2018 Travels travel blog

Carpe Diem and Carpe Dinkum at Crystal Lake RV

I 95 near St. Lucia

Cell tower with lotsa cells

Bob got to play in the construction zone
He so loves those Jersey...

Lunch venue de jur: I 95 rest stop truck parking area...

Tue, 08 May: We're back on the road... This time for real!

Yeah, for real... We've been making these short runs since returning from our cruise. Today's run, while also short, is the first of eight that'll take us from Florida to New Jersey. We try not have too many "hard dates" but this time we do. We have reservations at an RV park in New Jersey for a week today, so time to make tracks.

We got ourselves up and about at daybreak (around 0700) and were ready to roll a bit after 0900. Our good friends, Charles & Chris Yust weren't yet out and about so we called them on the cell phone. Chris denied it, but Sandi is convinced we woke her (or, possibly, she hadn't finished that first cuppa "joe"...) So, we used "e-hugs" instead of real ones. They just aren't the same!

Bob moved Carpe Diem from our site to the dump station where we connected Carpe Dinkum. Once lite and brake checks were completed we headed for the park exit, where Sandi dropped off some outgoing mail at the Ranger's kiosk. Then a left turn (often a bit white knuckle as the traffic is travelling at 55 mph) on to US 1 north. Six miles later a left turn onto FL 708 west and then another six miles to I 95 north.

From there the navigation was pretty much a no-brainer. Continue north on I 95 135 miles to exit 231 in Mimes. A quick right, then left took us into Crystal Lake RV, where we pulled in just a minute or two after one. Sandi called ahead and was advised that the office wouldn't open till later in the afternoon. The park's owners/managers work other jobs so the park is pretty much park yourself and pay later.

We squeezed into site #15 (and it was a very tight squeeze) where we're currently sitting. Happily it is a pull thru site so we didn't have to disconnect Dinkum for our overnite stay. That makes life soooo much easier in the morning. Too many trees for satellite TV, but we'll certainly survive without it.

Today's run was an easy 147 miles with an overall fuel economy of 7⅘ mpg.

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