The good news is…we have arrived at our campground in Florida and it just as great as we expected. Here is the view this evening from our picture window…in fact we cannot see anything but this from any angle looking out our picture window. Woohoo!
I am sure I will have much more spectacular pictures of this view to show in the days to come. But, the bad news is, we arrived and set up multiple times…long story…in a downpour.
We arrived without incident shortly after 1 this afternoon. It was sprinkling when we arrived and exchanged stories with another couple from Ohio that were arriving at the same time. We waited while they registered then registered and set out for our site. Suddenly, DOWNPOUR. So much that The Bearded One could not see to back up. I was waiting, in the downpour to direct him. By the time he decided that he could not see well enough to back up…I was soaked to the skin and beyond! I got back in the truck with my coat and jeans dripping wet. We sat for awhile, waiting for the downpour to let up then tried again. We were successful in backing in the space the registrar had indicated (right at the end of the lane). The hookups were on the wrong side for our trailer (they are designed for motor homes) so we hooked up what we could with extensions (an extra electric cord, an extra hose) but could not hook up cable or sewer. So we hiked to the office (in the rain) and purchased what we needed.
We returned to the trailer in the lessening rain and worked to extend the sewer hose.
THEN, we got the news that we were in the wrong site. Sigh. We had to disconnect everything and move to the next spot. Then reconnect…in the worsening rain. While there were a few gruff exchanges, we did not have any major argument and got the entire hookup completed….I must say that this speaks well of our marriage. Many others would have been at the courthouse at this point!
So, we are in the trailer and comfy. There are multiple pairs of jeans and multiple coats drip drying from any hook over an uncarpeted area. We are enjoying the view and know that we do not need to move the trailer again for 31 days! Woohoo! We had a recipe from The Today Show for dinner , Pozole…using leftover pork roast instead of the turkey. It was tasty though very spicy. I really liked the hominy although I had not had hominy in decades!
Tomorrow, we will explore Carrabelle, Florida to get provisions and a fishing license.