Lots of full-time RVers love to boondock or dry camp - ie - park in locations, sometimes remote, without services and therefore free. I am not among them. I can go without water and sewer hook-ups (we have tanks for all that) but have tremendous fondness for electricty. But we wanted to try it and have done so several times on this trip.
There is a website called Boondockers Welcome that we are a member of (see side bar). Members of this site offer boondocking space on their property when they are home and use other member's sites when travelling. Last summer we entertained three different boondocking couples at Bay Hammocks and loved having them.
There are several other options for boondockers. Walmart is one and we stayed with them twice on this trip - both times when we were unable to obtain a site in a RV Park. We will likely do this again when we get close to home in April and no campsites are available. Casinos often welcome boondockers as well.
Another boondocking website we are members of is Harvest Hosts. The idea here is that farms with market stands, winerys, etc offer RVers overnight parking on their property. In return, you purchase their products.
Last week, on our way from Stuart to St. Petersburg we stayed at a Harvest Host site in Plant City - the Keel and Curley Winery - while waiting for our camping site in the Fort DeSoto County Park to be available.
Then a food truck pulled up:
We left early but went to bed to the sounds of rock and roll music and laughter in the distance. Very sensibly the music stopped at 10:30 pm.
The next morning we awoke to the sounds of a rooster crowing. It doesn't get much better than that.
Thank You!, Keel and Curley Winery for such a great stay.
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