The Sumter Oaks RV Park in Bushnell FL is an unusual park. It’s part of the Escapees family and has a rate system that’s a bit different from other parks we’ve been to, as well as unusual site layout. The property was once a mobile home park, and many of the sites retain features of that former use, including a concrete patio next to the area where you’ll park your rig.
After staying in the NRQZ for a week, we decided we needed to be closer to civilization for a while. If nothing else, we needed a grocery store closer than an hour away. We looked at a few places near Elkins WV and chose to stay at Revelle’s River Campground where we camped in the spot shown above. That’s Fay trying to hide behind that skinny tree.
I went in thinking we’d be in and out in just a few hours, not because I didn’t want to spend a lot of time at Monticello, but because I’d only added up the tours’ durations. I had not sufficiently accounted for wandering around the grounds, taking self-guided tours, enjoying the gardens and views, and musing on the lives and acts that had played out on this land.
We arrived at our spot in Charlottesville and quickly found this beauty sitting at the corner of our “yard.”
Amanita rhopalopus. Apparently smells of ammonia and rotting meat. We haven’t sniffed it yet. Probably won’t try a spit test either
Yes, we built a little fence around it. Our pet mushroom.