A Driving Trip for Some Goodies–Tuesday–January 15, 2013
Today we took a little driving trip to pick up some sunscreen material to make grass mats and wheel covers for Baby. Several RVer’s have recommended Beasley Manufacturing as a great place to buy this material.
They are only open from 9 to 3 on Tues, Wed and Thursday from November through April.
Here’s the catch—Beasley’s is located in a very remote little town called Center Hill.
Center Hill is a one light town and that light is flashing;o))
We arrived about 10am and were surprised how many people were there!! We had to take a number and wait our turn. It was worth the wait. They have a large selection, but it does change regularly. So be sure to buy all you need because they may not have it when you return!! They were very helpful and made suggestions about which fabric would meet our needs and be most cost effective;o))
We ended up buying an 8x25 foot piece of light gray for a grass mat, a 5x18 foot piece of black and suction cups to make tire covers, as well as two 6x12 pieces of black/gray mix to fit in our screen room. They only accept cash or check (no debit/credit cards), so I wrote my first check since becoming a Florida resident three months ago.
We loaded all our fabric and headed south on Rt. 471 through the Green Swamp area. We were heading to Plant City to visit Parkesdale Market. About lunch time, we saw the sign for Colt Creek State Park.
We had packed our lunch and now have a Florida State Park Pass, so we decided to check it out and enjoy our lunch there. It looks like a great park to ride bikes, do a little fishing, take a nice hike or do a little paddling. They only have a group campground right now, but that could change:o) However, it is only 15-20 minutes from Hillsborough River State Park.
Beautiful peaceful place to enjoy our lunch:o))
Our final stop for the day was in Plant City at Parkesdale Market. Plant City is famous for its Strawberry Festival at the end of February. But from what we saw, their Strawberry Shortcake and Strawberry Milkshake were hot sellers the day we were there.
We were good and passed them by this time. However, we loaded up on vegetables and fruits. We ended up with three huge bags of beautiful fresh produce—total spent—$12.00!!! We know we will be back for their Festival and I won’t be quite so disciplined then;o))
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