Grand Lakes RV Resort in Citra, Fl. The park had been recommended to me by a former co-worker who generally spends the entire winter there.
The park itself is a combination of park models and campers, and is comfortably situated along a 9 hole golf course. There is quite a large lake there also which looks like it should have lots of fish in it. The lakeside restaurant had a pretty good dinner special going, so we splurged and walked on over. The paved sites were just a little crowded, but all the people seemed quite friendly and it is definitely a park worth visiting again.
Sun-N-Fun Sarasota, # 706. We have never camped over on this side of the park before, and we both seem to be enjoying it more than the avenues on the other side. There's a lot less traffic, which means less noise. You always have to tolerate the campers out walking their "kids", (dogs), but that's to be expected everywhere.
On 2/7, Debbie and the girls visited the Selby Botanical Gardens, over in Sarasota. They all came home quite impressed with the floral displays they saw at this Sarasota bay-front location. Unfortunately, the girls did not bring home any photos of the gardens, so I borrowed a few from their website. It looks like a pretty amazing place.
Prior to leaving, Debbie mentioned to Dean that I had a few motor home projects going down on site 706, and it didn't take Dean long to to wander down and see just what I was up to. While we were in Red Bay last, Debbie discovered the parts department, and it didn't take her very long to discover that parts were being sold at wholesale prices!! I think she found a new best friend over there. Today I was replacing the screen door handle, which I completed before Dean arrived. But when he pulled in, he found me working hard at removing the rubber treads on the front entry way.
Now that Dean and I had our projects done, we were treated to a day off at the rodeo over in Acadia, Fl. Actually, Deans sister seemed to be the wagon master, and invited Debbie and I along. They had never been to a rodeo, and Debbie and I were veterans now, having been to the rodeo last year over in San Angelo with Randy and Retha. The Acadia All Florida Championship Rodeo is actually 4 days of rodeo competition involving cowboys and cowgirls from all around the country. It is always fun to attend a rodeo, as the flag is displayed proudly, and you'll never see a cowboy taking a knee during the National Anthem. Prior to the show, all Veterans were recognized, as riders carrying flags of all the Branches of Service were brought into the arena.
And of course we have to include the rodeo clown who worked pretty hard at getting the crowd involved in the show.
And oddly enough, I didn't see anyone stepping up for this pony ride outside the arena???
The weather has cooled down just a bit from when we first arrived, and we've actually had a few rainy days. But we seem to find something to amuse us everyday. When the warmer weather comes back, we'll be getting back out on the boats on the inter-coastal. I made contact with the Corinth Snowbird group, but unfortunately I couldn't make the reunion this year. I've got it on the calendar for next year though. Take care and stay safe everyone!