Monday July 11th 2022
Today was a travel day so I was up early to allow plenty of time to be on the road by 11AM. It was a sunny, but humid morning. A few minutes outside was enough for sweat to flow like a waterfall. I took a couple of breaks to dry off, but still managed to pull out as the 11AM clock clicked over. As I pulled away the park employee that had been hovering in the area immediately headed for my site to weed wack all the green stuff coming out of the cracks in the concrete. He wasn’t doing anything to push me to leave, but it was clear he knew my site would need to be cleaned up soon.
The problem with short travel days is the need to kill time so I don’t arrive before my new site is ready. Today was one of those days. I sat in my RV home in the Georgia Welcome center parking lot for close to two hours. My destination was in sight on the other side of the Interstate. Shortly after 1PM I drove to the Jacksonville North/St. Marys KOA and got checked in. One of the advantages of this location is the tall pines that provide some shade. That is very different from my last five weeks fully exposed to the heat of the sun.
I just managed to get setup before the rain arrived. It started with a strong thunderstorm followed by pretty much constant rain all afternoon into the evening. This is the first day the forecast has been close to right in several weeks. My site is now on an island surrounded by rain water.