Saturday, March 1, 2008

Lazy Days

OK, that's what many of you think retirement is...but I'm talking about a place. Over on the west coast of Florida, just east of Tampa, is the town of Seffner. It is home to the world's largest RV Dealer, Lazy Days. They sell everything from trailers to motorhomes, and have a huge inventory. To give you an idea of how much they sell, over 200 units were sold over one weekend! They also have an on site RV park, a Camping World, Cracker Barrel, and Flying J, all on the same complex. We stayed at the park for 3 days and 2 nights. They really cater to RV'ers there. You get a newspaper delivered to your site every morning, and they provide breakfast and lunch at their cafe. They also serve Starbucks coffee.

After we checked in, Donna was backing me into our site. She struck up a conversation with a gentleman who was watching the operation from a golf cart. Turns out he was a salesman for Lazy Days. As it was 12:45pm, and Donna asked him if they were still serving lunch. He told her they did right up to 1:00pm, so we quickly hurried over to the cafe. The food was, well, passable, but barely. After all, it is a "free" lunch. We got back to the park, and decided to go check out the Tampa Hard Rock Cafe/Casino. As usual, there was a ton of memorabilia to look at.

The next day, we headed off to breakfast, which was also just so-so. From there, we walked to the Country Coach motorhome area, and walked through all of the new coaches. As we were finishing, the salesman from the day before pulled up, and we began talking to him. Donna asked for a card, and then he asked us if we wanted to see their exclusive club (for those who purchased luxury motorhomes from Lazy Days). Of course we said yes, so he took us to the Coach Club, and got us a 1 day pass. If you buy a luxury coach from Lazy Days, you get into this club, which has it's own RV park, and it's own restaurant. Essentially, you stay there for free, and they give you gourmet meals. This treatment ensures that you will continue to purchase from them in the future. We were just a tad late for breakfast (made-to-order omelets, fresh fruit, etc.), but did go back for a very nice lunch and then a cocktail hour with appetizers. Makes you want to buy another coach (no, not really, but it's a nice perk for those who do!).

Abbey took us for a walk when we got back, and she managed to meet 2 little Yorkies. Shortly thereafter, nasty weather set in that included torrential rains, wind, and lightning. So much for socializing! Tornado warnings were issued for the county north of us, but none, thank goodness, materialized.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, I thought you two were too busy partying to blog anymore! Sounds like fun stuff. I have always wanted to go on an airboat too. It seems like the kids are finally starting to get better. Your son-in-law.


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