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Jan 31, 2018 - Florida loop. Day 1 Palatka 66 miles

Decided to take advantage of cool sunny weather and ride a 220 mile loop in Florida. The high point will be touring the cracker house Marjorie Kinnen Rawlings lived and wrote in during the early to mid 1900s. I loved her books as a kid and read them several times. So today started by riding east to Jax beach, south on A1A to St Augustine, then west to Palatka. Freezing start - literally - all the cars in our apt complex had frosty windshields and mad impatient owners now likely late for work - but warmed up to the high 50s by 3pm. Perfect...

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LUCKY 58

Feb 16, 2017 - Bluegrass festival

We are at the Rodeheaver Boys Ranch south of Palatka for a 3 day bluegrass festival. The campground is great - good sized pull thru spots - 50 amp W&E. Sam and Linda Lauff are 3 spaces down. Carolyn and Waylon are in another section of the campground. Mois and Mitch and Barbara and Tom cancelled so there are just 3 Leeward couples here. Our reserved seating is on the left side, fairly close to the stage but hard to see as we are in a secondary covered area. It's cold. The Emcee and all the groups are top notch. Many different versions of...

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2017 trip

Feb 23, 2013 - Ravine Gardens State Park

We went into town of Palatka and found a very nice state park called Ravine Gardens State Park. Thousands of years ago a ravine was created by water flowing from the sandy ridges on the shore of the St. Johns river.Many areas of the ravine have small springs which feed into the ravine. In 1933, this ravine was transformed into a garden by the federal works progress administration. A 1.8 mile paved road winds around the ravine, offering motorists , bicyclists and walkers a view of these beautiful gardens. Magnolia trees and azaleas line the...

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geocaching 2013

Feb 23, 2013 - OUT AND ABOUT

We all had a great time on this little trip to Ocala National Forest and the bluegrass festival near Palatka , Florida. We at the last minute wanted to go to the bluegrass festival and walk a few trails to see about working on the Florida State Forst Trailwalking Program.You get a patches to sew on your jacket if you walk different levels from ten trails to 30 state forest trails in 15 different state forest in Florida. Most of the state forest has camping with electric and water , you cant beat the price , around $ 11.00 for us old fart's...

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geocaching 2013

Mar 8, 2009 - A day at the Ravine Gardens

Friday was such a perfect day that we decided to play hooky and do like we used to do all the time. That is to get in the truck and hunt for neat places. We heard that the Azalea Festival was on next week in Palatka so we figured that it would be a good day to return to the Ravine Gardens that we visited last year before the crowds got there. That was a perfect decision……. The Azalea’s were in full bloom and there were tons of them. We started out on the hiking tour and walked through the beautiful gardens for quite some time before we...

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Oct 17, 2008 - Palatka bluegrass festival

Today I drove up to Palatka, Florida to a bluegrass festival, pulling along my travel trailer called "PAIR - A - DOX " that was named after our two dog's. Norma had to work at wal-mart this weekend , so I got to wave to her as I left the house for a weekend of fun with good friends, good food and good music. Of course I could not come home after the weekend at the bluegrass festival. I had to try some of the great state parks in florida.I got to head over to Manatee Springs State Park which is a very nice place to swim and cool off. The...

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Gary's Camping Trips

Feb 7, 2008 - Bluegrass Show And Camping

Norma is working at Wal-mart this weekend , so off I go to a bluegrass show and some camping. Going over to Palatka , florida , over by st. Augustine . The bluegrass was held at the Boy's Ranch in Palatka, we had three days and nights of music and had a camp site with elect. What else do you need? After the bluegrass, I drove over to Anastasia State park by St. Augustine. The state park is off A-1-A on the island, just south of St. Augustine. Spent a few days camping and enjoying the sun and the beach. The park has very small camp sites...

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Dec 28, 2007 - Palatka to Palm Coast for testing - My Rig

It is amazing what you find that you need in an RV and most of all what you don’t need. After only a week I found that a blender that I had had for some 30 years in my home was in the way and I didn’t ever use it at home so it is gone. Must have weighed five pounds so it is gone. Been living full time in trailer since December just to see how it is and what I need.

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