Our 1996 Trip Across the USA Page 8
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A note on Photographs - All of us are taking pictures - I'll do my best to give photo credits with an initial, but if I miss one be sure to let me know! J = Jon, D = Don, A = Anne & C = Carol. You can usually tell Anne's - her camera puts the date on the image! Also, most of the images are scans of old & faded prints, so the quality may not be all that hot.

June 13 - Cordele, Georgia (191mi)

We continued south, stopping at the Georgia Veterans State Park near Cordele, GA. Another pretty campsite (Site 18) on gravel (No Mud!) right on the edge of Lake Blackshear. We even had a nice looking tree, complete with birdhouse, in our back yard. This might also be a good time to compare Don & Anne's tent with ours. Both have 2 people living in them, and theirs sets up (and down) in a minute or so, ours takes at least 10 - 15 minutes. We don't really need something that big, however I insisted that I be able to stand up in my tent. Oh well, to each his/her own!

Georgia Veterans State Park,
Site 18 (A)

Don & Anne's Buddy (D)

We really didn't do too much other than sit around in the rain. Tomorrow we are hoping to reach St Augustine, FL.

June 14 - St Augustine, FL (256mi)

We made it to St Augustine, FL, and it was raining hard enough that we decided a "Kamping Kabin" at the St Augustine KOA would be a great idea.

It was. Instead of the sound of rain on a tent, we listened to it on a roof. After moving into the Kabin, we spent the rest of the day and the next morning exploring St Augustine, and the Castillo de San Marcos. We even took a Touristy "Trolley Tour" around the city.

Our Kampin Kabin
St Augustine, FL
Jon & Carol (and Don) St Augustine, FL

June 15 - Fort Pierce, FL (198mi)

After packing out of the Kamping Kabin, we hit a few more of the sights of St Augustine, and headed down US 1 & FL A1A to Fort Pierce. The plan is to stop & visit with Anne's cousins Mike & Linda then head out to Key West for a couple of days. Mike & Linda have a house on the Indian River, which is part of the Intercostal Waterway. I hope it isn't an omen, but we stayed in an apartment over their garage, and for the first night in 13 days, it didn't rain.

For dinner we went out to Theo Thudpucker's, an excellent seafood restaurant on the South Jetty in Fort Pierce.


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