We took our trip to Bradenton to the Encore Manatee Winter Headquarters campground with the Rainbow RV camping group for the weekend. We had a great site near the lake. We got to see many of our camping friends that we have met in the past year. The Saturday night celebration was a blast. We spent Friday evening at the pool and hot tub until late at night. On Saturday we took a long scooter trip to the beaches. The beaches are absolutely beautiful here. I think these are the best that we have sen since coming to Florida last year. The water was crystal clear...that way I could keep my eyes on the fish around me...We left on Sunday morning and took our time returning to Crystal River.