March 1 to 15, 2008 - Brandon and Clermont, Florida

We left our campsite of 2-1/2 months in Fort Myers Beach, FL and drove 143 miles to the Brandon, Florida Elks lodge.  The normal spaces were full so we were in overflow, which is 20AMP electricity.  It was fine for one night and spaces were opening the next day if we were staying longer.

March 2nd we drove 60 miles to Thousand Trails Orlando again.  Our last stay here was in December.  We were unable to get a perimeter space and the place was full so we wondered if we would get any birds at our feeder.  We didn't, which disappointed Evita.  Here is our campsite.

After we were set up Denny and Linda came over, they were camped a few spaces away.  We caught up on what they had been doing since we last saw them in Apache Junction, AZ on May 11, 2007.  Their blog is .

We again visited Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) on March 5, 2008 Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

March 7th we visited Inez and Henry again at their place in Mount Olive Shores North in Polk City, AZ.   We last visited with them in January 2006.

Here is their "RV Port" home with their motorhome and new Honda CRV.  We like the RV Port idea more than the design of Happy Trails in Surprise, AZ. 

It was windy but here are some views of Mount Olive Shores North.

New area under construction.

Some fancy RVs here.

No gazebos are allowed in the new section so they have to build rectangular replacements.

March 11th we visited Dave and Barb (The Road Abode and Us ) at their new place in The Villages.  Here is the house.

They are still moving in and having furniture delivered, etc. 

A view down the street.

We had a quite nice lunch at Urban Flats before going back to the house to wait on a bedroom set delivery.

After the furniture delivery the weather did not cooperate to see the outdoor concert or get a full view of The Villages, so we arranged to come back the next week for another visit. 

March 12th we drove the motorhome to JoSam Truck Alignment in Orlando to have our alignment redone.  They had no trouble bringing the front alignment into spec, which the place in Fort Myers was unable to do, plus they also aligned the rear.  It took about 2 hours for the whole thing and cost us $293 so they were faster and much cheaper.  JoSam was recommended not just by the company that made our front and rear ends, Reyco Granning, but by Henry and another camper at the campground.

We did not eat out that much in our two weeks.  We again went to Steak and Shake, TGI Friday's, Fuddruckers, and Carrabbas.  We also tried Friendly's again after having liked it in the past but having a bad experience.  We enjoyed Friendly's and think our bad experience was a fluke at the one location in Maine.

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