Current Location: Casey Jones RV Park, Lake City, Florida
Today we slept in a bit (8:30 am) and took our time getting ready to roll out of Panama City Beach. Malcolm went to the office when it opened at 9:00 AM and paid our bill. When he got back to the trailer, he decided to empty the gray water tanks. While he was finishing up the rear tank, a familiar voice greeted him. Our friends that we met in the Ft. Toulouse campground at home were staying at the same park with us in Panama City Beach. Small world.
We went over to visit with them for a bit, then took our trash over to the dumpster and finished unhooking the utilities from the trailer. We rolled out of the park about 10:30 AM or so and took an easy drive up US 231 to I-10.
We stopped at a Love’s Truck Stop at I-10 and US 231 and realized it was where we had stopped for lunch back in September when we were bringing our trailer home for the first time. There was a roadside stand as we drove in where two gentlemen were selling honey. We bought a small bottle of orange blossom honey.
We ate lunch at the McDonalds there and filled up the truck at the truck fuel islands. Then it was back on the road and eastbound on I-10. The temperature (according to the truck) got up to a maximum of 72 degrees in the late afternoon.
When we turned south on I-75, Val started looking for campgrounds and we settled on Casey Jones RV Park. It’s a pretty big park and they have a lot of really long pull-through sites perfect for people like us that are just stopping over for the night. We leveled up the trailer and even put the awning out. Malcolm opened up the outside kitchen and grilled steaks for dinner.
The area of the campground we are in is not much to speak of as far as beauty, but it works great for an overnight stop and is reasonably priced at about $27. The staff is very friendly and promptly led us to our site.
Tomorrow, we’re off to LazyDays campground in Tampa to stay for about a week.