Milton (FL)/Gulf Pines KOA

Well the big reason for going to Northwest Florida was the CurbCrusher cousin wedding on the 30th of May. The trip to Topsail was a bonus, so on Friday is was time to move over to the KOA in Milton. There were two reasons for this: First it would put us only about 30 – 45 minutes away from the wedding site; Second the KOA is located at exit 31 on I-10, so it put us right ready to get up and go on Sunday morning.

The Milton KOA is a nice place. The level pull thru sites are all very long (advertised at 100 ft), and you get water, electric, sewer and wi-fi. Well you get one code for wi-fi, a problem since the CurbCrushers have three laptops with them. So we asked for an additional code and were told that we would have to pay for it. Then the nice lady slipped me another wi-fi code as I walked out the office door. There is a heated pool, good sized, and a putt-putt course on the campground also. The putt-putt course has seen better days, as much of the “grass” if worn threadbare and the concrete is showing through.

It was easy to park, easy to set up and easy to leave. The park filled up as the afternoon wore on. Obviously this is a place that gets a lot of overnight visitors.

We went to the wedding on Saturday afternoon, then decided that rather than sitting around the KOA all night, we’d get a head start on driving home. The drive was nice. Headed East on I-10 as the sun is setting is better than headed East on I-10 as the sun is rising. Also there was very little traffic on I-10 or on I-75. We made the trip back to Orlando in about seven and a half hours. That was setting the cruise control around 62 MPH and just riding in the right hand lane for most of the trip. It was the first time we’ve driven the motorhome at night, and it was just as easy as daytime driving.

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