After Wintering in a rural part of Southern Florida, it was refreshing to get back to “civilization” at Stage Stop Campground in Winter Park, a suburb of Orlando. The campground was set back off the road and had a good mix of full-time, seasonal, and itinerant guests, with ages ranging from young Disney fans to sun-seeking retirees. We had our pick of restaurants, grocers, and amusement parks. We practically lived at a cute little boba tea shop called Lucky Straws, which catered to gamers. Continue reading
After hanging out in Boca for a few weeks, we were ready to settle down and work on the rig. Particularly getting all of our possessions organized and accessible. We were also getting familiar with the bus and researching some purchases, including our screen room and a waterless RV wash system. (Reviews coming soon.)
We moved into MRV Resort in Moore Haven, FL, just west of Lake Okeechobee. It was our intention to stay a month or two, but we ended up staying the whole winter! The neighbors couldn’t be friendlier. (Shout out to the Slyters, rocking Phae’s sister Phaeton. Hope your spirits are high and your golf scores are low!) I hoped to catch a couple of French lessons and learn Petanque from the French Canadian snowbird population while we were there. Alas, my work schedule did not allow it.
Moving into Phae
For the moment, I’ll just breeze past some of the drama involved in actually acquiring our 2010 Tiffin Phaeton, “Phae”, including 2-3 weeks of homelessness. It’s much more fun to focus on the part where we just drove off and left it all behind us!