DAVE & REBECCA'S BIG ADVENTURE travel blog

We encounter snow on our way south...

That is, snow and frozen marshes

We encounter snow on our way south...

YIKES ! ! ! It’s starting to stack up

By this time it’s getting bad enough we determine to leave the...

A nice Deputy escorted us to this dealership.

Here’s Daves “official” snow measurement, 3 inches

The next day driving along I-95 we find ice covering everything, pretty...

Yes, pretty but, potentially dangerous.

Later in warmer climes its safe again.

Ahhh!! yes, we arrive in Florida

In Florida there is a “Dolphin Trail”, of which this is a...

Love the Clocks, look carefully at the one to the left.

We arrived at Pelican Roost on NS Mayport, pointer shows our space,...

No ice here ! But it is chilly, 27 at night, 45...

It’s a small 47 space park

3 rows of RV near the water of St. John’s River and...

Dudley and Nellie are DIRTY!

VERY DIRTY, indeed...

Yes, we hope to . . .


Remember Mega Winter Storm Grayson? It came along and froze the South East States. We departed Augusta, GA about 9:30 a.m. traveling south on US Hwy 25 toward I-16. The outside temperature was 28 degrees, no snow or ice, just cold. By the time we got to I-16 and made the turn to the east toward Savannah it was snowing real hard. Somewhere in the next 15 miles we made the decision to get off the freeway and huddle. Dave contacted a Sheriff’s deputy who was sitting in his patrol truck making out reports. Dave asked the nice deputy where there might be a big parking lot that we could pull into and huddle down. The deputy escorted us down the county road about 2 miles to a humongous CASE farm tractor dealership that was closed for the day. We parked, turned on the generator and got comfortable. About 2 hours later the skies parted and cleared up, softening the snow and ice. We decided to leave and continue our trek. We got as far as I-95 and exit 87, south of Savannah to a KOA RV Park and got off the freeway. It was crazy out there and the temps were falling to below freezing, therefore icing up all the soft snow and water. We don’t take chances with our home on wheels, if we deem it unsafe, we pull off. So, you’ll see a few pictures of our snow storm drive and perhaps you’ll see why it’s was prudent for us to pull over....

Sorry there aren’t any pictures of the KOA RV Park we stayed in, but with all that was going on we didn’t think about taking any photo’s. But, the next morning we waited until things warmed up above 25 degrees and the sun melting some of the ice. About 10:30 a.m. we struck out and drove the last 90 miles to Naval Station Mayport, near Jacksonville, FL.

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