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Dec 26, 2019 - Starke, Florida
We pulled out of James Island County Park in Charleston, SC around 9:30 this morning under cloudy skies. We headed out to US-17 to work our way out to I-95. Calling ahead, we found that, once again, football fans have the campgrounds booked up already. So we decided to push on a little further. Ellen remembered talking to some people in a campground last year, so we looked it up and decided to give it a try. We traveled 300 miles in about 6 hours and landed in the Starke/Gainesville KOA along US-301. It's a nice little campground right on...Jump to full entry
Jan 11, 2014 - Wash Out
When we left Green Acres this morning the weather was warm and cloudy. As we drove down I95 we started to pick up some light rain on and off. After passing by Savannah, I decided to head inland to US 301 again to get away from the trucks. Everything was fine until after we stopped for lunch in Hinesville, GA. The heavens opened up and it rained as hard as I’ve ever seen it for the next 3 hours. Several places along US 301 the roadway was flooded. One place I came up on it unexpectedly and the splashing into the engine compartment seemed...Jump to full entry
Jan 14, 2012 - Fix the Tire Day!
David took off his severely ripped tire first thing this morning and we got a lift into town from Helen, who had opted for a car for the weekend. Had a new tire put on the rim and headed back to Camp Blanding for the fix. Once again, David has reinforced my belief that he can indeed fix anything. Leisurely afternoon, steak dinner and an evening hanging out the BMW bikers.Jump to full entry
Jan 13, 2012 - Headed for the BMW Rally
Left bright and early from David and Theresa's with winter making another visit and temps hovering around 34 degrees. I do love electric heat! In the interest of supporting local business we had a surprisingly good fresh vegetables, fried chicken and salmon patties at the H and F buffet. Rolled into the entrance to Camp Blanding around 4 pm to discover David's back tire super low. And all day, he had worried about his front tire. Once again, it's the stuff you don't worry about that gets you. Bad luck but good timing for the flat as our...Jump to full entry
Mar 13, 2010 - Camp Blanding
Camp Blanding is a Florida National Guard Training Facility now days, but during WWII it served as a division size training facility for units leaving for the war zones in Europe and the Pacific. By 1943, most of the divisions had been committed to battle and its role changed to being an Infantry Replacement Training Center. Troops that had received basic training came here to get ready to be replace wounded and KIA in infantry units in the war theatres. It also served as a German POW camp. Pop Karmade arrived at Camp Blanding sometime in...Jump to full entry
Jan 2, 2010 - It Has To Get Better1
WE HAVE MADE IT TROUGH OUR FIRST 24 HOURS, IN SPITE OF A FEW SETBACKS. WE STARTED OUT FROM THE CONDO AROUND 10:30 IN LIGHT RAIN, GOT TO WHERE "LOUIE" (NAME OF THE MOTORHOME - GOES WITH LEWIS & CLARKE?!?) HAS BEEN WAITING FOR US; AND LO AND BEHOLD THE FIRST THUNDERSTORM OF THE NEW YEAR HIT JUST AS WE ARE TRYING TO HOOK THE JEEP UP TO THE RV. IT CAME DOWN IN BUCKETS, AND POOR BUZZ JUST ABOUT DROWNED AND HAD TO DO A COMPLETE CHANGE OF CLOTHES BEFORE WE COULD GET ON THE ROAD. IT POURED FOR THE FIRST HALF OF OUR 3 HOUR TRIP UP TO THE STARKE, FL...Jump to full entry
Jan 9, 2008 - Made it to Fla.
Hi All, Well I made it to Fla. I am now in Starke,Fl for overnight and will move to Ocala RV Ranch in the morrning! I will stay there till Feb. 17, 2008 useing it as a base camp as I do things throughout the area! I also uploaded some photos from the trip down!Jump to full entry
Dec 1, 1994 - Wow, we made it to December!!!
*We've used a few shortcuts in our notes... to help you out with reading them, the CH is courthouse, the POI is Point of Interest, the S is seal and the P (rarely used) is for the taking the photo of the CH. Hope this helps! December 1, 1994 Starke KOA, Florida Odometer: 687784 8:10 a.m. It was a chilly morning - but we were up & at it for another exciting day. We readied to go - Jane doing yesterday’s notes, trying to call for messages & Ted doing all the work. We left Starke - north on Hwy 301 and then west on 228 into Mac Clenny - county...Jump to full entry