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Apr 22, 2016 - Tallahassee FL

Ring...Ring... “Hello?” “Hi, this is the road calling. We miss you” “OK, we'll be right there” Things in The Villages have improved and are almost running on auto pilot so we have pointed the house NW toward Tallahassee. We left the campground in Summerfield just before noon and skid to a halt at the Tallahassee RV Park just before 3:00 after an uneventful non-stop hop. So marks the beginning of another journey. Well, after the mandatory Tallahassee visit. Then it really starts. After a frustrating 40 minute attempt at getting the coach...

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Apr 2, 2016 - Tallahassee, FL

On Wednesday we took leave of our friends and headed East out of Ocean Springs. Our goal was the Gulf Shores/Foley Alabama area. We left early planning to arrive early and be set up before the bad weather moves in. A couple quick phone calls disclosed full up campgrounds. So we opted to continue across to Tallahassee. We had an option on "buy one, get one free" for multiple days at a campground there. So we've spent 4 nights here. We didn't do anything special here, other than drive around a bit, see the downtown area. We drove down to the...

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Mar 24, 2016 - A Florida Fond Farewell

Tallahassee, FL This is our last stop in Florida as we are now headed home. Since this was the Fabulous Florida trip, it is also our last journal entry. The Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park is the home of one of the largest and deepest freshwater springs in the world. The opening of the spring is 180’ down. Cave divers have mapped over 33 miles of underwater tunnels. This natural freshwater spring has a long history. The first documented native people inhabited the area during the Paleo period, 20,000 years ago. They hunted large land...

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Keys to the South

Mar 4, 2016 - Rally in Tally

My last stop in Florida was the Rally in Tally. An RV Rally is any time that a bunch of RVers gather together in one place. In this case, the location was the North Florida fairgrounds in Tallahassee, the capitol of Florida. We parked our rigs in the field in what's called Rally-style. As each RV arrives, it gets assigned the spot next to the previous one. If several RVers want to park their rigs together, they must arrive together. Generally, the most interesting parts of any RV Rally are the exhibits and the seminars. Since this was a...

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Feb 9, 2016 - Tallahassee, FL.

It was a windy drive from Navarre to Tallahassee FL. We will be staying at the Tallahassee RV park for 3 nights. In 2011 we met Pat and Jan on our trip to Alaska. We ended up at many of the same campgrounds and shared the Alaska trip with them. We have met up a few times since that trip. They now live in Tallahassee and we will be spending some time with them. We just so happened to get here during the coldest weather that Tallahassee has had this season. 30 degrees at night is really cold for us desert rats!

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Nov 21, 2015 - Day 13 - Panama City, Florida to Tallahassee, Florida

Saturday morning, we were on the road at 9:20AM and headed east. We stopped in Tallahassee, Florida at Lakeside RV Park, $35 night sites, not a bad park but lots of long term residents. We crossed into eastern time zone so are now two hours earlier than Alberta and one hour earlier than Manitoba. We sat outside soaking up sun until it clouded over, so we decided to watch the Hunger Games movies to get ready to see the latest one next week. We watched all three, discovering that we had not seen Mocking Jay Part 1 before. Now we are ready for...

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Oct 27, 2015 - Tallahassee FL

I love it when a plan comes together. Friday was not that day. We pondered our situation and decided that since the White House didn't want to see us and we had covered areas south of VA pretty thoroughly over the years, we would just bolt for Tally since Kyle is off on Sunday. The plan was to do 2, 7-hour drive days which would put us in Tallyhassle late afternoon on Saturday so we could catch up with him and Sara for a few days. A good plan, good execution, less than optimal results. We left the Luray KOA by about 10:15 and by 11:15 our...

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Oct 19, 2015 - Tallahassee RV Park

We are in a terrible RV park - the back is all trees and the front is unlevel - but the location off theinterstate is good for an overnight stop. Will have to do something else next time. Glad we are leaving tomorrow for Leeward. We saw the old KOA on the way out - about one more exit east of Tallahassee and it looked much better - few trees. There is another RV park north of the interstate at that 225 exit too. Will investigate next time we need to stop here. The Yogi Bear place at Madison still doesn't look too good as we drove past. At...

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2015 Eagle trip

May 28, 2015 - Tallahassee FL

Our time in Tallyhassle has been pretty much as expected. Fed some kids, did some computer upgrading, bought our offspring some stuff, bought us some stuff, and so on and so on. For those of you that have visited kids while they were away at college you know this is all pretty predictable. Monday night we took our niece Julia and a family friend, Mark, to dinner at Well's Brothers. While that is not all that newsworthy, what Mark had to eat has me a bit confused. He had a build-your-own hamburger with jalapenos, apple slices, peanut butter...

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Mar 27, 2015 - Wakulla Springs

Tallahassee. FL Established in 1931, St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge is one of the oldest wildlife refuges in the US. It includes the 80-foot tall St. Marks Lighthouse, the 2nd oldest lighthouse in Florida. Of course, we visited it even though it is now automated so we could not go in it. The refuge is inhabited by black bear, bobcat, otter, raccoon, fox, coyote, amphibians, alligator, snakes and many different species of birds. Of all these animals what we did manage to see? Only alligators and birds, both of which were abundant. From...

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Mar 26, 2015 - Rain delay

Tallahassee. FL We took a final look at the beaches of Santa Rosa Island and headed out, barely ahead of the rain. Even though we did our usual of taking back roads rather than the Interstate, we experienced just a few sprinkles most of the day. As we left the island we passed 2 unique structures. The Dome Home, built in 2002 in the form of a large concrete dome, is designed to structurally withstand hurricane-force winds at 133 mph and storm surge. It withstood hurricanes Ivan and Dennis. We also saw the UFO house complete with little...

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Mar 19, 2015 - Pensacola to Destin to Tallahassee, Florida

Wednesday morning we left Pensacola headed to Destin to meet up with cousin Jeff Marken. His great-grandfather and my grandfather were brothers from Des Moines, Iowa. Five years ago I was given a newspaper clipping from WWII that my aunt Verna had tucked away 70+ years ago. It was a picture and story of Jeff's grandfather DeLoss Marken who was the longest serving Chaplin in Europe during the war. I used Google to search for him and came up with a second cousin, Bob Marken I never knew of. Bob and I have keep in touch the last few years and...

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