It was a bitter sweet experience when we left Imperial Bonita Estates. We gotten to know many people and saying good-bye is difficult but most of them are RV’ers and our good-byes are “see you later somewhere”. But we were ready to hit-the-road. We are most comfortable when we are traveling and as Denise reminds me, “we are too young to be sitting in one place”.
We left around 9am and we started off on I-75 north and then hit highway 17 to Orlando. Pretty well the same route we took when coming down to Bonita Springs. Sunny skies followed us all the way with the slight coolness in the air as we traveled north. It was about 2:30 when we finally pulled into Moss Park. It felt good to be on the move again but I was ready to call it a day, the evening traffic was starting to get busy.
Getting to our campsite was a breeze. We will be here for a few days visiting Denise’s sister Stephanie and Rick. Over the years when the kids were small, Orlando was our annual vacation destination. Denise’s parents lived here and we combine our visit with them with all the things to see and do in Orlando. We are pretty well burnt out with theme parks. On this visit, we had some time to explore Fort Christmas, a historical site about 25 miles out of town. This fort was part of a fortress system in Florida to protect homesteaders from the Seminole’s. What was neat about this site, there were lot’s and lot’s of artifacts, farm houses and barns from that period of time that was wide open to the public. It was fun wondering through and trying to guess what some of the old stuff was used for.
We are staying:
Moss Park, an Orange County Parks & Recreation park and campground. This is a nice, clean and well maintained municipal park. The sites are level and well spaced and plenty of room for our 40 footer. We have a good Verizon signal, well over 40 over-the-air digital TV stations, 50 amp and water. Normal overnight cost for out-of-state is $23, we paid $17.25 with senior discount. They don’t allow pets or alcohol and there is no sewer at the site but there is a dump station. We would definitely stay here again.