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Flat Tires and Jonathan Dickinson State Park (Old Post, Never Published!)

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We headed to Jonathan Dickinson State Park via 95 then in Jupiter switched over to the turnpike. Most of this trip was unevenful except that near Titusville we had a flat tire on the camper. I say flat but truthfully it didn’t go flat. The outer tread was stripped completely off the tire, hanging by a thread. Like peeling a banana. Jim says he’s never seen anything like it. Jim remained extremely calm in this situation. Me, I would have been cussing up a storm. Luckily we were able to get two new tires at a nearby Walmart. Jim wants to thank them for providing him with a large jack as we forgot to bring the hydraulic jack. $300 later and we were on our way.
It took a few more hours for us to arrive at Jonathan Dickinson State Park. This was definitely just a stop over spot as it was not a “comfortable” camping area. It was very open, no trees for shade. I’m sure there was things to enjoy further into the park but not at the camp ground. It did however, allow us to rest for the night. The trip to the Keys is a long trip and I would recommend this park if nothing else as a way to break the trip in half.
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A Camping We Will Go

Haircuts done.  Shopping done and then some.camper packed. fridge emptied.  Watering system for plants set up.  Lights on timer.  Parents visited.  Daughter visited.  About to go to bed.  Why all this nonsense?  Because tomorrow we begin our real vacation,  a much needed vacation.   Tomorrow we head for a one night stay at Jonathan Dickinson State Park,  and from there a several day stay at Long Key State Park.