Blue Jay MH & RV Resort, Dade City, Florida
As I am writing this post in the late afternoon it is still way over 80F/30C showing on our outside thermometer under the sun awning. Since we settled here and try to relax, there are not too many exciting things happening. Benno had a problem with his nautical crocs shoes. The anti slip sole had come off and we didn’t have glue to put it back on. That necessitated a trip into town. After visiting several stores that we though would perhaps carry it, but they didn’t and we got sidetracked by looking at other merchandise we finally got exhausted and went back home empty handed. Made a barbecue of smoked brisket hamburgers with bacon and other fixings and then called it a day.
That crocs shoe (I almost wrote c..p shoe) dilemma was still there the next day and we decided to go to a Crocs shoe outlet store. One is located at the Tampa Premium Outlet Mall next to the I-75 on the northern area of Tampa. Wouldn’t you know it, the Crocs store had all kinds of neat looking shoes in sizes 9 and 11 but Benno has a shoe size 10 and there were no shoes in that size. Go figure. We may end up by digging up some contact cement and fixing the problem. However we walked a bit through the pedestrian streets in that mall before heading back to the car.
As we were leaving we noticed a HUGE Costco store on the other side of the road and in-between that and the mall there was another mega store called: “At Home” a home decor store. Benno was thinking it could be something like an IKEA and encouraged me to go in to just have a look and browse. My goodness, this store is a kind of “Hobby Lobby” style and has 108,600 square feet (I had to look that up) with probably more than 50,000 home décor items. To say I was overwhelmed is an understatement.
I tried to take some interesting photos but because the store is so large you really have to concentrate on specific items or it’s just a blur of long corridors. What did I come out with? Empty handed but with two blisters on my toes from walking!
Back at the RV Park there was a Craft Show and fundraiser with baked goods at the main community center. Lots of neat looking homemade things, but I don’t know what I would do with them so left them for someone else to take home.
As the hunt for the shoe or contact cement continues, I’ll be reporting of the outcome. Thanks for everyone checking in and I hope you all had a beautiful Sunday.
It is hard getting used to humidity which I'm sure you are dealing with. It drains us all.ReplyDelete
Good luck with the shoe saga. I will stay tuned.
I have no complaints regarding the weather. It's beautiful but the sun is so strong that I am looking for shade during the day and it limits our activities outside.Delete
Lots of shopping there by the looks of it fo sure, maybe try Home depot for the glues you need.ReplyDelete
You got that right. So much shopping opportunities that will tire me out. Yes, Home Depot might be a good place to look.Delete
I use E6000 for shoe repair when needed. It is waterproof and holds great. You can find it at Walmart in the craft aisle.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the tip. Tomorrow is a Walmart day and we will look at the glue if they have it here. Then again, there are so many Walmart stores in the area we should have no problem locating it.Delete
The temperature sounds lovely it was the humidity in Florida we had trouble with. Craft sales are always fun to check out but like you said I wouldn't know what to do with the stuff anymore.ReplyDelete
Tom says excellent choice of beer...one of his favorites...🍺😊
Yes, there were lovely things and so very reasonable at the craft sale but there is no room for it at the trailer and in the house I don't need them either. No humidity yet, but its hot!Delete
Looks like you are living near a shopping mecca. Hope you find some relief from the sun. Perhaps a Sand & Sun 7.5 ft. beach umbrella from Walmart. It has a 100% UV protection factor ( silver lining). We got it a few years ago at a US Walmart. It is keeping the heat off of me here in Mazatlan.ReplyDelete
Shopping mecca is absolutely spot on. There are malls and big stores wherever you look here. So many temptations to shop until you drop :) The umbrella idea is good, however we have not much space to store it. Our awning helps and I just have to sit in the shade more.Delete
Definitely beautiful spot you have, but the humidity would do me in I'm afraid! Looks like an awesome craft fair!ReplyDelete
We are happy for the time we get to spend here in the park. Yes, humidity will slow you down but I guess not every day will be bad so we take it as it comes.Delete