Coming to Florida. Travels with Mom.

Coming to Florida. Travels with Mom.

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Okay, let's recap the, trip so far we, left from South Florida do. You remember the coolant leak incident, by Valdosta. Then. We visited Chattanooga. Tennessee, lovely. Town and Ruby. Falls and all that. Then. Louisville. There, was thunder, and family. Time and Churchill. Downs and Bardstown. Then. We continued, towards Lexington. History. Bourbon. And horses, many, horses. Then. Tennessee. Smoky. Mountains, and Gatlinburg. Now. We continue, south, coming. Back to South Florida. I'm, riding. Riding. Riding riding. In. The. Area. Wherever. I want. To be. You. Got em free in. Miami. Well. I had, this crazy idea of going back taking. The scenic drive through the Smoky Mountains, and Bryson, City and, the Nantahala National, Forest but, last night I got a visit from viewers, Matt and Meredith, from here from Tennessee and this suggested, a better route less, steep grades and switchbacks, so that's what we're gonna do. I'm. Writing, here, Barbie. My RV. Wherever. I want, to me. Because. I'm free if. I are me. Today. It is more about the journey than the destination actually. And this road we're on is called where's Valley, Road, also known as State Route 73, or u.s., 321. The. Alternate, scenic, route, our friends, told us about. Beautiful. Drive by the way. Here. We encounter this portable, traffic, light there, must be some kind of construction up ahead. And. Here. We are by, Townsend, and I just made a wrong turn gotta. Love the maneuverability. Of having a short trailer. The, next large town is Maryville, it seems to be a pretty nice place to visit, some. Other time perhaps. Here's, a statue of Sam Houston more, famous for their creation, of Texas although he lived here during his late teens, we. Turned left on, the four one one as we start making, our way south, towards, Georgia. Here. We cross the little Tennessee River. We're. About to encounter some hilly terrain, here as we approach Georgia. And, I don't know if this is considered still part of the Chattahoochee, National Forest, or is that when you enter Georgia. Maybe, this is still part of the Nantahala I don't. Know but maybe I just like saying Chattahoochee. Huh. My. RV. We. Are approaching the twin cities of copper Hill Tennessee and McKay's Ville Georgia, the state line actually crosses, the cities diagonally. Even, going through buildings, you know like they drew the state line after the city was built and it, is marked with a blue line on the pavement. And. I wonder what this traffic, is all about. There. That's the state line, that's repainted, actually, it's really faded. A. Large. We're, glad Georgia's on your mind design would have been nice too, but the way it is supposed to be a pretty touristy town here since the Blue Ridge Scenic, Railway stops, right here. We. Are approaching one of the areas of the United States where I would actually someday. I would love to get a piece of land to. Settle down park, my rig, there's. Something really appealing about this northern, Georgia. Mountains, and if you really need something from the big city Atlanta. Is just, a stone throw away. Gasps. I'm, free, if, my RV. Whatever, I want. To be. Because. I'm. Freaking. Meyerbeer. In this, area around here by Blue Ridge and Ellijay. Is full of apple orchards and wineries. Isn't. This picturesque. We. Stopped here at the Walmart at Blue Ridge to, resupply with a met some viewers. While. We're here let's check, out the touristy, and picturesque, town, of Blue, Ridge, we'll. Try to find parking but I wouldn't get my hopes up, I was. Actually here last fall and we'll be back again maybe, take the Scenic, Railroad, I really, like this town, it. Is your typical touristy. Town with, a bunch of antique, shops and. Fudge stores, restaurants. Still. Quite, charming. When, I was here back in October, the train was right here about to depart. Okay, let's get out of here since, parking, with the trailer in tow is obviously, not gonna happen.

Next. We're going to pass real, quick by this other time I also visited, last fall called Ellijay. Too. Late not gonna stop got too much momentum so, I'm just gonna take it sorry. And. Here you have it downtown, Ellijay, all two, blocks of it actually, that's, a little bit more. The. Important-looking, building, by the traffic, circle is the courthouse. Well. To make a long story, short we. Made it and I didn't take much video but. My mom took some pictures. And. I did fly the drone. Always. A good time to hang out with the family especially after such, a long time. And. I got to see a cardinal, in their backyard. Anyways. It's. Time to go til. Next time I don't. Recall if I told you but my air conditioner, has been working intermittently and. As, we get further south, it is getting, hot. Brother-in-law. Papers, suggest, that it might be low in freon, I believe nowadays it is called the refrigerant. So, that's why we are here at O'Reilly, I tested. It and it seems to be full so apparently, that is not the, problem. It's. Going to be a hot ride and. Not. In a good way. We're, gonna stop hearing Kordell to refuel, and take, a break. Check. It out an old fifth wheel bumper, towed and an, old GNC, to the left here and another one living. If. I know anything about mechanics, I would love to get me one of those they have huge windows. And. I could be wrong but I believe it is one of the few RVs ever built by a car company. Did. I tell you my air conditioner, went kaput. Did, and, it's time to get hot. 79. Degrees and, rising as we drive south. It's. Going to be, a sweaty, track, if. I say to myself. Let's. Continue. We'll. Make it to Florida and. Here's. Mom say, hi mom hi. Mama's. Hot too. Yeah. We. Just got off at the round exit must. Be the heat anyways. Our next stop is going to be here, near Valdosta. For. Lunch, the. Air conditioner, by the way has been working, on and off more, often on but, what, can you do right. Yeah, our, luck. Anyways. I can't leave Georgia, without going to a chick-fil-a right, so that's what we're going to do as, soon as we find parking. Yep. We've, made it back to the Sunshine, State too. Bad we live at the very bottom of it so we still got a long way. There's, Jacksonville. 95. South but, tonight we're staying at a very special place I was, able to make a reservation, at Anastasia, State, Park last minute, and here. We are at st. Augustine. The, oldest, European settlement, in the USA. There's, de Castillo de San Marcos, on the left one of the main landmarks. Right. Now I just want to get to our campground, and rest, but tomorrow morning before heading towards South Florida, we are gonna come back and do a little bit of exploring. Now. Crossing, the famous, bridge of liars yeah we're almost there. Here, we are. Nastasia. State Park. And. Idyllic place here. In. The First Coast. Community. In. The subtropical jungle. It. Is beautiful. Here but we're, tired so, see. You in the morning. Good. Morning. Let. Me clean my lens here. We. Woke up at the very crack of dawn to, see the Sun Rise then, get a head start, this. Afternoon, will be Miami. Let, me put the GoPro here, on the roof and off we. Go. Bracey. Against. The time, to. Be able to see the sunrise. Mommy's. Trying to catch up and, check out. Beautiful. Full moon today. Almost. Oh I. Don't think we're going to make it. And. There. It is, we, missed the beginning of it but it's still beautiful, and. There's. Mom coming. That's. The st. Augustine, lighthouse one of these days we'll make it there all the way to the top button not today. Interesting. Dump. Station time last. Dump of the trip, let's. Do it. Well. Goodbye Anastasia. We shall return one, of these days. Before. We go let's try to pass by the lighthouse which is through all this non RV, friendly, streets twelve, five clearance, I should, be okay but the streets are narrow. There. It is, the. Lighthouse. Unfortunately. As I said can't. Park with the trailer in tow but, one of these days we'll return and we'll go all the way to the top, before. We go however let's go one more time across the bridge of lions into. St. augustine proper, we. Might even be able to find parking this early in the morning. In. 800 feet turn right onto a1 a scenic and historic coastal, byway Avenida, Menendez.

View. To the right is of course the famous Flagler. College the main building used to be the Ponce de Leon hotel built in 1888. I am. Driving a couple of blocks out of the way here because I've heard the race RV, parking, here managed. By the city. This. Is it it is completely, empty I mean. We're not gonna use it today but it's good, to know I'll give you the coordinates. Normally. We would have stayed at that parking, lots and walked, but, it is like 7:00, in the morning so, I am quite confident, we'll be able to find parking here, on this section of a1 a called, Avenida Menendez, by. The way another, cool thing about having a short trailer, sometimes, you can make u-turns, just. Like that and we. Do feeding exactly, to normal, parking spaces. As. We're about to leave here a viewer showed up he recognized, the mini tini so we chatted for a while to, the picture and off we. Went. We're, gonna take the scenic route here, a one a for a few miles until, we reach Palm Coast and then, it is virtually, non-stop all, the way to Miami. There's. Fort Matanzas an, old Spanish port here, it is to guard the entrance to the Matanzas, Inlet. I-95. Seems, endless. But. Eventually we'll make it back to the 305, and and the AC it. Kind of fixed, itself knock, on wood. You're. About to experience my best, RV, parking, manoeuvre, yet it. Was greatly encouraged, by my hunger and the, anticipation, of a Waffle, House breakfast. I. Can't. Believe it myself what do you say about my med working, skills huh. Got, some oranges, do here, right, next to the Waffle House where we had breakfast. And. Now we're going back to Miami. Before. We go quick announcement here, in the next video I'm gonna do an RV upgrade one very timely, now that it is summer in, Florida and the angle is hot it, is summer everywhere, else also in the northern hemisphere but. We're gonna be running the air conditioner quite. A bit so, I am installing, an easy, start, soft, start, system, for the air conditioner. With. That system we can run the AC with a smaller generator, so if we're gonna be boondocking. Somewhere. We, can run the AC and not have to carry that heavy 100. Pound generator we're gonna have something, much smaller so. Stay tuned for that one coming. Up this, Wednesday most likely now. See, you on the road. If. You have enjoyed traveling. With us and make sure you are subscribed and, check, out my other videos, also, share, it with your friends spread the word and leave me a comment now, if you really really, liked it you have a chance to show your support at, slash, travelin. Roberts as always, thank, you so much for watching and see you on the road.

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Robert, once a fantastic video, keep up the good work

Belated welcome to N. Ga. Robert! I live just south of Ellijay in Jasper. Moved here years ago from upstate NY.

Thank you. Love that area

Love the Florida trips. Don't get to drive around as much as I used to. Oh, Hi Mom!

Hi, Robert

Great video; really enjoyed it. Would like to see a "tour" of the inside of your RV. Where are you going next?

LOVE 'travels with Mom'.! Gorgeous drone shots! Car AC is a must here in Buffalo this year ... I can only imagine how hot it is in the south! Whew! OMG ... I have never seen that many school buses!!!!! What a beautiful moon and sunrise! You capture the very best sunrises! Thank goodness you have an answer for AC! Thanks for a great video Robert .... hugs to Mom!

Everything we travel some where we always start singing "I'm Riding!". And our favorite when going to the Keys. Keeeey West Cayo Hueso!

Love your videos. Hoping to visit St. Augustine and the Fla Keys in the near future. Your videos are very informative. Keep up the good work.

Love your channel Robert. Its the middle of winter in New Zealand where I live. I am vicariously enjoying your summer with you. I love that the majority of your videos are the views that you see on the road. That way I get a real feel for where you are travelling. Your last Fall I did a 5000 mile road trip on your West Coast and as far east as Colorado. After watching these recent videos of yours I think the next road trip I do will be where you have visited. The Smokie(?) Mountains look outstanding and I am a bit partial for Jim Beam and coke. Regards...

So glad you liked it

yet another masterpiece robertico!

Thank you!

Filtro de la línea te da ese problema

I used to own property there in Wears Valley. Near that Exon station on 321 (Wears Valley road)

Awesome sunrise!

It was great... arrived a little late but still good

Great video, as always

St Augustine is definitely on my list of places to visit! Thanks for taking us along!

You're welcome

Florida may be hot and muggy in the summer, but it sure does produce some stunning sunsets and coastlines. Very beautiful. I can see why so many retired snowbirds flock down there in the winter time. Keep up the good videos my friend. Greetings from China.

I agree

Aaron Olafson - FL is wonderful in winter!

I live in Tennessee and Waffle House is my favorite place to eat always good

Yes, good food

When are you heading back to the Colorado Rockies? You didn't spend much time in Colorado at all I'm surprised you haven't already went back it's just so beautiful in Colorado and I live here in Boulder Colorado:)

Can't wait to go back....

Why do you always go back to Florida your there than anywhere else head up to Montana and Washington State Cascade mountains Sierra Nevada please spend more time west-northwest from now on the south is getting old

Well... my home is in South Florida, for now

Looking forward to your video on air conditioner upgrade that will enable you to use a smaller generator.

Robert u r the best i really enjoy ur travel videos u always saved my day lol


I really enjoyed this video! Thans you for shaming your adventures with us

Yo también vivo en Miami, a mí me encanta vivir aquí. Pero tu sábes cual es la desventaja? Que hay que manejar demasiado porque estamos ubicados en una esquina de los EEUU. Cooooño !!!.... Bueno pipo, muchas gracias por tus videos, cuídate !

Always enjoy you video's. Thanks!

Hope you had a great visit with your family. Great backup skills. I'm still perfecting my Minnie backup skills. Safe travels.

Oh, it's taken a while to get good at it, and I still have a lot to learn. Visiting family was great

From the mountains to the seashore, a very entertaining video.

Good times man. Well, save for the bad AC, at least you guys went through late in spring.

It still was really hot south of Atlanta....

Thank you so much Robert. What a sunrise shot. It doesn't get better than that. We have a whole video that we made of sunrises and sunsets when we traveled, but nothing is as beautiful for color as the gorgeous Florida sunrises and sunsets. At least that is my opinion. Colin said, "Good Parking." A man of little words. He has parked many a trailer and fire trucks over the years. He means what he says and says what he means. LOL. Your mother looked so happy on that trip of a lifetime with her son. Such a nice family show. We really enjoy your videos. CDH&CDH

We enjoyed seeing our stomping grounds in St Augustine through your eyes and filming. Made us homesick.

Robert and Moma, Glad you are home in Florida. St Augustine is part of our roots we spent many great times there and we fished across from the lighthouse . Ps. We received our Traveling Robert CD’s and we are enjoying the music very much. Thank you. The Hoover’s

Sorry to hear bout A/C can u give me more details so we can see if it’s a compressor issue or something else

Robert if you have an Ollie’s you can get the Freon cheaper than car parts stores ... even Walmart is cheaper than car parts

Traveling Robert sad to say that’s in your compressor ... if you don’t mind doing work you can save yourself some money buy your compressor from & get two cans(large) of Freon with oil in it & one regular size can no oil ... plus change out your orifice filter to make sure you don’t have a blockage that caused your problem... hopefully you can do this yourself & save some money. Good luck

It looks like it is whatever triggers the compressor on. The hotter the temperature got the more consistently it worked,

Another excellent video Robert! Keep up the good work. :)

Again, and as always, a most interesting video with outstanding views and commentaries!

Another great video! What beautiful scenery! You do a great job negotiating Minitini! I just love seeing your momma! She may want to start her own YouTube channel of her travels and her cooking.

Love St .Augustin because beaches and so historic. The broken a/c had to be miserable for y'all sorry about that . Were you able to get it repaired?

I have to agree South east Tnn and North Ga is an amazingly beautiful area . As much as I love living in the keys that part of Tennessee could lure me away . Wonderful video as always, love all your work that you put into the channel!

Hi Robert. Great video and keep on traveling. By the way I noticed your Kia has the third brake lights out....

I always enjoy your videos - it must be a most pleasant experience traveling with your mom, make sure you let her know.

Great trip Robert. Gorgeous scenery. Trip of a life time with your Mom. It would be fun to see an interview ith her and her take on the trip.

Sunday morning in Marietta, GA...good, hot, black, coffee...Traveling Robert video...Ninja, mad, trailer parking skills...NICE!!!!

Awesome video!

Love your videos!!

Miami is a beautiful city

Historical Florida in St. Augustine and other places is always amazing. The Collier County Museum in Naples also has some wonderful artifacts dating back to the early days in the 1800s where there are letters written by soldiers in their fight with the Seminoles. The letters from one soldier states how horrible Florida is fighting the Indians over land that the soldiers couldn't care less about with nothing but heat, sand, mosquitoes and disease. It's a good thing we live in this century where our complaints are nothing compared to what the people of the past endured.

Love your videos brother. Tampa Florida here if you get close your invited to dinner and a hockey game.

Hey Robert! Thanks for another OUTSTANDING video! DID MOM enjoy the trip? Always remember, "YA GOTTA LOVE MOM!"

Love waking up on a Sunday to a coffee and some traveling Robert.

Robert, many thanks for your very interesting and great videos! You show me the beautiful America - "from sea to shining sea". I love your wonderful country! Shalom from Israel! :)

One of my favorite YouTubers. I love watching your travels, but your Florida Keys videos are by far my favorites :)

Thank you. More videos of the Keys coming soon... in fact writing this from Key Largo

Robert , another great video, never get tired of your videos of florida. They are very informative. I plan on retiring down there soon.

I love, love, love, your videos Robert!

Yay, my favorite part of Sunday!! Excellent video... Happy travels

I appreciate how your videos show the driver's perspective of a smaller RV. The mountains of Tennessee and Georgia are beautiful. Keep up the great work Robert!

RE St. Augustine: In 2007 Jamestown, Virginia advertised their 400th anniversary celebrations by claiming to be the oldest (continually habitated) *European* city in America. St. Augustine said _"Slow your jets 007. We had that celebration in 1965."_ Jamestown changed their adds to oldest *English* city in America.

your videos make my day, thank you

MUST REPLY- How many miles have you done check out your ODO meter and reply pls I'm curious

I love Tennessee

Robert, Get back to the 305 quickly !! I love our Keys !!!

Wow. Love from Pakistan. Stay safe, sir.

Hello from Brazil Robert!

Hello Robert! Hello from Russia, Siberia! !! I love your video! !It's great! !!!!!!!Thanks! ! !

: ) Great video Robert.

Thank you for sharing this xx

Hi Robert,thank you very much for sharing another superb video of yours here.It is so nice to see you travel along with your mom.Cordial greetings from William in Bruges,Belgium,Europe

Robert, sounds as if you have a bad thermister in the Kia's system. It is the size of a large resistor and inside the cabin on the right front. Cheap item about 2 bucks.

Makes sense as the A/C works when it is really hot

Great trip! Love St. Augustine - and have to say, those parking moves were amazing!

Oh..and by the way..ever since I heard your channels theme music..I find myself singing it while I travel around the state of California..Its a very catching

It’s nice that you included your mom on this vid and in your should give back to their parents when they get travels to you and yours...

RT Key Largo! It's time '2' find Christ...of the deep!

I knew Kias were hot cars but I didn't know they were _that_ hot! 9.5/10

DVT is a big issue for those on long drives. What do you do to combat the possibly deadly side effects of long drives?

I just take breaks often. I hardly ever drive more than two hours sraight

Love this episode! Thank you Robert and hi Mom!

Glad you liked it

i live in douglasville ga 20 miles west of atlanta i love ellijay we do day trips there in the fall and i love to camp

One of my favorite areas for sure

Thank you

Thank you!

Every time we travel some where... we always start singing "I'm Riding!". And our favorite when going to the Keys... Keeeey West Cayo Hueso!

Going back to the Keys soon. Thank you!

Traveling Robert good I am looking forward to your next travels out to the Rocky mountains and beyond into the north west . I love your videos I love your filming style and the music you play in the videos I just really honestly wish you would spend more time in different parts of the country the south is nice in the winter but in the summer it is just way to humid and hot I have lived in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, west Virginia, Alabama for the south and also upper Michigan , Wisconsin, north Dakota but last year we moved to Boulder Colorado and my mind is made up we will never move from the West it's different world from most rest of country! Please plan trip Westward into the Rocky mountains and Cascade and Sierra Nevada mountains it's all God's country:)

Very good video. Beautiful St. Augustine. Beautiful family near Atlanta GA.. Congrats.

Hey you just drove right past me here in Palm Coast! Good to see you, much love to you and your family. God bless!

Love from Bangladesh.You are so awesome Robert.I wish you will travel in Bangladesh.☺☺

Some day I will

Glad you liked it brother

Great videos! Thank you. I am new to this and trying to figure out if I can pool small camper (like yours)with my Grand Caravan. Looks like you have mid size SUV and riding just fine. Would love to hear your opinion about Grand Caravan.

I came with the hitch receiver. I didn't install a cooling system but a lot of people say I should

Thank you. Great, mine is 3600lbs. Did you install additional cooling system or just Hitch?

Thank you. it all depend on the towing capacity on your Grand Caravan. If you have the one that can tow 3600lbs go for it, assuming you have one like mine that is about 3000 dry. Still, you are right up there at the edge, so drive conservatively.

Very good vid ...

Thank you Robert. Greetings from The Netherlands.

Only one bulb left in the 3rd brake light

Yep, I noticed that. I have to replace before the next trip

Greetings from Miami

Hi Robert, Great video as always. Thanks for sharing.

I love Wears Valley, I alway go this way.

BEST Vids on YouTube !!! Thanks

Your videos make me fell so much great emotion for this country and your foreign adventures god bless you love your videos my friend!

I was thinking of moving to georgia with my family too! Since you want to move to georgia and setttle down, do you recommend more georgia than florida to raise a family? (Advice is always welcomed)

We just left Florida on Tuesday. That A1-A drive from Daytona Beach to St Augustine is one of the most beautiful drives in the country.

Yes it is beautiful

nice job with the video

Liked the views of St. Augustine and the music you played driving in the city.

We used to own property off of 321 outside of Gatlinburg. That area is beautiful.

What is the mileage your car has covered now?

I agree. Love that area

Traveling Robert are you here at Miami

Thanks for bringing me along on your trip.

Amazing videos, thanks a lot

The best!

AWE! It was nice that you had your Mom with you in this one. God Bless. Love your videos.

Why didn’t you have the air conditioning fixed at your families. In 1956 my family drove across the USA in July, of course no air conditioning in those days and I wouldn’t eat. My mom allowed my great aunt to let me eat desserts for breakfast because she was so worried about me!

Is that you singing “in my RV”?

Yes it is

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