Saturday November 21
Did I mention how happy we are to be back on our own? We stayed at Honeysuckle Farm RV Park for two night. We got in after dark (broke our own rules) but we didn’t get out of Franklin NC until 2 PM. The Passport America rate is $15 a night for full hookup, a good deal. The owner Mike was away while we where there so we just put our payment in the box in the laundry room used as an honor system for laundry. The park is a lesson in slow development. Mike is trying hard. 15 sites with full hookup, a laundry room, 2 shower/bath rooms. He has a pond for the use of guests, and even has 3 raised bed gardens with two holding new crop of leaf lettuce and the third under cultivation. He is trying hard but the park still needs lots of work. Grass was mowed and picked up, roads were gravel/dirt but usable. Great place for a 2 days stop over. Ten of the sites were being used.
We enjoyed our time at the Air Museum in Warner Robbins. It had great displays on the Flying Tigers and gliders used during D-Day. They had four large buildings, and the last we visited had many aircraft waiting for restoration where we could see the restoration going on – very interesting. We had a late lunch at Martin’s BBQ right across from the base where we had excellent BBQ.
We left Wednesday for Live Oak FL, and with the exception of missing a detour turn and going 1 mile on a loose one lane dirt road we arrived in fine time. We even stopped in downtown Live Oak and picked up our rental car at Enterprise.
That night we took our hosts out to dinner at Cedar River Seafood in Lake City. We all had the same special flounder and shrimp. Large portions but we have had better shrimp.
We left out at 9 AM the next morning with a lunch stop at Skippers Fish Camp in Darien, GA (N of Brunswick). We had planned for a light lunch, but couldn’t resist the last chance at fresh Georgia shrimp. Miss Peggy had a shrimp poor boy with sweet potato souffle. I had a bowl of crab stew with a small shrimp appetizer. Boy oh Boy are we glad we stopped. The shrimp were huge and very, very tasty. My stew was at least 50% real crab meat – no wonder this place is number 2 in the area, and right on the water with views of the shrimp boats!!
We spent the night at a Super 8 in Fayetteville, NC. This was a nice budget motel with a bonus of a well heated salt water indoor poor.
We had supper at Fuller’s Old Fashioned BBQ. I had eaten here a few years ago while on a mission trip to build a house at Bayboro, NC. Fuller’s philosophy is that if it doesn’t seem done – cook it another 15 minutes! It is eastern NC BBQ buffet at its best. Chicken done three ways, four types of beans, two types of okra. Good BBQ and soul food with 15 desserts. Miss Peggy tried the “pork in gravy” which she said was good but chewy.
After finishing it I explained to her why her chitlins were so tasty!!! (A first for her!!)
In the morning we left out after a simple continental breakfast at the Super 8 and fought the rain all the way to Mike & Kellie’s house. The rain won out as we arrived 2 hours behind schedule due to very heavy rain and accidents.
…give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
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