Sunday, April 27, 2014

April at Jekyll Island

As has been our practice, we try to go someplace each month. This month we had reservations for Jekyll. Since it is only about 45 miles from home, it makes a good "get-away". We arrived Thursday afternoon (4-24-14) and will be leaving today (4-27-14). We stayed in site F-1 which is a very roomy site on a corner. Everything about the site was good, except water pressure. We called for maintenance and nobody ever showed up. This is unusual for Jekyll.
I had planned to go fishing on Friday, but the winds were really strong out of the north, so we loaded the bikes on the truck and went to the historic area to ride. They keep the area meticulously groomed and all the trees and bushes have a new coat of leaves which made the views extra beautiful.

Driftwood Beach is always amazing. This portion of the beach has been the location of many weddings

Since we have made a decision to become "Full-timers" we were on the lookout for full-timers in the park that we could talk to about getting started into full timing. We met Glenn and Judy from Wyoming who have been full timing for 14 years and spent part of Saturday afternoon talking with them. Later, we met George and Laurie from Pennsylvania and California respectively. They started full timing 3 years ago. They came over to our RV and chatted a while. One thing led to another and, before long, we had combined their food and ours and had dinner together! We really enjoyed hearing of their adventures and soaked up as much full-timing information as we could. George and Laurie, we really enjoyed spending time with you and appreciate the info and advise!  

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Hanna Park, Mayport, Florida

In the middle of March we needed a little "get-away" and decided to try something new that was close to home. We went to Hanna Park in Jacksonville, FL. Link to Hanna Park It is located just south of the Mayport Naval Station. The camping area is very woodsy. There is a variety of sites, so there is pretty much a site that will fit you. If you like concrete pads, cable TV and WiFi, this is not the place for you. They do have water, sewer and good electric. The electrical system looks new and modernized with 20, 30 and 50 amp receptacles at each site.

Although woodsy, there was plenty of room. I could have parked two duallys and car on the site! As it was, a good friend, John Stewart, came to visit and spent the night. No problem, plenty of parking! 

Here is a view of the lake. There is also access to the ocean and lots of bike trails.