Our vacation went really good. We started it by camping for three nights on the east coast in the north east most point of Florida in Fort Clinch State Park, and ended it by spending a few days with my wife's brother and his family in Gatlinburg Tennessee.
This was the first camping trip we have taken as a family since an all around bad camping experience 18 years ago shortly after the wedding bells rang. We had great weather the entire time and had a wonderful time getting burned on the beach. While there we stayed in the Riverside Campgrounds along the Amelia River on the west side of Amelia Island. Fort Cinch State Park in Fernandina Beach Florida met all of our expectations and I recommend it if you are the camping type. We stayed in a tent, but they had lots big enough for even the biggest RV's. During our stay we had Armadillo's hanging out in our campsite as well as the Raccoons. We were not bothered by the Raccoons as others in the campground were because we kept our food in the van the entire time. The Raccoons can open cans of soda and have no problem with coolers as we saw many times around us.
While in Gatlinburg we stayed in a cabin close to Pigeon Forge, and hung out with my wife's brother and his family. Her brother is home on leave from Iraq for about 14 days and we had the opportunity to spend 4 of those days with him. We spent a lot of our time in Gatlinburg and the kids loved the Ripley's attractions. I have to note that the Ripley's group of attractions treat our military right. The deal they give to military families was unbelievable and they should be commended.
Now that vacation is over and life is starting to get back into full swing I am starting to miss running again. I did really miss being able to run while I was at the beach, but I tried to not let it bother me. My collar bone is starting to feel pretty good although I still go through times of a lot of pain. I have a Doctor Appointment this morning and I hope that the extra precautions of not running too soon have paid off and I will be back on the road running soon.
It has been over a month since the running accident and fall. I am not looking forward to having to build back up to my pre-injury fitness level, but I am sure I will be back in no time.
Tim Wilson - blog.262quest.com