Friday, November 8, 2013

THE ORANGE BLOSSOM SPECIAL

After leaving St. George Island State Park we meandered in an easterly direction on scenic U.S. Highway 98 about 35 miles to Ho Hum RV Park.  If you remember back a few weeks ago we stayed at Ho Hum when we were heading west along the coastline of Florida toward Miramar Beach.
U. S. Highway 98 heading east, near Carrabelle, FL

U. S. Highway 98 heading east near Carrabelle, FL

We enjoyed a quiet evening on a waterfront lot facing the Bay, and finished the day with a beautiful sunset and some pier fishing.   Carrabelle is a VERY quiet little town during the week while the weekends are usually filled with fishermen, boats and all kinds of activities.
Ho Hum RV Park - Carrabelle, FL

Our lot before we parked at Ho Hum 

Fishing Pier at Ho Hum 

Another beautiful sunset at Ho Hum
We are on the last couple of legs of a 7 month long road trip!  For the next couple of days we will be with our daughter and son-in-law and 4 grandchildren in Green Cove Springs, FL, as they prepare to celebrate Halloween.  
Getting ready for Halloween in Green Cove Springs

Getting ready for Halloween in Green Cove Springs, FL

This skeleton just came out of the closet!

Jake the dog, Hello Kitty, Uncle Si and a Teenage Vampire

Austin, Kenneth and Cody on Halloween Night

Uncle Si and the Werewolf on Halloween
While we are in Green Cove Springs we can also accomplish so much before heading south to Webster, FL, for the winter months.   On Halloween night the entire neighborhood goes trick or treating together, parents and all, while we stay at their house to welcome little visitors.  
Ready for Trick or Treaters to ring the doorbell anytime!
 In the past we've discontinued our blog through the winter months.  This year we're planning to continue and hope you will follow our blog when you can.
Clubhouse at Florida Grande Motor Coach Resort

Florida Grande Motor Coach Resort

Clubhouse

Our back yard at Florida Grande Motor Coach Resort
For the past 5 years we have spent most of the winter at Florida Grande Motor Coach Resort in Webster, FL.  While many think our development may be out in the middle of cattle country, it is, and that's one of the reasons we love it.  There are black Angus cattle ranches literally surrounding us.  Our development is located on about 275 acres, with a total of 499 Class A RV sites (although many lots are still undeveloped). 
Winter Residence - Florida Grande Motor Coach Resort

Pool at clubhouse - FGMCR

Clubhouse kitchen - FGMCR

Activities Room - FGMCR

 Being Jacksonville, FL natives, we could never understand the concept of "snowbirds" or why all these people would leave their homes for 6+ months to stay in Florida during the winter months.  Now we understand!  At Florida Grande there are people from just about every direction you can imagine, but several that stand out are Oklahoma, Indiana, Ohio, Nova Scotia, (more Michiganders than you can imagine), Ontario, New York, New Jersey, Minnesota, and many more.  If you're a Floridian you should welcome snowbirds with open arms - they make a tremendous difference in local economies where they reside and contribute to every community where they live, whether it be in purchases they make or volunteer opportunities throughout the state.    

   
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