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!