We spent just two nights in the boondock section of the Naval Station Key West campground. They have generator hours from 7am to 11pm, which made for some interesting sleeping conditions.
We cranked up the air conditioner (actually set the temp way down), closed off the bedroom and shut all the registers in the front of the Journey to force as much cold air into the bedroom as possible. At 11pm, I had to shut everything down and turn off the generator. The cool air in the bedroom lasted a couple of hours, then it got hot (93 degrees) and sticky. I have a 12 volt fan that we put in a window to try and keep some air moving and it worked fairly well. I also set my alarm for 7am, so when it went off, I jumped up, started the a/c and we enjoyed another hour or so of cool sleeping before starting our day.
I found a note stuck in our door saying we had an assigned spot in the FHU area of the campground as of 10 am this morning. We pulled chocks and got over there a couple of minutes after 10. It’s a nice spot, and the FHUs are just great.
Because we’re right next to some palm trees, I had to break out my portable satellite dish, the rooftop receiver was unable to get a clear signal. As I went inside to connect the cable to the DVR, I left a basement door open from where I store the dish. When I came out, there was a 2 foot long iguana poking his nose into the compartment. I said “Boo!” to him and he ran off and climbed up the palm tree next to the Journey.
Note to self: Add check all basement compartments for stowaways before leaving Key West. ;c)
The FHUs are wonderful, with the a/c running, it should be a great night’s sleep.
We were happy to break away from the cool inside of the Journey to head a few miles up the Keys to meet up with Karen and Al, fellow full time RVers, who have an RV lot nearby.
We’ve gotten to know them via our blogs and Facebook, but nothing beats sitting down and chatting in person. They had a favorite eatery right on the water where we met and had a great time. They introduced me to a Hogfish sandwich, which was just great, a new favorite for me. I can see a few less hogfish in the ocean and on my plate while I’m here in Key West this week.
We have a niece, Emily, we’re going to meet on Wednesday, who lives up in Key Largo, as well as a young lady, Jen, who grew up with our daughter when we were stationed in New Jersey. She is married to a Coastie who is stationed here in Key West. Jen was our “second daughter” and we’ll enjoy seeing her, too.
I have another mission to accomplish here in Key West. I have to find and sample the best Key Lime pie, should be a fun task. I didn’t gain any weight on our recent cruise, so this is a chance to make up for it! :cD
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