Thursday, November 13, 2014

Trip to Florida

2004 was our first full year in our Alfa RV and a big travel year for us -- we did not know any better, so we moved a lot. There are a lot of adventures during 2004 that will take several posts to relate. For brevity I am going to list the state abbreviations in order of our 2004 travels: TX, LA, MS, AL, FL, GA, FL, GA, SC, TN, AR, MO, NE, SD, MT, ID, NV, CA, OR, NV, UT, NM, TX. Just writing them down made me tired, so it was obviously a busy year for us.

We left the Green Caye RV Park in Dickinson, Texas in January and headed east on I-10. Our first stop was at the Paragon Casino in Marksville, Louisiana. We spent three days at the casino RV Park which cost $7.77 each day. The weather was cool and we had bright sunshine. We did not do too well in the casino, but had a good time trying.

We left Louisiana and spent two nights in Biloxi, Mississippi where we tried our luck at the Beau Rivage casino, the Golden Nugget casino and the Palace casino with no luck in any of them. We moved on to Bay St. Louis, Mississippi and Casino Magic, which at the time was one of my preferred casinos. Again no winnings, but Kathi and I had a ball just being together on the road.

We spent a week at the Brown RV Park in Mobile, Alabama to recuperate and I was lost the whole time. I never could figure out the configuration of the streets in Mobile and the week was frustrating for me. I am sure there are fun things to do there, but we never found them.

We finally got to Florida and stayed in the Tallahassee East KOA. The weather was beautiful and we really enjoyed seeing the truckloads of oranges moving down the highways. It was really crowded -- I think all the seniors from Michigan were in Florida for the winter months.

We wedged our way in and agreed not to complain about the crowds, because we had come to Florida to visit our good friends Bob and Tanya Kelly. With smiles on our faces and goodwill in our heart we began our Florida exploration.   

Alfa and Arlon at Green Caye in Dickinson, TX
Pink Flamingos at Cape Canaveral Wildlife Preserve

Old car at Green Caye
Arlon, Kathi, Kelly & Tanya

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