I drove the blue highways all the way to my next camp at Hillsborough River State Park just north of Tampa. The site was small compared to the last camp, and there was nothing concealing the next site. So, it made the campsite seem even smaller. Electric and water for two nights was $26.88 with senior discount and taxes. 4G LTE internet service with 3 bars allowed me to get some things done on the internet.
It was hot and humid, but I did manage to go for a hike along the river in the morning. Most of the day was spent inside working on the computer, continuing to organize the cabinets, and cleaning. I did visit awhile with the camper across from me who offered to help when I was setting up.
Years ago, when I was attending the University of South Florida, I’d come out here to walk across the swinging bridge over the river. Then play in the rapids, and sit on the rocks in the middle of the river. That spot was too far from the RV campground, so I passed on hiking over there. They’ve added a lot of features like a super sized pool, store, grill bar, nature tours, a restored fort, etc.
On my way out, I checked the tire pressure, and dumped the holding tanks. Then went straight to the home of my artist friends for a visit. I always stop to see them whenever I pass this way. They took me to a couple of museums, and out to eat, and we had a good time together for a few days. Then, it was on to see my cousin on the other side of Tampa Bay.
Camp: Hillsborough River SP
Scene: Woods, trails, river, pool, etc