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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Aimless Wandering

Our Location today is Mims, Florida.

With a good night’s sleep we were more than shocked when it was only 43F (6C) outside after having our breakfast. Without the furnace or any heat on in the trailer it soon started feeling like an ice chest. Being stubborn we both decided just to wear our hoodies rather than turning on the heat.
Chicken Sandwich, Potato Salad and
Strawberry Shortcake for Lunch.
We kept this low profile throughout the morning with the intention of going on an exploration type drive in the afternoon. At this point most of our exploring in this area had been to the south and east of the campground. Only last Saturday we had attended the local Flea Market which took us about ten miles north. It almost seemed as if nothing existed beyond those parameters and was very sparse within.
Needles from the above trees are at least a foot long.
Once we were on the road we felt a sense of freedom that this kind of aimless wandering days brings. It took nearly ten minutes before we passed the grounds where the Flea Market had been held and we just kept driving northbound. We passed a sign that said that Jacksonville, Florida was only 132 miles away made us start to wonder if there was anything else in between.
We had driven at least 30 miles before seeing any indications of settlements along the way and then it happened. As you drove down the same route you were driving through one town and through the next before realizing you were already traveling into yet another community.
After having been gone from home for over two hours at that point we stopped at a Dunkin Donut for a coffee and a snack. There was a Kool 40 (that’s what its license plate said) Ford Convertible in the parking lot that had the same idea as us. Further down the road there were more street rods gathering in a parking lot. Finally we thought we had gone far enough on this adventure when we saw a sign directing us to I-95 we used it for a short cut back to the camp.  
Looking beyond the trees and cars you see the Atlantic Ocean.
Rush hour Fender Bender.
Thirty minutes later I was changing my clothes to do some pretravel work around the trailer so it will be less hectic in the morning when we pull out. I flushed out our waste tanks, put away our recliner chairs, closed up the outside kitchen and hooked up the truck. Kathy worked on her book keeping and making supper.
Hot Chili and Strawberry Shortcake for the second time in one day.
By 6:00 it felt good to sit down and enjoy a nice warm supper and by the way all four hours of today's travel were done without the use of the GPS. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


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  1. Those strawberry shortcakes looked really good.
    And the weather is STILL cold enough for chilly.
    We woke up to the low 20's this morning and we have snow in the next few days :( Boy Spring cannot get here soon enough.

  2. My husband and I like to go on "little" exploration trips like that too, and these little trips usually end up taking up most of the day.

  3. I enjoy your pictures of food. I do that same thing however it usually doesn't last long enough to get a good picture. Ha-ha Curt

  4. That was some cool Kool 40!

    Safe travels tomorrow!

  5. Loved that 40 Ford convertible one of my favourite old cars.