|Working my way back.
Well, today marks the start of the journey back west.
This morning brought some pretty good rain – I think the travel god’s are punishing me. But, I have to say, it was a bit refreshing.
My time and distance were much more relaxed today, and I even made a last minute route change after checking on my mail at Clermont. The drive up to Old Town was really very easy. Finally – no major road construction. And the secondary roads were not very busy, with much more things to look at. Still no view of the west coast, but got a little feel for some of the off-the-beaten track country. Mostly farm land.
My destination for today was the Old Town campground, near the Suwannee River. Got here early afternoon, so had some time to do just a little exploring, and mostly enjoying a peaceful campsite.
Oh, I did stop for gas a few miles from Old Town (that’s the name of the City also), and felt very much like the minority – probably because I was. The folks were real nice though – even the young guy hanging around outside (I’d say late teens) who asked if my 5th wheel was a camper or an RV.
Tonight was the first night that I could have a legitimate campfire. So guess what!? I couldn’t let my campfire building skills get rusty, so had to buy a little wood (that hurt), build the one-match fire, and get all smelly from the smoke!! And yes, I had a couple s’mores for good measure - one of which was with dark chocolate, in honor of a special friend.
Time: 4 hours, 20 minutes (including mail stop)
Distance: 152 miles