Wednesday, December 17, 2014

And then there was Fountain

Our second stop is in a small, little,tiny town called Fountain, FL. Mr. Fix It decided to be Mr. Cheap and booked us into this campground in the middle of nowhere for a minimum dollar amount. For it to be in No-where-ville, it is big. We stayed in the front part but there was at least an acre behind us with electricity and water sites and no one there. I don't know how he did it but we certainly did not pay the rates listed on their website.

The sites were average size and level, but the town only has a Dollar General Store and a Piggly Wiggly Express ( one half step up from a convenience store). We did a lot of five minute chores, read, and tried to get interested in Babylon 5.

We had to go to Panama City for his eye appointment. All went well and we travelled on.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Big Adventure

Today was the day! We have waited since the middle of November to start the Big Adventure. Each week something came up that delayed our trip. But finally we are out of Charleston.

We had to leave about two hours later than we had planned. We had a slight problem with the didn't.
 So the whole camper landed its front weight on the tailgate of
Lt. Rosie (our Chevrolet 2500 pull mobile.)Thank God for Mr. FixIt! With a little physics and physical manpower we were able to lift the trailer and re-hitch. We did lose the tailgate,
but that is ok...We are on the road.

We drove to Jacksonville, flinching each time the hitch made a sound. We were afraid it would unhitch again although we knew it was well connected..I had visions of it passing us on I-10 but it didn't.

For a while we had been talking about staying in FamCamps, campgrounds sponsored by the military for retired military, military,  and DoD retirees. since Mr. Fixit at one time held a security clearance higher than most, we were pretty sure we could get on base with his ID but ya never know.We enjoyed our stay, got to play golf and go to St. Augustine.

The view from my front door:
 Cute little cars in St. Augustine to tour the city.
 Brother-in-law this is for you!
 Shady Campground. See Lt.Rosie?