Friday, December 5, 2014

Home, Sweet Winter Home

We arrived at Water’s Edge Motorcoach and RV Resort outside Okeechobee, Florida on Monday, December 1st.

Our boat Launch into the Rim Canal20141203_102144

We have been so lucky picking parks lately, and this one is no exception. Water’s Edge Motorcoach and RV Resort is situated right on the Rim Canal that encircles Lake Okeechobee, Florida’s largest lake. Lake Okeechobee (pronounced just like it’s spelled) means “Big Water” and is the 9th largest fresh water lake in the country behind the Great Lakes, Lake of the Woods (MN), Lliamna Lake (AK), and Lake Oahe (ND, SD). It comes in just ahead of #10 Lake Champlain (NY, VT).

Lake Okeechobee

The fishing should be decent and because that’s what Rick likes to do with his winter, it’s what I like too :) (more shopping time for me :))

Office and clubhouse, pool on the left20141203_102321

It’s no secret that we froze last winter in the Crystal River area. It seemed the entire winter was chilly and rainy. I think there were a few nice days in there but not too many :)

Coming into the park, passing the sites that are right on the canal…nice sites!20141203_102331

Everyone told us that we had to be south of Tampa to stay warm, so that became my mission, long before last winter was complete :) I reserved our space at Water’s Edge 11 months ago!

Green space for games, picnics etc.20141203_102541

We spent our first 2 winters as full-timers in Texas. Last winter and this, will be in Florida. The “master plan” is to spend the next 2 in the Southwest :) So to get a good comparison, we really needed to find a nice, warm place to call home this winter! That meant south of Tampa :)

Our “street”. If you look closely, you’ll see a splotch of red on the left. That’s the Jeep and Lucy :) Click to enlarge any of the pictures20141203_102756

We couldn’t be happier with our choice. This is a small park with only 30 sites which is exactly what we prefer. So far, everyone we’ve met has been very friendly.

Pool20141203_103017

We are 10 miles from the city of Okeechobee. Some might consider that a drawback. For us, it’s a plus. We prefer to be “out of town” so to speak. I think we found another “gem”!

Lucy at “home”. Ignore the ladder and tubs. Rick was still setting up :)Lucy's Winter Home

We shall see how warm we stay this winter, but I have great expectations. It’s been around 80 +/- since we arrived. I think I can live with that :)

Thanks for stopping by. Turtle

13 comments:

  1. This looks like a great place Gail. You really do have the knack for picking them. I do think you are going to really like being there. Only 30 sites is a real plus in my mind too and just close/far enough from town. Really looking forward to your reports. Have you started the reservations for next winter already???

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  2. That's the RV park we drove through last winter..very nice Hopefully you'll have a much warmer winter and Rick will get to do more fishing. Enjoy!

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  3. Love those little parks. Small enough to be comfortable. Hope it's nice and warm for you guys this winter :)

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  4. Do you have a boat tucked away some where for Rick's fishing?

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  5. It looks like a great choice. We're looking forward to driving over there soon for a visit. See you soon!

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  6. Yes you have been in some nice parks lately and I think you have landed in a great looking spot for the next few months. Enjoy!
    Syl

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  7. Nice place for sure, just don't let those winter roots grow too deep! ;c)

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  8. That's a gem of a park for sure, what a nice looking RV Resort. Sure hope you get that warm winter you're hoping for.

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  9. The place looks like a great one to spend the winter. Lots of sun and water and palm trees. Nice!

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  10. Looks like a great place to call home for the winter, we are too planning on the southwest next winter, hopefully our paths will cross. Enjoy your warm temps...

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