We will be packing up and heading back to Tampa this morning. We never get a very early start and I’m sure today will not be an exception. We only have 200 miles to drive, so it won’t be too much of a problem. No PDD here!
For those of you (Dean and Shirley) who don’t know the story behind “PDD”, the term was coined by Sherry. It stands for “Paul Dahl Disorder” and it’s because Paul thinks nothing of driving from one coast to the other in just a matter of a few days, in the dead of winter, boon-docking at Wal-Mart's along the way and driving hundreds of miles a day.
He is teased that he doesn’t know that he’s retired and he can slow down now. He’s trying to get over PDD, but I don’t think he’s succeeding.
When I read Dean and Shirley’s blog I was shocked to see they had put 583 miles on in one day. 6 fuel stops! For us, a 583 mile trip is a 3 day trip unless we decide to stay few nights somewhere (like Jacksonville). There would be two very bitchy people, if we made a trip like that!
Dean and Shirley are planning on arriving at the Grand Canyon today. I’m waiting to see if they slow down while going by ???
We had some pretty good rain yesterday so our sight seeing was cut short. We did manage to go by Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park for a short time. It’s a county park and we remembered it to be a nice park. The last time we visited it, we noticed feral cats running around all over the place, and we left very quickly! We vowed never to go back because we know how we are and one of those kittens (or 3) would have found it’s way into our home.
We decided enough time had gone by and maybe there were no more cats. We arrived during pretty good rain and they made Al get out of the truck, walk to the office and leave his drivers license just to take a quick tour of the campground.
The place looked very run down and in good of some good sprucing up. The beach was okay with huge sand dunes.
The campground had a lot of tree branches and palm fronts sticking out in the road, making it difficult to get in without scratches. There were vehicles parked all over the place making traveling the roads difficult. There were too many people, lots of kids and multiple vehicles at most sites. There were camp hosts but they didn’t appear to be doing any maintenance. The entire place looked like it had been a nice place at one time.
It was not particularly big rig friendly, but in all fairness, we were turned off and didn’t check very well. We won’t be going back. On a positive note, we didn’t see any kitties!
We came home, watched a little Tv and then went outside and visited with Jim and Dee for a while.
We have stayed 3 nights at Pecan Park Rv Resort, and found it a great place for a quick stop in Jacksonville. It appears to be a very popular stopover for travelers heading north or south off of I-95. Most every site is full every night.
We got the Passport America rate, but we had to stay three nights to get the discount. After November 1st, you can get it by staying just one night.
Here are a few pictures of the sites. All are pull through sites with concrete pads. Very easy for a quick stop.
That’s our coach on the right and Jim and Dee’s 5th wheel on the left. They had room for all three of their vehicles.
We’ll probably stay here again on all future trips up north.
And a fat kitty picture.