Mar 28 2010

Great Places to Shop

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We have a few places to shop for RV, camping, picnic and home items. These are a sampling of those places.

Click on these links to begin your shopping experience:

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Mar 28 2010

Wal-Mart is not a campground!

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On a recent trip through St. Augustine, we stopped at the Wal-Mart on Route 1. At 1:30 in the afternoon on a Saturday, at the end of the parking lot, parked parallel and taking several parking places, were two Class A motorhomes–one with the slide out. In the middle of the parking lot was a small travel trailer with pop-out bedroom. Not only was this trailer and tow vehicle taking two parking places, chairs occupied the parking space next to the RV. When we returned to the parking lot an hour later (2:30 in the afternoon), they even had their portable generator out and running. Pop-Up Camper, Friday, Feb 26, 2010, 1:30 PM

The managers of the Wal-Marts are allowing RVers to camp overnight as a gesture of goodwill and for an overnight respite for travelers. This does not mean that RVers can set up camp in their parking lot and overstay their welcome. Poor etiquette such as this only hurts all RVers.

Mar 10 2010

Turtle Creek RV Resort, Homosassa, Florida

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Sign_Turtle CreekWe arrived at Turtle Creek RV Resort on Tuesday, March 9, for a 3-day stay. Front of siteWe've had better views, but we're here to see if it's a place we want to stay while Donna and family are here for Spring Break in April. 

Turtle Creek1The park is located right on Turtle Creek and has a pool and planned activities. Pool_Turtle Creek

The park is not far from Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. But Turtle Creek RV Resort has its own wildlife — a gator on a log Gator on log_Turtle Creek



Turtles on log_Turtle Creekand lots of turtles in Turtle Creek. 

Mar 10 2010

Covered Wagon RV Park, Homosassa, Florida

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Sign_Covered WagonWe arrived at Covered Wagon RV Park on Saturday, March 6, for a 3-day stay. Our site

We had a visit from our friends, Mike and Terri, and made new friends, Dave and Jean. Dave and Jean are originally from Kentucky. They have been full-timing for 11 years, and travel with a Lynx Point Siamese and a Maine Coon cat. 

The managers of the park are really nice, and we had good neighbors — our new friends Dave and Jean. 

Carved TreeThis carved tree was in the campground. And Gray and Kamahele demonstrated once again, they are BFF. BFF








Howard Flea MarketWe hiked up Suncoast Blvd. to Howard's Flea Market. It looked much like an Old West ghost town, especially since it was closed the day we were there. Don stopped for a photo op with a mailbox holder, that we named Manatee Mike. Manatee Mike_Don

Mar 5 2010

Elite Resorts at Crystal River, Florida

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Elite Resorts Sign1We arrived on Wednesday, March 3, and we depart on Saturday, March 6. We're checking out campgrounds in the Crystal River / Homosassa Springs area for Spring Break when Donna and family are coming down to Florida. 

This is a nice park. It looks more like a campground than a mobile home park. The lots are large and shaded. Bounder at site 9

PoolThey have a nice screened-in pool area with a hot tub. In this photo, the pool still has the solar cover over it. Hot Tub

There is a playground, picnic areas, horseshoes, shuffleboard, volleyball court, pool table, ping pong table, and an enclosed "bark park." 

Seaweed SallyThe greeter, Seaweed Sally, stands outside the rec hall. 

The lots are for sale in this park, but they do have many sites available for rent. The staff and all we've met are friendly. 



For more pictures of this campground:

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