We turned on the generator so we could take care of the necessary things, but slowly got ready to hit the road and head back south. Our next 'gig' is at a computer club in Sarasota, Florida. It is apparently still winter and Florida is the place we want to be!
So, we headed south, not knowing where we would get to the first night. I studied the Allstays App for a spot somewhere around the Gainesville area and Ginnie Springs jumped out at me. Jim and I have been scuba diving in those gin-clear springs and knew it to be a very special forested campground as well. We've never been able to stay with the RV before because they don't allow pets. We've been sadly pet-less for about a year now ... there are a few advantages.
Now this is what most people have in mind when they say "campground."
Such a pretty place, and the birds have the most beautiful voices! Jim got right to work setting up a homey camp, with a table cloth on the picnic table, the awnings out and the grill ready to receive dinner fixin's. I sat down at the computer and was very disappointed. Our Verizon phones which normally provide Internet to our computers would bounce back and forth between one bar of 3 or 4G and a 1X signal, or simply NO signal at all. I tried our iPad with it's AT&T service and found the same lack of connection. I got out our Wilson "Sleek" 3G booster and it didn't help either. We walked up to the office where there was supposed to be Wi-Fi and had not much more luck there.
OMG ... what do we do??
It was actually quite a delightful, peaceful 2-night stay. But, after 2 nights, we really MUST have Internet! So, it's off to Orlando and the Thousand Trails park there. Good Internet, great hot tub, near Disney World where we have season passes, and best of all it's FREE. Well, "Free" isn't quite the right word ... pre-paid maybe describes it better. We have a membership in Thousand Trails and we pay roughly $500/year maintenance - then when we pull into a park to stay for a while, we don't pay any more. It's home!
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