Sebastian Inlet SP
As we finish up the year and our first 6 months on the road full time, I'm amazed how quickly it went and how easy we fit in to this lifestyle. We left Placerville, CA on June 28 and have traveled about 10,000 miles through 28 states. 20 of those we camped in. We've stayed mostly at State Parks, County Parks, a couple KOAs and some Federal Parks. We spent about $25 on average. We boon/moochdocked about 30 days. Longest stays were 3 weeks. Most of the time that included just water & electric, a few times with sewer and some times with nothing. Hottest temp was 104 in Salt Lake City in July, coldest was in Northern New Hampshire at 19 in October. We are finishing up our time in Florida and will be heading back to CA for the month of May to visit our kids and family driving along the gulf states. Camping was very expensive in Florida and as we travel back west, we expect our camping fees to drop a lot. There will be more boondocking which will take that down even more. The truck and trailer have been awesome! No problems or surprises with either. Wouldn't change a thing!
Things we've been surprised about or learned so far:
- Internet has been surprisingly great. Only once, in Yellowstone, was the internet tricky. (Thank you Technomadia for the Coverage App)
- Avoiding low bridges, low overpasses and toll roads hasn't been that difficult.
- Steve has become a real pro at backing into some very tight spots.
- How well we work together navigating/driving.
- How easy it is to stay social on the road. We've met great people and been able to visit family and friends that live far away.
- Planning around different weather in different parts of the country hasn't been that hard (so far).
- How much we love free camping (boondocking).
- How much work keeping up a blog can be ;-)
And the most important:
- How this lifestyle suits us perfectly! (except missing our kids and family)
- Hurley (the dog) has adjusted very well and loves it too!
Sebastian Inlet, FL
Sebastian Inlet State Park
We weren't in Sebastian Inlet for very long, but we had a nice time kayaking. Before we headed out we took Hurley for a long walk. He seemed very interested in the Horseshoe crab shells that were near the beach.
Time to get out on the water.
Oh no, it's not a shark is it? Nope, it's a dolphin! There was a small group of them swimming around in the harbor at the campground. It was very hard to get a good picture of them. We never did get one of their faces.
|At one point they came pretty close. About 30 ft away.|
There was a momma with its young following right behind.
|A view of the harbor from our back window.|
We also drove around the area and I liked this "albino" palm. I haven't seen one like this before. There was a guy with several peacocks next door. Not sure what the neighbors think about it.
|Enjoyed the nice Christmas lights and decorations nearby.|
We had a nice Christmas dinner at the Sand Bar. We have to admit that as nice as the place was and the food was great, we really missed spending it with our kids. First time in 27 years we weren't together. A raccoon did stop by outside our window to try to cheer us up. (didn't get a photo though).
Looking forward to more great times!!