Wednesday, November 13, 2019


Fresh seafood was the dinner choice or our Port Orange (FL) friends Bob and Dottie.  They took us to their favorite joint--J B's Fish Camp in New Smyrna Beach.

The place is very plain and open, but has good food.

I enjoyed my crab stuffed mushrooms while laughing at  Dottie wrestling with her crab legs. She persevered and loved every bite! 

Having no previously planned activities for tomorrow, we are spending the day together tomorrow.

One more day here.

Louise and Duane

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

New Smyrna Beach RV

Welcome to the north eastern coast of  Florida, land of sand, palm trees, Spanish moss, and retired people.

Our home until Friday is New Smyrna Beach RV Park, in one of the many pull-thru 50 amp, full hookup sites.

There are three buildings in the park.  One houses a nice 4/4 laundry and activity center (closed except for park activities).

Another houses a small but nice workout room

and the office/mail room/library.

Between them is a very nice large heated pool.

The park boasts over a hundred rv sites and 11 nice air conditioned/heated cabins, with a second laundry (also 4/4, but open on one side) and nice restrooms, showers.

While our friends Bob and Dottie were busy with their stuff during the day, I explored the park while  Duane rode the bike to Ormand Beach to shop at a bike store that ended up being closed.  He enjoyed the ride anyway. 
 After lunch we finally managed to get shot twice--once with  the old people flu vaccine, and once with the first dose of the new shingles vaccine.  

In the evening we enjoyed Dottie's homemade ham n bean soup (made with smoked turkey but we couldn't tell), tossed salad and cornbread.  After supper we played several games of Euchre again.

Seafood for supper tomorrow.

Louise and Duane

Monday, November 11, 2019

One Last Stop

Today's  230 mile drive, mostly along interstates, consisted of blue skies, green trees and straight roads--just the way we like it.

In Florida we drove along the Intracoastal Waterway,

and skirted Jacksonville.

Before we reached our winter quarters south of Orlando, FL, we stopped for 4 days in New Smyrna Beach.

We're here to visit our long-time friends Bob and Dotty who live nearby in Port Orange.  (Bob and Duane were both plumbers at Delphi (a GM affiliate) in Dayton, OH.)  We started our visit with a trip to our favorite steakhouse--Texas Roadhouse--then rounded out the evening with several games of Euchre, a card game we all learned growing up in Ohio.

More fun with them tomorrow.

Louise and Duane

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Nice Park !!

Other amenities we found at Savannah Oaks RV Resort were a nice playground area adjacent to an enclosed dog play area,

a very nice swimming pool,

a huge covered picnic pavilion, 

and a boat ramp and dock right on the Ogeechee River which borders one side of the park.

This time of year, the park was quiet, with plenty of sites for traveler, and not far from the interstate.

Next stop--Florida..

Louise and Duane

Saturday, November 09, 2019

Nice Park

Savannah Oaks RV Resort boasts 5 buildings in the park.  One is the park office and park/gas station convenience store.

This small building has 3 small rooms, one with tv, table, chairs, and couch,  one with 4 pieces of exercise equipment, and a restroom.

The laundry holds 7 washers,  7 dryers, pool table, two folding tables, 2 video arcade games, and a shelf with a few books and magazines.

There are 2 bath houses (one next to the basketball court, tether-ball court and horseshoe pit)

each with large very clean combination bathroom/showers. 

One more day here.

Louise and Duane

Friday, November 08, 2019

Straight and Simple

Moving today took us 320 miles south/southeast, mostly on Interstate Highways.

Our route led us through North Carolina 

around Charlotte

and all the way through South Carolina.  We left the blue skies and fading autumn colors behind and found lots of green leaves and cloud cover.

Crossing the Savannah River we arrived in Georgia,

and found Savannah Oaks RV Park, our home for the weekend.

Our site here is a 50 amp, full hookup, pull-thru, narrow, but long enough to park in front.  The slope left the front too low for the bike, which is next to the truck. We have no particular plans for this area, but, weather permitting, may take the bike out for a ride.

Resting after our long ride,

Louise and Duane

Thursday, November 07, 2019

Last Day In NC

Rain and temperatures falling into the upper 30's this evening prompted us to load the bike this afternoon and to pack away the water hoses.  
The warmer afternoon temperature attracted the latest invasion of bugs.  When we first arrived we were plagued by stink bugs from Asia.  When they finally left us, they were immediately replaced by Asian lady beetles.   When we were loading the bike, I was using the broom to discourage them from flying into the house.  They retaliated by landing on me and biting me.  Throughout the afternoon we amused ourselves by sucking them off the ceiling with the sweeper.

A long drive tomorrow.

Louise and Duane