Sunday, April 7, 2013

The Little RV Visits Campgrounds, Campgrounds and More Campgrounds

We are in the Central Time Zone!  We are so close to getting out of Florida (the state that goes on forever) that it hurts to stop for another night but we're tired so we stopped for a night or perhaps two. So far, we have logged 765 miles since we left Jensen Beach last Monday.

Don't get me wrong, Florida has been fun but it's time to move along.  Besides I really want NEED to color in an new state on our visited states map.  

I put RV Campgrounds through a rigorous test before we go there.  I read reviews on Trip Adviser and RV Park Reviews.  I look at the parks with Google Earth.  I read the park rules and check out the site maps.  Sometimes I make good choices but sometimes, not so much.

The first park we stopped at was Sliver Lakes RV & Golf Resort in Naples, FL.  It was a beauty but it was really rough to walk Grant because there were so many other dogs.  We did enjoy our time there very much and would return. We stayed there three nights.  We saw some awesome golf carts in that park. 
One was made to look like a turquoise 57 Chevrolet and another was like a black Cadillac Escalade. 
The second stop was near Ocala, Fl.  The park was Ocala Sun RV ResortThe place was very friendly and pretty unstructured.  To me it felt more like a huge field of grass with hook-ups.  The sites were only defined by the hook-up posts.  We were door to door with our closest neighbors.  That was awkward.  There was a nice area off the campground proper where we took Grant to walk.  We stayed there two nights. 

The third stop was near Lamont, Florida.  A Stone's Throw RV Park needs some TLC.  I think (I hope) it is fairly new and just not developed.  It was quite small, only 20 sites.  It was right off the freeway so there was a lot of road noise but that doesn't really bother us. We check ourselves in when we arrived. I never saw an employee the whole time we were there. The biggest problem we had was the sites were not level at all.  We were not able to level the Little RV but we did the best we could.  There were two other rigs there when we arrived.  They looked more long-term.  A couple came in later in a camper van and then about 10 PM a huge class A came in towing a 20-ish foot cargo trailer and parked right next to us.  This morning I was checking out their rig and noticed how close they were to scraping the bottom of their slide and back end.  This one is not a keeper unless the make some upgrades. 

Today we are in Freeport, Florida at Live Oak Landing RVC.  The staff are very friendly. We called ahead to ask if they had room for us and I actually requested and was given a specific site because I liked it on their site map.  This is a really nice park but with a completely different feeling than most of the others we have been to.  It's wooded, quiet and nicely laid out.  We have a cement driveway and patio with a picnic table, cable and wifi are included and work well. 

Now we are close enough to Mobile, Alabama and Biloxi, Mississippi to start thinking about what we want to do there and where we want to stay. 

1 comment:

  1. All the other southern states go quick as you drive west. That is, until you get to Texas. . .