|Trying to be just like her big sister|
So we were faced with trying to find a cheap place to stay as all we would be doing is paying to sleep...well and for keeping the trailer somewhere so we didn't have to cart it around to the beach and try to park it.
We chose West Bay Oaks as it was the cheapest we could find in the Passport America book at $18.50 a night. It's really a 55+ mobile home community with a few parking spaces for RV's but it is in Largo and is close to the beaches.
At first it didn't look like much...but we only planned to sleep here so we didn't care and have been pleasantly surprised. The park has very large mature trees nestled around the mobile homes. We have been welcomed with open arms by a few of the resident "neighbours" here and they have made us feel quite at home. The manager here is very laid back and accomodating. We asked how late we could check out so we could get a full day in at the beach before leaving on Sunday and he said to leave sometime before sundown! A huge bonus!
After getting settled we drove to Pier 60 to partake in their evening festivities (we did find RV parking near Pier 60 for $1.25 an hour at a parking meter. Enough room for maybe 4 RV's). We didn't find basic truck parking though as we refused to pay $10 for 2 hours at a private lot so we left and decided we would come back early in the morning for the day so we could get a parking space. We drove to Indian Rocks Beach. It had free parking and was way less busy.
The girls got to play in the waves for a bit until the sunset.
Warm welcome wishes to Kay Pelham of Pelham Family who is our newest follower.