Apr 11 2011

Mandarin Moose Lodge #42, Jacksonville, Florida

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Front of building We first came to the Mandarin Moose Lodge #42 in November 2010 to stay for Thanksgiving and the Christmas holiday. When we first arrived, it was about a mile from Tracy's home. In December, Tracy bought a new home and the Moose Lodge was still close — only 2.5 miles away. 

BounderWe enjoy staying here. It's very economical to camp, only $350 a month including water and electric. The drinks are reasonably priced as is the food at the social quarters.

Tracy HomeSince Tracy had just purchased a new home, we extended our stay at the Lodge so we could help her move and get everything in the new home settled. We stayed until mid-February. Then we traveled around Florida, visiting some of our favorite haunts and visiting new places, too.

We stayed at several Moose Lodges across Florida, and the Mandarin Lodge is our favorite. It has a pool, a kid's playground, an outside barbecue area and, of course, the RV sites. This is the only Lodge we've found with a pool. Pool

We're now back at the Moose Lodge. We have friends from Nevada coming to Jacksonville and the Lodge will be close to where they're staying. We'll also be here for Courtney's birthday party, to be held at the Jacksonville Zoo.

We'll be leaving Florida towards the end of April and starting our trek north.

Apr 11 2011

What can I say?

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What can I say? It's been a tough winter on our electronics. First, our MacBook Pro died a slow and painful death and we were a few weeks without a computer. Finally, we ordered one online from Best Buy and picked it up at the store in Lakeland, Florida. While restoring all our information from our Time Machine, we discovered that our Internet connection had suffered a breakdown. That took some effort to repair. In the meantime, we did have limited Internet access through campgrounds and "borrowed" connections. 

But we did win in the end and we're back online. I will now try to summarize our travels and catch up. It's been an interesting year and a half of travels and loads of fun! 

More to come.