Trip Start Sep 07, 2007
Trip End Jan 12, 2008

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Friday, November 16, 2007

So we've made it to our final eastside destination before we head back west. When we pulled in rather late Wednesday night, I had to wonder-"What have I gotten us into"? I had chosen the campground that was most convenient to both the office and the Kingdom Hall. There are several other highly rated campgrounds in the area, but they are all a bit far. So here we are. Amongst the girlie bars and liqour stores. Great. And our assigned site is so close to the highway that when a large truck goes by, the trailer shakes like we're in an earthquake. I quickly began thinking about moving.
By the light of day on Thursday, it didn't seem quite so bad. Albert was back to work, and Dad and Lisa rented a car and headed down to the historic town of St. Augustine, which claims to be the oldest city in the U.S. I've already seen it a couple of times before, so I decided to stay home and get caught up on cleaning and laundry. Running back and forth to the on-site laundromat, I got to talk to several of the people that live here in this trailer park. Good, downhome folk. And it's actually quite clean and almost pretty. Combined with the fact that it is still the most convenient for Albert to get back and forth to work, we all decided that staying here is fine. We just need to get used to the highway noise at night.
Today was sort of a kick-around day. Albert had to work, and the rental car had been returned, so Dad, Lisa and I just sort of hung around. We played games, and got caught up on bills and such. Basically we were just waiting for Albert to get home from work since he had the truck. When we've been here in Jacksonville before, we've eaten at a great restaurant called First St. Bar and Grill. It's right on the beach, has great atmosphere, and excellent food. We've been looking forward to it ever since we knew, several months ago, that we'd be back here in Jacksonville. I couldn't wait.
So we're driving down to the beach, approaching our destination. We can taste the fabulous seafood now. As we approach, we see-what is that? A black mound? Surely you jest. Could it be? NNOOOOO!!!! My yummy restaurant is now a giant pile of dirt covered with a black tarp!! Oh, the horror! The severe disappointment! I really wish I didn't like to eat so much. I have myself noticed a theme running through my blogs-they seem to all involve food. Whatever shall I do now that my favorite restaurant is now going to be an upscale condo building? Bummer.
But at least the beach was pretty.
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