Jacksonville, Florida, October 18-21, 2013
21.10.2013 85 °F
This will be my last posting for this year. Thank you all who have read my blog! It really is nice to hear from those of you who have responded and commented. Next year may be a little different. I am toying with the idea of only doing Facebook, but then I know some of you are not on Facebook, so maybe I'll just post once a week next year. Oh, well, I have some time to figure it out.
We left the Savannah area at 6:30, on Thursday, in the dark, to head to Jacksonville. Luckily our site at Hanna Park was empty, so we could get in at 9:45 and get set up. Then we took a quick trip to St. Augustine. Our Florida friends, Lee, Sandy, Diana, Linda and Phil came up for the day and we all met. They took us to their favorite fried shrimp place then we headed to the Fort. We were so glad to see that it was open because it is a National Park site. We had some terrific volunteers educating us all about how and by whom, the fort was used over the years. Since Diana had not been there, we walked around the walled city for a bit before coming back to Neptune Beach to Bob and Shirley's place. Bob made dinner, we sat around visiting and finally got home about 8 pm! Busy day.
On Saturday, Bob and Shirley took us to the Beaches Historical Society Museum in Jacksonville Beach. It is a wonderful venue with a museum, Chapel, railroad, Railroad Depot and former Post Office building. We really enjoyed learning all about the history of the Jacksonville Beaches area. It was our turn to make dinner and while we were doing so, we had a downpour! Our outside mat was totally under water. We decided to eat inside!
We all went to church at Christ United Methodist Church on Sunday. Bob was Liturgist and sang in the choir and the service was very nice. Afterward we all had lunch in the Fellowship Hall. Don and I rode our bikes to Bob and Shirley's partway along the beach, which was fun. Shirley directed us to a shorter route from Hanna Park and we saved almost 3 miles. We thought it was a good beach day, but it seems only Don and Bob enjoyed it. Shirley and I were cold due to the cool, strong wind. Dinner tonight was at Joseph's Italian Restaurant and it was in walking distance of their house.
Our last day here had rather unsettled weather. After doing laundry, Bob, Shirley and Bob's dad came to our campsite. We went to Singleton's for lunch then came back and rode our bikes around the campground, doing about 6 miles. We all pooledourfoodand had dinner hereat the campground. Even with on and off rain we had another good day.
The weather this weekend was sunny, rainy, hot and humid!
Tomorrow we are off to Davenport for the next 6 months. Talk to y'all next year.
Here are some stats for this summer's travels:
About 13,500 miles
About 300 bike miles
Approximately 10 National Parks
Highest gas price was $3.79 and the lowest was $3.03
Most expensive campground was $60.00 per night and the lowest was $12.00
We worshipped at Catholic, Presbyterian and Methodist Churches
Of course the best thing was the arrival of our granddaughter, Callie Rae!
There are no new photos today because we had trouble loading them! Sorry