Quiet. Breezy. Cookies.

Trip Start Dec 31, 2012
Trip End May 04, 2013

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Where I stayed
Chumlucky Farm Opera Campground
What I did
Extremely fast-moving air...

Flag of United States  , Florida
Monday, March 25, 2013

Today was a long one, especially since we crossed back into the central time zone.  Just where did the hour go?  We left camp before nine o'clock and went to fill our propane just down the road.  The camp attendant and a "guy who knew lots" told us we could do it there.  Wrongo!  The had propane in bottles for campers and such, but no set-up to fill a motorhome's tank.

We headed out on our near two hundred mile let to Farm Opry Park, near Pace, Florida.  The road, as we'd experienced before, was circuitous.  We also had a high wind warning, so that's part of the reason for the early start.  The wind was tolerable.  With the tire pressures on the money, Shorty handles just fine.  

We stopped at a bit over a hundred miles and had an early lunch.  Very early, in fact, due to the time change.  It STILL tasted great!  Corned beef on a leftover biscuit was the fare.

We then headed for Milton, FL and toward the camp.  We stopped at Publix Market for inner fuel and then found a spot for gas nearby.  Cost here is $3.45/gallon.  A large drop from what we paid in Florida.  Smells the same too.

As we pulled off on I-10 near Milton, I spied a KOA and got propane there, plus a friendly visit with the manager.  KOA originated in Billings Montana back in the sixties, I believe about the time of the World's Fair in Seattle.  May it was the early seventies.  I'm having too much fun traveling to look it up, so if you have the urge, please do so...even if you're having some fun too.

We proceeded on to locate Chumlucky Farm Opry Campground.  Sounds easier than it was.  We got "confused" and ended up on a dead end road in front of a house.  Others had gotten "confused" there too, so we used the turn-around and stopped to call the park.  After another bit of confusion between North vs. South, we got on the right track.  I don't feel too bad about it.  Thinking back, I do believe there was a war about just that issue away back when.  It didn't come to that for us.  

The park is a site for both Country Music and Religious Retreat/Revival get-togethers.  There are over a hundred and seventy sites here on a huge grassy field in the woods.  We're one of two rigs here for the night.  About eight or ten folks look to be seasonal or full-time.  The wind hung on until dark and now it's nice and warm in the coach due to Lynn's baking more Cookies.  Note that I used an upper-case "C", since her cookies are soooo gooood.  Thanks Lynn.  She hasn't offered me a sample yet.  What's with that?  They are the delicious "Peanut Blossoms", which I dearly love and are in the top ten on my cookie list.  

We'll just be staying the one night here and will be near my Nephew's place in Mississippi tomorrow.  I do hope that that works our and we get to see him.  

I'll keep in touch with more photos on Flickr soon.
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ferdie on

CHUMLUCKY ....I love that! I have even felt that way a few times in my life!! Cookies with peanut butter in them, Ralphie your are living with the Queen of the Prom! You lucky devil! I believe you are correct about the KOA campgrounds...that fellow had a unique vision! Stay dry and walk proud! Hugs.....

photodon on

Driving in the wind is always such a pleasant ride. Glad youse made it ok.

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