Happy New Year, my friends! Today's scheduled guest was unable to make it so yours truly is going to take up your time today. So many things are happening and have happened. Today I've set up my new temporary office in 2Hoots. You remember her? My 5th Wheel camper. We had a great adventure while heading to Pete's new job in Northern Florida. Let's begin on New Year's Eve. Anyone who knows me, understands I have to be settled. We'd packed up the house and loaded up the camper. I refused to stay in the house even though it had heat and running water. I can not be running back and forth. It's, well, unsettling. Even during construction I become out of sorts and head to either my bedroom or office and shut the door.
The morning of the first day of the new year we headed south. Instead of waiting for Sunday we decided to cut our travels in half and visit Pete's sister in Virginia. We camped at the Harrisonburg KOA and brought in 2022 with a campfire. It was wonderful. The next morning we met Lori and her hubby Joel at the Waffle House. Have you ever eaten there? The food was yummy and the service excellent. And guess what?
It was a good thing we'd left when we did. Can you guess why? Yep, the snow storm that closed I95 for nearly a full day was right in our path. Lucky for us we'd gotten ahead of it and just missed it in North Carolina. We did hit heavy, wait did I say heavy? No that's not right. Torrential rain. The kind that bounces up off of the road. Oh, and the wind was blowing crazy too. Thought about waiting it out, but concerns of snow kept us creeping down the road.
We overnighted exhausted at the Enfield/Rocky Mountain KOA. Biggest insight? Our cat, Baby, enjoys travel and camping. No, really.
The next day seemed to be smooth sailing. Notice the word seemed? Yeah, well on our way to the next layover on the Florida/Georgia line we things got more rocky than the Rockies. We blew a leaf spring. That piece of equipment my friends is essential. 2Hoots limped off the highway and we happened to be only twelve miles from one of our favorite campgrounds, the Point South Yemassee KOA which happens to have a wine bar. Huzzah!
Then we had to settle in and wait for the repair men. Remember the job Pete was to start? That was on the 5th. Had to call and tell them we'd not make it until we got the camper up and running. They were very gracious.
Finally back on the road, we took a different route to Perry Florida. Turned out to be a great choice. No traffic and let me tell you the road was so much better than jolting down I95.
At last we pulled into the Perry Florida KOA. Let me tell you, it's lovely here. Located on the Great Bend of Northern Florida and 17 miles from the Gulf. Sites are great, heated pool, and even a hot tub. Don't have a camper? Well you should see the cabins.
So, finally I'm settled once more and my office is up and running. I'll keep you posted of my adventures here. Tonight? I think we'll head to the beach and watch the sunset.
Oh! You want to know about books? K.
During the ride down I enjoyed listening to At Home In Mitford. I've mentioned before reading the series. It was so relaxing to revisit Mitford. I laughed and cried alternately with the adventures of Father Tim, Dooley Barlow and his dog Barnabas.
Miss Sadie and Louella are still doing fine and Miss Rose continues to drive Uncle Bill to distraction.
In my own work, while waiting for Jazz House, I'm continuing to work on Kisa and have rediscovered an old manuscript titled The Last Dragon Queen.
Until next time, here are some pictures of our trip so far...
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1/8/2022 09:08:53 am
Wow...eventful and I'm sure not too comfortable trip!
D. V. Stone
1/8/2022 09:26:37 am
Hey, Pam! Thanks for stopping by fellow camper. As you know it's always an adventure.
Anna Taylor Sweringen
1/8/2022 11:37:24 am
Love getting to travel vicariously through you. Thanks for sharing.
D. V. Stone
1/9/2022 09:15:50 am
Anna! You come visit anytime. D.
1/9/2022 02:31:10 pm
Your camping adventures sound like many of ours when we were out on the road. That place in Florida sounds good about now.
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