Thursday - January 3, 2013
We departed the Eastbank Campground in Bainbridge, Georgia at 10:00 a.m. It was a cold rainy day with the temperature in the low 50’s. We decided we had enough of cold rainy weather and we would head to southern Florida to find warmer weather and sunshine.
Our first stop was Tony's Seafood Restaurant in Cedar Key, Florida. We arrived there at 3:20 p.m. after traveling 205 miles. This has become one of our favorite stops for Tony’s World Famous Clam Chowder. Our first visit was in January 2012. At that time you could buy fresh or frozen to take home. They also shipped frozen throughout the U.S. In September 2012, they introduced a concentrated 51-ounce canned version that requires the consumer to add cream and half-and-half to the concentrate. In February 2013, Publix will begin selling a smaller canned version of the concentrate.
Our second stop was a Florida Rest Area at milepost 238 in Ruskin, Florida.We arrived there at 7:00 p.m. after traveling another 162 miles. This rest area has nighttime security so we felt comfortable making this our home for the night. The sky was still overcast with a light rain falling. We settled in between a motorhome and a fifth-wheel trailer for a night of rest.
Total miles traveled today: 367
Tomorrow another adventure begins.