Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Loving Mayport

We are thoroughly enjoying being here at Naval Station Mayport.  Its just a few miles north of Jacksonville and a perfect spot for us to be staying.  Despite a few rain showers over the past few days, it has great weather.  The showers don't last all day and we have gotten a fair bit of sunshine.  And the temperature has been comfortable in the high 70's / low 80's.  Enough of the weather report...
We have had a few surprises - first an update on the power cord, surge protector issue.
I ordered a replacement surge protector for the one that burned up and failed.  We went with a Progressive Industries EMS-PT50C:
And Pam switched out the new 50 Amp plug we picked up at Lowe's for a different 50 Amp plug we got at Camping World:
I think the Lowe's plug would have been fine, but we liked the handle on the back and the fact the power cord from the coach fit into the bottom of the plug better.  The Lowe's plug is more suited to smaller wiring of washers and dryers.  The Camco plug had plenty of room at the area where it enters the plastic housing for the large power cord.
Then I got on my main project for the morning:  Washing the Roadrunner!  I have been wanting to do this since before Christmas.  I was good to get the grime and dirt from the winter off the coach.
One of the highlights of being here though is meeting blogging friends face-to-face for the first time.  We arrived on Saturday and on Sunday Dee Walter of Tumbleweed fame came over and introduced herself.  We first met online probably 7 years ago before we made the plunge.

Dee is a regular on the RV-Dreams.com chat forum and when I was first checking out this lifestyle we corresponded a few times.  Then in 2009 we both hit the road.  We have not really kept up over the years and it was a pleasant surprise to finally meet her and Jim.

It was primarily due to Dee's friend Jessica (RV Days with Jessica and Harry) who read our blog and Dee's blog and told Dee, "You are right next to each other at that campground!".  Sure enough, Dee and Jim are parked four sites down from us.
We were able to have Happy Hour with them and get a feel for what they've been up to and where they are headed and just have a nice get-together.  One of those RV things that we love!  And they invited us to lunch yesterday at a nearby locale place.

They invited us to lunch yesterday to check out one of their favorite places and it was great!   We drove with them to the the Singleton Seafood Shack about noon and had a great seafood lunch on the water.
It was really good:  fried oysters, shrimp, hush puppies, cole slaw, fries and ice tea or water.  Perfect lunch.

We are enjoying our time here and you can see why...

Thanks for joining us on the Roadrunner Chronicles!

14 comments:

  1. we love staying at the Hanna Park just south of you when we are in that part of Florida...

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    1. We have drive past it and need to check it out!~ Thanks for the comment!

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  2. Good choice on the Progressive Industries unit. I think you'll be pleased.

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    1. Thanks Steve ~ is this the kind you have?

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  3. You'll also appreciate the Lifetime Warranty that comes with the Progressive Industries PMS. We chose the hardwired model in order to avoid the arcing of the connections but it can also be testy at times. Glad that it's working out for you without a major incident.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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    1. Thanks for the note! I really love the information it displays. Nothing like have a little more peace of mind too...

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  4. Glad that I read your blog in time for you guys to get together! We had lunch at that place too and it was so yummy! :)

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    1. It is still a treat! Thanks for pointing us toward Dee and Jim a few campsites from us. Fun to meet them for the first time. Would be nice to meet you all too one day!

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  5. Obviously, I am so far out of the loop that I am "lost in space'..Did you buy a new RV?...a new vehicle...what happened while I was not paying attention??? Sheesh, I am sooooo not with the program lately....

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    1. Our first grandson born in Feb? Not sure Dennis -- After 4 months in Va Beach, we hit the road a couple of weeks ago. A few days ago we met up with long time bloggers friends whom we have never met face-to-face. We did not and are not likely to buy a new RV...no new vehicle...just more new adventures as we make our way through Florida and out to NM, AZ and Utah this summer...
      Thanks for the note!

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  6. Thanks so much for going to lunch with us. I'm so glad we finally met. I updated our blog for yesterday to include that picture from the restaurant. See you again soon.

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    1. What find! That was a great restaurant. Can't beat the local hangouts with the full parking lots near meal time! Thanks for getting together with us.

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  7. Ah! I miss Florida - specifically the seafood!
    Candy

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  8. We're checking into the Mayport CG on April 21 for three nights. I have the feeling we'll just be missing you again! :c(

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