70 deg. clear, no wind.
Forecast = Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms in the late morning and afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s near the coast and in the lower 90s inland. Northwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent
To leave the City of Roses RV Park in Thomasville, I had to go out the "In" road and entrance because there was no way that I could make the tight u-turn that you had to make to exit the right way. I don't think anyone minded though because I imagine there have been more large RVs that have had to do that.
After getting out of the CG we headed back to US 84 and then turned South on US 19 which brought us down into Florida. Continuing South on 19 after crossing I-10 brought us down to Perry, FL where Jim pulled me into a gas station and filled my fuel tank with #2 diesel. After I had my fill, we continued down to Chiefland, where we turned SE on U S Alt 27. Following Alt. 27 brought us over here to Williston, FL and the Williston Crossings RV Resort.
We left Thomasville at 9:50 and got here to Williston at 12:50, so it took us exactly 3 hours to travel 150 miles and stop for my drink of diesel fuel. : )
This CG was once supposed to be one of those Resorts where you buy your site and then pay annual maintenance fees. The builder had big ideas but before the park was finished, he ran into trouble and the completion of the park with all the bells and whistles came to a screeching halt. They had by this time, built a very nice CG though. Until just recently, the price to stay here was more than Jim or Linda wanted to pay, so they just drove on by when in this area. Now, the park has joined Passport America and you can get a great pull-through site with a cement pad and full hook-up for less than $20! ; )
#330, the site I'm in, has to be over 100' long, is a pull-through, has the cement parking pad and patio area, blacktop drive front and back, vegetation for privacy on both sides, 50amp electric, water, sewer, cable TV and free wi-fi. There are also sites that are more open if you prefer.
The picture below is taken looking back towards the entrance of the park. I'm actually about 1/2 to 3/4 mile from the office / entrance.
Oh, one more thing. When Jim checked in and paid for two nights, he asked if he could get the Passport America rate if we decided to stay longer. On the Internet, is says that they will only give the PPA rate for Sunday through Thursday nights, but they told him that since they weren't busy they would honor the rate if we decided to stay for the weekend. : )
I don't know how long we'll be staying here. It's less than 3 hours from here down to Lakeland, FL. where Lester, the mechanic that I'm going to see is. So, we could stay here until Monday morning, unless he wants me there the first thing in the morning. Then we would have to leave here sometime Sunday.
Since neither Jim nor Linda felt like cooking last night, they headed to the Driftwood Grill. They had been there before, (on their travels in this area when they were visiting friends), and weren't dissapointed in the food. The prices however, seem to have gone up quite a bit and the meal, although very good, was kind of pricy.
Did you know that Florida is the only state that has 2 rivers both with the same name? There is a Withlacoochee in north central Florida (Madison County) and a Withlacoochee in central Florida. They have nothing in common except the name