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Freezing in Florida!!!

Saturday, February 17, 2007

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It got down below 30 degrees last night along the coast! Jere talked to two guys this morning who had their pipes freeze last night in the RVs. No frozen pipes for us....so glad about that.

I woke up early this morning and decided I wanted to go out into the cold to watch the sun rise over the Gulf. I could see part of the gulf from our window, but I wasn't sure where exactly the sun would rise. So I bundled up, including hat and gloves, and walked out to watch the sun rise over the gulf. It was gorgeous!!! I took some pictures but I can't seem to get my compact flash card reader to work with this computer the last day or two, so I can't upload any pics for the moment. I'll add a pic or 2 of the sunrise when I solve my technical issues.
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This campground also had coffee and donuts this morning, but we forgot about them today.

We walk out on the dock and enjoy the view again, before taking off. There was a gentleman from Ontario setting on the dock (in short sleeves...brrrr), who was very talkative, so our quick trip to the end of the dock was longer than planned. We've met several Canadiens on the trip. This guy had the classic "ay" after every other sentence....he was very nice and VERY talkative, which we find most campers are. As soon as people find that we're traveling across the country, they have lots of questions and comments.

We are driving along the gulf coast today on route 98. It really is a picturesque drive. Our only stop today is at St. Joseph State Park, twice voted as the top family beach in the U.S. It is a gorgeous beach. We walk on the bay and beach sides of the park and have lunch (in the trailer....it's still cool and breezy, especially by the ocean). It's off-season and cool out (but sunny luckily) so we have the beach almost to ourselves. Very relaxing. I wish I could get my flash card reader to work so I could upload some pics--I need to figure that out tonight.IMG_5410.jpgIMG_5413.jpg

Another of Jere's roadsideamerica.com stops today: The smallest police station in the U.S. We take a few pics and move on. IMG_5394.jpg

It's been a long day of driving. We stop at a KOA near Pensacola, FL and call it a day. The 4th straight night with a pull-through campsite! The 3rd straight night of cable TV and free wifi! AND this place has a clean, warm, inexpensive laundromat!!! AND free continental breakfast tomorrow morning. Life is very good.

Posted by jengelman 15:30 Archived in USA Tagged family_travel

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Just checking in on your latest adventures. Wow- what a couple of days. It is cold here in Central PA as well, CV was closed most of last week and we now have to utilize those make up days, but the roads were just horrible even in 4 wheel drive. Now they are calling for rain which imposes the threat of flooding. Well that is the update in Central Pa- Happy safe traveling. Claire, I think you should turn this into a book, what do you think?/
Robin

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