Saturday, February 13, 2010

The Last Martini

Thursday night was a real closer to a great 10 days in Naples. We went out with my brother and sister-in-law and friends from their condo to a place in Naples called The Blue Martini. Wow, what a martini. They have a list of over 25 different martinis apart from whatever type you want to order along with a menu of appetizers all at half price from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. I actually danced for the first time in years. We had a blast.

Friday morning we said goodbye to our neighbors at Club Naples and headed out for Suwannee State Park in northern Florida. It rained most of the day but the drive was great. I enjoy listening to NPR radio. In the evening the rain stopped and we spent the night inside as it was around 38 degrees. The heater ran most of the night but the good ole electric blanket really did the trick. If you don't have one get one. It is like a drug.

We took off this morning but not before meeting the neighbors. We met Wayne who has a Cignet travel trailer from the 70s (correct me on the spelling of the TT name). It is really cool. Wayne is a retired over-the-road driver who travels by himself and said he has a big interest in visiting mexico. I told him to check out the blog and keep in touch.

We ended the day at the Rainbow Plantation in Summerdale, Al. This is an Escapee's rv park very near the border of Alabama and Florida. We asked for a boondocking site but it is so cold I was afraid we would run out of battery power. We moved to a full hookup site and we don't have to worry.

Tomorrow we head to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. All the good sites are taken in the French Quarter area, imagine, 190 dollars a night. I think we will start checking Slidell and then go as near to New Orleans as possible. We have a short drive tomorrow so we have all day to look for a place.

We came across this Airstream American 345 at a rest stop near the Alabama border. I think this is from the mid to late 80s. That is a really nice rig.


  1. $190! That is not pesos either! You would think you could get a hotel for less than that.

  2. Hi Chris, glad to see you and Juan made it to New Orleans OK, I was surprized to see you mentioned me in your blog and you did spell the tt name right, happy trails and I'll keep in touch, Wayne