Day 835: Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve

This morning the parts to repair the truck’s DEF system arrived here at Bennett Dodge Ram.  After the repair was done, I was given the mass of solidified DEF that was blocking the injection nozzle:


Thankfully, the replacement part has been redesigned by Dodge to avoid a repeat of this issue.  Also, it turns out that the emission subsystem has its own 96 month / 80,000 mile warranty, so we’re completely covered.

We headed south, crossing into Florida, then exiting onto this very kosher road:


Our goal was to visit Kingsley Plantation, a unit of Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve.  Sadly, there was no signage to indicate that there was no way we were getting a 62 foot long, 13’ 6” high vehicle through this mess:


After a quarter mile or so, we managed to turn around and head back to the main road, where we left the RV in the local marina parking lot.  We then drove back towards Kingsley Plantation.

Kingsley is the oldest standing plantation in Florida.  Kingsley himself married a freed slave, but was afraid that his unmarried children would be enslaved after his death, so he moved his family to the Dominican Republic to escape the same slavery laws that made his plantation so successful:






Most of the buildings here were made out of Tabby, a concrete that uses oyster shells as one of its ingredients:


The kids competed their Junior Ranger workbooks and received their badges:



We headed south, crossing this bridge:


We continued on to the Chabad in Jacksonville, where we will be spending Shabbos:


Good Shabbos from Jacksonville, Florida!  See the trip map for today’s drive and our current location.

Day 834: Cumberland Island NS, Overnighting at a Car Dealership
Day 837: Fort Caroline NM, Fort Matanzas NM, Castillo de San Marcos NM

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