On January 30 and 31, 2020, the weather finally started feeling warmer! We spent two nights at Joy RV Park in Cocoa, Florida, and did some beach walking at Cocoa Beach. We drove through Patrick Air Force Base and then up South Tropical Drive at the south end of Merritt Island – lots of big houses to ogle at. Sylvie was washed and Doug vacuumed her out at Tropical Car Wash. And another first – we had to add DEF – it’s a Diesel engine additive.
On February 1, we continued south along the coast, first through Vero Beach, which we think is a very attractive town. It seemed to have more neighborhoods and nice medium-sized homes. The Florida state parks advertise their beauty, and we agree – they are well kept. The campgrounds tended to be full, unfortunately, so we were not able to stay. We day-visited a number of them and they are consistently very nice.
On February 1st and 2nd we stayed at the West Jupiter RV Resort. We had arranged to spend Super Bowl Sunday with our friends Joan and Bruce in Tequesta, and they entertained us in fine style! First, we had lunch on the waterfront at the Jupiter Pointe Club & Marina where they store their boat.
Then we went out in the boat for a great tour on Jupiter Sound and the intracoastal waterway to see the homes and businesses of the rich and famous.
The inlet from the Atlantic Ocean to Jupiter Sound is narrow and the current runs hard. We walked along where the palms made interesting shadows.
We watched several boats navigate the rough channel – some more safely than others.
Many of our photography subjects are cautiously cooperative.
Some actually pose very patiently. This pelican was standing guard at the entrance to the marina.
Some not so much.
Handsome devil, gets away with it! Maybe he was just thinking about the upcoming Super Bowl contest! Bruce and Joan served some of their signature dishes, including pulled pork – it was a very fun evening!