It's about time.

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Friday, April 5, 2013

Wet Travel Day.

Our Location today is Jacksonville, Florida.

After my usual restless pretravel night Kathy and I were having breakfast shortly after 7:00 this morning. As we stated in yesterday’s post come rain or shine we were leaving Breezy Oaks RV Park in Bushnell today. While we had our breakfast the sun was trying to make an appearance which was good since we hadn’t any rain since yesterday afternoon. Once we completed prepping the inside of the trailer I headed outside to shut the water and electric. That is when the rain started as light mist accompanied by a cool breeze.
We were on the road before 9:00 and for the next 152 miles the rain would continue to plague us the whole trip. Luckily for us it never got too intense but just changing its intensity enough that I had to keep adjusting the wiper speed and defogging the windshield.
Traffic never slowed much below the speed limit and other then the odd driver being in a rush and weaving from one lane to another or the motorist that forgot what the speed limit was until they saw you pulling a trailer going by them before speeding up everything went well.
The trip should have taken us just over three hours causing us to arrive before the 1:00 check-in time so we stopped for lunch at the Cracker Barrel just outside of Jacksonville. Since this was Friday they have their fish special which Kathy and I both enjoyed the Catfish special which is a very filling meal. Having eaten breakfast so early I had already started eating before remembering to take a picture.
I had already started eating before thinking to take a picture.
Back on the road it only took another twenty minutes and we were pulling into Flamingo Lake RV Resort. A few minutes later we were escorted to our site and with a little maneuvering on the asphalt pad we only needed to level the trailer front to back once we were unhooked. As we went inside the rain finally stopped for the day.


Handicap lift for pool.
This park has over 280 sites and is set up as a family camping adventure. They have an onsite licensed restaurant, a fishing area, two beach areas, water slides, playgrounds for children 12 and younger. The laundry room contained eight high capacity washers and eight high capacity driers. The washrooms and showers were all modern and very clean. The swimming even has a lift to make it handicap accessible. The office/store sells food and camping supplies but I was amazed that they even carried 6 volt deep cycle batteries for gulf carts. Kathy is already saying she would highly recommend this park to anyone and she would definitely come back here.
Our lighter Supper was Cheeseburgers.
Tomorrow the weather forecast is for sunny skies so we‘ll be busy exploring this new area of Florida. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


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  1. Glad you made it safe and sound, those cheeseburgers look good!

  2. Stayed at Flamingo Lake years ago and loved it then. It seems to have grown since we had been there. We camped in a travel trailer back then and will definitely stop there sometime in our fifth. Have fun! (from Barbie of Boldt's RV Castle)