Thursday, April 29, 2021

Florida Trip – Days 14 &15, NAS Pensacola, Grizzly Axes, Fin & Fork

The big event for Wednesday was a visit to the Pensacola Naval Air Station to watch the Blue Angels practice but unfortunately, we were having some issues and were unable to attend, which was a bummer as this was likely our last chance to see them.  Here are some photos of the flying and the museum from those who went.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Day 13 (Evening) - Treehouse & Birthday

And the second important thing for me was to go to our rally hosts home for an afternoon in their treehouse – yep you heard right.  After years of searching for a lot upon which to build a home, they finally found one which had a Live Oak large enough for a treehouse which was a main criteria.

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Florida Trip Days 12&13 (Morning) – McGuire’s & Joe Patti’s

For this day most of the group wet down to Pensacola Beach for a beach walk, shopping, and lunch but the dogs and I hung around the coach to watch the folks who came to wash and wax it – it was in real need.  They did an excellent job and it looks nearly like new and should be protected for many months.  

Friday, April 23, 2021

Florida Trip Days 10 & 11 On To Pensacola & Cookout

Saturday was moving day and we left East Point a little after 10am and headed west for Pensacola to attend our RV Club Rally.  Our route was US-98 to Port St Joe, FL-71 north to I-10 west to Pensacola.  The roads were all good except for a few rough spots on FL-71 and the drive was four hours plus a stop for fuel just before the campground.  Other than driving in the rain on all of I-10 including a thunderstorm it was a nice, uneventful trip.

Our destination was the Pensacola RV Park located in the northwest part of the city.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Florida Trip Days 8 & 9, East Point, FL – Campground Review

We slept late on day eight and by the time we ate breakfast, thunderstorms moved in so we spent the day relaxing and doing a little coach reorganizing.  We ate no meals out and for supper we had pan fried burgers on the hot dog buns that we had on hand so I just shaped the meat to fit them.

Monday, April 19, 2021

Florida Trip Days 6 & 7, East Point, FL

Four of our Tennessee Traveler friends were staying in Port St Joe and we decided we would like to see that area so we joined them on Tuesday at Krazy Fish Grille for lunch.  But before eating, we toured their campground – Presnell’s Bayside Marina & Resort and drove up to Mexico Beach. You may remember Mexico Beach as taking a direct hit from category five Hurricane Micheal in 2018 and it’s the only place I’ve been where most of the structures were brand new as rebuilding goes on.  There were only a few trees still standing in the pine forests that lined the road heading into town.  I see why it is popular as they have a nice beach.

Friday, April 16, 2021

Florida Trip Day 5, East Point, FL

Day four began with a few errands for some basics then a meet up with some Tennessee Traveler friends at Lynn’s Quality Oysters for lunch.  Lynn’s gets great reviews even though they have no kitchen and do most of their cooking in microwaves.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Florida Trip Day 3&4, East Point, FL

We got on the road from Pine Mountain, GA a little before 10am and drove the following route to East Point, FL – GA-18, I-185, US-27, FL-263, US-319, and US-98.  While US-27 is two-lane north of Columbus, GA, it was a nice four lane to the south.  While all of the road surfaces were drivable, like everywhere, they all needed, or soon will need, work.  US- 98 was the worst or them.  We left in the rain and drove in the rain, heavy at times, all day taking six hours to make the 260 mile trip.

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Finally On The Road Again – Pine Mountain, Ga

After an 18 months hiatus for Covid-19, we are finally all vaccinated and back on the road in the RV.  We had the chassis serviced, replaced the six rear tires, cleaned the coach inside and out, packed it, and we were ready to hit the road around 10am.

We were barely out of the driveway when we realized we had no 120v power and as I was trying to figure out what could be wrong, Bev asked “isn’t there something you do up there (control panel) and I realized we had forgot to turn on the inverter, which fixed the problem.  Hard to believe how much we have forgotten over the 18 months.

We were headed for the Florida Gulf Coast but our first stop was Pine Mountain, GA for a visit to Callaway Gardens (CG).  We had been to the area twice before and again stayed at the Pine Mountain RV Resort the last time.