On the 24 we took our chance to escape to the South. We lucked out with mostly dry roads and some sunshine. Just out side of Louisville, KY the truck tire monitor went off. It was indicating that the left front tire was loosing air. Fortunately we were coming up to an exit. We were following Lou and Larry Woodruff. Sue phoned Larry to get off at the next exit. The coordinated tire change went fairly quickly even in the very cold weather. Larry’s help sure did help, Thanks. It turns out the tire had a broken valve stem. We continued on our way to just outside of Nashville where we camped for the night. We had just enough time to setup and drive to the local Wal-Mart and have the tire fixed.
On Saturday we arrived in Mystic Springs Cove Airstream park. What a surprise, Sal and Noreen and others had dinner prepared for us in the clubhouse. We had originally met them at Pennwood last fall. Thanks to all for a fine welcome.
Sunday took us to Fort Pickens in Pensacola Beach. We were in time to take a ranger led hike around the fort. We found out that Geronimo had been imprisoned here in 1886. I can’t imagine being in there when the cannons were firing. The sound must have been deafening. The cannon would fire 24 pound lead balls. Fort Pickens is now a National Park. I has wonderful white sand beaches and emerald green water.
See the rest of Fort Pickens here.
Here comes the cold Sunday afternoon the freezing rain started followed by some snow over night. We were safely back in camp. Boy do things close down here with the Ice. It was not possible to go anywhere for two days because the roads and particularly the bridges were closed. The highway departments are not equipped for these conditions. We had an inch of mixed ice and snow as you can see from the pictures.
See the rest of Mystic Cove pictures here.
When we could finally leave we drove back to Fort Pickens where we have spent 4 night. Only had one day with some sun and the rest were cool and overcast. The major event was a visit to the Navy Aviation Museum. This is a must see if you are in the area and it is FREE.