We dropped the Monaco off last weekend at Lazy Days – Tampa for what will hopefully be the last of some warranty work. The curbside front slide seems to be possessed, and goes out all on its own. Found it open about 12 inches parked over at our storage lot on a couple of occasions. AND, it gets excited when we hit the road because it tries to go out when we’re driving it too.
Called Lazy Days, got an appointment and drove over last weekend. But, not before we went to a local source and purchased slide locks. The DH thought we’d be fine without them, but I just couldn’t visualize being out on I-4 in traffic and trying to find a place to pull off to shut down the engine to pull it back in again. Prevention is worth a pound of cure in my book, unless we’re talking about flu shots.
If you haven’t been to Lazy Days, it’s like the RVer mecca of west coast Florida. HUGE is all I can say. We bought the coach there so have spent a fair amount of time on the premises, in the bays, in the store, in the cafes, in the campground…..yup, I’d say we could almost rate as Lazy Days (Tampa) experts. Their new camping store is open now, right next to the old Camping World Store, which we heard is finally giving up and moving up the road.
If you’re a registered camper at the Lazy Days Campground, you receive tokens for free breakfast and lunch over that the Lazy Days cafe. Not real fancy, but you have the option of spending your own money for larger, fancier fare. Suits us fine and helps keep the expenses in check for the weekend.
But, evenings you are on your own. So if you don’t want to get out the grill or head over to the on site Cracker Barrel, you can walk up to the Exit 10 Cafe and Pub. Located near to the campground office up front, it features a class A rear end at the front door, looking exactly like it has plowed right through the building.
Wait until you see the inside. I love sitting in the slide outs!! I found this on YouTube, and it’s much better than I could have filmed.
Open Tuesday through Saturday, 3-9 pm, and featuring a pub style menu. Burgers, sandwiches, wings, snacks, pizza, wine and beer…….but we don’t go for the food. We go for the decor. Where else do you get to sit on stools made of wheel rims, and the walls are covered with RV related stuff. I love it. Especially the mood there……and the napkins.
Not the greatest shot with my phone camera, but you get the idea. These days, if we don’t happen to be at a place where we can gather at the table and share our stories, we log on and share through our blogs. Have to say I would prefer the table, face to face but the blog ain’t bad either. We’re meeting some incredible people and sharing some great stories.
Where’s your favorite table? And who do you love to sit around it with?
Until next time, Happy Trails to you,
Janet, Randy and Molly
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