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Eye Of The Storm . . .

For everyone who’s emailed or commented on our proximity to Hurricane Michael, No, we’re not heading into the eye of the storm.

Hurricane Michael

Right now, at about 7pm Monday the storm is just off the west coast of Cuba, and by tomorrow afternoon, when we’ll be parked at the Seasons in the Sun RV Park in Mims, FL, just north of Titusville, the storm will just be about the same latitude as Miami.

So we’ll probably get some rain on the way, and after we’re there, but it shouldn’t be a problem.

We pulled out of our site at the Escapees Park about 9, got hitched up, and were on the way by about 9:15. Rather than back track up SR59 to I-10, we cut out across the countryside to hook up with US90E and then on to I-10 north of Pensacola.

Then it was a 170 mile run to Quincy, FL where we stopped for the night at Beaver Lake RV Park, a small Passport America park, for $23 a night.

Beaver Lake RV Park

It’s pretty much just wide-open grass-covered field with full hookups. But it’s nice and level, with a lot of room between the sites so we could maneuver without unhitching.

Plus the Marathon station where we checked in out front has a diesel pump we can get to without unhitching. Especially nice since we stayed home tonight and finished off our leftover Lambert’s Throwed Roll’s Hamburger Steaks.

Still delicious.

Since we’ve got a 320 mile trip tomorrow, we want to get an early start, probably around 8am. Though it’s more to be sure we’re ahead of any incoming weather, it’s also cooler.

However, as we traveled today I noted that with the windows open and the vents fans running, we wouldn’t have been any more comfortable with the AC’s. Hope it holds.

Landon, et al. have been really enjoying their new pool.

King Landon Chillin'

Chris and Linda came down from Kingsland, and Miss Piper came up from Clear Lake to also enjoy the pool this weekend.

King Landon Chillin' 2

Looks like fun.


Thought for the Day: 

“Never say you’re sorry. It’s a sign of weakness.” – Jethro Gibbs

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Jan Collects Weird Things . . .

With our last day here in the Gulf Shores area, we didn’t really have any thing special planned. Just sat around, talked, read, computed, and napped.

It just doesn’t get much better.

About 1:30 Jan and I drove over to the Fish River to have lunch at Big Daddy’s Grill. We were last here in November 2012 with friend’s Lu and Larry Tillotson, and new friend’s Paul and Margery Zeller.

Big Daddy's 2018

It was highly recommended by our friend Nick Russell, and he was right on target, then and now.

I started out with a cup of their Seafood Gumbo.

Big Daddy's Gumbo

This is old style gumbo, made with okra and tomatoes, as well as the shrimp and crab. A great roux, and really good.

For our meal we both got the Shrimp and Oyster Platter, mine with Blacken Shrimp and Jan’s with Grilled Shrimp.

Big Daddy's Shrimp and Oyster

And both with Cole Slaw and Sweet Potato Fries.

For dessert we split a piece of their fantastic home-made Key Lime Pie.

Big Daddy's Key Lime Pie

Again, all really, really good. We shouldn’t have waited 6 years to go back.

The view from the deck where we ate was really nice too.

Big Daddy's 2018 View

Big Daddy's 3

Big Daddy's 2018 Jan

Like I said, the view was nice.

And besides being a nice view, she collects weird things.

This is just a smart part of her collection of flamingos, pelicans, jelly fish, and moose.

Jan's Collection

She probably has some more weird things she collects, but the one weird thing that I’m most happy about her collecting is me.

After we got home I went out and disconnected water and sewer, and let in the awnings, pretty much everything I can do tonight for tomorrow’s trip to Quincy FL just west of Tallahassee, and about 204 miles away.

Then tomorrow all I’ll have to do is to stow the satellite dome, disconnect shore power, and hitch up the truck.


Thought for the Day:  

The nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master and deserves one. – Alexander Hamilton

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