We are Sam and Kim Wilkins and we are retired full time RVers in search of 70 degree weather. Our home is now a 42-foot fifth wheel.
We sold our home and most of our belongings in order to see what this great United States has to offer by way of beautiful scenery. Along the way we have met some of the nicest people.
We are back in full swing here in Florida. We have joined up with the friends we have come to know and love who stay here at this campground in Starke and are enjoying our weekly routine. Monday we all go to Dick’s Wings, Tuesday we have potluck, Wednesday the ladies play games (dominoes/marbles/cards), Thursday crafts, Friday S’mores at the community firepit and Saturday BINGO. In the evenings we’ll gather around someone’s camper and enjoy conversation. To some this may sound boring but we enjoy it very much and retirement for us has been a blessing.
My friend Joan and I drove to St. Augustine and joined up with Brenda and we took a leisurely stroll in the old part of the town. Juan Ponce De Leon landed there in 1513 and there are many storyboards giving some very rich history. We had some very beautiful weather. The scenery is so beautiful with the smell of the ocean and the sound of seagulls.
Sam and I joined our friends Ginnie and Juan for a trip to Cedar Key. It was hit hard with a storm last year and some businesses were devastated but others had come back strong and were booming again. There is a fishing pier and there were a few diehards braving chilly winds and enjoying the day. Then we ate some seriously great seafood at a restaurant called Steamers. Yum!
The campground hosted a Chili Cooking Contest and I was honored to get first place out of 11 contestants. It was so much fun getting to taste everyone’s chili. It made me miss the days when I would make a big pot of chili or other types of soup on a cold day and my kids and grandkids would come and enjoy it with us.
I am hoping and praying all my family and friends are staying nice and warm and dry during all of the snowy weather. I see lots of pictures of sledding and building snowmen posted on Facebook. Stay safe out there.
Blessings till next time.