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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Exploring Rodman Campground in Palatka, Florida

Rodman Campground is one
of Florida's 123 state

Florida campgrounds allow campers to stay for two weeks at a time.

The entry gate locks
at 6:00 pm.

Campers are given
the code for late

Eric & I have a quiet
campsite under the

... across from the Cross

There are 26 primitive
campsites available
for tenting.

Thirty-eight campsites have water and electric hookups.

This RVer came with a
car & a boat.

I think the entire length
is about 70 feet.

Trailers are popular at
this campground.

There are large fields here.

Bring your own game
equipment & make
your own fun.

One of two bath rooms
with showers.

The bathrooms and showers are clean and well kept.

One of two sets of
washers & dryers

Cost: $1.50 per load


The Boat Launch

is a popular place
for boaters.

Three White Ibises stroll
near the water. 

No swimming with, feeding
or teasing the Alligators.

Dispose of broken
fishing line here.

Manatees & other
wildlife depend
on your diligence.

Nearby picnic

RVs dump their tanks
at the end of their

Rodman Campground is a very nice place to spend two weeks.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Southeast to Palatka, Florida

Another beautiful fall

Eric and I continue out drive south on Interstate 75.

We pass Greenhouses.

One of three signs urging
drivers to choose Jesus.

Our first Amazon Tractor
Trailer sighting...

There's more to Prime.
A Truckload more.

This is a gorgeous stretch
of highway to drive.

A fellow RVer forgot to 
put down their TV antenna.

It clears the bridge, with
room to spare.

Many bridges across highways in the United states are 15 feet above the roadway, or more.  The clearance is not as generous across secondary roads.

We stop for diesel at

costs $2.40 per gallon.

It's a busy time of day at
the dedicated RV lanes.

5th Wheel are at the
next pump.

A truck towing an Airstream 
Trailer is fueling up at a
car lane.

Welcome to Florida.

The state's new sign
is under construction.

Palm Trees line the

Motorcyclists in Florida can
skip wearing helmets, after
providing proof of medical
insurance providing at least 
$10,000.00 coverage.

We turn east toward

... onto Florida State
Road 24.

Cranes at a large construction
 site in Gainesville.

East on Florida State
Road 20

A man fishes from
a bridge.


South, along Florida
State Road 19 to...

in Palatka.

We register for our
two week visit.

Florida State Parks allow a maximum stay of 14 days.

Here's our site, under
the trees.

There will be no satellite
access for TV during
our stay.

After 17 nights of Walmart and Freightliner parking lot stays, we have lots of standard chores
to do.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Driving Interstate 75 South to Tifton, Georgia

Eric & I are driving along
just one highway today...

Interstate 75 South.

Just one of the many sign
forests that populate the

It's 76 degrees today.

The direction indicator
is wrong.  We are
currently driving

The ribbon of highway
leads South, & a
little bit East.

My first fresh Christmas Tree
sighting of the season.

A rental RV is driving

A Hot Rod is being

It looks like a work
 in progress.

Eric & I stayed at Southern
Trails RV Resort in Unadilla
two years ago.

My daily walk took me
past the water tower.

happy to see bridge repair
& construction.

Tire treads litter the

We pass fields of Cotton
waiting to be harvested.

Eric's Tires....

He never told me he was
running a business.

Eric & I are spending the
night at the Walmart in

Tomorrow is another drive day.