Wednesday, February 15, 2012

We’ve Escaped!

Crooked River SP (site#54)
St Mary’s, GA

On Thursday afternoon, we decided to go to Bushnell FL and check out the SKP park there.  It’s about 60-65 miles from Lazydays.  While we were there, we drove over to Center Hill and bought some material to make tire covers like Karen and Al.  Here’s a post that shows a lot of their modifications.  Since we will be hanging around the house in NC for a while, we’ll make the covers then.

Friday and Saturday were just spent hanging around LD.  Our service advisor was real busy with 14 new coaches coming in and she had to work through the weekend.  The weather turned cool too.  We knew that we would not be bothered on Sunday so I finally mopped the tile floor.  It feels so much better!

While our slide awning material was being replaced on Monday, we visited with Dan and Tricia at Hillsborough River SP.  We intended to go for a paddle, but it was a bit too cool.  I guess we now have that Florida thin blood.  We all had on our jackets and sat outside to chat.  After a while we decided to walk a couple of the nature trails there.  We chose the Rapids Trail and the Baynard Trail.  Neither were very long and they linked together to make one nice hike.  Here’s the beginning as we walk towards the “rapids”.
Dan, Tricia and Gin...Rapids Trail Hillsborough River    "Rapids" on Hillsborough River

It was a beautiful day for a hike.   A suspension bridge led over to the other trail.  You guessed it…Dan and Gin wanted to check it out to see how it’s made.
 Suspension Bridge at Hillsborough River SP FL...Gin, Dan and Tricia

Our coach was ready to go on Tuesday and so were we.  We arrived at Hillsborough River around noon hoping to get a site for one night so that we could get in a paddle.  They were full so we headed north and arrived at Crooked River SP in Georgia around 4:00.  It started raining about the time we got here and it looks like drizzle again today.  Maybe we can still get the bikes off the rack and ride around some to check out the Nature Center and some trails.  There’s a nice boat launch and paddle trails here too, but it’s a little cool and tidal for us.  We just want to relax and enjoy the quiet setting that a SP offers after being in Tampa for the past month or so.  This is what we crave.

Nice thought


Jim and Dee said...

You're finally free to roam! We hope the house sells real fast.

Gail and Rick (Gypsy Turtles) said...

As long as you need things to fill up your time in NC, we'll take some of those tire covers too! LOL! That looks like a project that we should take on one of these days. The problem with having all of these days, though, is that you keep putting stuff like this off...because there's always another day. So it never gets done!

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Yes, enjoy the wild and get those big city cobwebs out of your system.

Good luck with making your tire covers. Those tires are expensive so anything you do to extend their life is well worth it.

Dan and Tricia said...

We had a fun day hiking with you two! Glad you made it to Crooked River safe and sound. Enjoy nature!

Nancy and Bill said...

I didn't think they were ever going to set you free;o))

Hate that you have to head back to NC to sell the house;o(( But it is the beginning of prime time in real estate season so hopefully that ONE buyer will be knocking real soon!!

Holler if you get anywhere close to us...we are retired and free to come meet you:o))

Ron and Cyndi said...

Looks like you're getting used to your new "home" just fine. We hope your house sells real fast too. We hope to see you one day soon.

Sherry said...

Loved reading this and what you are doing!

I'm too lazy to make tire covers. they weren't that expensive. I don't mind white or putting them on. I don't find it hard to do. But then Winnona doesn't have those HUGE TAWANDA tires!! :-)

Catherine, Jo Beth and Grace said...

Sounds like a good project. We are ready for a little state park time ourselves.

heyduke50 said...

you didnt tell us about the Escapee park in Bushnell FL - we are thinking of staying there for a few day next weekend - was in okay and were there plenty of open sites?