It's about time.

Many of you that can relate to this. Working long hours at your career. Raising your families. Buying a home and paying all the bills related to being homeowners and parents. We're now retired and don't need all that work and expense. Now "It's about time" to follow our dreams.

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Monday, March 3, 2014

So Long and On To New Adventures.

Our Location today is Miami, Florida.

After being outside most of the day yesterday I had no trouble sleeping like a log last night. Kathy on the other hand had a case of the pretravel night’s sleep which kept her awake most of the night. I was wide awake by 7:00 and within minutes Kathy was right behind me even though she was dragging. 
Tiki Hut Pavilion at Miami Everglades RV Resort.
After our usual breakfast of cereal and toast it didn’t take us long to start closing things down inside the trailer and getting ready to hit the road. While Kathy was getting changed I finished closing more things down outside before heading off to fill our water jug and disposing of the trash for the last time at this park. By the time I returned Kathy had all the slides in and had everything that had to go in the truck ready to go. 
Children's play area including a small play house.
We had the truck completely hooked up before 9:00 and that was including visits from three of our nearby neighbors that came over to inquire where our next stops would be as well as wishing us safe travels. Locking things up we walked over to Elaine and Rick’s RV where we sat outside visiting for nearly an hour before getting our final handshakes and hugs in for the next ten months when we’ll see them again. 
Look at the way this tree was created. Any suggestions as to its type?

Shortly after 10:00 we were pointing the truck south on highway 27 and travelling a whole mile down the road where I was easily able to pull into the Shell station to top off our tanks. It seems the further south we go the price of fuel increases so we want to be full up before heading further in that direction. Back on the road we only drove as far as Clewiston where we stopped in the parking lot of a strip mall and had Wendy’s for an early lunch. 

We had been back on the road for a while when I teasingly told Kathy it was time to stop for lunch because it was noon hour. You can imagine that she wasn’t too happy with that quip! 

Rick had warned us just how monotonous the trip would be and even though the highest rise in the road was probably only three feet there were plenty of curves to keep us awake. There were plenty of fields of sugar cane growing and thankfully none were being burnt today plus there seems to be lots of work on the water causeways to help in Florida’s irrigation system for the crops that are being grown. After an hour on 27 we turned down South 997 which skirted the edge of the city of Miami itself. By 1:30 we were pulling into Miami Everglades RV Resort. 

Kathy and I both said it at the same time that this must have once been a KOA camp at one time because of the shape of the office building. Their store was well stocked and everything outside was well maintained. After the few minutes it took to register we were escorted to our grass covered site that was just big enough for us to fit. Nothing like we had at The Glades or Rock Crusher but everything was well set up. 

By the time I had the utilities hooked up and Kathy had the slides out we were both feeling the effects of the hot sun and high humidity and needed to turn on the Air Conditioner to cool down. We did have grilled ham steaks and macaroni and cheese for supper. I managed to remember to change the booster setting and reprogram the televisions for cable. 

After supper we returned to the office gathering information on things we want to do for the next week while we’re here. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Krackers

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6 comments:

  1. I really like when a campground had as picnic table at each site.

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  2. Glad your trip was fairly short & uneventful--have fun in your new digs!

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  3. Looks like you are all settled in and ready to enjoy yourselves!

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  4. Always fun to relocate and explore new places, have fun.

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  5. The tree you asked about appears to be a Banyan Tree, with it's prop roots and normally spreading limbs trimmed off.

    Here is a link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Branyan

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  6. I was going to say Banyan Tree, too . . . it looks similar to the giant ones at the Edison/Ford Estates in Ft. Myers. Either that, or it's a Strangler Fig growing around another tree - you see a lot of those down there. You'll have to let us know how you like the RV park . . . we've looked into workamping there, and may contact them about next winter.

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