Thursday, January 17, 2013

Time in Tampa

Last Friday we left Camp Cloverleaf 4H Campground near Lake Placid, FL for the short drive over to MacDill AFB, FL FamCamp.
It was an uneventful drive and we avoided the major highways until we got near Tampa.

The campground is a large one - It has 252 campsites with full hookups and another 36 sites with electricity and water. But this is the busy time of the season with a lot of visitors from the north who are in Florida.

I expected the campground to be crowded and busy.  It is -- but not overly so, and the campground is a nice one!  It is very organized, the sites have enough room.   We spent 1 night in overflow before we were called to move to full hookups.

While in over flow, I used the campground showers which are co-located with the laundry.  Both the shower rooms and the laundry are very well laid out and are large.  They have more than enough toilets and stalls.  The washers and dryers are the commercial variety and Pam loves them.

On Sunday we saw a sign for a campground church service in the community building.  We thought about attending and decided to check it out.  One never knows what you are walking into at these things.  It was great!  They sang some great old hymns and the preaching was the best we have heard in a long while.  An 82 year old was in the pulpit and spoke on Prayer.  The place was packed and most came from the campground.  There must have been 100- 120 people there.  It was a great morning.

I have been 'heads down' doing my online gig for the last few days and finished up yesterday.

In a little while, we will see Tom and Cathy who are here for the Tampa RV show.  We are looking forward to attending and, "Seeing if there is something we can't do without?".

Hope you are in some good weather and enjoying your week.  That's all for now on the Roadrunner Chronicles!  Thanks for joining us!


  1. So glad to hear you have settled in. Tampa is on our list of places to go. There is nothing like old church hymns and a good sermon! Enjoy your friends, the nice weather, and the RV show.

  2. Happy to hear you survived the races at Sebring. I have never been to Mac Dill AFB, but we we just got back from a few days at Sarasota and had wonderful weather. Enjoy your time at the AFB and hope you get a waif of JP-8 just for old times sake. I miss the JP-4 myself. It is hard not to enjoy a Winter like this.

  3. Rick and Elaine are at the Tampa RV Show for 4 days...sounds like lots of fun!

  4. Glad to hear the FamCamp is not too crowded, we want to check it out as soon as we're finished up with our medical appointments here in SC.

    We figured we'd do a few nights here and drive down the west coast of FL on the way to KW.

    And old time hymn sing is an added plus! :c)

  5. Sometimes we attend campground church services, and some of them are surprisingly great. We are usually glad we went.