Monday, February 6, 2012

Thonotosassa To Old Town and The Old Town CG

Old Town, FL.

57 deg. clear, no wind.

Forecast = Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. A slight chance of showers in the morning...then scattered showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 76 to 79. Northeast winds around 5 mph shifting to the west in the afternoon. Chance of rain 40 percent.

Denny came over to my site about 9:00, (which is very early for him), to spend some time with Jim and Linda and say good-bye.

He watched as Jim brought in my bedroom slide, (the living room slide was already in), disconnected the rest of my utilities, started my engine and after building up air pressure drive me off of my site and hook up CLT.

Then, because he had walked over to my site from his, he rode with us back to the parking lot next to the office.

It sure would have been nice to be able to spend more time with the "Illinois Bunch" but we couldn't this year. : (

Maybe next year. : )

It was 10:10 when we dropped Denny off at the parking lot and left Southern Aire. From the CG we took US 301 South for about a mile and then took Fowler Ave West for about another mile to I-75. It surprising that the Northbound traffic on 75 was as light as it was, and even though Jim had originally planned to turn off of 75 onto US 98, when we got up there, we were moving along so well that Jim decided to take I-75 all the way up to Ocala instead.

Once up to Ocalla, we turned NW in US 27 and followed it over to Williston and then took Alt.27 from there to Chiefland, where it joined up with US routes 19/98. Then we followed Alt.27/19/98 up here to Old Town and the Old Town Campground 'N' Retreat.

Jim and Linda have been here before and knew that they had large enough sites for me and cable TV, (so that they could watch the Super Bowl). ; )

This is not a fancy park by any stretch of the imagination. In fact if you come to this park, make sure you swing as wide as possible when entering off of CR 349 because the entry road is sand and very narrow.

Once you pull into the CG and you come up to the office, (Pictured below),

you have to stop because there's logs across the right side and a chain across the left side.

Shortly after we stopped in front of the office, Joe came on his golf cart and welcomed us to the park. After signing in and paying 1/2 price, (Passport America), he led moved the chain and led me further into the CG on the road shown below,

and to my very large, level site.

My site has some shade, 30 amp electric and water free wi-fi and cable TV. There's a dump station on the way out of the park, so you can dump if you want to when you leave.

For just over $15 you can't beat it. : )

It was 12:55 when we got here so it took us 2 hours and 45 minutes to travel  149 miles.

After I was set up the rest of the day was spent watching football on TV.

Today, we'll be heading to Bonifay, FL for 2 days to visit some of Jim and Linda's friends that are work-camping at a CG up there. Then, on Wednesday, the plan is to head to the SKP park near Summerdale, AL for awhile and visit with more friends there. ; )

Should be neat!!!

Did you know that February is "Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month"?

1 comment:

  1. Oh Jim! I wish I had known you were here, the campground we are working at is about 10 minutes away :-(. I would have come over to say howdy! Oh darn! Well, have a safe trip up to Summerdale and say hello to Darrell and Judy Patterson for us!


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