Back in Miami and back at the Larry and Penny Thompson Park. This time we made sure we had a "roomy" site....less trees and much easier to get in and out! We had originally planned on spending another 3 days in Key Largo, but that did not work out. I had called the Key Largo Kampground and Marina RV Park....to check on availability and to make sure they could handle a rig our size. The gentleman I spoke to assured me it was no problem and, in fact, I could have a waterfront site if I was interested. We only had about an hours travel time to reach the place so we didn't leave Grassy Key until noon. Arrived at the Key Largo park around 1:30. Passed a really nasty accident on the way.....a semi who somehow manage to dislodge his entire cab from its frame....really scary looking. We knew something had happen because before we left Grassy Key traffic had backed up for several miles. Sure hope everyone involved in that mess is ok. Anyway, back in Key Largo I'm informing the gal at the desk that I called yesterday....that we had a 40 foot fifth wheel, 3 slides, 2 dogs, and a dually. She is all smiles, tells me the site number and to go ahead and check out the site then come back and pay. This park is really old and tight.....got back to the site....no way in "heck" are we getting into it. Back to the office to explain and she actually says to me, "Oh no, the largest rig we can accommodate anywhere in the park is 35 foot". "I thought you meant you were 4o foot total...including your truck". I"m like "REALLY????", I called yesterday and spoke to a gentleman who assured me you could handle us. "Oh well, maybe he thought you meant 4o foot total too". Again, "REALLY????"!!!!! Here it is late in the day, we have no place to go, and I really would like to jump over the counter and strangle this old lady with my bare hands.....time to go....least I be seeing the inside of a jail cell. We got back in the truck...regrouped....and decided Miami was our best and safest bet. Thank goodness that plan worked out. Once we arrived and were set up we treated ourselves to a nice dinner out at the local Longhorn steakhouse....it was delicious! Yesterday I went back to the Miami zoo and spent another great day there enjoying all the animals. It really is a beautiful zoo!
Tomorrow, Friday, we head to Fort Myers. Found a Passport America Park....looks very nice. They have 75 foot concrete pull throughs and were even willing to give us the passport rate for all 3 nights...on a weekend no less. Sure hope there are no surprises waiting for us there! I'll let you know.....and yes, there will be photos!!