We left Homosassa on March 19th and drove the short distance down the Panhandle to Holiday, FL. The RV park there was old and a bit sketchy, but it was fine for the two nights we were there. On Friday we drove less than ten minutes away to Tarpon Springs, which is a (three generation) Greek fishing village that I think is mainly a tourist town. The fishing boats there bring in sponges, crab, and shrimp. Thanks to a recommendation from friend Bonnie, we had an authentic Greek Salad and some delicious Baklava at Hellas. At one of the shops we bought a couple of sponges that were harvested from the Alcote River there, and we also took a two hour round trip boat ride to Dolphin Island, which was good for shelling. That was fun and thanks to Kenny I only got a little sea spray when we were at full speed! I also have to mention that the rum runners were a nice treat on the way to and from the island!
This morning we were very happy to leave the Holiday RV park (Fay’s) and head to our next destination here in Largo, FL. It was less than an hour’s drive and I am happy to report that I drove the big rig for the first time. I also have to give credit where it’s due and that is to thank Ken for all the driving he has done to get us this far, especially on the 6-8 hour days. Whew, is all I can say about that!
So, if you are wondering where Largo is, it is very close to Clearwater Beach, St. Petersburg & Tampa. this time we are in a very nice, gated RV park that has a heated pool that we intend to try during our two weeks here. We also plan to visit Clearwater Beach and see some of Tampa. Golf is of course on the agenda, too.
Now, as for the last photo posted below… I thought it fitting since the grocery store here (Publix) has a commercial dedicated to the Chantilly cake… However, you should know that we opted for the key lime pie instead!