Lazydays RV Tampa FL

November 11th – 13th we stayed at Lazydays Resort, site #75, $48.99 is the cost for each night. They do give a 10% discount for military with a valid ID. There  are eighteen 38 ft back-in sites, one hundred & sixty 40 ft back-in sites, twenty-eight 42 ft back-in sites and ninety-one 45 ft back in sites. Amenities includes dog run, doggie obstacle course, fire pit locations, screened in pool & hot tub, rally center, sports area (includes basketball, tennis, volleyball & pickleball), fitness area (hours are 5am-11pm), pavilion, playground, horseshoes, Wi-Fi, showers and laundry. There are 8 top loading washers (2 of which were out of order), cost is $2 and 14 dryers cost is $2 for 60 minutes (2 were out of order). There were also 2 front loading washers, $2.25 each is the cost. Laundry room has a utility sink, a vending machine with laundry products and a change machine that only accepts credit cards.  There is a change machine in the registration office that accepts dollar bills. The showers & restrooms are in the pool area which is very nice. The bathhouse area is very nice but only 2 toilets, one of which is ADA compliant. There are 3 shower stalls, one of which is ADA compliant. There is also a trash service where they will pick up bagged & sealed trash and recycling on your site if out before 4pm daily. 

We chose to eat dinner at home and made another one of our favorite recipes – Shrimp & Nectarine Salad.  We were unable to find nectarines this time of year so we chose to use strawberries but any fruit will work.  Chad had some leftover ingredients from the previous salad we made so he added avocado and lime to his as well.  He even added a little EVOO to the dressing.

Later on that evening we attended a SMART recovery meeting.  We have been checking out recovery meetings of different types since starting our journey.  Most of which we had heard of before or had recently recommended to us. We had not ever heard of SMART.  We both really enjoyed to things we heard in the meeting as well as the people we met. 

Tuesday morning we went over to the Front Porch, a onsite café located across the street in the RV Sales Area for breakfast.  One of the perks of staying here is free breakfast each morning. Similar to a complimentary Continental Breakfast you receive when staying at a hotel.  There are 4 options to choose from – 1. Daily Special: Scrambled eggs, sausage or bacon, potatoes & toast (you cook the toast yourself, you will want to watch it closely because Chad overcooked his slightly), 2. Breakfast Sandwich: English Muffin or Bagel with egg, cheese, with choice of bacon, ham or sausage, 3. Two pancakes with bacon or sausage or lastly you can pick 2 of the following options – Cereal w/Milk, Greek Yogurt, Bagel, Pastry, Oatmeal and Toast.

There is a large dining area and there are many options of beverages to drink with your meal that are free such as juice, coffee, and soda.

Chad had a customer visit in the morning but came home in time to take me to lunch at Cracker Barrel which is located across the street near the Lazydays RV Sales Office.  We shared a Fried Chicken meal which consists of a breast, thigh, leg & wing, a choice of 2 sides and comes with corn muffins or biscuits.  We chose the garden salad with Ranch dressing and hash brown casserole. It was plenty of food for both of us.  With a sweet tea for Chad, water for me the total came to $17.63 including the tip. We were so hungry that I forgot to take a before picture and a halfway through picture isn’t quite the same.

For dinner Tuesday evening we chose to eat in and fixing another one of our favorite recipes Chicken Escabeche with Cilantro Black Beans. I will be the sous chef & dishwasher again this evening.  We do our best especially now with a smaller fridge to use up ingredients that we have.  We are trying to use up cilantro, carrots & a red onion that were purchased for previous recipes.  We also don’t like to waste food if at all possible.

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