Snowy Range Pass

Snowy Range Pass

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Back in Florida












We left Gulf Shores on Tuesday, feeling at least a bit better after the cold packs the doctor prescribed. We did finally get to walk the beach before leaving Gulf Shores, but did not get to the list of places we wanted to visit. So I guess we will have to go back.

The short drive to Navarre, FL was uneventful, except for when we pulled into a Love’s truck stop for fuel. After we entered the truck entrance we came to an abrupt stop with trucks lined up. The station did not put up any notices but half the fueling spots were closed for construction with heavy equipment scattered everywhere. Several employees were trying to keep some of the hostile truckers happy. The main problem appeared to be that the outgoing trucks could not get by the incoming traffic as the layout was one big loop mostly blocked by trucks and construction equipment. I had nowhere to go, so I just had to wait. Long story short it took almost an hour to get the 75 feet to the refueling location.

Our home for the next three months will be the Emerald Beach RV Park. This is a very nice place on the water and very near our daughter’s home. It is certainly one of our favorite campgrounds. This week has been spent catching up with our daughter’s family and especially getting reacquainted with our granddaughter Victoria, who at nine months, is a whole different person than we left six months ago.

Happily, she did not scream at the sight of us and quickly accepted us back into the fold of her “circle of trust”. We have already taken her for a doctor’s visit, which she did not care for, but apparently has not blamed us for the visit.

We will be adjusting to the lack of travel and considering the possibility of yet another of those transitions in lifestyle, as we enjoy our time here.

20 comments:

BamaGurl said...

LOVE Emerald Beach - really pretty place...hoping to get back down there in a few weeks. We've stayed there twice so far and had a great visit both times. Hope y'all continue to improve - nothing is fun when we feel bad.

Alan and Marilyn McMillan said...

Miss Victoria is ADORABLE -- I know you will enjoy your time with her.

FULL-TIMERS...OCT. 17, 2009 said...

Oh my is Victoria a doll! They are so much fun at her age. And I can image how much she must have changed. They seem to grow over night.
Glad you are feeling better Chuck. Sorry you didn't get to do all the sight seeing you had planned, but like you say...there is always next time.

Kathy said...

Too cute! Enjoy every minute!
Blessings, K

~~Sue and Doug~~ said...

can't believe she is nine months old already!..love the header shot!..she looks like she has the travel bug already!!

Judy and Emma said...

Sad to think you are contemplating leaving the road, but you all know best.

Barry and Linda said...

What a change in Victoria, she is beautiful. Grandma seems to be as happy as her grand daughter in those last shots. Enjoy her everyday.

Gail and Rick (Gypsy Turtles) said...

She sure is a cutie! This is the very best time of the year to be with family. Enjoy!

Carol K said...

Victoria is a beautiful little girl. Maybe now that you are at Emerald Beach for three months, you will not only get to see more of your daughter and her family, but you will get to feeling 100% well again. I hope so, anyway!

E Squared and Mui said...

Nie campground you have there; a good base from which to spend time with that lovely doll that Anneke is holding onto.

P.S. Thanks for your comment on domiciling; it's appreciated.

Rick and Paulette said...

Victoria sure is a happy looking little girl - and beautiful to boot!

Enjoy Emerald Beach and the warm Florida sun!

Jeff & Barbie said...

Enjoy catching up with Victoria!

Bob said...

Well you picked a good time to be in Florida. I could do with a dose of that right about now.
You'll enjoy your time with little Victoria for sure.
Have fun!

Pennie said...

What a cutie!! Enjoy your time there it will go by so fast. Nothing like enjoying our grand kids

Donna K said...

Such cute pictures of Victoria. She is growing so fast! Hope you are both feeling better.

Phyllis said...

Aren't granddaughters the best gift possible? (Grandsons are not a bad gift either!)

Luci & Loree said...

What a cutie Victoria is!!1 Bet u are glad to see her! have a good time at the beach... so miss being there.

Kenny And Angela's Adventure said...

Victoria is just to cute,enjoy the time with the fam.

Sherry said...

These are just beautiful pictures. Your navigator is darling!

meowmomma said...

Oh what fun with that beauty!!!

We were just there in Pensicola and Gulf Breeze!!! Beautiful!!!