Last Week in FL

I’m starting a new post before posting the previous one.  That has only happened a few times, and usually when working on summary type posts.  This time it’s b/c I’m waiting for a few pics from Bill so I can describe the A/C issue.  

We are currently at Lithia Springs Park, a county park, where friends and fellow RV Dreamers, Sharon & David of Two Lanes of Freedom, are volunteering.  They very generously “saved” us a site at the first come/first serve CG.  Pays to have friends in high places, huh?  


We’ve been very much enjoying our stay. Sharon & David cooked us dinner our first night – very yummy chicken/shrimp/pasta dish that everyone went back for seconds of!  We also enjoyed the last of our chocolate ice cream and Ready Whip with the fruit salad Sharon made.  A campfire topped off the wonderful evening!  Thanks guys! 

We drove down to see Gene & Eileen one day.  You may remember they drove up to Clearwater to see us while we were there. They are staying in Nokomis and we’ve been wanting to see Royal Coachman RV Resort.   What a nice place!  We took a walk around the park and checked out all the fancy amenities!  Tennis, Bocce Ball, Pickle Ball, huge pool, etc.  


We all hopped in the car and drove into nearby Venice to Crows Nest for dinner.  Afterward, we enjoyed the beautiful colors of the sun setting on the Gulf of Mexico.  




Thanks guys for a great day!  See you in Jersey!

Since we aren’t fair from Clearwater, we invited my parents and sister to come see us before we move north.  The weather was thankfully very cooperative and we were able to enjoy the nice setting.  We will see them again in October for the wedding, if not before!


Lithia is not far from Plant City, which, you may or may not know, is where the annual Strawberry Festival is held each year in March.  Since we will be long gone before that, we decided to head there to get our fill of strawberries before we leave.  Friends, Diana & Pat, whom we met at Amazon, joined us for the afternoon.  Bill & I introduced them to one of our fav sub shops – Jersey Mikes!  There’s one in Brandon!  Yummy!  Little taste of the Jersey Shore right here in Brandon FL!  Next stop was strawberry milkshakes at Parkesdale Farm Market – best I’ve ever had!  Was wonderful to see you guys – keep in touch!

Our final day in Lithia Springs Park, Bill & I, led by David & Sharon, went on a bicycle ride around the town of Fishhawk.  We rode along a trail that follows along behind homes and beside ponds and through parks.  The weather was perfect! We stopped for the beer drinkers to enjoy a Yuengling.  


Later that evening, we were invited to a pot luck and campfire being hosted by Terry & John, David & Sharons co-workers.  The gathering was prompted to celebrate another friend, Pauline’s (who came with her husband, Jim, and their 2 dogs) birthday.  I brought along a green salad and some left-over dessert that my sister, Shannon, had made – which everyone loved!  Was a wonderful evening of exchanging stories! Thanks all for including us!  

Sharon & David
Our hosts – Terry & John

We have now moved on and are further north in Atlanta, GA.  Will have to wait to hear about that next time!  

0 thoughts on “Last Week in FL

  1. So nice of you and Bill to drive down and see us before your trip north. Looking forward to spending a few days with you in NJ.

  2. Sounds like a wonderful week. We just came from a RV show. Found a RV we love. It was had not to have bought it. Maybe next time. 😀 Safe travels Kelly.

      1. It is a Grand Design. It is a toy hauler but you do not lose any space inside. It is super nice but is a little over the price we wanted to pay and then we would have to buy a toy or something to go in there like a golf cart or something. Had a lot of great features. Going to another RV show in PA this weekend. We were going to go to the RV show in Raleigh and finally meet Howard and Linda but decided to go to the one in PA instead. It is much closer.

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