"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime"-MARK TWAIN

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The road’s calling my name!


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Everything is back together on the Casita.  All new running gear, including brakes, bearings, and hubs.  Made one of my famous “BEEN THINKING” remarks to Wanda the other afternoon about maybe we should take a little trip to check everything out.  She surprised me by saying “sounded good to her”.  Then began the conversation as to where we would go.  It is still hot as blue blazes down here, and that includes everywhere within a thousand miles or so.  The nearest cool temperatures appear to be the mountains of New Mexico, and we aren’t prepared to travel that far at this time.

After kicking the idea around for a few days, we have decided to head down to the Gulf Coast near Pensacola, FL.  I’ve made reservations at a Gulf Islands National Seashore campground for 4 nights next week.  We’ll be at Ft. Pickens campground on Santa Rosa Island.  A quarter mile from the Gulfs emerald green waters for 10 bucks a night with water and electric.  Pretty good deal.

I’m sure it will still be hot, but with the beach close by, we should have a nice breeze blowing.  The forecast is for highs around 90.  That beats the highs of 97-99 which are forecast for the home front next week.

Sally says she can’t wait to hit the road again…….

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  1. Sounds wonderful!! You guys have a grand time!! Take lots of pictures....maybe they will cool us off here in Georgia! :-)

  2. It's finally cooled off a bit here in Indiana, but and ocean beach sounds nice. :)

  3. I think you will enjoy that area, we spent much of last winter there.


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