Our Trip to Fl in the Bus

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Our Trip to Fl in the Bus

Post by Greg on Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:16 pm

Took a trip down to Crystal Springs FL (about an hour north of Tampa on the left coast) in the bus a couple weeks ago. Thought I would post some pics. If you've never been, it's a place where manatees come in from the sea during winter to stay warm. Sometimes you can swim with them. Pretty cool place. We kayaked, snorkeled and enjoyed the beaches. We didn't see any manatees close up but we saw a couple a little ways off.

Not sure if you can make out the vehicle behind us but it's a HERO. The ones that assist motorist who have broken down. The HERO followed us for a good 10 miles. I was hoping this wasn't the universe giving me a sign. Thankfully, we didn't need it.



The bus did great (for the most part) on the trip. Averaged about 17mpg during mostly 60ish driving. I've got a problem with the oil pressure/temps. Every so often it's like the oil relief valves stuck and the pressure goes south and the temps climb. Then, it all goes back to normal. Weird.





It's always funny when we stay at the RV parks. They don't have any idea what to do with us. FYI: find a camping place that has tent camping with power hook ups. It's cheaper than an RV spot.

kayaking at the springs




We snorkeled the 2nd day at crystal springs. Pretty cool swimming in a fresh water spring.



The great thing about a bus is anytime you need to stop...you have all the comforts of home Smile



Here I am contemplating the meaning of life (or just hoping the bus bus starts Smile



it's pretty hard to locate a bus at the beach Smile

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Re: Our Trip to Fl in the Bus

Post by fluxcap on Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:24 pm

Looks like a great trip!

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Post by ultralite on Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:19 pm

I think we may have stayed at that very same park back in December! I know those RV parks look the same but we were there to swim with the manatees and it seemed about the only place around. Did they call it a RV "resort"?

Looks like a good trip and yep it's a nice area....

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Post by Greg on Tue Mar 31, 2015 2:18 pm

ultralite wrote:
Looks like a good trip and yep it's a nice area....

I think so, that's cool, it's funny, we got there kinda late the first night and parked the bus by the shower to clean up a but. The owner caught me as I was coming out of the shower and asked if that was our bus. He thought we were homeless hippies stealing his hot water. I tried to explain to him that no one drives a bus because they have to any more but he didn't care.
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