We’re ready for the 2020 winter and decided to try the Gulf Coast of Florida!

Our first stop was a bit of a gamble… Ellis Lakeside Campground, Ellis, KS. They only have 17 spots and DO NOT take reservations, it is first come first served. We were not sure if it was going to be a Walmart night or not. We actually ended up with a great pull-through spot right on the river with power and water hook-ups!

Ellis Lakeside Campground, Ellis, KS

Second night we stopped at Campbell Point, Shell Knob, MO to visit my nephew who lives on a boat in the marina of the campground. Based on the map I used to reserve our spot we had no idea how close we would be to the marina and as it turns out we were about 100 yards from where his boat is docked. He took us to the local Mexican restaurant the night we got there and then cooked us breakfast on his boat the next morning! Was a great visit!!

The small MasterCraft in the foreground is a boat he says he spent WAY too much money restoring!!

The next night we stopped in West Plains, MO to visit Penny’s cousin and stayed on her property. Penny got to visit a lot of family members she had not seen in a long time. Another great visit!

Jackson Property, West Plains, MO

The next day was pretty exciting for us, we are big fans of the television show Memphis Street Outlaws. So we made plans to go OUT OF OUR WAY to stop and see JJ Da Boss’s shop in Millington, TN!! Drove the extra distance to the address on his website… only to find out his shop is NO LONGER there!!!?? We were pretty disappointed so traveled on.

Our next stop was going to be another gamble. Togetherness Works RV Park, Guin, AL again does not take reservations. You have to call the day you plan on getting there to see what’s available. I called and the only thing they were going to have available was a back in site which the guy on the phone said you had to back quite a distance. Just didn’t sound that inviting to me having a 43′ 5th wheel! So we traveled on and did our first Walmart boondocking in Holly Springs, MS. At first I was a little uncomfortable, when we went to bed we were the only RV on the lot. When we got up in the morning we were surrounded by maybe 5 or 6 other RVs that apparently showed up during the night!

The following night we had a reservation at a small RV Park. Mr D’s RV Park in Ozark, AL. It was a very small park but did have full hook-ups. We only spent the night here and then moved on for the final branch of our trip.

We finally made it to our destination. Central Florida’s Gulf Coast RV Resort in the small town of Inglis, FL.