2013 Fall Trip South – Days 22 & 23 & 24 Trip Summary

Oaks 'N Pines RV Park, Lake City, Florida hust off I-10
Oaks ‘N Pines RV Park, Lake City, Florida

A nice leisurely drive down I-75 for 178 miles brought us across the Georgia-Florida line to Lake City, Florida and one of our regular stopovers at Oaks ‘n Pines RV Resort. It’s 7 miles East of I-75, just off I-10 Exit 303. It is a Passport America member and run by one of the nicest couples you will find (along with their 34 lb black cat!). It’s FHU, 30/50 Amp, level pull-thrus with free cable and WiFi for $22.20/night PA.

If you should happen to stay 2 nights, as we do, be sure to check out the Texas Roadhouse Restaurant in Lake City for great steaks and a perfect slab of BBQ ribs and/or The Gondolier Restaurant for great Italian and Greek fare. You won’t be disappointed with either and they offer a discount if you mention you are staying at Oaks ‘n Pines.

Day 24 – Our last day on the Snowbird RV Trail for this trip as we cruise down I-75 for our Winter destination near East Tampa.

All-in-all a great trip with no mechanical difficulie’s and we made some new friends. We visited 5 new campgrounds among the 9 we stopped at, and traveled a good distance along I-75, “America’s Busiest Interstate,” which we had not done before. Again, smooth sailing and no problems along I-75.

Trip Summary:

24 Days on the road.

Covering 2,773 miles (RV tow mileage was 1,909; 864 miles were “exploring”).

Gasoline cost: $809.74 (Most expensive in NY; cheapest in GA).

Restaurant cost: $564.21 (Usually dined out once per day).

Campgrounds: $539.95 (Savings of $153 with Passport America and Good Sam).

Propane: $54 (It was beginning to get chilly up North!)

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Thanks for sharing a part of our trip,
Jack, Niki, and The Kids

4 thoughts on “2013 Fall Trip South – Days 22 & 23 & 24 Trip Summary

  1. Another wonderful trip !! Love “going along” with you for the ride !!

    Happy you made it back home with no issues.

    Talk to you soon my friend!

    Debbie Baron
    Graphics Merchandiser
    Rochester, NY
    Phone – 585-581-4463
    Fax – 585-581-4502


  2. Thanks Debbie, it’s good to be back in the warm sunshine and where the only white ground we will see this Winter is at the beach. I know you always look forward to the colder months.
    More adventures to come. Do keep in touch.


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