Saturday, April 13, 2013

I Was Wondering, A Trip To Camping World and Just Hanging Around

Myrtle Beach, SC.

55 deg. clear, NW wind @ 9 mph.
Forecast = Today: Mostly sunny. Highs around 73°F. North northeast wind 2 to 9 MPH, gusting to 14 MPH.
Tonight: Clear. Lows around 52°F. Light wind.

I was wondering how long it would last.

What are you talking about, you ask??  Well, since Jim and Linda purchased Bobbie T, Jim has been sitting at the dinette. In the previous RVs that they've had, there's always been a sofa for him to sit on, but Bobbie T only has the dinette, and now since they've changed the original chair, Linda's recliner chair.

Now, for the record, Jim has never complained about sitting at the dinette, but Linda has been concerned for some time now, as it seems that Jim has been having more problems with his back.

If it wasn't for the much needed storage space under the seats of the dinette, I think Jim would have already ripped the dinette out and installed at least one and maybe 2 comfortable chairs in it's space. So, what to do??

Well Thursday, they headed over to one of the two Camping World stores here in Myrtle beach and looked for some kind of a folding chair that could be used inside and would be more comfortable for Jim. What they found was a folding recliner chair that has a slide-out footrest. It's called a "Pepper Leaf Recliner".

It was kind of hard for Jim to take these photos because of the limited room inside of Bobbie T. but I think you'll be able to see how it's possible to use this chair inside. In these first photos the chair is set up along side of the dinette. This is how it will be when Jim is watching TV or just relaxing. (Of course the chair can be used outside too).

In this photo you can see how the chair is folded up and can be positioned against the wall when Jim is not using it or the dinette is needed for eating or working on the computer.

This is not an ideal situation and Jim doesn't much like the upholstery on the chair, but for now it'll work. In the future, that dinette just may come out of there and replaced with a nice comfy chair, but Jim and Linda don't have to make that decision today. ; )

While they were at CW, they also bought some other things that they needed. One of them was what they call a "knife Safe". It mounts on the inside of  a cabinet door and you can store your cutlery in it, thus getting those sharp knives out of a drawer. They also bought a new water pressure regulator for the city water hook-up, and a padded topper cover to go on their mattress. And, Jim picked up 3 of those small American Flags, that he likes because the ones he has now are starting to show their age.

Yesterday morning, we had some real heavy rain here in Myrtle Beach. In fact, on the TV they were saying that we got more than an inch and a half!! The rest of the day, went from cloudy with sprinkles to sun to back to cloudy again, with yet another fairly heavy shower in the evening.

During one of the breaks in the weather, Jim and Linda went to a nearby Kroger's store and picked up a few groceries, but other than that, just hung around inside.

Today, the weather is supposed to be much better. In fact, I was just looking outside and it looks like we may have a neat sunrise. There are some clouds out over the ocean and that usually makes the sunrise even better.

I'd better go and see if I can get Jim to go out there with his camera and get a few pictures. ; )

Did you know that an estimated 14 million people visit the Myrtle Beach area every year during the Spring/Summer/Fall seasons? 

1 comment:

  1. I'm enjoying your trip up the east coast. I'm thinking of heading east, maybe in the fall or next year. I believe that my G-son will be relocating to the Savannah area jlater this year and my GG-sons live in Virginia Beach.