After Nikki’s unexpected surgery and our return to Florida, we ended up staying 11 days at Hanna Park in Jacksonville. Nikki needed a quiet, restful week while she recovered, which resulted in all of us having a quiet, restful week. We couldn’t leave Nikki unattended for very long because we had to make sure she wasn’t chewing on her stitches and that she was staying calm. The fact that it rained every single day we were there made it a little easier to just hunker down. So unfortunately we didn’t get to explore too much of Jacksonville.
We did manage to sneak out for dinner one night with one of my high school friends who lives in town. And we also met some other very nice full-time RVers – Chester and Sally, who blog at Where RV Today? They were parked right across from us, and we had a really fun happy hour with them.
Since we did have so much down time, Deas decided to get a project done, and he replaced all of our RV batteries. He did it himself, and he managed to not electrocute himself or blow up the RV in the process, so I’ll call this one a success. We currently have 4 batteries, but we do have room to add 2 more. We’re still debating on whether or not we want to do that.
The project I worked on was changing the look of our blog. I was having some issues with the old theme with duplicate images being created, and I just decided I wanted a cleaner look. So if this is the first time you’re seeing the new layout, let me know what you think!
Ten days after Nikki’s surgery, she went back to the vet and got her stitches taken out. Amazingly, she didn’t touch her stitches the whole time she was at home recovering. The vet was very pleased with her progress and said she’s doing great. They checked her blood again, because her liver numbers had been very out of whack due to the gall bladder inflammation. We got good news there too – her liver numbers are returning to normal. She still needs one more check up in 4 weeks, but we’re expecting to get another good report then!
Once we got the a-okay from the vet, we left Florida again, and headed back to Georgia. We got a late start since we left after the vet appointment, so we only drove a couple of hours and landed at Fort McAllister State Park in Richmond Hill, GA. It’s another lovely Georgia state park. Sites are water/electric only, but every single site in the park is a pull through, and they’re all nice and spacious.
As I mentioned in the the last post, we had to cancel our Beaufort and Charleston plans. But we still had a reservation in Augusta GA that we were able to keep. After I graduated from college, I lived in Augusta for 5 years, and I have a few very good friends who live there that I hadn’t seen in way too long. So I had a great time exploring my old stomping grounds and getting caught up with some very dear friends.
Even though this stop was mostly a social one, we did get out a couple days for some nice walks on the extensive Augusta Canal trail system. The prettiest area of the trail was at the Savannah Rapids Park, where the canal and the Savannah River both run side by side. The historic Augusta Canal Headgates is here, and it was a lovely spring day to be outside.
While in Augusta, we stayed at the Heritage RV Park which is really your only option if you want to be close to the city. It’s nothing fancy, but the owners are very nice and are putting a lot of time into upgrading the property. The sites are gravel and some have paved sitting areas. The sites that have been upgraded have nice landscaping and you’ve got decent separation from your neighbors. Some sites have trees nearby and some don’t, so you can request one or the other depending on if your preference is for shade or good satellite signal. All sites are full hook-up and $35/night or $160/week. It’s right off of a pretty busy road, but it’s very quiet and convenient. If we return to Augusta, I would stay here again because of the location.