Thursday, December 30, 2010

Move to Sweetwater Carefree Rv Resort

Zephyrhills, Florida

Moving Day

We got up early yesterday (as usual) and walked over to the snack bar for another wonderful breakfast.  Unfortunately,  there was a different cook and our breakfast came ice cold…after 30 minutes.  We didn’t send it back, because we didn’t want to wait another half hour. 

We stayed 17 nights at Silver Dollar Resort, which was the longest we’ve ever lived in our motor home.  We were all settled in, and in my mind, I wondered why we wanted to start all over at a new location, when we had everything set up so nicely!

We got on the road about 12:30. We only had about 45 miles to go.  I followed Al to the gas station, where we got $145 of gas.  Ouch.  The next stop was propane.   Our gauge inside showed about 1/2 tank left.  The gauge on the  outside tank showed empty and that had previously been  accurate, we thought.  We felt that the outside gauge was accurate, until yesterday when our “empty” tank only took 13 gallons of propane.  So now, we’re baffled.  Our propane cost $44.  Ouch, again :)

We arrived at the campground around 3pm.  We chose a site in the overflow area, which is next door to the maintenance shed.  It’s not the view that we normally prefer.  We decided on this site because it’s huge, level, and it sits in full sun!  The temperatures have been so cold, that we felt we could use all the sun we could get.  

The weather was gorgeous when we arrived so the first thing I did was open the windows!  That was the first time we’ve been able to do that since we arrived in Florida! 

The weather is going to be in the mid 70’s today so we plan to be outside as much as possible.  We just have to wait for the sun to come up!


  1. WOW! open windows! We can't wait to be out on the road.

    It could be as soon as July!!!!!! We are excited.

    Travel Safe
    Dawn & Denise

  2. Parking in the sun sounds like a great idea. Hope you enjoy your stay at Sweetwater. Hope to get over to see you some time. Looking forward to park photos. Enjoy the warm weather while it lasts.

  3. Don't forget that a propane tank is only filled to 80%, so that a 10 gallon tank will only hold 8 gallons.

    Good choice on the open sunny site.

  4. Glad you had a good moving day! Often wondered why the two propane gauges are always different, it drives me crazy.

    Enjoy the sunshine!

  5. We certainly don't have warm weather in AZ. Lots of rain and getting cold. Hope it doesn't last very long. I want to open my windows, too.

  6. Glad you got a sunny spot to park in. 70F sure sounds nice I'll bet after all the cold weather.

    I got your note about alligators only eating Canadians!! Ha! Ha! Now, I really don't like alligators!

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    May God bless you and your family in 2011 ~Ron

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  8. Opening windows is a good sign! Hope the nice weather holds out so you can get the yaks in the water!

  9. Isn't it amazing how nice a little sun and temps to 70 make us feel. Plus, doncha just love the accuracy of rv gauges? Some one once told me it keeps ya on your toes---yeah right.

  10. Karen, Sweetwater looks really nice, but nowhere on the website does it tell the rates. Would you mind sending me an email at with the rates?

  11. enjoy that warm sun, we don't much of that in Maryland these days.

  12. Sunny but cold here in the Santa Cruz mountains California.

    Drove back from Sand Diego on Tuesday. It was nice and warm there!

  13. Let me know how the kayaking is down there and I might just show up and yak with ya.

  14. I agree with everyone, the weather everywhere is a little crazy. Didn't even make it to 50 in Vegas today. Enjoy the sunshine and the open windows, hope it keeps up for you.


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