|A sampling of our winter in photos.|
Longleaf Pine and blue skies.
|Walks on the Van Fleet and Withlacoochee State Trails|
Speaking of Summerdale, Rainbow Plantation Escapee Park there is wonderful. The campground is nice and they offer almost nonstop activities at the clubhouse. As nice as Rainbow Plantation is, we like Sumter Oaks here in Bushnell better. It’s a much smaller campground and we like that. The selection of activities is much more limited, but we’re off doing our hiking thing anyway. It’s a quiet, cozy little park and we’re beginning to think of it as our winter home.
|Fellowship with friends. This one at Mike and Peggy's place.|
Bushnell, as a city, has very little to offer, but an hours drive will get you to Tampa, Orlando, or Ocala. An hours drive will also get you to the Gulf coast or the Atlantic.
For all these reasons, we’ll likely be back to Florida for several winters to come.
|How about all those trail lunches in Withlacoochee State Forest|
As far as this year goes, we’ve really enjoyed our stay. Because of family issues in Nashville, we didn’t get down here as early as we had hoped, but next year we’re thinking about coming down early in December--really spend the winter here. Our hiking has been good. We’ve hiked about 80 miles since arriving in the middle of January and didn’t do the same hike twice. We didn’t do a lot of sightseeing this time like we did the past two winters, but next year we may slip away for a couple weeks to the Everglades. The best part of this winter has been the time with friends. We had a great week with Mike and Peggy, and six weeks with Tony and Diana. We’ve renewed our friendships with several folks who make this their winter home and we’ve made a few new friends as well. How can it get any better?
|Whether Dairy Queen, Twisty Treats, or Plant City|
we could always find something sweet to eat.
We’ve been busy today preparing to move. Anytime we sit for very many days in a row I have to go through every cabinet to be sure things are secured for travel. I also got all the laundry done. Escapee parks usually have the cheapest laundry facilities around. Gene washed the dust off the motorhome and the car. They sure look pretty.
Everything is ready so it looks like we’ll be pulling out in the morning heading up to Valdosta, Georgia for the night then on to Perry Friday. We’re anxious to be on the road again. But, we’ll be right back here next winter I’ll betchya.
That’s it for today. Thanks for tagging along.