Ready to leave Blanton Creek headed for Chiefland FL.
The drive was an easy one. I followed the advice of my Garmin GPS and arrived at Manatee Springs State Park at 5:20 PM. The roads were fine and traffic was nonexistent most of the way. We did not drive on any interstate HWS . The park is located six miles west of Chiefland, FL. Judy drove the CRV behind me and we used our walkie talkies to communicate. It sure made lane changes easy. The distance to the park was 292 miles.
The ranger on duty at the gate gave us directions to our assigned site and also informed us that we already had mail. I had contacted our mail forwarding service, “My RV Mail” on-line a couple of days before and instructed that our mail be forwarded. We left the truck and five at the ranger office and drove the CRV to check out the site, it was not going to work. The ranger told me that #56 was available. We checked that out and thought it would work. It did. Judy spotted for me and I backed the Cardinal smoothly into the site. I checked the side to side levelness and found it to be perfect. That was a welcome surprise. Judy read the “unhitching” checklist off and we were unhitched in short order. She went inside and put the slides out and I took care of the water and electric connections. The site does not have a sewer so we will have to use the dump station.
Manatee Springs SP Site # 56
The cell phone service at the park is poor to very poor so we will have to work around it. The more serious problem is no Satellite signal for Direct TV. Our roof mounted Winegard Travler could not lock on. Like most state parks, trees block the signal. Judy is in full panic mode over this. It isn’t that we are addicted to TV but the Braves are in the post season action. We would also like to see the Presidential Debates. I am surprised that I can use my Verizon MIFI to connect to the internet even though it shows no bars.
That’s all for now. Thanks for stopping by.
(1.)Fellow bloggers George and Laurie (Owens On the Road) begin their travel adventure today, visit their blog and wish them well.