Monday, December 12, 2011

From Tampa to Dade City FL

After our stay at Mayport NS outside of Jacksonville FL, we drove over to the Tampa area and stayed three nights at the MacDill AFB FamCamp.  MacDill Outdoor Recreation does a good job of making the hundreds of snowbirds and RV campers feel welcome.

We were impressed with a robust calendar of events for campers.  The very large campground has hundreds of campsites and is organized by temporary/overnighters and longer term guests.  The campground is near the beach which is where I took the sunset photo for the blog header.

They also have a cafe near the campground that caters to campers and has some specials during the week and some $5 dinner promotions going.  While we were there they had a 'camper welcome' potluck luncheon where the base commander and campground staff welcomed the campers.  They also had live music and it was a nice touch.  They like the winter campers here.

From Tampa/MacDill AFB, we headed over to Dade City where we are now.  We are ready to roll with the local affiliate of the Habitat for Humanity group.  We are part of the Care-A-Vanners group for a week long stay here.

Dade City has a lot for campers where we have full hookups, laundry and restroom facilities. We are packed in pretty tightly with the 17 RV's, but it is fine and completely adequate.

We had a little 'meet and greet' session last evening and got some information and were introduced to the other 20 Care-A-Vanners here.

This morning we start our work week.  Some have already been here for a couple of weeks and said they have a lot of good work for us to do so we are looking forward to it.

Hope everyone has a good week.  Thanks for joining us today on the Roadrunner Chronicles!
Until next time...


  1. I sure wish we could stay at some of those fam camps on military bases. MacDill sure sounds nice.

  2. Sounds like you are going to have a very busy week with the building effort. Your sunset picture is beautiful.

  3. Your post today reminded us of our visit. We camped at MacDill AFB several times last winter. It is a great place and everyone was so friendly.

  4. Sounds like you are going to have some fun working along side of fellow Care-A-Vanners. Love the work that you do with Habitat for Humanity.

    Your sunset photo is beautiful.

    Kevin and Ruth

  5. MacDill AFB is a nice one ~ we live only over the bridge on the St. Pete side... Glad you enjoyed your visit in the area...
    Have fun & Travel safe

  6. Hope the work isn't too hard. Sounds like a great bunch of folks though.

  7. gorgeous header picture...sounds like a nice active place...hope you don't work too the work you do with Habitat for Humanity...have a good week..

  8. Hope you have a great build. Dade City is our favorite HFH build. We've talked about going back again. Nice picture. Be sure to stop off at Rainbow Plantation if you're heading west from Florida. We'd love to meet you guys.