2/22/22- The day of 2's!
This was a moving day again, driving further south to a place in Bonita Springs, near Naples. We have gotten so good at preparing to take off that we have to slow down a little so we don't have to wait around for our reserved spot on the other end. Most places have a 1PM check-in, and we try not to get there earlier. I guess that my days working in retail realy changed my thinking about customers who disregarded start and ending times, complicating the job of the staff. I don't think that was the case in my nursing jobs, because everything we did ran on a pretty tight schedule. I remembered feeling relieved when I left that because I could leave my watch off for days!
Our spot for a few days--
We are in the Imperial Bonita Estates, a private RV community where almost all the spaces are occupied by either permanent, seasonal or long-termers. Except a few, for people like us that are searching for something in the area and have run out of luck finding something in a state park or county park. And we made these reservations in November or December, I think. You really have to plan ahead to get the good spots reserved. So if you want to stay at the primo Florida state parks next February, you need to be online on March 1 to snag a spot. And there are some beautiful beach state parks here.
There is a fantastic mix of old and new mobile homes, trailers, RV's, 5th Wheels and some that are more like modular homes. There are some really cute old ones on some of the sites, straight out of the 60's! And they are looking generally pretty good, not trashy or abandoned. The grounds are very well kept by a staff. In reading through the by-laws, there is a requirement that any newly added units have to be less than 10 years old. So the oldies but goodies will pass on, someday.
Some of the roads through the homes are pretty narrow, not really built for large trucks and rigs. Bob had a challenge to back into our spot, but he doesn't let something like that spoil the day! Later, we walked up to the pool and enjoyed cooling off there for awhile.
Bob's birthday! I made bacon and blueberry pancakes for breakfast, which seldom happens because we are both trying to maintain our slim and trim figures! That's a joke! We talked a bit about the fact that now we are both closer to 70 than to 65, so we are looking to do more of the things that we want to do while we possess the strength!
We headed west to spend time on the beach. There seems to be less public access to the beach here, most of the coastline is swallowed up by buildings, developments, condos, etc. We wanted to go to Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park because it's not too far from us and right on the ocean. We drove there, but soon realized that we would have needed to get there about the time I was serving pancakes, so the entrance was closed because all the parking was filled. Bummer. Instead, we went back to the trailer and then spent time at the pool and ate the picnic lunch there! Bob grilled us some very good steak for dinner, since I'm pretty hands-off with grilling. That's something Bob likes to do, and does it well. We talked with all the kids and grandkids through the day, and that's a special gift!
It has been getting pretty hot here in the afternoons, upper 80's. That's about 10 degrees above the normal for this time. We have air conditioning to help out and that keeps me from getting cranky. It cools off in the evening so we can sleep with the windows open. A simple pleasure!
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