The 450 mile drive our first day from Ocean Pond to Mooresville, NC via US-301, US-321 was great, virtually no traffic until we got to I-77 in Columbia, SC. Our second day from Mooresville it was 500 miles on all interstate I-77 driving, we were home by 4 PM.
We had a fun year in FL and all our camping plans and weather turned out well. We had lots of small problems with the RV along the way, but nothing we couldn’t handle.
We spent four days with our friends Greg & Sandy Lewis in November, our friends Judi & Larry Fordyce stayed with us on Jekyll Island before Thanksgiving. In mid December we stopped to visit our friends Paul & Helen Tempesta and Helen made us a great dinner.
We flew home for the Holidays to see our family and celebrate Christmas. We eventually made it as far south as Fort Myers, where we met up with three other friends that have the same kind of RV as we do. Barry & Sue from MI, Fred and Joan from VA and Bud & Pat from Highland Hts, OH.
We stopped to see Paul & Helen again when we got back to the Inverness, another great dinner and we stayed over night.
So as an engineer I always have to report trip statistics. So here are the numbers.
Our average campground cost was only about $16.50/night since we mostly stay in State & National Forests along with County parks. Many now require reservations which are not hard to do at the last minute, especially if you time your arrivals for Sunday. We actually spent 7 nights in local Walmart parking lots while we were traveling.
We drove 3300 miles and the Ford engine performed well.
We only canoed 95 miles on 9 different rivers, we had hoped to do more. Our light weight Mad River canoe really makes it easy to get up & down from the roof of the RV.
We did more biking on our Tandem, 525 miles with no flats or problems. Peggy loves it.
I posted 24 blogs this season. This is our last Blog until next fall.
If this is the first time that you are visiting our 2018-19 Florida Blog you may want to click this link to read about our Trip in Chronological Order rather than going backwards (As all Blogs do), from today to the start of the trip.