Saturday, December 28, 2013

Lazy Days Crown Club, Seffner, FL

Date of Stay:  Monday December 9 - Saturday 28, 2013 (19 nights)

Rate: Included with purchase of Tawanda

Website:  Lazy Days
   6130 Lazy Days Blvd
   Seffner, FL  33584
   800-350-6728 (service)

Description:  Initially reviewed here.

Activities:  Our new jacks were checked over since we had noticed a leak and the fluid was topped off.  We waited quite a while for a new toilet to be replaced since we had a history of trouble with the original one.  While here, we visited with JoBeth and Catherine at their nice waterfront condo and Bob and Lynette came to visit some from MacDill.  The Crown Club offered a great prime rib meal the day before Christmas and we went to a Chinese buffet on Christmas day.  On December 18 we took a day trip to Chiefland to close on our lot in Cedar Key RV Resort (lot 75).

Christmas decorations at LazyDays Crown Club  Christmas decorations at LazyDays Crown Club
Christmas at LazyDays
Christmas at Lazy Days

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Midway Campground (Big Cypress National Preserve), Ochopee, FL

Date of Stay:  Sunday December 9, 2013 (1 night)

Rate:  $15/night (Access Pass discount)

Website:  Midway Campground Big Cypress National Preserve (FL)
   US 41 (mile marker 52)
   Ochopee, FL  34141

Description:  Reviewed earlier here.  Great stopover but many more rvs now than it was in October.  We got site 14 again but they take reservations now so it may be hit and miss now even for one night during the busy season.  Camp hosts greet you as you pull in to the cg.

Activities:  Just an overnight stop for us on our way back to Tampa.  When we stopped here in October, we noticed a leak in our newly replaced jacks.  Gin tightened a fitting but we wanted Lazy Days to double check it and top off the fluid.  Our toilet was once again not holding water so we wanted that replaced also.

Trash and Recycle:  Dumpsters were in place now for the winter season.

Site 14 at Midway CG
Site 14

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Curry Hammock State Park, Marathon, FL

Date of Stay:  Monday November 25 - Sunday December 8, 2013 (13 nights)

Rate:  $23/night (Gin’s disabled FL resident discount)

Website:  Curry Hammock State Park (FL)
   56200 Overseas Highway
   Marathon, FL  33050

Description:  Wonderful Florida State Park in the Keys recently reviewed here.  We stayed in site 13 right beside the cg beach access.  Nice quiet cg.

Activities:  We came back to Curry Hammock to enjoy a couple of quiet weeks since our friends had all left the islands.  I biked a little bit and learned how to fix a flat tire.  Gin did a couple of rv chores, and we both relaxed a great deal.  We barely even left our campsite which was quite alright with us.  We were lucky to have 6 weeks in the Keys but I was getting a little tired of the constant wind.  We enjoyed watching the wind surfers from our site and watching the ever-present iguana.

Trash and Recycle:  Recycle bins that take almost everything are at the dumpster by the dump station.

Site 13 at Curry Hammock SP  Site 13 at Curry Hammock SP
Site 13

View from our picnic table  Windsurfers at Curry Hammock
View from our picnic table                                Wind surfers
Iguana at our site  Iguana at our site
Iguana at our site  Iguana at our site at Curry Hammock SP
Iggy the iguana