(Wauchula, FL) - There’s no rain, just windy and a few clouds, so we got out and about fairly early this morning. We'll be here six months, so we want to see what's around our area.
Jim mapped out a circular route starting here in Wauchula and traveling to Avon Park, Sebring, and back. When we saw an RV park sign we turned in and drove around, mainly to see if they can handle big rigs, and to get that important first impression of the place. We’re not likely to stay in any of the parks close by, but it's fun to look around and make notes for the future. One place we wanted to check was the SKP Resort just south of Wauchula (actually in Zolfo Springs). It’s for Escapees RV club members. It’s a Co-Op park, where you buy the lot and pay a yearly maintenance fee. The lot belongs to you, but you can also rent it out if you’re gone awhile. If we wanted to stay the whole winter and travel during the summer it would be ours anytime we wanted it. It seems like a win-win situation. We’re discussing it and may put down a deposit for a site. There's a pretty long waiting list (about 8-10 years they tell us), that’s the downside, but in the meantime we can travel around and get our money back if we change our mind later. Here's a few pictures of the park.
By the time we got to Sebring we were pretty hungry so we stopped at a small local lunch place and had the best gyros we’ve had in a long time. Now we’ll have a favorite place to eat when we're in the Sebring area (which will probably be often, since it's the closest town big enough to have decent shopping and movie theaters). We really liked Sebring, nice and clean with everything you need. I had a Gyro and a greek salad; what a delicious lunch!
The road going into the park
The space shuttle launch was scrubbed until November 30, so we still have that to look forward to. We’re also making plans to meet up with some friends while we're here. If anyone wants to be in Florida come on down. Tonight the temperature will get down in the 40’s, but that’s only for a night or two. That's the great thing about Florida. It may get cold occasionally, but it usually doesn't last long.
NOTE: There was a comment about the photo of the Kendal Dr. street sign. It does look like gun shots, but it’s some sort of growth. I guess I’ll be a good resident and take some cleaner and clean it off someday.