The Journey South…

“Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.”
Matsuo Basho

The journey to the South was fun but way too fast. We took six days to travel from New Hampshire to Florida. Along the way we saw many neat places but didn’t spend any time enjoying the journey. In the future, I have decided that the journey needs to be slower to stop and enjoy the view, see all that you can see and breath in the air and the sights.

Day 1

We headed south from New Hampshire stopping at Traveler’s Woods in Bernardston, MA to have dinner with our daughter and her family. The campground is all 30 AMP and our RV GPS started to take us down a road with a 10 foot overpass. The way around was narrow but passable with white knuckles.

The campground was pretty and the staff was friendly. The only issue with the place other than how to get to it was I-91 with an overpass was right out our front door.   It was relatively quiet during the night with the exception of hearing large trucks thunk over the bridge every once and a while.

Day 2

From there we headed to Timothy Lake South, part of the Thousand Trails system which we had just purchased for the trip. This park is in the mountains very close to the Delaware Water Gap National Reserve  to explore and enjoy.  The road into the park is an uphill climb but not too bad. The campground is very nice, spacious and sites are good sized though not all are level. It was fairly empty when we traveled here as it was near the end of the season. Next time I want to explore the Gap and see the sights.

Day 3

We headed to Virginia to stay at Aquia Pines Camp Resort in Stafford. The more secluded sites were in the back and mostly occupied by permanent campers. Our site was on a steep incline and looked directly at an extended stay motel, not quite what I like to see out the door.  I didn’t even take any pictures while we were there!

The journey is what counts, having fun and enjoying the ride.  Having fun every day and being in the moment.

Day 4

We stopped at Raleigh Oaks RV Resort. It was very nice and a great place to take the pups for a long walk and a romp through the dog park. Nothing really around it to explore but since this journey was a six day sprint to Florida, we had no time to stop.

Day 5

Next stop was a Thousand Trails resort, The Oaks at Point South. While it is pretty under the trees, it is very tight even for big rigs. The campground also has too many long term campers that don’t take care of their sites.  The people were very nice and friendly and the staff said they are working to improve the place. There are some trails to walk around with the dogs and a walk out to a lake area.

Day 6

The last stop before our final destination was Pecan Park RV Resort in Jacksonville Florida and a visit to see my sister, Linda!  The park is very simple and very crowded. Nice concrete pads but the sites are quite close together. This is a stop over place not a destination to enjoy and explore.  We didn’t spend much time at the park as we headed to my sisters and had a very nice dinner together at the Sandollar Restaurant and Marina.

The Final Destination

Finally, after six days on the road, we have arrived at Haines Creek RV Village !!  I wasn’t quite sure what to think of the park when I made the reservation as it was a small RV park. However, I was very surprised by the park. It is beautiful with large old oak trees draped in Spanish moss that gives it a cozy feel. A long dock along the creek to fish or contemplate by, just beware of the alligators. The people are very welcoming and friendly.  We are settling in!

Until the next journey….

Until the next journey….

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