Monday, February 10, 2014

Home Again!

For us, home is not a place.  It’s a thing.  It’s our motorhome. And, it’s back!  With a fully working slide-out and several other minor improvements.  It’s also clean!  As a bonus for having kept it so long and done such expensive work ($4,000) Lazydays gave us a complimentary clean and detailing inside and out.  Nice touch, and very much appreciated.  They even got the discoloration out of the shower stall and cleaned the difficult mini blinds in the kitchen. 

And, it was just in time!  We picked up the RV midday and drove to Riverside RV park a couple hours away where we were scheduled to give seminars for the next 3 days.  This park is in a beautiful countryside location right on the Peace river in between Punta Gorda and Arcadia.  It would have been a major inconvenience if we had to use a motel for this one.

But everything turned out perfect, thanks to John Goodrich for making all the arrangements.  We had a great site just walking distance to the clubhouse – and we had lots of interested people for our Cloud Computing seminar as well as a hands-on iPhone/iPad class and a hands-on Android class.
While we were there, we also learned that our friends Howard and Linda Payne of RV-Dreams.com were staying right across the river.  They’re parked on a friends farmland and are set to have a Boondocking rally next week.  How cool is that?  And, what a beautiful piece of property it is.  If we weren’t already booked next week, we’d be tempted to join them.

The next day they took us on a “Mule” ride on a parcel of nearby property.  The “Mule” is a 4-wheel drive golf cart, Linda had fun taking us thru the saw palmetto and mud! 



There was also some of the most beautiful “Real Florida” you’ll ever want to see.



This property has Howard and Linda doing some more “RV-Dreaming.”  We see a lot of trees, brush, and river – they see a beautiful place to “nest.”  Hmmm … if they could get others to share this dream, maybe they could make an RV Park out of this property?  To read more about their current dream, check out Howard’s blog post.
Next week we’re presenting seminars to the Roadtrek Rally in Kissimmee, FL – so we checked into the nearby Thousand Trails, Orlando for the weekend.  They are fully booked this time of year, so we were pleasantly surprised when we were able to get in.  There were only a few sites available, and we would have been happy with anything – we were doubly surprised to end up with this beautiful site:

3 comments:

GMF said...

Great glad to hear you got your home back! Now to enjoy.



Garry

Bill said...

With a site like that you are really "home".

Larry Vanstone said...

Chris I love your pictures! Great editing. Still Picasa?