Snowbirding To Florida, RV Misadventures of Pat, Linda & Lady Dog

Well, it's 11 degrees including wind chill at the Cabin so we're leavin for the sunny isles of Florida. One of the first things I always do is a complete walkaround of the travel trailer and my trusty old GMC Yukon. I always check the tires carefully, particularly the Korean tires on the travel trailer. I'm a made in USA kinda guy, I guess. Found travel trailer tires at 42 pounds, 38 pounds, 46psi, and 45psi. Should be 50psi all around cold says the sidewall of the travel trailer tires. So, that's what they got. Hooked up, towed to 3 service stations before we could find air. Than had a great haul down the Indian Nation Turnpike to Shreveport, Louisana via Texarkana. I can recommend this route to you. Fairly fast what with the turnpike and all, mixed with nice little towns along the way providing just enough scenic diversion. Stayed at Tall Pines RV campgound in Schreveport (thanks for the recco Jim!) Well laid out, easy to get too, friendly folks... they waited for us and guided us into our pull thru. Rate after senior/Good Sam discount was $25 for one night. Tomorrow on to Biloxi, Ms.

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Comment by Pat Daly on March 17, 2009 at 8:36pm

We spend the day exploring the oldest city in the US, St. Augustine Florida. I would classify rv exploring in St. Augustine into several areas: the Historical downtown St. Augustine with it's Fort and many many NARROW streets for browsing, soaking up the history (suggest you use your toad/tow vehicle to explore the main historical downtown right along the river. No rv parking but ample auto parking. The you can visit the famous St. Augustine Lighthouse, it's grounds and very nice gift shop with free movie about the history of the lighthouse. Then on to the beach. You can even drive your Car on the beach for a nominal fee. What fun and one of the last places in the US where they haven't taken that liberty from us... for an $8 fee. Sorry, no camping on the beach but you can camp at the VERY NICE Anastasia State Park; it have over 100 very large and heavily wooded RV spaces, can walk to one of the best beaches I've seen... about 3 blocks, that is part of the state park and there is a limited concession there with food, beverages and kayak rentals. I'd definately add this to my list of campgrounds to stay at and I'd definately book WELL in advance. After leaving here we're pullin for the Barn at the cabin and ending our 2009 Florida Misadventures. Watch for our Spring Misadventures coming up!
Comment by Pat Daly on February 27, 2009 at 10:19am

We're just pullin out of Twelve Oaks RV Resort about 18 miles north of Orlando. Nice place. $32 day short term. $500 winter rate plus electric and well worth it. Come stay awhile; its a GoodOldRVs.com type of place. Here's a few pictures that Lady dog likes of Twelve Oaks Rv Camp. We're headin over to the Space Coast and ocean beaches on the east coast of Florida today.
Comment by Pat Daly on February 26, 2009 at 9:46pm

There really are alligators in Alligator Alley, highway 75 that connects Miami and eastern florida with Naples and Sanibel Island area of western florida. We stopped counting gators at over 50! the first 20 miles. Sure don't want miss funfinder to breakdown here!
Comment by Pat Daly on February 19, 2009 at 11:42am

Picture of wild Parakeeets at the RV Park. Amazing birds and very fast! I'll try and get some more pictures when the whole flock for about 30 feeds. If you like bird pics check out The adventures of George and Miss Tioga's blog in Dry Camping blogs on right of our home page. I read George's adventures every day.
Comment by Pat Daly on February 17, 2009 at 12:58pm

Here are some photos of Miami from yesterday taken from Mikes "go fast" boat. Lovely old houses in tropical settings, miles and miles of water and beaches to explore. Locals rvs are mostly boats of all kinds. They are just discovering kayaks which have long been popular on the Pacific Coast.
Comment by Pat Daly on February 13, 2009 at 12:01pm

Lady dog and I met our neighbors today, the Williams form Monroe, Virginia. They are camping in their vintage 1966 Airstream. It's all original except the axels. The Williams are crystalline potter artists who travel to various art shows here in Florida and use their 66 Airstream as base camp. View Lana's art at www.crystallinepotter.com
Comment by Pat Daly on February 12, 2009 at 11:47am

We just arrived at Broward County, Florida C.B. Smith RV Park. We were a little reluctant to stay at a County RV park, but found to our delight a wonderful 300 acre tropical paradise. This Florida RV park has 70 sites overloooking several small lakes, with Canoes, golf course, lighted tennis course, bike and jogging trails. There are 5 Broward county, Florida parks in this park system all with full hookups. A little pricy at $40 per day, but only $25 per day if you have local friends with a florida drivers liscense who can book it for you. Lady dog and I saw our first Iguana today. We'll post more pictures tomorrow.
Comment by Pat Daly on February 10, 2009 at 8:34pm

Lots for rvers to explore in Fort Myers. Historic downtown waterfront, Bay Royal Palms, Ladies at dock on the bay, Old treasure exploring ship of Mel Fishers. Leaving for Fort Lauderdale rv park tomorrow. We've enjoyed Upriver RV Park and the rving in the Fort Myer area. We'll be back.
Comment by Pat Daly on February 7, 2009 at 10:07pm

Ok, here's the beach, now where's the beer?! This RV camping at the beach in Longboat Key, Florida is a tough job! (not)
Comment by Pat Daly on February 7, 2009 at 10:55am

Some beach and golf updates with our friends Jim & Lynn from Oklahoma. Now on their way to Texas last we heard. Weather improving... maybe swimming pool and hot tub this pm. Pretty hung over after catchin Darrel's act again last night in Fort Meyers.

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