Saturday, February 11, 2017

December 15, 2016 - Melbourne & Melbourne Beach, FL

Oh, the morning was gorgeous and the sun happily shone on Edith’s face when she pulled up the shade.  

We went to the north side of the Sebastain Inlet State Park to see what was going on there.  There were some anglers wading in the inlet.  The incoming tide was strong, but the guys were inside the protected area.  Few American White Pelicans were on the rocks, along with Brown Pelicans and other shore birds.
View of Sebastian Inlet and the bridge
It is December and they are wade-fishing
Great Egret waiting for freebies
Shorebirds perching on jetties
Two Pelicans: Brown (top) and American White (bottom)
We took a walk to the north pier and there were some anglers catching fishes.  The far end of the T pier was closed off due to damages from Hurricane Matthew. 
Brown Pelicans flying south
Nice catch! Sheepshead 
Great Egret getting ready to take off after seeing Edith with her camera!
The afternoon found us making videophone calls to doctors, dentists, eye doctor to set up appointments when we come to visit Jacksonville, FL next February.  Also, Edith called the loan center to follow-up on the transaction dispute.  It turned out that Kris had not received my email that was sent to the Disputes Department. Kris suggested that we call back next week.  

We thought we could get a site at Fleetwood RV Park in Jacksonville, FL for a month in February, but were told that it is fully booked. We scrambled to find another RV park in or near Jacksonville.  The nightly/weekly rate at two RV parks that are north of Jacksonville, was too high.  After searching on the website we found one that is reasonably priced and we reserved the site for 2 weeks.  We don’t know if we will stay there for another 2 weeks.  We want to see what the park is like and how convenient it is to go to places.

After supper we went off to Melbourne, FL.  Erwin wanted to go back to Lazy-Boy to check the loveseat again.  The saleslady, Andrea, was not there.  A lady informed us that Andrea had quit her job and moved back to Ohio.  While there were a couple of loveseats that we really liked they won’t work well in our Lil’ Home.  We need to keep on looking.

Edith wanted to visit Space Coast Lightfest at Wickham Park in Melbourne, FL. The admission was $15 per vehicle. The park was transformed into a virtual winter wonderland. There were over 2 million lights being displayed throughout the park. There were animated displays. If you want to go on a hayride there is an extra charge.  At one pavilion there is a Santa talking to kids, and there is a table where we can buy home made cookies, hot chocolate or coffee.  We went around the park twice.  We really enjoyed it very much.

On our way back "home" we had planned on stopping at Publix to pick up some groceries, but it was already closed.

Tonight is our last day staying at Sebastian Inlet State Park, but we are hoping we can get a site to stay here one more night. We will find out when we check with the ranger tomorrow noon.

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