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Old 12-28-2015, 05:28 PM   #1
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Harvest Hosts - trying it out

I have been planning my trip from CA to FL in 200-250 mile increments. I can travel on the weekends and Tuesdays. I think for a good bit of it, I'll travel Tuesday, stay 4 nights. Then on Saturday for a night. And finally on Sunday for 2 nights. This gives us short 4-5 hour days and even with our late starts, should still have us wrapping up pretty early.

I started mapping out campgrounds for most stops and my wife asked if we were considering Walmart/parking lot stops for the Saturday overnights. In talking, we decided that stopping by 2-3pm in the afternoon at a Walmart didn't seem like it would be enjoyable.

She reminded me that we looked at the Harvest Hosts program a while back AND that one of the Fulltime Families members that we've met said that their family enjoyed it. I took a $40 gamble and decided to sign up and register. It looks like next weekend may be our first stop at a winery near Tucson, AZ.

Hope I like it.
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Old 12-29-2015, 03:03 PM   #2
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That sounds like a great program!
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Old 12-29-2015, 03:20 PM   #3
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Very cool! I look forward to hearing how it goes for your family
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Old 12-29-2015, 03:32 PM   #4
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That sounds like a great program! Please keep us posted as to how you make out.
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that seems like a great idea

However, us staying at a winery would not equal any cost savings. if fact, it would quickly eat into the travel budget

let us all know how it turns out for you though
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that seems like a great idea

However, us staying at a winery would not equal any cost savings. if fact, it would quickly eat into the travel budget

let us all know how it turns out for you though

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Old 12-29-2015, 05:34 PM   #7
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Harvest Hosts - trying it out

For sure keep us advised how this works. I sure they only sign up as host to sell you something. Let us know if you save anything. Even a Walmart cost me $$$. Seem to always walk out with something beside food !!

I think the Harvest Host sounds interesting. Be watching for your report.

Where you going in Florida ?

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For sure keep us advised how this works. I sure they only sign up as host to sell you something. Let us know if you save anything. Even a Walmart cost me $$$. Seem to always walk out with something beside food !!

I think the Harvest Host sounds interesting. Be watching for your report.

Where you going in Florida ?

Russell

There is an expectation/"code of conduct" that you make some kind of purchase at each place that you stay. I am hopeful that I can keep a $15/stay budget without offending my hosts. We aren't big wine drinkers, but most places seemingly will have a gift shop of some sort. OR- I'll just by gifts for friends.

We are headed to a variety of places in Florida. Lake City for a week, Tampa for 2 weeks, Disney for a week, Clermont for 2 weeks and then I'm not sure. My wife will likely need surgery around that time and I'm planning on using an ENT in Orlando. So we'll see how long we stay in the area before moving on. I'd really like to hit Miami and the Everglades and have some serious beach time. But, we'll see!
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In the Everglades National Park. West of Homestead I think. At least the east entrance. At the end of the road in the park Is Flamingo They have an RV park there. 1/2 the sites have electric 1/2 no hook ups. All are huge pull thru.

Seem like it was maybe $15. With the national park senior pass ??

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With the national park senior pass ??

Russell

Hey now! Watch your lip with that "senior" stuff. I got 20 years (is 55 "senior") before I need to think about that crap!
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