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Thursday, May 26, 2011

~Olustee Railroad Depot ~

Olustee Depot in the Osceola National Forest in Florida

The Olustee Depot is a small building with a big history. It served as both a passenger and freight station for many years and is now a visitors information center. The interpretive displays explain the important roles the railroad and timber industries played in the development of north Florida. Hands-on panels, a talking telephone and antique timber and railroad tools give you the feeling of stepping back to the early 1900s. As you walk across the thick, heart-pine floor of the Freight Room, notice the grooves made from years of rolling turpentine barrels on and off the train.

The inside of the station... all floors and a couple of walls are original

Have Fun, Travel Safe & Stay Healthy!!!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

What's up with Blogger????

I am having so much trouble signing in and commenting on a lot of posts... Is anyone else???


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

♫♪♫ Happy Birthday to my Sweetie ♫♪♫

Today is my best friend and the love of my lifes birthday... He has put up with me for 42 years and today he is turning "65"! Officially an Old Fart, he can pretty much do as he pleases now! Well almost...LOL LOL

I love you sweetheart

Monday, May 23, 2011

♥A Foodie Family Weekend♥

Saturday started out a wonderful weekend... The park is pretty full with the weekend warriors, who piled in here on Friday, and they are all out on the lake in their boats having a GREAT time. My cousin Mary, her daughter Christal, and I all met up at Cracker Barrel for breakfast where I ordered my favorite breakfast there "Six grain granola pancakes". If you like pancakes you should really go get them...they are delish! Then we went shopping most of the day picking decorations up for Timothy's (Mary's grandson) graduation party next Saturday. He is really a great kid and I know he is excited about graduation.

my breakfast...YUM

Sunday morning began the exodus of weekend warriors all leaving the park... I remember those days all to well and glad we don't have to rush off and go back to work on Monday morning. In the afternoon we went to Mary's house for a wonderful BBQ of Hamburgers... she made cole slaw, corn on the cob and the burgers and I made my World Famous Potato Salad (ok maybe only famous with my family) and a Pineapple Bundt cake. It was a great day of good food and family fun!

my yummy Pineapple Cake

Have Fun, Travel Safe & Stay Healthy!!!

Friday, May 20, 2011

~~~Ocean Pond, Olustee Florida ~~~

We are now at Ocean Pond in Olustee Florida...
this is one of my many favorite campgrounds.
Ocean Pond Campground is on the northside of Ocean Pond, a 1760-acre natural lake. Sixty-seven campsites are available for tents, trailers, or motor homes. Many of these campsites are waterfront sites where you can enjoy the water or fish right from your campsite. A beach area, boat ramp, drinking water, hot showers, and flush toilets are located in the campground. No sewer hookups are available; however, a sewage dump station is located near the campground entrance. There are 19 paved sites that have W/E 50 amp, however it is on first come basis. We have had times when we arrived and couldn't get electric so we stayed in the water only section which is ok during the spring & fall. There is an area with about 40 beautiful paved sites with water only and then a very primitive area which is GREAT for pop-ups and tents.
This is the road into the primitive area and one of the sites

These pictures are of our site and the areas around it

This is the view behind our site

This is a great area to get away.... we'll be here for 4 weeks!

Have Fun, Travel Safe & Stay Healthy!!!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

~Thousand Trails Orlando RV Park~

We are currently Staying at the Thousand Trails Orlando RV Park... this is a membership park. It is actually located in Clermont and is about 10 miles from Disney World.

Located at:
2110 US Hwy 27 South
Clermont, FL 34714

GPS Coordinates: N 28°22'35.72"
W 81°40'23.05"; elevation is 0 ft.

This park has 850 full hook-ups Campsites: 50 amp are available scattered around the park and there is a section that is all 50 amp but you'll pay $3 a day to stay in that area. Rate is $0 for TT members. We had a back in full hook up site with 50 amp electric. There is a small wooded area with a lot of shade, more like a state park, with maybe about 100 sites. The main part of the park dose not have much shade. There is a small lake with a boat/kayak launch. Roads are all paved. There is a family pool & all adult pool. Both Pool's have had a super make over and are very nice. Club house and ballroom are super with many activities planned for the campers especially over a holiday weekend. Verizon air card and cell had most of their bars. ATT&T phone had 3-4 bars. Very quiet for this large a park. Rate is $0. for TT members.
Amenities include:
Adult Center, Boat Launch, Canoes,Family Center, Game Room, Horseshoe Pits, Laundry Facilities, Mini-Golf, Nature Trail, Ping-Pong, Playground, RV Storage, Rowboats, Shuffleboard, Spa, Swimming Pool, Tennis Courts, Trading Post, Video Games, Wading Pool, Wi-Fi Access for a fee

We have visited many Thousand Trail parks and this is one of the better parks. There is a beautiful pond that is great for fishing, kayaking or you can go out in a canoe that they have to use.... there are alligators in it so no swimming!!

There are many of the Sandhill Crane here.... a night you can go down to the lake and see the fireworks from Disney and also every once in a while you'll see hot air balloons flying over.

TT is a members only group or is it? They not only are renting sites to the public but they have also started renting annual sites. Many of the annual sites are the prime sites which did not make us to happy. They post a sign on the site saying this is an annual site please chose another site. You can also stay for 3 days free if you agree to listen to the sales pitch...
Listen BUT my advice is don't buy.

Have Fun, Travel Safe & Stay Healthy!!!


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