Thursday, March 29, 2012

Great times in Florida

We are here at the Manatee Cove FamCamp at Patrick AFB near Melbourne, FL.  It is very convenient to the beautiful beaches, a great fitness center on base, local shopping and Major League Baseball Spring Training.
The weather has been great so we are really enjoying it here.  Plus our campsite is right on the beach with a little bit of sand and some pretty great sunsets.
Viera is the home of the Washington Nationals MLB spring training and only about 10 miles down the road.  We got some mid-day tickets last week and enjoyed a great game between the Nats and the Atlanta Braves.
We also found time last weekend to visit another pretty good flea market.
But mostly we have been settling into a routine and getting some things done.  I washed the RV and am almost half way through putting a coat of Mother's Wax on it.  Hopefully I will be done in a day or two.

On Tuesday, they had a going away party / happy hour pot luck for the camp hosts that have been here for a number of years.  We didn't know them that well but decided to go and meet some people anyway. It started at the traditional 4:00 happy hour time.  At 5:00 PM at most bases, they play the Star Spangled Banner.
Pretty cool to see all our fellow campers rise and respectfully face the direction of the music.  We enjoy these get togethers because they continue to be a way we can get to know other people.  We met quite a few that evening and met one couple that had been full timers for eight years.

We are looking forward to some more nice weather and sunshine and plan to be here to be through the end of April.

That is it for this edition of the Roadrunner Chronicles.


  1. We have enjoyed Spring Training in AZ. Great crowds.
    Lovely pictures of the sun and beach.
    Interesting that they played the Star Spangled Banner. Enjoy the rest of the week. ~wheresweaver

  2. Randy, checking the Patrick AFB camp rules, I saw that there are no reservations for non active. Did you have any trouble getting a space in the park?

  3. Looks like a fantastic FamCamp. Have you checked out the NASA campground that is nearby? We have heard that they allow retired military to also camp there.

  4. beautiful sunset photos!!!..enjoy your stay..and have fun waxing the motorhome!

  5. Nice photos. Hubby wants to know if we bring our 5th wheel up to you will you wax it too? Never hurts to ask!
    Juno Beach