The Distance: 714 miles as we ran an inverted “U” from SW to SE Florida via Central Florida ending the month in Key West. We closed out our 2018 distance with 10,436 miles.
The Places: We spent the first 22 days of the month in Venice before embarking on our Christmas run around the state. We spent two days with Cousin Carlyle and her family in Inverness, then Christmas morning in Lake Mary at Aunt Judy’s, five days with Xavier and Joy in Coral Springs, one night with the Nieves in Cutler Bay, and finally made it to Key West on New Years Eve day. We enjoyed 22 days with full hook ups, 5 days with 20 amp electricity, and dry camped for 2 days.
The Budget: Like last month, we continued out push to make up for our big Ocotober repair/upgrade bill. Despite 22 days in our most expensive regular park, we compensated with three markets and very limited expenditures beyond the necessities. We ended up 8% under budget, which is solid, but not quite enough to get us completely under for the year. January and February should be really good for us, so we will catch back up by the end of Winter.
The Drama and the Improvements: Nothing significant to report, other than our brand new TV antenna no longer is getting power. Might have to swing back by the installation shop in Port Charlotte on the way out of Key West in 2019 if we can’t get it working. If things go well in January with our markets we will begin making some improvements and upgrades this Spring.