Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Almost Back In Pa.

    We left Florida on April 25th and traveled to a Georgia state park just across the Florida line. We still had 5 nights free coming to us from Camp Hosting a while ago and since we were not in a hurry we decided to explore that area. We were parked on the Crooked River and the campground was a very relaxing place. The town of St Marys was nice to walk around and since it was near a huge submarine base they had a great sub museum. Another day we spent on Jekyll island. We had read somewhere that if you have ever visited Jekyll island you would return and for us it was true as this was our return trip. We had been there in 2005 or so. We had never camped there so one of the things we wanted to do was check out the campground. After checking with the office, we wandered around the camp. We know now we will return and this time to camp. Next year we are going to winter in Tx but the plan is now to stay on Jekyll on our next trip to Florida. On the day we were leaving the camp our living room slide decided not to close. I checked the book to see if there was a manual   way to get it in but no such luck. I took some stuff out from underneath and once I got under I found a bolt that had broken. Lucky Lucky Lucky as there was no close by mobile rv repair. We traveled 300 miles that day which was long for us and 200 miles the next 2 days. Along the way we crossed the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. Its a   20-mile-long combination bridge & 2 tunnels  crossing of the lower Chesapeake Bay. The toll was $28 for the motorhome pulling the CRV. WOW. We reached out destination for the next 5 days, Virginia Landing Thousand Trails.  It’s a beautiful, 800-acre preserve which lies on the eastern shore of Hog Island Bay on the Atlantic Ocean. We spent the next 5 days clamming, taking pictures, sitting outside reading and watching the water and the birds and walking around the preserve. Next we moved up to the state of Delaware. Besides Hawaii & Rhode Island it was the only state we had not been in with an RV. We got to the campground at 12:30 and was informed we could not enter until 2pm. We have traveled all around this country and that has never happened before. If I had another option I would have taken it. We disconnected the car and backed the MH off the road, ate lunch then drove around the campground. It is a beautiful campground with sections for folks that live here year around, a section for seasonal and a section for travelers and lots of boat slips. Waiting with us for 2pm were some folks from Australia who were spending 12 months touring the USA. After we all got parked and settled in we got together for Happy Hour that lasted until after 7. The time flew by with each of us talking about our travel experiences. Yesterday we spent the day at Rehoboth Beach. It is nice little resort area to bring the grandkids back to. On the way back we saw a local restaurant with a lot of cars. The kind of place we like to stop at and we were not disappointed. Today I had planned to walk around the camp and take pictures but we’re having an all day rain event. We can’t remember the last time we have had one. Oh Well I guess we’re back in the wet Northeast. Tomorrow we travel around 230 miles and park in our daughters driveway. We’ll be in Pa. & upsate NY until August when we head to explore some of the Great Lakes and then South Dakota to redo our drivers licenses. Paula’s licenses has expired but SD gave her a 6 month extension. Time to back off for a bit.