The fastest, cheapest way to pick up our newly purchased 2018 Winnebago Sunstar LX at an RV dealership in Orlando was to fly. Can you believe it was only $150.20 for two people with 2 checked luggages with no carry-on to travel domestically 2,030 miles. How has travel changed for Covid-19? Was it safe?
With Hurricane Hanna having made landfall in Texas, we had timed leaving Destin, FL as Hurricane Isaias approached the east coast. So much rain with windy weather as we had our marathon drive leaving Florida and getting out of Alabama, Mississippi, to Louisiana… blazing through these states off the I-10 on a 9 hour drive. Yesterday, we boondocked at Buc-ee’s in Katy, TX… only 3 hours from Waco, TX.
We had to passthrough Texas to get home to Arizona… but where haven’t we been yet? As fans of HGTV’s Fixer Upper show, we planned our pitstop at their Silos Baking Co before settling in at Lake Waco Marina and Campground.
Found this motorhome on RV Trader and reached out to the dealer. Spoke with Duane Kimbriel who gave us a video/facetime walkthrough of the RV. Negotiated pricing and loan/financing details. Next thing you know, we’re off figuring out flying to Apopka Florida. We highly recommend Central Florida RV Center which has a 4.8 out of 5 star rating (55 reviews) on Google.
Time to move from Riptide RV Resort & Marina to Pelican’s Landing Resort. We jumped on I-95N and have a 4 hour drive. It’ll be our first time experiencing summer weather (defined as rainy season from May to October) in Florida. We had researched a good location to stay… staying coastal as much as possible… that would be a good basecamp for some surf, beach visits, play on our porta bote, and close enough to theme parks. Here’s where we ended up staying.
We ♥ animals. I’ve never met a giraffe I didn’t like so why not visit a place called Giraffe Ranch. We made a reservation for a Safari Vehicle Tour with the expectation to “take part in real hands-on interactions with many species that feed from the vehicle.” Sounds like a grand ol’ time!! Best of all was paying extra for a Behind-the-Scenes Tour. Check out why…