It was a rather uneventful 194 miles from home to our first stop in the Florida panhandle just outside Quincy, FL. The only problem was that the park we intended to stay in couldn't handle our large rig due to the storm Friday night and a very wet, soft, grassy park. So we had to find another park and quickly located the one we are in now about 10 miles west of our original plans.
We are staying at the Triple CCC Campground and RV Park
about a mile south of I-10 at exit 166. It is an old KOA but still very nice and shaded. The roads are all very narrow and tight for big rigs, doable but requiring additional attention and planning. All of the sites for overnighters are very narrow pull-throughs that are really designed for towables with all of the utility connections at the rear of the site. In our picture you can see the sewer connection next to Libby - not very usable for us. We do have 50 amps but this site is only one of the seven that do. Since we are less than a mile from I-10, we have very strong Verizon. We were fortunate to get a site that had satellite access so I could watch the Final Four Saturday night though both games were blowouts and not very interesting. We didn't do much else except relax and get over the ordeal of packing and getting the house ready for our long absence. We managed to get our best nights sleep in the last two weeks!
Once we got 30 miles from home and outside Jacksonville, it was I-10 all the way (and it will be that way until we get past Phoenix). We really don't like interstate driving but if you have a lot of miles to get where you are going, it does make it easier. The alternative to I-10 is US 90 which is a good, relaxing drive until you get to the major cities like Tallahassee, Pensacola, etc. then you need to hop back on the interstate to get through those cities in less than a day! It's not that big a deal but does slow you down considerably if you are trying to make time. We didn't take any pictures of the trip as we have traveled that section of I-10 many, many times.
Tomorrow, we head about 200 miles farther west to Foley, AL near the Gulf Shore for a one-week stay at Bella Terra RV Resort. We have heard a lot about Bella Terra so we will see for ourselves if it is as advertised.