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Tampa to Fort Pierce to Pooler, GA, Thursday & Friday the 18th & 19th March, 2010
March 18th, 2010 by susan_dyer

 

We left Extended Stay America early on the morning of Thursday the 18th …..

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We drove to Tampa, not that far away, to spend several hours walking around the Lazydays RV lot. 

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Just for fun we walked through some high end units that we will never be able to afford.  I’ll include a few pictures of my favourites for those of you that might wonder what some of these rigs look like on the inside.  This is the living room….

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The kitchen…

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The bedroom of the same unit…

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Bathroom….

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But after hours of walking around, mostly looking at the used units, we were back on the road.  First we headed west to St. Petersburg to look at a used rig there, passing some weird structures along the way….

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Some of the downtown buildings of Tampa…

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I love the trip from Tampa to St. Pete’s.  The water is so pretty, but I wouldn’t want to be out here in a high wind or storm!  :)

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We stopped at Parliament Coach to see an RV that Jim had been drooling over for months…

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It was nice, but not for us, so we turned around and went back over the bridge to Tampa…

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Back in Tampa we kept driving east on the I-4 over to a place called Plant City.  There we switched to an old country road (#60) that went south west towards Ft. Pierce.  Along the way we stopped at a Checkers for a delicious mushroom swiss hamburger and milkshake for $3.50 each!!  Sweet.

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There were lots of crops in the fields…

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Beats me…looks like someone is trying to grow rebar…..

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There were bird nests up in the power lines….

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This makes me think of Windsor in the early 1960’s…  :)

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We drove through mile after mile of orange groves….

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We went to Fort Pierce because, you guessed it, Jim wanted to see yet another RV in that fair city.  This one was on a private lot, so no pictures, but she was a beauty.  By the time we finished ooohing and aaahing, it was dark.

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We found another Extended Stay America just north of Fort Pierce in Melbourne, where we stayed the night…. and the next morning (Friday the 19th), we were back on the I-95 heading north (finally). 

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 We didn’t stop much that day, just put more miles on the ‘Zuki.  A few rivers that we crossed in Florida were into boating in a serious way…

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This has got to be one of the oddest cars that I have ever seen…

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We flew through Daytona Beach…

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…except for a quick pit stop to buy a bag of oranges to eat along the way….

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Then on through Jacksonville….

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Nice to know that the Rest Rooms don’t close in Georgia!!  :)

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I believe that it was in blog # 2 that I started mentioning the endless sea of orange barrels in and around Brunswick, Georgia.  Four years and counting…

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We stopped at the Jameson Inn in Pooler, GA for the night.  ( Just outside of Savannah).  Nice room,

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So, another 500 miles under our belt, but it was done over two days instead of one.  Tomorrow we had arranged to meet two very dear friends just outside of Atlanta, GA. so we stopped a little earlier than usual so that we could contact them confirm our meeting place.  Next up…Sharon & Rob.


4 Responses  
  • Nina writes:
    November 9th, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    I remember our stay in Savannah, and getting up in the morning to scrape the windshield from frost! It didn’t last long though.

  • Sue writes:
    November 10th, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    That was a fun trip Nina! :) We will have to do it again some time. Maybe more Florida and less Georgia and South Carolina.

  • Sharon Lyon writes:
    November 10th, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    Love the Orange Grove photo Sue. I visited Fort Pierce along time ago…
    Have a great evening. Sharon ox

  • Sue writes:
    November 10th, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    Thanks Sharon! I just posted the pictures from our visit with you in Atlanta! Hope you like them! :)
    Sue XO


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