Exploring Fort Desoto – A Tour of the Fort!

After having toured the Fort DeSoto Pier (which was cold and windy, primarily) we’re now going to tour the Fort itself, which was established in the 1800’s to provide coastal defense of the Tampa area against a potential threat from Cuba. Never fired a shot in anger.

I’ll give you all fair warning – I didn’t cut very much from the video, since the fort itself is fairly small, but I did go exploring in just about every room. Sadly, since it’s an unattended public exhibit, it’s been mostly “sanitized” against vandalism, so there’s not a lot left beyond the bunker walls to give you a good feel for what the fort would have been like when it was active – what rooms were used for what purposes, etc.

–==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 Itinerary==–
February 24 – Green Cove Springs, FL – Picking up FL License plates!
February 24-26 – Fort Augustine Beach KOA, Fort Augustine, FL

March 16-25, 2015 – McKinney Falls State Park, Austin, TX
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Now with 100% more Phil Campbell!

April 19-24, 2015 – Las Vegas, NV
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May 1-?? – Mom’s House, Sacramento, CA

Summer 2015 – Up the West Coast!


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