Monday, March 23, 2009
I woke up this morning to rain, clouds and wind. It was time to head out and all I wanted to do was to crawl back under the covers and go back to sleep. Carrie and Don wandered over to say good-bye and Don repaired my broken door handle and made sure I had assembled the new water filter I had purchased.
I got on the road later than planned, 9:15 a.m. and rolled into my Jacksonville campsite at 4:40 p.m. Not a terribly long way, but with torrential rains, large gusts of wind and smoke and fog (large fire mid-state), the day was terribly stressful. My neck, back and hands where clinched and it was hard to get out of Winnie when I arrived.
But what a pretty campsite, I just had to post some pictures. It's huge, with a lake in the middle with a water-spout and a wonderful flock of white birds soaring around. Had dinner at the on-site cafe - bar-b-cue ribs, slaw, fries and a local brew for $10. A whole group of RVers from The Villages are here and reminded me of why Carrie and Don and I hated this place so much last year when we spent 4 days there. Rude, loud and obnoxious. While standing in line to order dinner, some man just stepped in front of me, demanded a beer, and didn't once apologize or even ask. And people wonder why I travel alone?
The Weather Channel says only 'lite showers' tomorrow (which was their prediction for today, as well). I will traverse Georgia, South Carolina and get about 17 miles into NC before spending the night in Lumberton. That gives me about a 3-hour drive to Carolina Beach - Yeah! I'll be glad to park, relax and enjoy being 'home' for a month before wheel's up again.
Until next time ....take care of each other.