Dave’s Summer Greeting!!

Hello to all of you that take the time to read our blog. The campground looks real good this year and the prospects of a COVID-19 free summer are looking better every day.  Please get your COVID-19 vaccine if you have not already.  Maggy and I had ours today and so far, we are still kicking!!

You could say that this has been a year of transition for us personally and for your favorite place to camp at the shore.  Our new office is up and getting ready!

newbuilding

We still have lots to do but are working hard to have it ready for July 4th.   For the time being you will be seeing all of us in the Pavilion including a retail area to get any last moment items you may have forgotten.  Please help expedite your check in by giving the office all your personal and camping unit information to make check-in an easy experience .  Our goal is to get you on your site as quickly as possible so you can begin to have FUN right away!

On the personal level Maggy and I lost her Dad in January which triggered a lot of time and effort attending to his estate.  We wish to thank all of you who sent good wishes to us during this very sad time.  Nevertheless, we made time to enjoy our son Allan and his family be taking a wonderful trip to Utah.  We boon docked many nights on B.O.L.M land.  This is property we all own and managed by Bureau Of Land Management.  You can dry dock in designated campgrounds for up to 14 days at no charge.  They offer little to no amenities-just a spot to spend the night and look at the incredible starlit universe above!

boondocking

Upon our return to Jupiter, Florida we spend 14 straight days packing both Maggy’s father’s home and our own.  We are committed to seeing this wonderful country of ours in our motorhome after the campground closes.  For starters we took 9 days to go to Pensacola, Florida and then on to New Orleans for four days.  New Orleans offers amazing food, entertainment, and places of interest.  The World War II Museum was the highlight of the trip.  If visiting New Orleans this is a must see.

We headed east to Tallahassee after our holiday in New Orleans.  The park was Tallahassee North RV park.  Nice campground with mostly Sunbirds heading north or south for a night.  I got up to start the diesel engine on the bus and “boom” followed by a cloud of white smoke and then the bus ordering an immediate shutdown as the engine began to overheat.  Fortunately, I have AAA RV road service.  We had to wait until the next day to get the wrecker to tow us to the nearest Freightliner dealer along with our dead bus, two dogs and a cat!  We road with the driver in his $500,000.00 tow truck for the 20 miles it took to get to Four Star Freightliner in Midway, Georgia.  They were able to put us in a spot that had an  RV hookup which gave us electric for the  three days it took to get the air conditioning compressor replaced.  Turned out that the compressor froze up and broke a fan belt that wrapped around the engine fan causing the overheating.

wrecker

Due to the service delay we were forced to head back to Holly Shores instead of Jupiter for a few more days. We camped at both Fayetteville Camping Resort and Cherrystone Campground; both great places to stop heading south or north.

We got on the 4:15 ferry out of Lewes and made back to our most favorite campground, Holly Shores.  The weather on the crossing was as wonderful as all the memories we have had these past few months.

Maggy is already back in the saddle and getting all of us ready for the summer season ahead.

It is our hope the border will open so our dear Canadian friends may come and visit soon!

See you this summer!!

 

 

 

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