We already booked some time around Christmas at Hillsborough River State Park, just outside of Tampa. It's one of our favorite parks and it's close to my Mom's house so we can spend some time with her for Christmas.
We've been thinking that after we leave Tampa, maybe we should just move to another location before heading home. I read Howard and Linda's Rv-Dreams blog and remembered what a nice time they had last winter at Welaka Lodge & Rv Resort. Check out his blog from December 2009 through March 2010, and you can see what a nice place it is. I'd like to steal a few of his pictures to show you, but that wouldn't be nice, so you'll just have to check out his blog. Just do a search on "Welaka". Howard took lots of pictures, so I feel as I've already been there and I think we know what to expect.. The campground is small (12 sites), and the sites are close together, but the amenities are what we liked. It sits right on the St Johns River. There are many lakes, and springs around and the Atlantic ocean is not far. It's about 50 miles from St. Augustine (the nations oldest city), so it will give us a chance to go there as well. There are many wonderful places to kayak within a short distance. They have a lovely pool and a dock by the water where they have cookouts. We went ahead and reserved our site, so if anyone is in the area, come see us! Margie, I know you'll be in the area!
Now, I know some of you are wondering how in the heck we can do this with a house on the market, but believe me, the house will show a lot better if we're not in it! That's the only way I can think of to keep it clean!
In the winter, there is no yard work to do around here so we figured why not? We just need to go like crazy selling stuff and getting ready for a sale. Of course this can all change with a contract on the house, but for now, this is our plan!
Right now, we are still trying to get things done. As I mentioned, we put the for sale sign up a little early and there are still plenty of things to be done. Today, we have a guy replacing the roofing on our front porch. It has been leaking (after we painted the ceiling) and we decided it needed more than a patch.....especially if we weren't going to be away some.