From Jonathan Dickinson State Park in Hobe Sound, FL … Today’s high temp: 85 degrees!
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Happy New Year from Hobe Sound!
Yesterday we didn’t leave the state park all day. In fact, we barely even left the campground except to take a nice bike road on the trails through the park. If you rode your bike from end of the park to the other and back, you could probably ride at least 15 miles.
Our RV repairman showed up shortly after 9:00am yesterday. He advised us that under FL state law a certified propane technician is required to respond within 24 hours after being notified of a propane leak. (I’m not sure what that says about the other place we called and never heard from?) Anyway, it took him a while to find our propane leak, but eventually he did determine there was a crack in the regulator. He had to go back out to buy a new part and then return. He spent most of the morning off and on here working on it. So we didn’t feel too bad about the $138 charge, especially considering it was mobile service. We were just happy to have it repaired and working again.
We spent the rest of the day getting things unpacked and situated the way we want them. We recently purchased a 10X10 canopy with a screen enclosure, so we got that set up on our site. We put it over the picnic table so that we will have some shade there.
We were still pretty tired from traveling, so we opted to just stay in and have a quiet New Years Eve here. The weather was so perfect that we just enjoyed being outside all day.
As the sun went down, many people lit campfires and turned on their party lights. It was a very festive atmosphere. My sister gave us some new party lights for Christmas which Charlie is anxious to put up. Yes, MORE lights! In his opinion, can you have too many? Haha
I made us a grilled ham and cheese on fresh sourdough bread on the Foreman grill for supper. And then we had some popcorn later on while we watched a movie.
I think the temps today are even warmer than yesterday, although a cold front is supposed to move in the next couple of days.
We moved outside early to enjoy our coffee on the patio. Around 9:00, it was already 76 degrees. I fried up some of our Edwards Va. Bacon for breakfast, and Charlie made his pecan waffles. We ate outside in our new screened room, and it a very nice start to the New Year.
After breakfast, we rode bikes for about an hour, again on the trails in the park. We saw an alligator that was probably 6 feet long at the “Gator Hole” observation deck. He looked very hungry. : )
This afternoon we are just watching a little football and sunbathing outside. We thought about going over to the beach today, but decided it may be crowded because of the holiday. So we will definitely do that tomorrow.
Life is Good!