Tuesday, January 13, 2015

2015 Florida Trip – Day 9 – Moving South

After seven nice days at Cedar Key RV Resort, we headed on down south to our next destination at Riverside RV Park just north of Port Charlotte (on Florida's west coast) and along the Peace River.  It was just 220 miles so we didn’t have to be in a rush to leave and we still got in mid-afternoon.  This is the entrance sign and the office/store and large pavilion - check out Sweetie in the mirror.

This is our first visit to this huge campground with 500 sites resulting from several expansions of what used to be a Yogi Bear Park.  We're at the top of the largest lake in this Google Earth shot.

At 6 mph, it takes several minutes to drive from our site to the entrance.  Our site, #398, is on one of several lakes with this view our first foggy morning and then evening and the next morning.

We were advised by several folks to watch the dogs as some of the lakes contain gators.

This is our site with a large amount of room on each side.

With all of the space around us and the lake view, it would be perfect except that the operating side of the coach faces south.  When I reserved this spot, I didn’t notice that their on-line map was rotated 90 degrees and I thought we were getting afternoon shade.  Here are some shots of sites around us, mostly occupied by people who have been occupying them for several years.  You can make improvements to a site but ownership remains with the campground so some folks have concreted their drives and many have landscaped their sites.  When they are not here, they just have to hope that other visitors to the site take care of what they have done.

This is the backside of the pavilion with shuffleboard courts and the pool to the right - pickleball courts nearby.

This is the fishing pier and boat launch on the Peace River.

Like many of these small town sized campgrounds catering to Snowbirds, there are a lot of planned activities with something for almost everyone.

When Bev got up the next morning, she whipped up a breakfast of re-heated scalloped potatoes and ham topped with a couple of sunny side up eggs.

Barely edible J

Photos can be enlarged by clicking on them.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.


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  1. Nice place. We sure enjoyed our visit there for an afternoon of some of the freshest seafood we've eaten and lots of great conversation.

  2. Looks like a nice warm spot, enjoy the afternoon sun. Wish we had some here right now.

  3. This looks like a great place to stay, in spite of the possibility of gators in the lakes. It really does resemble a small town.

  4. Larry, That's a pretty good size RV park... I like the lakes and the fishing pier. If it was me, I'd be fishing a lot! Eggs over that leftover scalloped potatoes with ham...a terrific breakfast! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  5. Enjoy your trip and Floridan sunshine, Larry. I would certainly never disturb the alligators!!

  6. Barely edible? More like, DROOL WORTHY.

    It looks like a pretty nice rv park. Love the lake but can't believe there are alligators in there! We don't see that here in Oregon.

  7. All is good when there are palm trees and fried eggs on the same post! Have fun!

  8. I'd love to have that scalloped potato and perfect egg breakfast!

  9. It looks like a beautiful place, Larry. A little of that Florida sunshine would be welcome about now where I live. Had to laugh at the alligator sign...who would be silly enough to disturb them? Not this girl.

  10. Can confirm, gators really will come up off the banks to snack on small pets - it's happened at the mother in laws. But generally that only happens when left out unattended, if you were just a few feet away, the gator will look for another source of protein.


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