The trip was smooth and uneventful. We lived in the Melbourne area when we were stationed at Patrick AFB back in the 70's. We’re here to spend Thanksgiving with Jim’s cousin, but we also plan to drive around the area to see how much it's changed.
On the way we saw a blimp heading north, and a brush fire off in the distance. There's been so little rain and it's very dry. I hope this isn't an omen of more fires to come. (Click pictures to make them larger)
We're staying at Wickham Park. Starting tomorrow night they're having a Christmas festival of lights here in the park, so there will be lots of traffic driving through the park. Thankfully our campground is a little distance from the route of all the traffic. We were warned to be in the park before 6pm to avoid the traffic and crowds.
Our site. We asked for a site with few trees, and the ranger was surprised at that. He said most people want lots of trees.
The bath house on our loop
Behind our rig is a pond, then another loop. There’s snake holes behind our rig, so we’ll have to be alert for snakes when we're out and about.
There’s several ponds around, this one is down at the end of our road.
There’s a huge RV overflow area for boondocking. Also swimming lakes, but I haven’t seen them yet. We’ll check everything out before we leave Saturday.
We had a great dinner of shrimp stir fry and relaxed the rest of the evening. We have free electricity so the air conditioner is running to keep us nice and cool. I love moving. I could move once a week, and Jim likes to stay in one place a little longer. So we compromised and will try to move around about once a month.
It’s a great day in paradise.