Uber! Get your first ride free!

So we used Uber for the first time today.  We’re in New Orleans and we felt like getting a lift from Willie Mae’s Scotch House to the French Quarter (1.5 miles).

Kevin Wolbeck used his Uber account.  The car was there within minutes and the cost for 4 people was like $6.

Later, from the quarter, I used my Uber account and we got a lift back to French Quarter  RV Resort.  It worked out great.  I see they sent me a promo code so Nancy signed up using it.  She will get her first ride free and I’ll get a $15 Uber ride credit.  Cool!

If you haven’t tried this alternative to a traditional taxi cab and want to get your first ride free, download the Uber app and use my promo code: jimb3509ue or click this linkGoogle ChromeScreenSnapz050

Florida RV SuperShow – Tampa/Dover, Florida

After the Knoxville, TN RV Show, we began heading towards Florida to work the 2016 Florida RV SuperShow.  FRVTA-Florida-RV-SuperShow-2016-300x122

Here we are ready to pull out of Two Rivers Landing RV Resort in Sevierville, TN.

Ready to depart Two Rivers Landing RV Park in Sevierville, TN

Ready to depart Two Rivers Landing RV Park in Sevierville, TN

Our planned route from Sevierville, TN to Elko, GA

Our planned route from Sevierville, TN to Elko, GA

View of the bikes on the back of the RV from the backup camera.

View of the bikes on the back of the RV from the backup camera.

We stayed at Twin Oaks RV Park off I-75 near Elko, GA on our way to Florida.  Here we are all setup in one of the handy pull-through sites up front.  We’ve stayed here for overnight stays many times and we’ve even attended a Heartland Owners Club Georgia Chapter Rally here.  Nice people – easy-in/out and $20 cash Passport America rate :)

Elko, GA - Twin Oaks RV Park

Elko, GA – Twin Oaks RV Park

Elko, GA - Twin Oaks RV Park

Elko, GA – Twin Oaks RV Park

During our travel the next day on the final push to Florida, we ran into Ken and Faye Hyde, our Heartland Owners Club Kentucky Chapter Leaders .  Here we are at a rest/lunch stop.  That other Landmark to the right of us is Ken and Faye.

Rest/Lunch stop on the way to Tampa, FL

Rest/Lunch stop on the way to Tampa, FL

We arrived at Tampa East RV Resort in nearby Dover, FL, just off I-4 at McIntosh on Monday, January 14th.  Here we are, setup for the week in site B3.

Dover, FL - Tampa East RV Resort - Site B3

Dover, FL – Tampa East RV Resort – Site B3

And here’s some important work…  I smoked 4 racks of ribs for a potluck with a bunch of our club members/show volunteers.

Four racks of ribs on the smoker.

Four racks of ribs on the smoker.

Ribs ready to eat!

Ribs ready to eat!

On Tuesday, Dave Yocum, Randy Allen and myself ran over to the show to setup the Heartland Owners Club table/shelter/banner.  We setup in the Camping World display among the Bighorns, Big Countrys, Oakmonts, Gateways, Road Warriors and Pioneers.  Here’s a shot of several of our club members working this display later in the week.Florida RV SuperShow - BH, BC, OM, GW, RW and Pioneer

Then we setup a table in the General RV display among the Landmarks.  Here’s a few shots taken by others there.Florida RV SuperShow - Dan and Lisa Brown and Marie PenningtonFlorida RV SuperShow - Landmark

And here’s a shot of the America’s Choice display with Cyclone.Florida RV SuperShow - Cyclone

The show went well.  We had sun and warmth, we had cold and wind, we had rain and wind.  Some of everything but that’s Tampa in January.  Heartland did well with sales for our brands and the company was pleased.  Nancy and I had a nice time seeing all of our club friends too.

The only real negative was I and a few others took ill.  On Saturday, I was really sick (flu), as was Julie H and Steve L.  Unrelated we believe was Nancy.  She was ill earlier in the week and it cleared up right away.  For the rest of us, it was “more involved” and mine lasted 4 days.