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Welcome to the travels of Doug and Nada. We love the Lord and are traveling full-time in our motorhome with our German Shepherd, Homer. Homer is the star attraction wherever we stop and he gets us talking and sharing with many people. DON'T FORGET: YOU CAN ENLARGE EACH PHOTO BY CLICKING ON THE PHOTO! The newest blog post is at the top and they go back in time as you scroll down. If you want to see each photo larger, you can just click on the photo and it will enlarge. If you decide to leave a comment, don't forget to sign it so we know who left it. ;-) Folks: This site is under continual construction as we travel and see this beautiful country. Check back for more updates and photos. Thanks for visiting with us! May God bless your day!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Williston FL

We next headed to Jacksonville, FL. Doug thought that Air Photo had some photos for him to sell in the Jacksonville area but we found out after we arrived that wasn't the case. So after a quick drive through St. Augustine (oldest city in the USA), we headed to the Gainesville area where they do have photos for him. We found the gated Williston Crossings RV Resort in the sleepy little town of Williston about 15 miles southwest of Gainesville (home of the Univ. of Florida). The town is a sea of orange for the Florida Gators. We are going to stay here at the Williston Crosssings for at about a month - a combination of sightseeing and Doug selling photos. This resort is just in its third year and is still under construction but what they have done so far is beautiful.

To the right is a picture of the fire pit where many folks gather after dark each evening for a time of sitting around the fire and conversation. The weather is beautiful. Last night we walked with Homer at 11 PM and it was 73 degrees. Today it was up to 80 degrees again. It is hard to imagine the cold and snow that is at home in Pennsylvania. The owner of this resort has the vision of a small town done in the 1950's style of Mayberry from the Andy Griffith Show. He has already installed a covered bridge and he had purchased working antique police cars, fire engines, and trolley cars.
The resort will span a total of 160 acres when all done. The campsites are large and also secluded so we are really enjoying our stay here.

Doug took the opportunity of the warm sunny weather to take everything out of the basement of the motorhome and reorganize everything we had thrown in there in the cold snowstorm as we were preparing to leave Pennsylvania. So here is a photo of Doug and Homer organizing the "stuff." Homer has made many friends (and growls at a few doggies, too!). Almost everyone has a dog here - every kind from a huge spotted Great Dane (he looks like a dalmatian on steroids) to the smallest dog I have ever seen.

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