We really enjoyed our two weeks at Hilton Head Island Motorcoach Resort, but all good things must come to an end, and it was time to move on. The great thing about being a fulltime RVer is that when you leave one good place, you can go right to another. And that’s just what we did!
We left Hilton Head at 10:15 yesterday morning, and drove 27 miles west to Interstate 95, making a stop for fuel along the way. Wow, $3.39 for diesel! We have not seen it that cheap in a long time.
Once we were headed south on the superslab, we crossed into Georgia and kept rolling until we pulled into the Florida Welcome Center for a pit stop. From there it is was a quick scoot around the west side of the Jacksonville metro area on I-295, and we arrived at the Elks lodge in St. Augustine at 3 p.m. The lodge has back in sites on hard packed gravel with 30 amp electric and water for $20 a night. Not a bad deal and we’re within walking distance to the beach!
By the time we were parked and hooked up we were both hungry, and since we’re in the land of Sonny’s Barbecue, we found one not far away and headed there for dinner. Sonny’s is one of our favorite restaurants and this one did not disappoint.
The Elks lodge does not have a dump station, but there is one at Anastasia State Park, just a mile away, so after dinner we stopped at the beach to check it out. Some people are mountain people or desert people, but Terry and I are never more at peace then when we’re on a beach. Being near the ocean just soothes our souls in a way that nothing else can do.
It was late in the day and there were only a couple of people on the beach. We wandered around for a while, picking up seashells and soaking in the sea air and just appreciating how blessed we are in life.
We even took a selfie. My first, and probably my last, too. I have no idea what this woman sees in me, but she’s always there when I wake up every morning. She could do so much better.
We got back to the motorhome just before a storm rolled in with lots of thunder and heavy rain. Mother Nature timed it perfectly to knock out our satellite TV signal while the season premier of The Big Bang Theory, our favorite TV show, was on and the signal returned a few minutes after the program ended.
Have you entered our latest Free Drawing yet? This week’s prize is an audiobook of Rift in the Races Book 2 in my friend John Daulton’s Galactic Mage Series. To enter, all you have to do is click on the Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.
Another of my author friends, Michael G. Thomas, has just released a new science fiction book, Lords of War, the first novel in the epic new Mercenaries series that chronicles the violent struggles of the sprawling Centauri Alliance. The book has only been out a couple of weeks and has already climbed to #10 in its category on Amazon!
Thought For The Day – Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe. – Anatole France