We will be going to the State Fair after camping the night at Hillsborough River State Park. Admission for Polk County Students is free with a ticket from the school board. They should be distributed at your school. There is no school on Feb. 16 due to Presidents Day, so this is a perfect time for us to go. Once again, ride wristbands can be bought in advance at Walgreens for $25. Sid doesn't ride, so if you don't want to do the rides, you can stay with him. There is a lot to do besides the rides, animals, exhibits, etc. We have room for 4 and will be putting up two tents, one for boys and one for girls.
Here are the details for this event: We will leave Friday, as soon as possible after middle schoolers are out of school and ready to roll. Please get ready Thursday night so we can get to the forest before 8 p.m. on Friday. Don't wait to pack at the last minute and make us late. We will camp at the Salt Springs Campground in the forest. We will set up a tent for boys and another for girls. On Sat., Feb. 8 we will drive the rest of the way to Ravine Gardens so that we are there by 9 a.m. for the air potato roundup. They provide gloves and bags to collect the potatoes. You need to pack long sleeves and long pants to avoid scratches from the bushes. If you are prone to sunburn, a hat and sunscreen is a good idea. Admission to the park is free, since we are helping fight an invasive species. The first 100 participants get free t-shirts. Bring a small pillow for Friday night. I have sleeping bags, tents, etc. You just need to bring personal items. Please pack as light as possible so we have room in the car. You are only sleeping over one night. We will return home Saturday night. There will be a link to a packing/gear list in the comment section below.
soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, sanitary supplies, towel, money for food, camera,
clean socks, underwear,long pants, shorts,, shirts, hat, flipflops or crocs , shoes, rain poncho, windbreaker
The above list is all you should really need for this trip. The next link is a gear list for a full weekend or long. Don't worry following it this time. I am posting it only for future reference.
Don't forget the Air Potato Roundup this Saturday.
On February 16, we will camp at Hillsborough River State Park. On February 17 there is no school and Polk County students can get free admission tickets from their school. Walgreens will sell $25 wrist bands (advance reduced price) for all day rides
On February 8, we will be going to the Air Potato Roundup at Ravine Gardens. At this time we have room for two more participants. Check out the Facebook page for more details, or message or call Sid.
This is a daytrip. It is free except for money for food. We will be leaving early in the morning as it is several hours drive to Ravine Gardens and we need to be there in the morning. More details will be added as we get closer to the event and have more participants.