Sunday, February 5, 2012

Jacksonville, FL

Those of you that know me know that I will eventually catch up on blogging.

1/11 - 1/15 Mayport NAS, Pelican Roost RV Park, right on the ship canal for the Navy and commercial ships that are headed into one of the deep water ports or continuing  up the intercoastal water way .  This is one of our major stops, our son Tim lives in Jacksonville, just about 10 miles west of our our campsite.

Tim had dinner waiting for us, a delicious home made chicken noodle soup that was out of this world.  He has become a very good cook.  He roasted the chicken cut it up and made chicken stock.  The stock was very good, he also gave us a quart of stock to take with us.   Unfortunately I can't locate the pictures I took of him plus several others that I can't find.

While in Mayport, Joe looked his Aunt Helen and cousin Linda and her sister Carolyn.  He had only met Linda one time and didn't remember her and has never met Carolyn.  That may seem strange but his mother and Aunt Helen were  two of about 14 children.  I guess when there are that many you have trouble keeping track of them.  Plus, Joe joined the Air Force when he was 18 and has only been back to Maryland a few times.

Linda, invited us to her home in St Augustine, about 60 miles south of Mayport.  Linda fixed us a delicious buffet of a couple of meats, cheeses potato salad strawberrie,s and delicious home made buns .  Everything was scrumptious.  We talked and talked for hours, Linda then took us for a quick run through St Augustine.  What a beautiful town and so much history.  We were making plans go visit on our return north but have since decided to go their next year when we can stay for a whole week.

I always laugh so much when I set the camera up to take our picture
10 seconds, hurry, hurry

We really enjoyed our stay in Mayport.  Unfortunately all my pictures except this one are somewhere out in the" Picasa Clouds".  If they come back I will share them with you.  The fresh fish and shrimp are some of the best I have ever had.

Safe Travels to all

Nancy and Joe


  1. Pelican Roost is a great place, we love it there. It's amazing just how close those large ships are.

  2. We have been to Pelican Roost a number of times and it certainly is a great location.