Moore Haven FL to Lakeland FL

Saturday, January 1, 2011

We took our time leaving...we only had 115 miles or so to travel. I hated to leave, we have really enjoyed our time here and I hope we have a chance to come back. This has to be the friendliest park I think I have ever stayed in. Hmmm, maybe it isn't us or the park...maybe it's Sadie. LOL!

Much of the scenery was the same....orange grove followed by orange grove. The only difference was the size and the care. Some were huge and filled with ripe oranges. Some were newly planted and had years of growth ahead. Others were barren and dying...often with for sale signs at the edge of the road.


We also passed a lot of lakes....Lake Placid, Lake Huntley, Grassy Lake, Lake Francis, Lake Josephine, Red Beach Lake, Lake Jackson, Lake Sebring, Lake Glenada...I could go on and on. Some big, some not so big. Some scenic, some not so scenic.


We stopped in Sebring for lunch having seen a billboard for the Sebring Diner with truck parking out back. We'd seen a lot of motorcycles on the road...the weather was perfect and it was a Saturday. We saw a lot more at the diner.


Stu thought he knew what he ordered...LOL!


I tried to stick closer to my diet limitations...LOL!


We then continued on to our new RV park in Lakeland. Sigh...here is where the story changes. We made this reservation sight unseen...we often do. This one was recommended by someone staying there and the price was right. My initial impression is not great...since we won't officially check in and pay until Monday, we may check out another park tomorrow. Nothing specific about this one....just don't have a good gut feeling about it. Will post more tomorrow night.

We noticed a lot more RVs on the road today...in fact we saw more in one day than we saw the entire trip from MD to TN to FL. Looks like the snowbirds are arriving in January rather than between Thanksgiving and Christmas which used to be the norm.

Till next time - keep on rollin',
Donna and Stu

PS> Sadie posted her perspective on moving in Sadie Speaks.

8 comments:

  1. Glad you made it safely and have learned to follow my gut feelings...hopefully tomorrow you will find just the right place to stay.

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  2. Up early and checked on your move... You two have been doing this long enough - if you get that strong of a gut feeling - go with it! There are sure plenty of parks around - no need to settle for something less than you want! Make sure there is enough room for Sadie to her her "runs" in! LOL Enjoying reading your older blogs also!

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  3. Ok, having trouble signing in...here we go again...Donna, are you two gonna be able to make the GTG in Ocala in a few weeks...would love to get to see you both...
    Oh, by the way..I always follow my gut feelings...however I'm sure after Stu had that meal his gut had to hurt....
    God Bless
    Zeee

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  4. We stayed at Lakeland RV Resort, mind you that was in 2004. It was a decent park then. Even had a dog bath and a little pond with an alligator. We were there for Christmas 2004. I think it was a PA park then.

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  5. The lakes around there are so wonderful> I really liked Eustis and Mt Dora when I was there in December visiting Bel, would love to see what is around there aka rv parks. I'm following you along, Donna. Good luck on finding a new park

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  6. I know what you mean about a gut feeling. The park may look great, but there is just something about it. You get a bad vibe or something. Go with your gut... :)

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  7. WELCOME TO LAKELAND! WE LIVE ON THE NORTH SIDE OF TOWN. LAKELAND RV RESORT IS NOW A CAREFREE PARK, BUT A NICE ONE. SAN-LAN PARK IS REAL NICE BUT PRICEY. HAPPY DAYS NOT SO GREAT. GATOR CREEK CAMPGROUND IS YUK.WOULD LOVE TO MEET YOU!

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  8. Go with your gut feeling (as others have reminded you). There are plenty of nice campgrounds in central Florida. Check out Woods-n-Water Trails in Mt. Dora on line. Nice campground and nice people. Ask for Bobbi.

    jim galbavy
    Lake Mary, Fl

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