Friday morning was busy around the house. Gene got the tires aired up and the hitch cleaned and greased. I got all the laundry done. I don’t especially like the laundry facility at this campground, but it is cheap. I think I washed everything in the house.
|Ocala claims to be the horse capitol.|
|There are some beautiful horse farms around the area|
We have enjoyed our stay here. The weather hasn’t been real warm this winter, but it hasn’t been warm anywhere. Ocala is a large enough town to have a variety of large groceries, a couple Wal-Marts, a mall, and a Hobby Lobby. There is live entertainment at the Silver Springs attraction every Saturday afternoon and it is very reasonably priced if you buy the season pass. If you’re staying a month or more, it’s worth it. It is an easy day trip to Daytona on the Atlantic coast and Cedar Key on the Gulf coast. Other cities are within range of a day trip--Orlando, Tampa, Gainesville. There are several state parks within 75 miles of Ocala and we have found the Florida State Parks to be very worthwhile. We have enjoyed the hiking in the area. Although we have spent most of our hiking time on the Florida Trail, there are trails in most of the state parks and many trails in Ocala National Forest. Despite my original fears of dying from snake bite, we only saw that one tiny snake on our first hike.
We have not been overjoyed with our campground. When we come back to this area, we’ll select a different place to park. Other than that, we have no complaints.
That’s it for today. Tomorrow night I will be writing from Perry, GA.