Sunday October 24th 2021
Most of the day was under bright blue sky. Late in the afternoon the clouds arrived ahead of some forecast overnight rain. The temperature peaked a little above the average in the low eighties.
My food supply was getting low this morning. It had been close to two weeks since I visited a grocery store back in Mississippi. This morning I finished off the last of my bread and I didn’t have anything out of the freezer for dinner. A trip for groceries was needed. I tend to go for groceries when I need to without considering the prudence of the task. Grocery shopping on Sundays is a challenge. For some reason it is a very busy grocery shopping day. \
The Walmart I frequent for groceries in this area was both busy and under going a remodel. Areas of the store were empty of everything including the shelves and blocked off. It looks like they were redoing the floor. Merchandise was moved around and compressed into a smaller area. It made stuff harder to find and very congested with all the people in the store. The store has also changed to a mostly self service checkout model, but I managed to find one of the few staffed checkouts without a major line.
At the RV park in the afternoon I got in my second walk of the day. This park is spread out over a large area along the side of Interstate 95. From the entrance to the newer back area it is about a mile. When I walk around the perimeter of the front and back areas, I travel about two miles. It is good exercise and occasionally the drainage ponds have interesting wildlife to observe.
This RV park is mainly occupied by people staying more than a night or two. I recognize a few of the RVs from my stay in June. Everything is kept very neat and organized, so it is hard to identify truly long term residents. I believe there is a mixture of full time RVers staying a month or two like me, snowbirds in Florida for the winter and people using the park for temporary living arrangements. I observed a wide variety of states of origin based on license plates. The furthest distance of travel I saw was Oregon and Idaho. I also saw Arizona, Nevada and Kansas that don’t match the typical origins for winter Floridians. Other than Florida, Virginia seems to be a very popular home state for the RVs in the park.