We had a beautiful, easy travel day right up until we were almost home. We followed the Florida Turnpike all the way to Homestead. There was no traffic to speak of. I was the rolling roadblock on the turnpike. Everyone else just glided by and around us.
It was getting dark when we approached the 18-mile stretch over to Key Largo. That is when I realized that I did not have headlights, at least not very bright ones. There were no dash lights either, so I couldn’t tell how fast I was going. I turned on the emergency flashers to give folks a better chance of seeing this lumbering beast coming down the highway.
The RV park neighbors all turned out to get us backed into our site. I could not see a thing in the rear-view mirrors or the backup camera and had to rely on instructions from five guys at the same time. And, they were not all yelling the same instructions.
Things are a bit tighter on the lot than they were last year. Our neighbor, Dominique, set a small shed in the spot where we used to go around our power box on her lot. So we parked Sao closer to the center of our lot to give Andy room to walk between the motorhome and the power box on our lot. I hope we still have room to set up the screen room. It is essential when the no-see-ums come out of the mangroves.
I was happy to see that two of my coconuts sprouted over the summer. The papaya has gotten taller but did not bear fruit. It is a male tree. I hoped it might be male and female. I’ll give it the winter and if it doesn’t bear fruit, I’m not going to waste any more expensive water on it.
I guess the big news is that we decided to buy a house in the Arlington Ridge 55+ community in Leesburg, FL. I think I’ll like it just fine but am still stressed over making the decision.