Our original plan was to start home on Jan 3, but after two days of cold and rainy with more to come and nothing else we really wanted to do, see, or eat, we decided that rather than hang around waiting to go home, we’d just hit the road.
So we pulled out around 10am on Saturday and headed for Gadsden, AL for the night at Cove RV Resort and Campground. The Cove is a little over a year old and has a ways to go to be a good campground, much less a resort but it was adequate for an overnight stay. They have a good location, some nice facilities, and a good WiFi but their sites need a lot of work to be level and a little wider.
We traveled FL-87, US-31, I-65, I-459, and I-59, I-24 and I-75 - the road surfaces were all good but I-59 which was a little rough due to the cracks above the old concrete joints.
We got home about 2pm on New Year’s Eve, and as my hands were freezing while I topped off the fuel tanks, I could only ask “what were we thinking leaving FL for this weather – it was 11 overnight and expected to be this way all week. Rather than come home four days early, we should have extended for four days – what was I thinking (or not).
I thought it was a very good trip and I would not hesitate to stay in the same locations again in Ft. Myers, Dunnellen, East Point, and Navarre – I really enjoyed the less crowded parts of Florida and the plain ole country folks (their words) in the East Point/ Apalachicola area.
The campgrounds were all good, we saw some interesting sites, and ate some excellent seafood – I could have eaten it every day and I didn’t miss many. We came home with a freezer full of shrimp, oysters, and fish and already have a plan for a good portion of it.
Thanks for following us along on our journey.
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