Wednesday 4-16-14 was another travel day. Oh it feels so good to be saying that LOL!!
We planned a 240 mile day from Coastline RV Resort in Eastpoint Florida to Bella Terra RV Resort in Foley Alabama. And we planned to take highway 98 all the way unless the small town traffic got to be too much then we would jump up to I-10.
The route on 98 kept us right on the coastline and traveled through towns like Port St. Joe, Callaway, Panama City, Santa Rosa Beach, Fort Walton Beach, Gulf Breeze and Pensacola, and Destin.
We had been warned that traffic through Destin could be a bear. And even though it was busy it wasn’t bad this time of year. We felt going through Pensacola was far worse than Destin. But it was worth the extra traffic to see the sights we did because we had never been through here before. BUT I think if we were to pass through again we would kit the freeway and bypass the traffic.
About the time we were going through Destin we received a call from Bella Terra confirming we would be arriving today. During the conversation we told them we were in Destin. There comment was that we had about 3 hours left before getting there!!! WHAT!!! I had figured about 5 hours total for our drive and we had already been on the road close to 4 hours, how could that be!! But they were just plain wrong LOL!! But it did make us start checking our maps and notes for a minute.
The weather was great for travel and the coach drove like a dream. I’m really liking the way it handles. Even though I can tell the turning radius is a little less that we had in the 40’ we had before. But the tag axle and the extra torque is fantastic. And the Cummins is much quieter that the Cat we had.
Once we pulled into Bella Terra we checked in, paid for four nights and made our way to a pull in site with a view of the lake.
This is a little more cost wise than we would normally like to pay but I say again, after what we have gone through the last 5 months I figure we deserve it for a while.
And even though we would prefer to be in a nice state park with more tree’s and separation between sites it IS a very nice park with very well maintained grounds,
A great clubhouse with weight room and sauna and you can schedule massages. And up until now we would have said the nicest bathrooms we have ran across were at Elephant Butte RV Park in New Mexico however we now must give bragging rights to Bella Terra. Hey, these things are important to rvers LOL!!
A very nice pool and hot tub.
And a great dog park for Jack.
We had planned to stay here only 4 nights but we are thinking about extending our stay to a week.
After our day we chilled at the campground all afternoon and evening enjoying the amenities. Finally we started yawning, looked up at the clock and it read 10:15 so we started getting ready for bed and then realized we had crossed a time zone and gained 1 hour during our day. LOL, Oh well we just headed to bed anyway where I soon fell asleep watching TV.