Flagler Beach, Florida
Well, we got up at 6ish to be out the door by about 7:20 to catch the sunrise. It wasn’t looking good because it was raining! We went anyway because the other day when it was drizzling a little, we got some nice photos and it turned out to be a very nice morning.
We weren’t so lucky this morning. It was pretty windy and the rain didn’t let up. The ocean was ugly and of course no hint of the sun.
The die-hard fishermen were there though. Notice the red gale force wind warning flag?
We decided to hang around the campground today and do a few chores and a little laundry. It was time to wash the blankets, and mattress pad, so we went over to the campground laundry mat. It’s much easier than trying to stuff the big things into our little machine. Al had some caulking he needed to do around the shower, so he worked on that.
Yesterday, I got an email from a woman named Sharon. She found my blog from Facebook. I’m not real sure how, but she was wondering if we were staying in the same campground as they are. It turned out we are, and that they are actually right behind us the next row over. They have been staying in this area every winter for many years and are very familiar with the area. We went over and visited with Sharon and Dick and their cute little dog Baby. They are from New York. Sharon is a kayaker and gave us some good info on where to go around here. Rv’ers are such nice people! We only had time for a short visit with them, but I’m sure we’ll get together with them again.
I also wanted to post some pictures of the campground we’re staying. It’s called Bulow Rv Resort. It’s one of the “Max Pass” campgrounds we have access to through our Thousand Trails membership. Our two week stay here cost a whopping $42.
The campground has been around awhile. No concrete pads (or very few) or paved roads. There are a lot of sites which have only 3o amp and many without sewer. What is especially nice about it, is there are beautiful Live Oak trees all around. It’s a gorgeous piece of property. I’m not sure how much land is part of the campground, but it’s quite a lot. It’s just so beautiful with all the Live Oaks all draped with Spanish Moss.
There are nice sandy roads that make wonderful hiking trails. However, there is just one problem with that. It seems they use these trails to dispose of all the “yard” waste from around the campground. There are big piles of palm fronds and tree branches. That was always a big problem around our Georgia house and we certainly understand how difficult it is to dispose of this stuff…but it sure made the beautiful trails look trashy.
Here is a view coming in. to the campground. Last night we saw 6-7 deer cross the road. We’re going to watch for them tonight with camera in hand.
The old office building is in bad shape and in dire need of a new roof. The first time I saw it, I thought it was decorated for Halloween.
There is another newer office building.
The sites are plenty large and easy to get into. It’s definitely big rig friendly.
Here is our campsite and the ‘big guy” parked nicely by himself. The campground is starting to fill up and soon sites will be pretty hard to come by, I imagine. I think a lot of people use it as a stopping off point for points further south, but obviously many people winter here. It’s a great location and so much to do in the area. It’s only a few miles from I-95.
Our view from our front window. We like seeing trees instead of rv’s.
Some canals around the campground.
The laundry room is nice, and cheap!
What we like best about the campground, is the location. We’re between Daytona Beach and St Augustine, and Jacksonville is right up the road. Everything is convenient with the interstate right here. Highway A1A gives you a beautiful beach drive to go north or south. Flagler county doesn’t allow building on the beach so you can actually see water from the road! It’s a nice change!
So as I sit here posting the blog, Al is in his recliner facing towards the front window. He sees this woman in the field in front of us. She is lining up about 6 golf balls and she proceeds to hit one….right towards our coach! Al was so shocked he could barely speak. He said she appeared to looking right at him when she hit the ball and was surprised it headed our way. He didn’t think she was going to hit any more balls, but I decided to go outside and make sure. I picked up he ball she had just hit and it was only about 8-10 feet in front of our coach. Yikes…she really did hit it close to us! I picked it up and handed it to her. She said, “ I think I need to go someplace else.” I said, yeah, I think that’s a good idea! We couldn’t believe she laid out six golf balls and was going to hit them right in our direction. Did she not see us? We are the only rv there. She could have hit them the other direction and had 200 yards. I don’t know what she was thinking but she appeared to be a bit surprised our coach was right there! Thank goodness she didn’t hit us.
Well, thanks to Rick and Paulette, we’re having lasagna for dinner tonight. Rick posted a picture of a delicious lasagna dinner Paulette made the other night and I’ve been hungry for one ever since. I hope it turns out good! You never know with my cooking skills!