We arrived and parked ($10 charge), grabbed the guidebook and headed out for the restaurant where we planned to meet up with others from the RV-Dreams forum. Everyone was bundled up, the floating restaurant still hadn't fired up their propane heaters. Brrrr.... But the coffee was hot and and we all kept warm chatting. We ran into several old friends and met even more new ones.
From there we headed off to check out the vendor displays before looking at any rigs. Lots of campgrounds were represented...from FL, TN, VA, GA, WI and more. We even saw the folks from M RV Resort where we stayed in Moore Haven last month.
A few jewelry displays, every kind of basic RV accessory you can think of (cleaning, remodeling, redecorating, brakes, performance, suspension, etc), flags, sheets, dog accessories and more. One thing we discovered....we are really in pretty good shape and there really isn't much we need to do to Freddie or KaZy
We did pick up a couple of things at Camping World...a cup holder to attach to Stu's lounge chair and a small collapsible wastebasket for outdoors. We also picked up a lot of brochures and a coffee mug from the folks selling The Milepost (Alaska tour guide). Stu looked at the new Freightliners but at over $100k, we'll stick with our paid-for Freddie. LOL!
We also walked through a couple toy haulers by KZ but we like our current floor plan much better. (Good thing.....LOL!) Outside the west end vendor area we ran into a Scottish drum and bagpipe group. We just had to listen for a while...I did a VERY short video recording.
One very unusual display was for a gentleman who does custom paint work...take a peek at this motorcycle he painted. Can you say....WOW?
After 3 hours of walking, we were done. We really enjoyed ourselves...a nice facility for the event, lots of choices for eating, fun entertainment running around, and plenty of clean public restrooms (a definite priority at our age). LOL!
We headed back to the truck where Sadie had been alternately watching people and sleeping. After getting her some exercise, food and water, we headed back home.
A stop at the Village Inn in Dade City for coffee and pie...I couldn't resist the fresh strawberry pie but Stu was better taking on the sugar-free apple pie. We arrived home around 6pm and settled in for an evening of watching TV and being lazy....LOL!
Till next time - keep on rollin',
Donna and Stu
PS> Thanks to everyone for all the advice on the knee. I appreciate the input!
PPS> These last two photos are for our friends, Dave and Renee. Enjoy....LOL!