In this unofficial first episode I introduce myself and make sure everything works. Stay tuned next week for episode 1, in which I will talk about the Everglades National Park, and Big Cypress National Preserve. Click image for the YouTube video
In this final installment of the Tampa Bay series we are going to visit Tampa proper over the course of three afternoons. We are attending the Florida Rv Supershow in the morning.
On the first day we stay in the car most of the time, just getting a little bit of the lay of the land. We drive on the street that claims to have the longest sidewalk in the world, Bayshore Boulevard. We also drive through Hyde Park, a historic district, home to the famous Bern’s Steakhouse. The southernmost point of our exploratory trip is Ballast Point Park, from where we get extraordinary views of downtown across the bay.
On our second day we have lunch at the oldest continuously operating restaurant in Florida. Also the oldest Spanish restaurant in the United States, and one of the largest in the wold. Its name is The Columbia. While we are in Ybor City we explore some of the historic sites and take a round trip on the TECO line street car to downtown.
On our third day, we eat at a trendy restaurant called Ulele, on the riverfront. We also explore downtown a little bit and the University of Tampa on the other side of the Hillsborough River. The Henry B. Plant Hall, is a historic building, formerly the legendary Tampa Bay Hotel. Nowadays it hosts the Henry B. Plant Museum as well as some of the University services.
Overall it was a great time. On our way out we bid farewell to one of Americas iconic roadside attractions, the Airstream ranch, which was demolished just a few days after our visit.
Ok, so I’ve been busy with work, and other things and I have neglected the blog a little bit. A few things have happened since the last time I posted, when we went to the Food and Wine Festival in Epcot, Orlando Florida. After that, a few weeks ago, we attended the Living the RV Dream Gathering, Hosted by John and Kathy Huggins, of Living the RV Dream podcast and website.
John and Kathy are the authority when if comes to full time RVing. The podcast and the website have a wealth of information about full timing and making a living on the road. Also present at the gathering were Al Hesselbart, the former historian at the RV and Motor Home Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Indiana. He’s a living encyclopedia of the history of the home on wheels. Also, we had the Geeks on Tour, and they gave seminars on taking full advantage of our mobile gadgets. The owners of Technorv.com, Tamy and Eric Johnson also gave seminars on RVing accessories such as tire pressure monitoring systems and wi-fi extenders. Everybody had a great time and it was a great opportunity to meet fellow RVers, pur names and faces together and to see John and Kathy Huggins again. We had met them originally at the Tampa RV Supershow last January. Here’s a video highlighting all the activities.
As you can see the video also highlights some local attractions such as Downtown Sarasota and Siesta Key.
And if you want to see a solid hour of John and Kathy’s Living the RV Dream video edition…
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