We left Bushnell, Florida Monday mid morning as we tried to dodge the rains that are hitting the northern half of the state. We left in the drizzle and were on the road for about an hour when I could see some heavy rain ahead. We pulled into a rest stop and since it was close to lunch we fired up the generator ran the microwave and turned on the AC. About an hour later the rain had cleared and the weather web site showed a break in the rain so we headed back on to the highway.
Not only did we enjoy a leisurely lunch but we were able to avoid the rain and get in a good exercise for our generator (which was a bit overdue). Another two hours up the road and we covered the rest of the 159 miles to make it to a park we have been to before – Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park in Jacksonville Florida. We are here to finish off our visits to the Mayo clinic and to say goodbye to the Atlantic Ocean as we will then head west.
Where to? First priority is a stop in Red Bay, Alabama where we hope the Tiffins will assist in the cost of replacing four of our failed double-paned windows. After several calls the best offer we got was the windows at cost plus labor, not the best deal in the world. but we felt it was good enough to replace three of our windows,
We are watching the weather to best predict our departure as we are here till Friday with the option to stay through the weekend and leave Sunday or Monday. If the bad weather that is predicted pans out we will leave one of those later days. We will make a short stop at Tifton, GA or Auburn, AL before a final push to Red Bay, We should end up in the birthplace of our motorhome by mid to late next week.
I am not really happy about spending time in the southeastern USA during this time of the year so we will not spend too much time at each spot along the way…In the meantime we will be enjoying the beach and I will get in a bit more coastal fishing.
On a brighter note we found a little Irish Pub (nothing to wrote home about) and celebrated passing our Mayo tests again and yesterday was the one year anniversary of Sharon;s retirement, and today is the one year anniversary of my retirement. A few cold adult beverages last night and it was home for a nice celebratory dinner…