Friday, October 07, 2011

We're home once again.

We left Fort Pierce on June 9th and got home yesterday, October the 6th. Just under four wonderful months and 6,904 miles. The odometer now reads 63,761 miles. We've owned this LD since 04/08; 42 months. That's an average of just over 1,500 miles/month. We put about 65,000 miles on the 2000 LD we owned before this one. That's in the neighborhood of 130,000 Lazy Daze miles in about seven years. We talk about this often and wonder how we managed to travel this many miles in the Lower 48. From Bangor, Maine to Los Angles,CA is right at 3,200 miles. We could drive that 40 times for the 130,000 miles.
During this time, we have never experienced a Ford mechanical problem while traveling and only minor problems with the different on-board mechanical systems like A/C, ref., and such. The Lazy Daze components have, with a few minor exceptions, proven to be equally reliable.

The last stop on our trip was the Lazy Daze GTG in Mountain View, AR. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves as we always do when camped with a group of LD owners. We were there from Saturday through Wednesday.

The first stop on the way home was a Wal-Mart in Chelsea, AL which is just south of Birmingham. I wanted to avoid the morning rush hour by getting through Birmingham on Wednesday.

After that we planned to stop at a state park in Florida for one night then finish the 1,100+ mile drive on Friday. We got near the campground about 2pm. The weather forecast for Friday was rain all the way home so we decided to just get the drive out of the way. We got home about 7:30pm on Thursday.

We're always thankful when we get home safe and sound,and with no trips to the ER :-), from such a long trip.

Our next trip is a short one to the Southeast Lazy Daze GTG in Florida.


Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed your trip, especially the Michigan portion. IGlad you had a wonderful and safe trip.

Many of us here at the Balloon Fiesta are planning on meeting in Quartzsite this winter like we did last year. I am looking forward to seeing you guys there.

Donna K said...

Always glad to hear the good reports from long time Lazy Daze owners. We sure are loving ours...we're us to 8200 miles - whoo-hoo!! Glad you made it home safe and sound.

Jim and Gayle said...

Ed, you did some serious driving after you left Mountain View! It was great seeing you two again and hope our paths cross out west this winter.