Silver Springs, Florida
We made the “long” 95 mile journey to Wilderness Rv Park Estates, and arrived mid afternoon. It’s a huge snowbird type park with 412 lots that you can buy or rent. There are a lot of rv’s parked here with no one living in them, but there are a surprising amount of people actually staying here right now.
We asked for a shady lot and we were told they had a few that were shady. They led us to a completely sunny lot, so we switched to another spot that has shade on the drivers side. That was the best we could do.
The Passport America rate is $22 a night. There are two pools, exercise room, hot tub (not working right now), shuffleboard, lodge, clubhouse, laundry, kayak and canoe rentals (there is river access), and cabins. It’s a very nice park, but it is not the park setting like we prefer in the state parks.
I guess there is a trade off though. You get the beautiful park like settings of a state park, or the amenities of a private campground. Right now, full hook-ups and the pool sound pretty nice.
I’ll get some pictures of the place today. It’s really a very nice place and super easy to get to from I-75. There is access to the Oklawaha River, which runs into the beautiful Silver River. This is a picture from several years ago. Notice the clear blue water?
We got settled in pretty quickly. It always amazes me how quickly a new place can feel like home and that you can settle in so much quicker then prepare to leave a place.
We went and had lunch then went to a few local rv dealers. We are still considering a larger coach. We didn’t’ find anything we loved. I think we may end up down in Fort Myers (Gulf Coast, south of Tampa) after we finish in Tampa. There are a lot more rv dealers there, and one is a Newmar dealer with a huge inventory of used coaches.
I’ve been corresponding with a guy in Tampa that is interested in buying our Honda CRv. Hopefully we can sell it while we’re in Tampa, so I won’t have to tag along behind Al. We are planning on renting a small storage unit in Tampa, and next fall moving our stuff out of our Georgia storage building, into the one in Tampa. We need one more centrally located to where we’ll be. Once we get the new building in Tampa, I’ll be able to remove all the stuff from the Honda and we can sell it. Between the kayaks, gear, scuba gear, important papers, and Al’s pest control stuff, we have two cars that are full! A larger motor home, sure would help with our storage issues!
It was nice and cool last night, getting down to 64 degrees! Love those cool nights with the windows open and the breeze blowing in on us! It’s only supposed to be 89 here today, so maybe it won’t be so miserable.
I don’t know what we’re going to do today…have to have a few more cups of coffee and then we’ll decide.