Sunday, December 2, 2012

On Vacation

PB300007 We left Mocksville, NC on Friday morning...headed to Fort Myers, FL for a month's vacation. The job in Mocksville isn't finished until the other rep team, we worked with, finishes up the renewals on our park. That should happen early this week and then we can package the job and send it in. But right now we are on vacation and loving it. We drove as far as the Florida border Friday night, stopping in Kingsland, Georgia to surprise our friends Amie and Marlene at the park they are working.

We got to park next to their rig but neither were home when we got there. We heard Amie coming on her little scooter and ran out to hide behind the car. She pulled up at her site, looked at our rig, looked at our car and then we jumped out and surprised her. She was so surprised ! She said that when she saw the rig and where it says "Whitehorse RV" across the back of it, she thought I know someone that owns a rig like that. Marlene was also surprised as we sat in their rig and surprised her when she got home from work. We all went out to eat at a little cafe, down the road from the RV park, and had a great meal. If you look at the picture, you'll see a plate of fried green tomatoes as one of the appetizers we had. That is a garlic cream cheese spread in the dish in the center. Yum ! Linda and I both had the angus burger that was on a whole wPB300009heat roll with fried green tomatoes on top, caramelized onions,and garlic cream cheese spread. The combination of all of those flavors was amazing  and just melted in your mouth. For dessert, we tried the caramel, walnut brownie (made with Giardelli chocolate) topped with ice cream and whipped cream. Boy, it was good !

If you look in the picture, behind me, you'll see a guitar. They have two guitars there that people can pick up and play while hanging out at the restaurant. People can come and play chess...it's a great gathering place. Amie treated us to a couple of songs while we waited for our supper. We had a great time with our friends....it was so good to see them.

Saturday morning we had free waffles that the KOA makes. A great start before getting on the road. We left about 9:15 and arrived in Fort Myers, Fl at 3:15 p.m. I love Florida but that is one boring drive. All interstate with not much to see. Maybe it was a matter of me feeling "I just want to get there" that made the drive so long. We got settled in on our site (I'll take some pictures and post next time), got our visitor badges from the clubhouse and took a tour of the community with the lady we worked out our rental with. By the end of that, we were exhausted and went to bed around 8:30.

Weather is beautiful here...going to be in the low 80's for the foreseeable future. We had the windows open last night and it was awesome. Seemed so nice that we didn't have to worry about the water freezing and waking up to 30 degree temps. Going to soak it all in and enjoy it.

1 comment:

Dave and Susie said...

Wow, have fun you two. It's interesting as to how the state of Florida put their interstate system in. Nothing around. You have to get off the main road if you want to experiance the countryside. So we try to travel the little roads and bergs. One of our favorite places to stay in Ft. Lauderdale is Markham park which is a city park. We were in loop D one year and C another year. You don't want to get to much past that as you will hear all the pistol fire as they have a gun range at the end of the park. They also have a beautiful forest area that is great for taking pictures in. Took our daughters senior pictures there. Have fun!