Friday, October 24, 2008

Naval Station Mayport, Jacksonville, Florida

Yesterday morning we awoke to chilly weather in Yemassee, South Carolina. We stowed everything ready for travel and decided that we would first go to the Waffle House for breakfast. We were on the road heading for Jacksonville, Florida, by 9 am. We stopped at the first rest area and I checked the outside thermometer and it read 53 degrees. The wind was blowing and it was just down right cold.

Continuing down I-95 we encountered about 40 miles of construction but traffic moved at a steady rate and we had no problems. We stopped again at the Flying J in Brunswick, GA. and put in almost 42 gallons of diesel at $3.399. We continued south into Jacksonville and headed out 9A to Mayport Naval Station.

Arriving at the base, we had to stop at Pass and Decal to optain a military sticker for the windshield. This took about 20 minutes and we were happy to do it. The bases on the west coast kept saying that we did not need the stickers as DOD was going to do away with the stickers in 2010.

We arrived at the RV park and we are in Space 4 overlooking the St. Johns River. The campground is very nice and the people in the office are helpful and a joy to be around. The weather on the other hand has not been good at all. The winds have blown very hard since we got here and the rains came all night and all morning. As I am writing now the sun is trying to come out so we will see.

Over at Naval Air Station Jax, they are suppose to have their annual Air Show this weekend with the Blue Angels. Hopefully the weather will clear for them. We took a ride over to the base this morning as we wanted to also check out the Famcamp for future stays. It is ok but we would much rather travel the few extra miles and be looking at the water. We will be here until Sunday when we move over to the Thousand Trails Park at Orlando.

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