Our Viva!

Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area • Flagler Beach, FL • OCT 25 - 26, 2015


The Viva had been gathering dust for two months, sitting forlornly in the storage lot awaiting its next adventure. We were eager for a trip as well, but we hadn't been able to hit the road recently because of Rick's foot. If you read our last travel entry, Rick had ended a four mile run by limping home the last mile due to right foot pain. He ran with the pain two more times after we were home, then he went to the podiatrist. If you know Rick personally you already know this—he does NOT like to go to doctors, take medication, etc. His usual solution to an injury is to run until it goes away, but this pain was stubbornly persistent. X-rays showed that he had a stress fracture of the 4th metatarsal, right foot. He was in a "boot" for three weeks, then back to the doctor for reassessment. There was still pain, but he was able to shed the boot and do light walking.

Speaking of walking, it's usually Rick who walks Tybee and Zoe twice a day, 1.5 miles each time. Linda often goes along, and sometimes she does walk the dogs alone, but she had to take them morning and evening for 23 straight days. Although a month after the fact, this trip was Linda's reward for her dog walking duties.

And rewarded she was. We were able to get site 15, one of our favorites. We both love sunrises, and they were spectacular on this trip. Linda walked down to the beach while Rick stayed with the dogs in the Viva and watched from there. Check out the photos.

No other "highlights"—this was just a relaxing trip to our favorite Florida camping spot.

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