Thursday, March 14, 2013

Days in Destin

We have enjoyed our time here in Destin.  It is a very nice area and one place we come back and visit again and again.  Even though it is a bit cool, it is a great place to be.

A highlight at the Destin Army Recreation Center Campground is that it is located right on Choctawhatchee Bay in the Emerald Coast Region of Florida's Panhandle.  The campground is tight but we have a 42' pad and at $21/night, it works.
We found out the solenoid came in to Fleet Maintenance in Fort Walton Beach, so we packed up and drove over there early yesterday.
Brad jumped right on it and had it installed before 9:00 a.m.  I paid the $310.44 bill and the good news is that have no more random amperage draw or 'Low Voltage' light.  Meanwhile Pam made a quick commissary run in to Hurlburt Field.  Then we headed back to the campground in Destin.

One of the great joys of this life style is meeting new friends! Ron contacted me earlier in the week and we had lunch with him and Jana at the Shrimp Basket in Fort Walton Beach.  They are from Oklahoma and at one time had a motorhome and started following the Roadrunner Chronicles.
They felt like they knew us and brought up a lot of different episodes that we have encountered in the last four years.  It was a great time of getting to know them and hearing about how they relocated here to be near their daughter and son-in-law and grandkids.  Thanks Ron it was great meeting you two!

It was a beautiful day so we went over to Gator Lakes Golf Course on Hurlburt and played 9 holes.  We hit some good shots but then…  yeah, not enough good shots.
It was slow going for some reason.  On one hole we practiced some putting (why don't the putts drop the first time when they count?)  and had time to catch a photo of a gaggle of turtles catching some sun.

Back at the campground, I took some photos of the evening sun going down.
And caught on of Jonathan's seagull. (OK it was really a pelican but it reminded me of one.)

Another beautiful evening on the bay.
We had pork chops for dinner and watched some TV before we called it a night.

Thanks for joining us on the Roadrunner Chronicles!  Thanks for joining us.  Until next time...


  1. Looks like the charging solenoid. Mine is intermitant and Tiffin sent the wrong one. Looks like I'll be headed to RB to solve this problem next week.

    1. I think you are right. Pretty simple install on our 2007 Allegro Bus. Are you headed there for another reason too?

  2. Your post about Destin and Fort Walton Beach brings back some good and bad memories. My father was stationed there during my junior year at Choctawhatchee High School in 1961. I was involved in a bad car accident on the road in Destin, delivered newspaper there in the sun and the rain, and would have liked to have graduated from high school there but we transferred to North Carolina for my senior year. I’m sure it has changed from what I would see today. Hope to go on the road soon and Fort Walton is on my list.

  3. Great shot of the sunset. Love that area and the beaches at Grayton State Park.

  4. I love those piers that go way out into the water, and they make a great photo. I can't wait until we can start meeting fellow blogging friends and have dinner. Maybe one day we will meet up...take care.

  5. Glad your mechanical probs are behind you!!! We had a great stay at the same place back in Jan. Our 40 ft'er was a tight squeeze. Try McGuires for lunch----great sandwiches---more than I could eat in one sitting!!!!

  6. Isn't it great to get together with new folks, all because of a blog? We have been meeting and greeting all kinds of blog readers and other blogs we read on our whole vacation so far, all over the place! What fun!

    Karen and Steve
    The USA Is Our Big Backyard

  7. Your golf game sounds a bit like mine - good shots followed by "what was that?"

    Nice pics of the pier and sunset!

  8. We really enjoyed the Army Rec Center CG in Destin. We ended up extending our stay twice. The Air Force private beach was wonderful. We can't wait to return, for a much longer stay next time. :c)