Jacksonville, Florida

Feb. 15, 2019 - Feb. 23, 2019

We arrived at the Jacksonville/St. Mary's KOA in Kingsland, GA around 1:30 on Friday the 15th. It was an uneventful drive from Tallahassee. This park is a "Holiday" KOA which means they have all sorts of planned activities.  They have their own mini-golf course, a pool, a hayride, a "train", a jumper pad, and a petting "zoo"; ok, a couple of goats, some chickens, and a bunny rabbit.  They had Margarita's on Friday night, and wine and cheese on Saturday night. They also serve pancakes and waffles every morning. Everyone has their own fire ring and the campground supplies wood for your fire.  A lot of the campers took advantage of this.  The only downside is they have hydrogen sulfide in their well water which I didn't realize until after I'd washed our sheets.  They definitely smell like sulfur. We've put our external water filter to use but I'm not sure it is going to keep that smell out of our clothes when we wash them...

We did a driving tour of Amelia Island but we missed the lighthouse tour, they closed at 2 pm.  We'll catch it another day. We toured St. Mary's which is a quaint small town on the river. St. Mary's is a departure point for the Cumberland Island Ferry.  One of the historic homes that provided asylum to Aaron Burr is for sale...Maybe we should settle here.

They also have an excellent little museum dedicated to submarines, St. Mary's Submarine Museum,Inc.  There is a huge submarine base just north of St. Mary's.  Elard discovered that the first submarine designed for the Navy was designed by John Phillip Holland...I wonder if he is a relative of mine?

We also spent a day driving around Jacksonville and Jacksonville Beaches.

I am taking a short break from the RV exploration to attend Quilt Con 2019 in Nashville, TN.  We must keep our quilting skills sharp while traveling!! And I get to see some of my quilting buddies (Kathy & Mary) from Monroe/West Monroe/Ruston! Quilt Con is the Modern Quilt Guild's major annual show.  Such motivation and inspiration to be found here.  I traded mini quilts with my swap partner Paula Saturday evening.

I'm not sure what Elard has been up to this week on his own back in Jacksonville but I can't wait to get back there and see all the pictures he has taken and plans he has made in my absence.

I also finished two quilts for the Northeast Louisiana Modern Quilt Guild's exhibit at the Shepis Museum in Columbia, LA.  The exhibit is going to be held March 4, 2019 thru April 28, 2019.  The museum is located at 106 Main Street, Columbia, LA. 

Make life an Adventure!