Blueberry Hill RV Resort
Bushnell, FL - Events of Friday, October 24 to Monday, October 27, 2014
We had been staying at the campground at Lazydays RV to do some 5th wheel shopping at Lazydays and at a couple of other dealerships in the area. One of the other dealerships was North Trail RV in Fort Myers. We visited them on Wednesday and requested a price on a DRV Tradition 5th wheel. They called on Thursday with a price that was a good bit less than Lazydays and much more in line with what we thought it should be. When Paul asked if they could do any better on price, they even came down a little more. We found a 5th wheel we liked at a price we thought was fair, so we had a big decision to make. We told North Trail RV we would need a few days to think about it.
In the meantime, we left Lazydays on Friday and headed to Blueberry Hill RV Resort. It was only a one-hour drive, so we didn't bother hooking up the toad. Margery drove on ahead and stopped in the office to check in so Paul was able to drive directly to our site when he got there.
We were both thrilled to see all our landscape plants had not only survived, but they thrived. All the rain central Florida had over the summer helped our plants, but we feared it might have also helped the weeds to take over the landscape beds. The good news is the mulch did its job and kept the weeds down to a minimum. It only took us about half an hour to weed.
This is the earliest we have ever arrived at Blueberry Hill, and we're surprised to see more people here than we are used to seeing when we usually arrive almost a month later. It must be the fact Blueberry Hill had the promotion last year that offered paving, a shed and landscaping in exchange for a two-year committment to the 6-month rate. Like us, many others who took advantage of the promotion figured if you're paying for 6 months on the site, you might as well use as much of it as you can.
After considering 6 or 8 different makes of 5th wheels and after much deliberation, we finally made a decision to order a DRV Tradition from North Trail RV. Last Monday, we drove to Fort Myers to sign on the dotted line and give them a deposit. Our 5th wheel is scheduled to be delivered in late January. Clint Hatfield is our salesman, and we highly recommend him. We found him to be extremely responsive to all inquiries, there was no high pressure and he was knowledgeable about their products. Clint is a true gentleman.
When we were in Pittsburgh in September, we didn't yet know what we were going to do about buying a 5th wheel, but we talked to Colussy Chevrolet where J. Michael works while we were there to spec out a one-ton diesel dually just in case. As soon as we finalized our decision to buy the 5th wheel, we gave Colussy the go-ahead to order the truck. While we both love our Equinox and will be sad to give it up, Margery is looking forward to gaining more kitchen counter space and to having all ingredients for her menus in one location in the 5th wheel instead of being scattered all over the rig like in the motor home due to the small kitchen. Paul is excited at the opportunity to have a truck again. He had to give up his beloved Silverado when we went full-time. We're hoping the new truck will arrive in time to pick it up when we go to Pittsburgh for Christmas. And yes, the truck won't be as convenient or as economical for day-to-day driving, but it is a necessary evil for the 5th wheel lifestyle.
On the way back from signing the order for the 5th wheel on Monday, we stopped for lupper at Pancho's Villa in San Antonio, FL. We discovered Pancho's last spring, and it has become our favorite Mexican restaurant in the area.
We started off with the traditional corn chips and salsa. We like the corn chips there a lot because they are nicely salted. The salsa is good, too.
Pancho's has lunches for around $6 to $8, and most dinners range in price from about $8 to $10. We both had a chicken chimichanga. The chimis are served with sour cream, guacamole, molé sauce, lettuce, tomato, refried beans and rice. Most Mexican rice is rather bland, but Pancho's serves some of the best, most flavorful Mexican rice we have ever had. Everything else was yummy, too!
With our bellies full, we headed back to the motor home. While we wait for our 5th wheel and truck to arrive, we have several projects planned including starting to clean out the motor home storage bays. We also plan to eat out, and we hope to have some time to relax and enjoy our pavement and landscaping. Who knows? We may even do a little sightseeing. Stay tuned.