USA – South Atlantic (Florida & Georgia)

We flew down to Daytona to pick up our new home on wheels (a compact Class B Roadtrek 190 camper van) from Quality RV Sales in Melbourne. It was such a hassle free and pleasant experience purchasing the vehicle online and the RV was in even better condition than we could have hoped for. What a great start to our road trip! We had initially considered buying a van and modifying it ourselves, but our Roadtrek came fully equipped with a king sized bed, refrigerator, microwave, 2 burner recessed stove, tv, shower/toilet, and tons of storage. This meant we could start our road trip immediately, rather than waste precious time trying to build our own…no brainer! We did have to spend a bit of time in Florida getting our van ready for our expedition, but we did manage to do a bit of sightseeing around Florida: Ponce Inlet (fabulous lighthouse), St Augustine (oldest continuously inhabited European settlement within the continental United States), Crystal River (swim with manatees), and Pensacola (Blue Angels and the Naval Aviation Museum). Additionally, we popped up to Georgia for a family reunion where Robby got to spend time with some folks he hasn’t seen since he was a child! It has been a whirlwind couple of weeks preparing to explore the States. Stay tuned as we get ready to head out west!

Meet our new home for the next 6 months! We love our Roadtrek 190 campervan (huge thanks to Joey from Quality RV Sales in Melbourne, FL) Celebrating Joe DiCarlo's "Citizen of the Year" award; Ponce Inlet Emma having a stare off with the pony Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse Running towards the beach for sunrise; Ponce Inlet Visiting Fort Matanzas with Brandy Brandy showing us around St Augustine's Castillo de San Marcos, the oldest fort in the US Horse-drawn carriage tours on offer at St Augustine Old city gates of St Augustine St George Street, a pedestrian thoroughfare in St Augustine Orchid; St Augustine Café Del Hidalgo; St Augustine Terra-cotta lion head detail at Hotel Ponce de Leon in St Augustine Ponce de Leon Hotel, built in 1888 as a luxury hotel. Today, it is part of Flagler College; St Augustine Rotunda dome detail; Hotel Ponce de Leon Heavily ornamented dome detail; Hotel Ponce de Leon St Augustine City Hall Ford vintage car parked in front of Lightner Museum Bridge of Lions; St Augustine Reunion with Kris Bunting, our West Point buddy A beautiful Easter brunch at Casa DiCarlo Orchids; Ponce Inlet Our musical duo, Abby and Judy, performing for Easter brunch Abby spots her first manatee; Crystal River Swimming in the aptly named Crytal River! Pretty flowers; Tallahassee Jack and Sherri welcoming us to Tallahassee The world's largest Naval Aviation museum in the world displaying more than 150 restored aircraft; the Pensacola National Naval Aviation Museum is not to be missed! Plan to spend all day touring the National Naval Aviation Museum - it is free and ex-pilots give guided tours throughout the day Standing in VH-3 Marine One (a modified Sikorsky H-3 Sea King antisubmarine helicopter that flew Presidents Nixon and Ford); Pensacola We got to enjoy the Blue Angels practice show...the pilots are amazing! Blue Angels pilots meeting their fans after the show; National Naval Aviation Museum js photo galleryby v6.1


9 Apr: Fly to Daytona, pick up campervan
10 Apr: Ponce Inlet, FL
11 Apr: Ponce Inlet, FL
12 Apr: Ponce Inlet, FL
13 Apr: Waycross, GA
14 Apr: Ponce Inlet, FL
15 Apr: Ponce Inlet, FL
16 Apr: Ponce Inlet, FL
17 Apr: Ponce Inlet, FL
18 Apr: St Augustine, FL
19 Apr: Ponce Inlet, FL
20 Apr: Ponce Inlet, FL
21 Apr: Ponce Inlet, FL
22 Apr: Crystal River, FL
23 Apr: Tallahassee, FL
24 Apr: Pensacola, FL

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