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Westgate River Ranch RV Park

Located between the Gulf Coast and the Atlantic Ocean on US-60 near Lake Wales Florida, Westgate River Ranch RV Park, part of the Westgate River Ranch complex, has to be the most awesome RV Campground we have stayed at to date!  The sites were all large, level, with full hookups, and each with their own special personalities.  The sites are privately owned and some are rented out by the owners when not in use.  Our site, number 326, was a corner lot with swings and benches around the patio, a sunken fire pit, lush landscape, and a separate toad parking area around the corner!

Since it was only a couple weeks away from Thanksgiving we decided to cook a full on Thanksgiving Feast, Diva Camping Crew Style!  We cooked a 14 pound turkey in Kristin’s roaster, stuffing in the crock pot, green been casserole in our coach oven, and mashed potatoes in the microwave.  It was a wonderful meal!!

Besides our Thanksgiving feast, we spend Saturday at the Skeet & Trap shooting range, and the Rodeo in the evening.  We all had an awesome weekend!

The rodeo was great if only for the shear show of patriotism and love for our great country!  The crowd all joined in during the singing of the National Anthem, stood whenever a US flag entered the arena, and there was not a dry eye  in the house when John Wayne’s Why I Love America was played (which I had never heard before but is very awesome!).  If you’re looking for some good old fashioned American pride, just take a visit to the rodeo!










Sun N Fun Resort Sarasota, Fl – our first outing!

We wanted to stay close to home for our first outing in our new RV.  We chose Sun N Fun resort in Sarasota, Florida and planned the trip for the weekend after delivery with two other couple friends with their pop-up campers.

The drive to Sun N Fun was quite easy from Sarasota.  Stephanie easily navigated busy I-275 through from St Petersburg, over the Sunshine Skyway Bridge (affectionately known in our house as “The Scary Bridge”) and onto I-75 for the few miles to Fruitville Road in Sarasota.


The Sun N Fun Resort is quite nice (of course this is really the first time we have stayed at an RV resort).  The camp spaces were quite large and had some nice big Live Oak trees around the grounds.  The pool was awesome and everyone had fun swimming , using the Hippo Slide, and other water fun.  We did not try out the put-put or any of the other sports…it was just way too hot!

SunNFun Aug 2013 - first trip

We brought Stanly along with us for the weekend to see how he would take to the RV life.  He did great!  Now we just have to see how our other cat Ole fares.