Lazydays and Manatees

Last Monday we drove about a hundred miles south from our previous spot in Bushnell, FL to Lazydays Park in Seffner, which is right next to I-4 about 2 miles from I-75 just east of Tampa.  Lazydays is one of the largest RV dealers in the country and has an  RV park attached with 300 sites.  We are here for about 10 days to attend two rallies, one sponsored by Fleetwood (the maker of our coach) followed by one sponsored by the Discovery Owners Association (our coach is a Fleetwood Discovery).  Rallies are big in the RV world and are events where you can attend seminars on various parts of the coach and the RV lifestyle and socialize with people who share your interests in RV living.  RV people are very friendly and you quickly develop friendships that are renewed at events like these.

Site 242 at Lazydays RV Park

One day while at the rally, we joined up with Larry and Mary Anne Weinberg, friends we met while staying at Myrtle Beach in November, to visit the manatee viewing area next to the Tampa Power Plant at Apollo Beach, FL.  Manatees don’t like cold water (neither do we) and congregate around the warm discharge area near the power plant.  The company has developed a great viewing and education area for seeing the manatees from a safe location.   Below are some photos of them.

The viewing area

Steam from the Power Plant

The front end . . .

Group Photo

The back end . . .

Turning over for an even tan . . .

Rays cruising by . . .

Today we went to lunch with Rick and Janine Taylor from Michigan.  We met the Taylors when they were parked next to us in Myrtle Beach and enjoyed visiting with them.  Janine use to be a beautician and was gracious enough to trim the back of John’s hair (for free ! ! !).  He had it cut in Bushnell but the girl didn’t do the best job.  When one has long, full hair like John does, it is important to keep it looking good ! ! !

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