Wesley Chapel, Florida
A few days ago, I got a nice email from a blog reader by the name of Pam. Apparently she has been reading the blog but has been too shy to comment. Come on Pam….we want to hear from you, right guys?
Pam’s mother passed away about a year ago. Her mother had a home nearby, and the yard has become infested with fleas. She wanted Al to give her an estimate for getting rid of the fleas.
We drove over there yesterday morning. Al walked around the yard and soon he was covered with fleas. I guess we found the right place! I nearly made him strip because I didn’t want him bringing fleas into our car. Fleas really love the little furbutt Baxter, and we don’t want to get them started again.
After we came home, we did a little cleaning then watched a Nicholas Cage movie. In Florida, during the summer months, you either stay in the air conditioning, or in the water.
Later in the day, we walked over to meet David and Sherry. They checked in to this campground yesterday to be close for David’s stem cell transplant that is coming up very soon. We caught David outside and had a nice visit with him, but he thought Sherry was on the phone with their daughter, so we’ll meet her another day. They have some serious issues to deal with while they are here, so we probably won’t get to see them too much.
I wanted to post some pictures of this campground. It’s about 20 miles from my mothers house and is the nicest one within a reasonable distance.
We’re at Quail Run Rv Park, in Wesley Chapel, Florida. It’s on the outskirts of Tampa.
The park is going through a complete renovation, and currently is in the process of making an entire new section of “super sites.”
Trees seem to be valued here and there are some gorgeous Live Oaks all over the place. That’s a nice change.
Here is a view from the front entrance. There is a gate and you need an opener to get in.
There is a convenience store right before the gate. It’s well stocked and the prices are reasonable.
The laundry room has recently been renovated and the prices are reasonable. Sorry, I didn’t get a picture.
The pool desperately needs a make over and I understand that’s in the plans.
There are some older buildings that for the most part don’t appear to be used any longer.
This is the new recreation room. It’s locked and we haven’t been able to get inside. I guess it gets used more in the winter. Notice all the pretty trees.
There is a computer room. It’s also in need of a make over, but I wouldn’t use it anyway since we have our own internet and computers.
There is free Wifi throughout the park. It’s fast, and works great 99.9% of the time.
There is free cable, but I can’t vouch for it since we use our Directv.
There are two very distinct sections of the campground. The older sites are shaded by large oak trees. They are smaller and not as level. Many have concrete picnic table pads, but no parking pads. We looked at one of those, but decided we wouldn’t be able to get our satellite signal. Summer rates (or annual rates) are $270 monthly. Electricity and taxes are on top of that.
The newer part of the campground has double full concrete pads. There are some new, but fairly large oak trees planted on both sides of these new sites.
Here is our site. After two weeks in the Prairie, it has been nice not having to fight with sand inside the motorhome! You can see the new Oaks that have been planted on each side of the sites. They will provide some nice shade in a few years…..and also probably cause some problems with branches growing too close to the sites.
The concrete pads are completely level. I’ve never been at such a level site. The new section appears to have been planned by an Rv’er and nothing was skimped on. Each site has two sewer connections. One towards the back and one towards the front. I think it is to accommodate both motor homes and Fifth Wheels.
Our front window looks out to the huge lot that belongs to the owner. It’s full of beautiful Live Oak trees.
The roads are wide and recently re-asphalted. The cones are marking the speed bumps that have yet to get repainted after the asphalting.
It’s definitely big rig friendly. This guy had no problem fitting his rig.
The next picture shows the largest rv I’ve ever seen. It has seven slides! It’s called a Space Craft. I Googled it and found a beautiful one with 5 slides. This thing is much bigger than the picture shows. Notice there is still room on the pad in front of the trailer? It has two sewer hoses coming out.
Our favorite site is number 244. It’s recently been done and was not available when we first came here to look at the park. We might have chosen it, if we had know about it. It cost $380 a month (plus electricity and tax). It’s on the outer perimeter and the patio side has a beautiful view of this gorgeous Live Oak tree. I’m sure they will replace the sod eventually.
It’s a huge site.
There are street lights throughout the park, and newly planted Oaks and Palms.
The older portion of the campground is dated. I understand they also have plans to pave all of those sites. That may be difficult though since there are quite a few of them where the people live there year round.
Some sites could be more level.
We appreciate the fact that they maintain the place. The grass gets mowed regularly, and they immediately cleaned up after the tropical storm last week. It’s a far cry from Winter Quarters Rv Park where we stayed previously.
Unfortunately, their winter rates are higher than we want to pay, so we won’t be staying here in the winter. Of course we don’t want to be in Tampa this winter anyway…..the Florida Keys are calling our names!
Today will be another doctor appointment. I have a follow up on my eye. Hopefully, no more laser jabs will be needed.