Friday, March 13, 2015

Two Moves This Week, March 8-13, 2015

Sunday, March 8th, was a leisure day spent at the campground.  We walk at least once a day around this campground and sometimes, like on this day, we walk the perimeter twice.  We also do a lot of reading.  Tom and I both have e-readers and spend time reading.  We did carry books with us but find e-readers much better.  There are web sites that list books for e-readers for free to $2.99 daily and I have found most are pretty good.

Monday, 9th, we went out to lunch at Tropical Pollo.  I had a chicken Tropi-bowl which consisted of rice, beans, tomatoes, onions and chicken served in a bowl.  Tom had a barbecued chicken meal.  A variety of sauces are available to add to the food.  We thought it was good.  We then stopped to pick up a few items at Wal-Mart.  When we returned to the campground we were given a paper at the entry gate saying that there was a problem with electric being out in the park which also caused a problem with the water.  And wouldn’t you know it this was a hot, upper 80’s, day.  Thankfully, we did have about 1/3 of a tank of water on board.  We did run the generator for a little while but cut it off as it cooled in the evening.  About 10pm the electric finally came back on but the water situation was that the water would need to be boiled until declared safe.  Since we were leaving in the morning Tom disconnected the water and we just used from the tank and drank bottled water.  These Thousand Trail parks are so in need of up grading but obviously like most of these membership deals money is not funded for such.

Tuesday, 10th, we moved to Tavares, 33 miles away, to Fisherman’s Cove Campground.  We had wanted to go to the Thousand Trails Campground in Wildwood but could not get in until Friday.  This campground was a Passport park so for $58.50 we had 3 nights of camping.  This is a nice park situated on a hill.  Our site was on the top of the hill, nice and level with 50 amp electric.  After setting up our campsite we drove to Mt. Dora, a short distance away.  We had lunch at the Bavarian House, a German restaurant, and then walked about the town stopping in the shops along the way.

Wednesday, 11th, we decided to check out the town of Tavares.  Tavares is located by a lake and is called “Seaplane City of America”.    There is a real nice city park along the lake that we strolled about and watched a seaplane take off.  We ate at Al’s Landing along the lake on an outdoor patio.  Nice 80 plus temperatures.  While eating, a city policeman drove into the parking area next to the lake and took a 2-3foot alligator  out of his car and put the gator in the lake.  And then a seaplane pilot that landed his plane on the lake brought the plane up the boat ramp onto the parking lot. 

Such an entertaining lunch!

Thursday, 12th, was another day that we stayed in the campground with nothing to write about.

Friday,13th, we moved 27 miles to Three Flags RV Resort, another Thousand Trails park that we were at 2 months ago in January.  This park is close to The Villages.   We plan to be here for 2 weeks and then start our travels north.  When we left this park in January there were some sites that were extremely muddy and those areas are still quite muddy.  Luckily, our site is not in that muddy area but, unfortunately, we are under trees that block our TV signal.  We can live with that problem better than mud and being hung up when we need to leave.  We did go into Wildwood for lunch at Beef O’Brady’s, a popular sports bar here in Florida-  good burgers and such.  I had fish tacos that were very good and Tom had a burger.    In the evening we had a shower of rain which this campground certainly does not need.