Tuesday, January 18, 2011

January 18, 2011

On Sunday, the 16th, we attended church services at the campground in the morning. For lunch we rode north to Lady Lake area eating lunch at a Mexican restaurant in the Spanish Springs community. This area is called "The Villages" and consists of just that - villages. Golf carts of all descriptions are seen in these areas since this seems to be the transportation choice of the residents living here.
Monday, the 17th, we pulled out of Clerbrook Campground travelling north to catch I-10, the route that we will travel on most of the way to Arizona. Just west of Tallahassee we stopped for the night near the town of Chatahoochee. We had learned of this Army Corps of Engineer campground, Lake Seminole, from Dick Wilson that we had visited with while in Florida. It was a great campground with 50 amp electric and water hook-ups for $10.00 with our Senior National Park passes. The campsites were padded, spacious and located by a large lake. It was a rainy day and toward evening fog settled in.
Today, the 18th, we left Chatahoochee continuing on I-10 through Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and into Louisiana. It was foggy most of the morning but by afternoon there was periods of bright sunshine. Entering Louisiana we took I-12 going north of New Orleans and are camped tonight near Hammonds. It was comfortably warm here in the 70's this afternoon but about 5pm a heavy downpour of rain caused by a cold front has cooled the temperatures down into the 50's. Tomorrow we will continue west and should be in Texas.