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HOMESTEAD, OUR DESTINATION

Light traffic going north from Key West

sunny 88 °F

Hi Y'all!

The day began, as usual, with sunny skies and extremely warm temperatures. Key West was an experience enjoyed but we probably will not be returning soon. As mentioned above, the traffic going north was light, however the southbound traffic toward Key West was bumper-to-bumper heavy. We arrived at our campground, a gated community with a passcode, around 4:00 p.m. and couldn't get in. Someone pulled up behind us with a remote and opened the gate. We proceeded to the office and found it to be closed. Our welcome packet was in the mailbox by the door and it revealed our assigned campsite. Unhooking the car we drove to the site and found that the neighboring camper was encroaching on our space. In addition, our site entrance had a tree inconveniently growing there which made for a tight fit. With Pat's guidance I maneuvered the mh into place.
With the slides extended our living room was about 3" from the encroaching neighbor's trailer slide and he, of course, was not home! No more than 5 minutes after setting up the skies opened up with a Florida rain storm. Whew, just in time for staying dry!

After showering for setting up is a sweaty process, we found a local restaurant which was not Cuban nor Mexican. The food was pretty good. Upon arriving back at the campground we were met by the evening supervisor who asked what site we were on. '636' was our answer. "I am sorry but you were assigned '619', she said. Our welcome pack said '636'. Problem. She also noticed that the Gate Code given had the numbers reversed. Our encroaching neighbor was back and is leaving in the morning, making it impossible for him to leave the site with us being so close. The lady apologized but said we would have to move to '619', so we did reluctantly. By the time we got settled into the new site it was getting dark and the bugs (mosquitos) were coming out. Another shower was taken to refresh before bed followed by a glass of wine! As compensation for our inconvenience the lady gave us credit for both nights stay, which we felt was fair.

Every day is an adventure when motorhoming. Tomorrow we plan to drive over to Miami Beach, about 45 minutes from here.

Dick

Posted by dixter 05:44 Archived in USA Tagged on to homestead

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