While we understand the need to keep campers safe, it left us without a place to park Rosie, our Airstream trailer. This problem was compounded by the fact that Fort Pickens has approximately 200 campsites and every site was reserved during our planned visit there. The campground closure meant all those RVs had to scurry to find somewhere else to stay. Every park we called was full.
Our son, daughter-in-law and grandson were about 60 miles away. A quick call resulted in an enthusiastic response. A few minutes later, our son called to say his neighbors were currently away. He texted them and they said it was OK for us to park Rosie in their driveway for the night. That was a perfect solution.
It was wonderful to see our family members. Our four year-old grandson loved being inside Rosie. Needless to say, we loved being with them.
|It is always fun when our grandson is inside Rosie|
We wanted to test boon-docking in Rosie before adventuring out to some national parks in the future and this gave us an opportunity to do so. Would Rosie’s solar panels keep the batteries charged? Our results were encouraging. As a bonus, we discovered that the 1,000 watt inverter in Rosie had ample power to run our coffee maker.
|Driveway camping in Mobile|
We were able to make new reservations for the time we planned for this trip. We hoped our new park would not be underwater when we arrived there.
Our son and his family were up early the next morning to get to work and preschool on time. We got up in time to say goodbye and to hug our grandson again.
|Saying "see you later, gator" after a wonderful experience|
This turned out be a fantastic answer to our Fort Pickens cancelled reservations problem.