Our last morning in Long Key State Recreation Area was memorable… Why? Well we made our first “ouchie” on our motorhome. I knew when we left College Station, Texas on March 2nd that this day would eventually come. I use to work with rock climbers who always mentioned that if I took up the sport it would “when I fell” not “if I ever fall”… well, the same is true in RV’ing!
In RV’ing it is not “If you will damage your RV” it is “When you will damage your RV.”
Well it was finally our turn… As I was backing out of site 24 I heard the dreaded crunching sound of fiberglass cracking… YIKES!!! So I stopped and moseyed out of the motorhome to survey the damage. It appears as if a small wooden fence (unnoticed before I had started backing out) had pushed against the driver side front corner and scraped quite a bit of paint off it… and the crunch sound was the fiberglass cracking under the pressure of pushing against the unmovable fence. Fortunately the crack is underneath the front corner and out of sight. I will still seek assistance to see if it should be patched or not but after our first ouchie I think we will survived it rather well.
In RV’ing “You should carefully look both high and low before backing out and pay attention to unmovable objects that may be hiding in tall grass.”
With another valuable learning experience behind us we headed south again with our final destination just a little over an hours drive away. The going was slow even in the 55 mph zones as there was just enough construction and slow movers on the two laned highway 1… At mile marker 15 we slowed and as we approached mile marker 14.3 we saw the sign for Bluewater Key Resort.
Turning left off highway 1 we met the workcampers who guided us to our site – number 8. We backed in to it and leveled and put the slides out and as we got the RV in order we sat down and it suddenly hit us that we were in the Keys!!! Most of the pictures in this blog are of our site – number 8. We really can’t believe how spacious and well appointed it is. We were so fortunate to have taken the offer to come down in the summer and experience it…