(Avon Park, FL) Hi 80 Lo 58 – We’ve been waiting for today for a long time. The RV show in Tampa is a great place to have a gathering of RV Dreamers and other RV'ers who read each others' blogs and are in Florida. It's a great chance for our RV "family" to get to know each other if we haven't met before, and renew old times if we have. A total of 45 people came out on a gray, dreary, misty day and we met at the tent restaurant at the RV show at the Florida State Fairgrounds. I took a lot of pictures, but when I got home I noticed that Jim's fancy camera got set on a different (wrong) setting without me knowing it and most of the photos turned out blurry. I was so disappointed and heart broken! Fortunately Elaine sent me some of her photos to post. Thanks Elaine!
Rob is to the left in the background, Dee, Ken and Jim. (Photo by Elaine)
Karen and Al with Rob in the background. (Photo by Elaine)
Marci, Arlene and Marci’s son Bryce. (Photo by Dee)
Jim and Judy went with us today. They are our neighbors at the campground. Thanks for going with us guys! (Photo by Dee)
Sherry and Wayne. (Photo by Dee)
Neil and Nancy. (Photo by Dee)
Elaine and Donna. (Photo by Dee)
Donna, Arlene, Nancy and Elaine (Rick, Elaine's husband took photo)
Heres a few of my blurry shots.
Richard and Mary
This one is really blurry, but I had to show how many people were going thru the vendor section. I guess they were happy to be in out of the rain.
We looked at a few of the new models, but the one we were really impressed with was the Lifestyle RV fifth wheels. They're being built using the same designs and floor plans from the former Carriage, Inc. (which is the brand of our fifth wheel). Carriage went out of business over a year ago and their engineering team was hired by the new company Lifestyle. They have a model with the same floor plan as ours, with the full wall slide, but they made many improvements both large and small that we really like. If we won the lottery, we'd buy one of those in a minute! But we're still very happy with ours for now. :)
We liked this park model. Someday we may live in one of these here in Florida, but hopefully that’s a long time in the future.
It was a great day seeing our RV’ing friends, both old and new. Thanks everyone for coming. We’ll meet again, we have wheels!