On New Years Day we headed for Florida.
In 2007 we stayed at
Amy's in Tifton. It's almost exactly 250 miles from home
which is our ideal maximum day. But we had seen all the signs for
the marvels behind the Hardies at Exit 5 last year so we stretched our
day out to 285 miles and planned two nights at Grassy Pond, the Moody
Air Force Base Fam(ily)Camp.
Grassy Pond was a
rustic, friendly, pleasant place. The hours for the office etc
place were from "daylight" to "dark". It was cold! Our
water froze the second morning.
We sensed that something
was wrong behind the Hardies. There were only a few billboards
touting Exit 5 and none for "behind the Hardies".
We went, it was disappointing. Many stores were either closed or going out of business. New Management.
On to the Brinks in the Ocala National Forest for an enjoyable low key visit.