Exploring Fort Desoto – The Pier

Fort Desoto was large enough that it needs to be broken in to 3 pieces. This is the first piece, where I go for a walk, 800′ out into the Gulf of Mexico on a day when it’s 48*, and the wind is howling.

It wasn’t that the temperature was bad – 48 is t-shirts and jeans weather for Denver Me – it’s that the wind was stripping away any body heat it could get – my fingers were so cold and stiff that I had to keep switching hands and stuffing the other one in my pocket to unfreeze!

Also, today I’ve included the Average Daily Cost (less upgrades, but counting repairs) for a straight comparison of JUST living costs, without any “setup” costs.

–==2015 Cost of RV Life==–
37 Days on the Road
24 Free nights
26 Paid nights
50 Total nights

2015 Total Spent: $3995.03
2015 Average Daily Cost: $79.9/day
2014 Average Daily Cost: $43.49/day
2015 Average Daily Cost – LESS UPGRADES: $45.51/day

–==2015 Itinerary==–
February 20-23 – LazyDays Campground, Seffner, Florida
February 23 – Deltona, FL
February 24 – Green Cove Springs, FL – Picking up FL License plates!
February 24-25 – Paynes Prairie State Park, Gainesville, FL

March 16-25, 2015 – McKinney Falls State Park, Austin, TX
South by Southwest – http://sxsw.com/
Now with 100% more Phil Campbell!

April 19-24, 2015 – Las Vegas, NV
ServiceNow Knowledge15 – http://knowledge.servicenow.com/

May 1-?? – Mom’s House, Sacramento, CA

Summer 2015 – Up the West Coast!

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2015-02-19 Fort Desoto Part 1 – The Pier


Fort Desoto was large enough that it needs to be broken in to 3 pieces. This is the first piece, where I go for a walk, 800′ out into the Gulf of Mexico on a day when it’s 48*, and the wind is howling.

It wasn’t that the temperature was bad – 48 is t-shirts and jeans weather for Denver Me – it’s that the wind was stripping away any body heat it could get – my fingers were so cold and stiff that I had to keep switching hands and stuffing the other one in my pocket to unfreeze!

Also, today I’ve included the Average Daily Cost (less upgrades, but counting repairs) for a straight comparison of JUST living costs, without any “setup” costs.

–==2015 Cost of RV Life==–
37 Days on the Road
24 Free nights
26 Paid nights
50 Total nights

2015 Total Spent: $3995.03
2015 Average Daily Cost: $79.9/day
2014 Average Daily Cost: $43.49/day
2015 Average Daily Cost – LESS UPGRADES: $45.51/day

–==2015 Itinerary==–
February 20-23 – LazyDays Campground, Seffner, Florida
February 23 – Deltona, FL
February 24 – Green Cove Springs, FL – Picking up FL License plates!
February 24-25 – Paynes Prairie State Park, Gainesville, FL

March 16-25, 2015 – McKinney Falls State Park, Austin, TX
South by Southwest – http://sxsw.com/
Now with 100% more Phil Campbell!

April 19-24, 2015 – Las Vegas, NV
ServiceNow Knowledge15 – http://ift.tt/1lRzxkC

May 1-?? – Mom’s House, Sacramento, CA

Summer 2015 – Up the West Coast!

–==CONTACT==–
http://www.YarrVee.com
http://ift.tt/1tq1gcm
http://ift.tt/1tq1ikc
http://ift.tt/1zSV188

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Green Cove Springs, FL 32043-3443
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2015-02-16 Sunshine Skyway Bridge Redux!


Having met my friend Keely and given her the hug that I’ve owed her for over three years (http://ift.tt/1FfmWOC), I’m on my way back to St. Petersburg, and I’m late, I’m late! (but not by much…)

YELLOW!
THE BRIDGE IS YELLOW!
It always looked white from a distance to me.

–==2015 Cost of RV Life==–
34 Days on the Road
24 Free nights
23 Paid nights
47 Total nights

2015 Total Spent: $3840.4
2015 Average Daily Cost: $81.71/day
2014 Average Daily Cost: $43.49/day

–==2015 Itinerary==–
February 16-20 – Site 91, Fort DeSoto Park, St. Petersburg, Florida
February 20-23 – LazyDays Campground, Seffner, Florida
February 23 – Deltona, FL
February 24 – Green Cove Springs, FL – Picking up FL License plates!
February 24-25 – Paynes Prairie State Park, Gainesville, FL

March 16-25, 2015 – McKinney Falls State Park, Austin, TX
South by Southwest – http://sxsw.com/
Now with 100% more Phil Campbell!

April 19-24, 2015 – Las Vegas, NV
ServiceNow Knowledge15 – http://ift.tt/1lRzxkC

May 1-?? – Mom’s House, Sacramento, CA

Summer 2015 – Up the West Coast!

–==CONTACT==–
http://www.YarrVee.com
http://ift.tt/1tq1gcm
http://ift.tt/1tq1ikc
http://ift.tt/1zSV188

–==WE LOVE SNAIL MAIL!==–
YarrVee.com
411 Walnut Street #9806
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043-3443
http://ift.tt/1B73h5T

Crossing the Sunshine Skyway Bridge Redux!

Having met my friend Keely and given her the hug that I’ve owed her for over three years (http://yarrvee.com/port-charlotte/), I’m on my way back to St. Petersburg, and I’m late, I’m late! (but not by much…)

YELLOW!
THE BRIDGE IS YELLOW!
It always looked white from a distance to me.

–==2015 Cost of RV Life==–
34 Days on the Road
24 Free nights
23 Paid nights
47 Total nights

2015 Total Spent: $3840.4
2015 Average Daily Cost: $81.71/day
2014 Average Daily Cost: $43.49/day

–==2015 Itinerary==–
February 16-20 – Site 91, Fort DeSoto Park, St. Petersburg, Florida
February 20-23 – LazyDays Campground, Seffner, Florida
February 23 – Deltona, FL
February 24 – Green Cove Springs, FL – Picking up FL License plates!
February 24-25 – Paynes Prairie State Park, Gainesville, FL

March 16-25, 2015 – McKinney Falls State Park, Austin, TX
South by Southwest – http://sxsw.com/
Now with 100% more Phil Campbell!

April 19-24, 2015 – Las Vegas, NV
ServiceNow Knowledge15 – http://knowledge.servicenow.com/

May 1-?? – Mom’s House, Sacramento, CA

Summer 2015 – Up the West Coast!

–==CONTACT==–
http://www.YarrVee.com
https://twitter.com/YarrVee
https://www.facebook.com/YarrVee
http://amzn.com/w/3KYCQFHECT0OR

–==WE LOVE SNAIL MAIL!==–
YarrVee.com
411 Walnut Street #9806
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043-3443

A Warm Drive For America!

With a bunch of the country under a deep freeze, I thought we might go for a drive together on the Pinellas Parkway and get some lunch…

Let’s Go!

–==2015 Cost of RV Life==–
35 Days on the Road
24 Free nights
24 Paid nights
48 Total nights

2015 Total Spent: $3885.76
2015 Average Daily Cost: $80.95/day
2014 Average Daily Cost: $43.49/day

–==2015 Itinerary==–
February 16-20 – Site 91, Fort DeSoto Park, St. Petersburg, Florida
February 20-23 – LazyDays Campground, Seffner, Florida
February 23 – Deltona, FL
February 24 – Green Cove Springs, FL – Picking up FL License plates!
February 24-25 – Paynes Prairie State Park, Gainesville, FL

March 16-25, 2015 – McKinney Falls State Park, Austin, TX
South by Southwest – http://sxsw.com/
Now with 100% more Phil Campbell!

April 19-24, 2015 – Las Vegas, NV
ServiceNow Knowledge15 – http://knowledge.servicenow.com/

May 1-?? – Mom’s House, Sacramento, CA

Summer 2015 – Up the West Coast!

–==CONTACT==–
http://www.YarrVee.com
https://twitter.com/YarrVee
https://www.facebook.com/YarrVee
http://amzn.com/w/3KYCQFHECT0OR

–==WE LOVE SNAIL MAIL!==–
YarrVee.com
411 Walnut Street #9806
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043-3443