Friday – January 4, 2013
We awoke to another overcast sky, but a much warmer temperature in the high 60’s. We departed the rest area at milepost 238 in Ruskin, Florida at 7:45 a.m. We stopped at a Cracker Barrel for a hearty breakfast at the next exit. Refreshed, we continued on our journey to southern Florida.
By the time we reached Fort Meyers, Florida we had finally left the cold rainy weather behind us and were now enjoying a clear blue sky, with warm sunny weather.
We arrived at the Long Pine Key Campground in the Everglades National Park at 2:20 p.m. This is one of our favorite campgrounds and we will spend 10 days here. This campground does not have electric or water hookups, so we must rely on solar power and our generator for electricity. The restrooms have flush toilets and are clean and well maintained.
We selected campsite #16 in Loop D for our stay. This is a very nice site that provides plenty of privacy from other campsites.
We were surprised to see how many campsites were available at this time of the year. When we stayed here in February 2012, there were also a lot of campsites available. We can only surmise that a lot of Snowbirds prefer private campgrounds with full hookups.
It is a bright sunny day with the temperature in the high 70’s. We are happy campers. We have finally arrived in warm weather!
Camping Fee: $8.00 per night with our Golden Age Pass.
Total miles traveled today: 287
Tomorrow another adventure begins.