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Way down upon the Suwanee…

  We headed west after visiting our son‘s family, making a short 4-hour drive to Suwannee River Rendezvous Resort, near Mayo, Florida. We arrived on a Wednesday, afternoon and departed the following Sunday morning.                 The campground is located just above the Suwanee River. The word ‘Suwanee” is familiar from the song Way down upon the Suwanee River. Well, it turns out that isn’t the actual title of the song. The 1935 song title is actually Old Folks at Home and it is the State Song of Florida. Who knew? We did spend some time along the Suwanee River which was a short walk from the main camping […]

Torrey Oaks bound

So after a couple day visit with our son and Liberty, we set out on our final leg southward. We had decided to spend this winter at our site in Torrey Oaks RV & Golf Resort just north of Wauchula, Florida. We had moved IKE here for the winter last year while we both worked full-time. We would fly down about one week each month and spend some time in the sun and warmth. We really enjoy this campground and look forward to spending this winter here.

Headed back North…

So after 5 days cooling our jets while our windows were defogged, we headed north to visit our youngest son, and his dog Liberty. We reserved a site at Camp Blanding, which is about 16 miles from our son’s home in Green Cove Springs. This was our first visit to Camp Blanding, and we were pleasantly surprised when we arrived at our site. Very nice large full hook up 50 amp site right next to the lake. The per day fee was $24.75 if you have no pets, I think the pet fee was $3 a day for each, a maximum of two. We got to spend some time with our son, went […]

Next Stop? Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay…

We continued south from Weston Lake and our next planned stop was the Eagle Hammock MWR Campground located on the Naval Submarine Base at Kings Bay, Georgia. We reserved a Lake Front Site, and the accommodations were very nice. Full hook-ups, including Satellite TV, and free laundry. We meet several great folks while there, all veterans, and very friendly. Several of us got together and went to Appleby’s for our free Veterans Day meal and a couple beers. Also, we meet several families who were heading to Torrey Oaks as their next stop.  So we’ll be seeing them again later this winter. We had a very nice stay at Eagle Hammock, and […]

Another Thousand Trails Disappointment

So after our time at Magne Shade, we had a reservation at the Forest Lake Thousand Trails campground in Advanced NC (we’re Elite Members) which is about 10 miles from Magne Shade in Mocksville, NC. Unfortunately, because of the reservation system Thousand Trails utilizes, basically, they pretend all sites are of equal size and allow folks to park on any available site, often resulting in a 12′ rig parking on a 60′ site, this process leaves a lot to be desired. When we arrived at the campground, we checked in at the front office, they claimed to have 2 empty sites large enough for our 43′ coach. The Campground Ranger […]

Our First Stop

We decided to make our first day a short drive, so we stopped at the Glen Maury Park in Buena Vista, VA. It was about 4-5 miles from Interstate 81.   The campground has two sections, one wooded and one in a large “Rally Field”. We stayed on the Rally Field, easy access 50 Amp with Water and a dump station. They accept Passport so our fee was about $19 for the night. We went into town for some Mexican Food at Don Tequila at 2255 Beech Ave, very good and reasonably priced. Nice campground for a day or two stay or a good place off I81 for an overnight, we’d […]