Buttgenbach Mine Campground and Croom Motorcycle Area
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Mike and I loaded up the popup on Friday and gased up the ATV's so all we had to do on Saturday morning was drive up to Croom. It's about an 45 minute drive from Tampa on I-75. Located off exit 301 or Highways 98 and 50. The cost is $50 a year for the ATV's and they give you a sticker to place on your bike. The campground is $15 a night. The weekend is very busy, so get here early to get a spot. The campground is layed out in a loop with the camp sites on the outside and the community showers and bathrooms in the center. Each site has a picnic table, fire pit, and water and electric hookups.
Our first day we hooked up the popup to the water and electric, made up the beds, and got everything situated and ready to go.
Mom and Dad drove up just inn time for some hot dogs and hamburgers, and potato salad. It was really nice outside and no bugs to bother you. They stayed for a few hours and had to go. Mom had to make a stop at Walmart.
It's Sunday late afternoon and Mike and I went out riding one more time before it gets to dark. We headed over to the deep pit. Lots of good hills to climb. This time I took my camera and got some great shots of us climbing the hills.
Here's a quick story for ya.......I had to get up during the night to use the restroom. Along the way I ran in to three armadillo's sniffing thru the leaves on the ground. All of a sudden I here a high pitch scretch kinda of whine up in the trees. I used my flashlight trying to see what it could be but I could never catch a glimpse of it. After I came out of the restroom I could here what ever it was using it's claws to climb down the tree. I still could not see what it was. My only guess it was a opossum. What sounds you can hear at night...boo!!