Tuesday, December 30, 2003

A Christmas Trip

A Christmas Trip
The day after Christmas we picked up Debbie (Jim's sister) and Bob (her husband) to take them on a 4-day RV trip to northern Florida.

Picking up Bob and Debbie, complete with presents for their son in Daytona

They wanted to go to Amelia Island that is just north of Jacksonville, so I looked at a map (one of my favorite things to do!) researched campgrounds that would work. Blue Springs State Park looked like a good day's drive for the first night. I made reservations on www.reserveamerica.com - a really good-working website for campground reservations. We got there just before sunset. They were turning away dozens of visitors ... a very popular place.

Debbie, Bob and Jim on the boardwalk at Blue Springs

Blue Springs is known for its manatees, this is the best I've ever seen them.

We got a site right on the beach on Amelia Island. The campground was Fort Clinch.

The fort at Fort Clinch

This one's for Mom!

There's a spot in Jacksonville Beach where you need to take a ferry to cross the river! We called this our "Christmas Cruise".

I was really impressed with how comfortable our camper was for four of us.