The coach at Sumter Oaks RV Park, Bushnell, Florida.

The coach at Sumter Oaks RV Park, Bushnell, Florida.

May 24, 2016

Our journey started late–we left the house about 4:30 p.m., having spent the previous two days loading and organizing the coach. Organizing wasn’t finished but it was time to get on the road or we’d be setting up in the dark. Jane got her first opportunity to drive in the rain but stopped at the next service plaza: A traffic alert warned that the Turnpike northbound was closed ahead. We later found, thankfully, that the message was old and the accident causing the closure had been cleared. We proceeded to Bushnell (east of I75 and a few miles south of the Turnpike’s northern end). On the way we learned an important lesson: Signs are generally placed before a turn is required. We saw a sign for our campground and turned. Early. We found ourselves on a narrow road with no clear way out for our 58 feet of RV and car. While we pondered our options, a police officer on his way home stopped and offered to lead us to where we could return to State roads. 45 minutes and more 90 degree turns than we could count later, we pulled into our campground and set up, for the first time, after dark.

Categories: Travel


Kathy Rubien · July 9, 2016 at 6:58 am

Hi Jane & Dave!!
Nice to hear from both of u. Nice pics & wow that pak tree is larger than life lol!! I like the history lesson too.
I can resonate with the highway signs and unexpected turns. I learned about that in Maryland evrn to go 15 miles away haha. I ended up on a small road in a mountain that just kept going to no mans land.
At least ur not in the Grizwald RV trying to get to Wallyworld lol!!
Ok enjoy be safe!!
Love Kathy R.

Jay Waters · July 9, 2016 at 8:07 am

So glad to hear from you and you’re OK. That incident reminds me of the old CW song ” Give Me 40 Acres and I’ll Turn This Rig Around”!

Julia and I have gotten together a couple of times, hope to once more. We’re deep into moving, here at Casa Jay. We close here on the 20th and the place in Sanford on the 25th.

Have you found any people to make music with in your campgrounds? Take care and enjoy!

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