start work on our motorhome first thing Thursday morning.
Since the weather was nice, I went for a walk after we found out they would not be getting to our motorhome today.
I found this little guy walking around looking at the RVs.
I think he was looking for one of those amphibious RVs. :)
As promised on Thursday morning, they pulled our motorhome into the shop a little after they opened up to begin doing the annual maintenance service on the engine. Since they didn't finish until after lunch, we decided to stay one more "free" night at Alliance before heading north on Friday.
We left Alliance around 7:30 on Friday morning, filled up with fuel at the nearby Pilot and began heading north on I-75. Since we had almost 650 miles to travel back to Nashville, we decided to break it up over a couple of days. Also, that would put us driving through Atlanta on a weekend rather than a busy weekday.
We stopped at Wanee Golf & RV Park for the night. Since the weather was still nice and the park allowed washing of vehicles, Chuck decided we should go ahead and wash the motorhome and car.
He started on the roof which really needed it. It had not been washed since back in March.
And then he washed all the rest of the outside of the motorhome and the car. He did all the hard scrubbing work. I just followed along behind him to rinse off. Sometimes I missed and sprayed him too. Ooops! :) Of course, he couldn't let that go and had to accidentally spray me too. :)
We had another quiet evening of watching a little TV and reading. Tomorrow, we are planning on driving as far as the Chattanooga area and then head on into Nashville on Sunday.