Hot Dot (our 26 foot Chrysler sailboat) has been brought home to rest for a while. Saddened as we are to not be able to sail, I am excited about our summer plans. Jim and I bought his parent’s 30 foot Award camper. We are planning to go camping in several state parks this summer. Reservations have been made. Several maiden voyages have been had (we’ve discovered the art of Walmart camping too!) Minor, and some not so minor, repairs have helped us learn the various aspects of RVing. While there is a certain comfort and safety that goes along with RVing the sheer beauty and inner peace that we recieve from sailing isn’t there. Or perhaps we just haven’t found it yet.
Our hopes are to discover some beauty and much needed relaxation in visiting several state parks. We have on our itenary to visit first Long Key State Park in Islamorada, then over to Curry Hammock State Park in Marathon. We will then scoot over to John Pennycamp in Key Largo. Collier Seminole near Naples will head us back up
North. Lake Kissimmee State Park and Blue Springs State Park will be a Central Florida camping experience. We have friends getting married June 27th and will stay at Blue Springs since it is located approximately 20 minutes from Tory and Kevin’s wedding site of Lake Mary Convention Center.
Although this is a fairly full camping itenary we will take only a short break back home. After a brief visit home, probably to cut grass, we will head back out to revisit Sebastion Inlet State Park. This we hope to be the highlight of our summer trip. We spent a few days there during spring break. It was entirely too cold to enjoy the parks many ammenities fully. The summer should be much more promising.
Each of the places offer swimming, fishing, some bike riding (Yay!) and other activities that should promise to bring a smile to our little guys face and warmth to our hearts. It will be different than sailing to say the least. However we will be able to see the parks differently than had we visited from ocean side. We will also have AIR CONDITIONING! This is a BIG PLUS.