December 14, 2013

December 14, 2013  Day 30 South for the Winter
The Marina at Ortega Landing
Jacksonville, FL

At last, we are here for a month! We left the dock at Jacksonville Landing before lunch and made the six mile trip here in less than an hour.  It is so good to be here at the Marina at Ortega Landing. It is a beautiful marina with great facilities.  After we got checked in Joyce walked to Publix for a few groceries.  It is in a large shopping center that we will have to go back to on Monday and check some of the other stores!  It is so good to have this within walking distance.

We attended the marina’s Christmas party tonight which included a catered dinner and live entertainment.  We did not expect to know anyone when we arrived but we recognized Gold Loopers, Jack, Denise, and their 5 year old daughter Beatrice.  They are from Brazil and we first met them at Joe Wheeler last fall.  We enjoyed talking with them again!

We have rain forecast tomorrow so we will get some indoor chores done.  We plan to rent a car and leave Wednesday and drive to Louisiana and Texas to visit family for Christmas. We will be back on Carried Away the first week of January.