Tuesday, April 27, 2010

BikeFest in Leesburg, FL

Leesburg hosts a large motorcycle rally called the BikeFest during the end of April and features about 200,000 bikers who attend. We were at the Recreation Plantation RV Park in Lady Lake, FL which is located about 8 miles north of Leesburg, so we wondered if any motorcycles would appear near us. Well, we soon found the answer:

We were amazed at the wonderful RVs that showed up towing trailers filled with motorcycles. This 40' class C coach was beautiful and featured a Freightliner chassis.

There were several trailers like this one -- called a "stacker". As you can see, this is actually a two level trailer that contained about 8 motorcycles as well as a living area in the front. The door doubled as a electrically driven lift the moved up and down to load the bikes. Amazing! The trailer was pulled by a full-sized Freightliner tractor.

Finally, we were very impressed with these two H3 45' Prevost coaches. Both of these pulled a triple axle stacker trailer like the one above and were beautiful (so were the motorcycles they unloaded). This motorcycle hobby is a serious business!

We had a great time talking with the folks as we walked Cody, our dog and found they were from all over the country (and Canada). Several riders were really interested in our fulltime lifestyle and I suspect we were really kindred souls at heart.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Visiting the Villages in Florida

We are staying at the Recreation Plantation RV park in Lady Lake, FL, which is just outside The Villages, an amazing retirement community. Our rv site is about 1 mile away from a main town center called Spanish Springs, which offers many different shopping areas as well as great restaurants. We were able to easily walk around in the area and go explore.

We really enjoyed the many fountains located in the town square. These really make for a cool feeling, even when the temps are in the upper 80's (which we did not mind after a cool winter).

Apparently, there is entertainment offered outside each evening here in the town square. Sounds like it might be a fun place to go for a visit while we are here.

We stopped for lunch and then had to try the local ice cream parlor. It was wonderful and enjoyed eating it by one of the fountains. This place looks like a place we might enjoy staying for a while.