41 deg. overcast, N. wind @ 15 mph.
Forecast = Partly cloudy. High 63F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph.
We pulled out of Kelly's Countryside RV Park at about 10:15 and continued South on US 301 to Callahan. There, 301 turned SW and we followed US 1 on down to I-295, which took us around the SW side of Jacksonville. South of the city, we turned South on US 17 and that brought us all the way down here to DeBary and the Highbanks Marina & Camp Resort.
We stopped briefly for a "pit stop" but other than that, it was pretty smooth going all the way. It was 150 miles down here and even with the stop and the fairly heavy traffic when we first turned off of 395 and onto US 17, we still made it in only 3 hours and 10 minutes.
Jim didn't care for the site that they had chosen to put us on, so he talked to the manager and was able to persuade him to switch us to a different site that was a little better. It's still not the "ideal" site, but being that we won't be spending a real lot of time here at the park, it'll suffice.
Jim paid for 1 month here with the option to keep Nora here for the whole season if he and Linda decided that they want to. That's still to be decided though, they may want to look at a different park, put Nora in storage, or keep her here, so that they can come here to "camp out" whenever they want.
Which is what they were thinking of doing when they reserved a site here.
By the time Nora was in the site and set up, Jim was pretty tired and then Laura and Lindsey came over to welcome us back here, so he and Linda didn't even go over to the house. Instead, they decided to go to Arby's to get a sandwich and then just come back here, relax and spend one more night in Nora.
This morning, they'll head over to the house, unload the back of Big RED and then come back here and start loading things up that they'll need at the house. Eventually, they'd like to have doubles of many if the items so that they don't have to move a lot of stuff back and forth every time they want to spend a few nights here at the park.
So, how long will be be down here in Florida? Well, the plan, which is written in pencil, (and Jim still has that big eraser), is that we'll be here until the middle of April. Then we'll start heading North again, probably going to see the boys again in Virginia and North Carolina before heading to a RV-Dreams Family Reunion Rally in Marion, NC the end of May.
Did you know that known as the sweetest onion in the world, the Vidalia onion can only be grown in the fields around Vidalia and Glennville, GA?