Location: Jacksonville, FL (High 64, Low 42)
Yesterday was a pretty laid back day. I am happy to report that we have had some success adjusting our body clocks to our new schedule. We have been waking up between 7:30 and 8:15, and I am loving it! That may sound early to some people, but it’s SO much better than 5 or 5:30.
We are all settled in at Pecan Park RV Resort. When I looked at the reviews for this place, they were a little mixed. A lot of people commented on the lack of amenities at the campground and the fact that it is close to the Jacksonville airport. Our opinions may change over time, but right now we aren’t looking for clubhouse activities and scheduled events. Right now one of our top qualification is a place that is easy to get to, and is a good starting point for seeing all the sights in the area. This one definitely fits, being only a quarter of a mile off I-95. (We can’t hear any highway noise though.) And the surrounding area is pretty rural, although we discovered yesterday that there is a HUGE shopping center only about 4 miles away.
The airport thing hasn’t been a big deal. Every so often a plane flies overhead on its way to landing, and for about a minute, it’s a little loud, but I can’t say that it’s bothering us too much. They don’t seem to fly at night, so we have no issues when we’re trying to sleep.
Some people commented on the lack of shade. We like nice open spots. No acorns, pine cones, pine needles or anything else falling onto the roof while we are parked – and if there’s a storm we don’t have to worry about a tree falling over on us. And no issues getting our satellite tv! (Maybe if we were here in the summer, which I don’t think would ever happen, we would care more about shade. But not so much in February.)
So, after reading the reviews, and weighing them against what we were looking for, we decided to take a chance. So far, we are glad we did!
We have several things planned for the next few weeks. Harry has family in the area, and we are looking forward to having the chance to spend some time with them. We are also planning some trips to the beach, checking out some parks in the area, and at least one day trip to St. Augustine. And there’s an RV show next week! All kinds of good stuff coming up! Stay tuned!!