We planned the Georgia RV Rally with plenty of time to enjoy ourselves on the drive back. When we originally planned this, we expected to visit alex in Melrose for a couple days, then go to Disney to see Sallie and play. As it turned out Alex was out visiting at that time, so we just studied the map and our Allstays app to decide how to spend 3 nights.
We could go to Sanford and visit with Chris and Cherie, haven't done that in a couple years. Oooops, they're not there. They're out cruising in their yacht rather than at dock. Next choice was Gamble Rogers state park on the beach. No sites available, so I signed up with WanderingLabs.com. that's a service that will watch for cancelations and let you know if a desired site becomes available. Unfortunately, a lot of people use it. I got notified twice and each time someone else snagged the site within one minute.
Other state parks? All full. Next choice, Elks Lodge. Hey Green Cove Springs is right on our route. Haven't been there in a while. There's no hookups at the Elks Lodge there, but it's a beautiful spot right on the st John's river. Let's go.
|Our overnight parking spot at the Elks Lodge in Green Cove Springs|
|The view out our camper door!|
We went in to the bar to check in and have a drink and a woman came up to us and said "I know you" we said I don't think so, we're not from around here.
She said I definitely know you, and she thought for a moment and mentioned Lewis and Sallie Carlock. OK, yes we know them and often stay over in Melrose where they live. We shared our names and she said yes, we're even friends in face book... Christine Borchers. Small world. She is very active in Elks and her boyfriend was getting initiated that night.
Catching up on Facebook I noticed that Chris and Cherie were cruising up the st John's river, they could be nearby so I sent a "HI There" email to tell them where we were. Next thing we know, they're at Anchor in Green Cove Springs and running their dinghy in to the dock to visit!
|Chris and Cherie's yacht Y-Not, anchored at Green Cove Springs|
|Our mailing address! and theirs.|
|Green Cove springs is actually a delightful little town ... I could live there.|
We both use st Brendan's isle for mail forwarding which also meant our home address when we were fulltimers. The four of us went home for a photo op.
Is always fun to get together and speak geek. They are Tech Nomads and are still building their business by adding employees. We have similar business models, using a membership website to "monetize' our content. But they're lots younger and willing to do the work of building a business. We've 'been there, done that' with Computer Savvy back in the 80s and 90s. That's a whole other story that I need to write!
Anyway, it was fun to see them and share our love of serendipity.