Monday, October 28, 2013

Midway Campground (Big Cypress National Preserve), Ochopee, FL

Date of Stay:  Thursday October 24 - Monday October 28, 2013 (4 nights)

Rate:  $15/night (Access Pass discount)

Website:  Midway Campground Big Cypress National Preserve (FL)
   US 41 (mile marker 52)
   Ochopee, FL 34141

Description:  Paved road and pad with 50A.  Potable water at the dump station if needed.  We started with a full tank so we did just fine.  We were on site 14 which is as far from Hwy 41 as possible.  No one else was here when we first parked and then, we only had one or two other campers join us for the week end.  Great stopover on the way to the Keys or a day at Shark Valley.  Had to swing out onto the grass to back in since the road and sites are narrow.  Volunteers work here for about three months starting in December.  All sites face a pond which does have a resident alligator.

Activities:  Very quiet here but thankful for the 50A service.  One day trip was to the Oasis Visitor Center where we saw lots of alligators, fish and migratory birds.  Another day was spent driving Loop Road which is not paved so the Suki got quite dusty.

Trash and Recycle:  Dumpsters and recycle cans available during the winter season but not at this time of year.

Midway CG site 14  Midway CG site 14
Midway Campground site 14
Our view at Midway  Midway CG lake
Our view and us across the pond

Alligator at Oasis Visitor Center
Alligator at Oasis Visitor Center
Alligator at edge of Loop Road  Alligator at edge of Loop Road
Sunning on Loop Road

Thursday, October 24, 2013

E.G. Simmons Park, Ruskin, FL

Date of Stay:  Thursday October 17 - Thursday October 24, 2013 (7 nights)

Rate:  $24/night

Website:  E.G. Simmons Park
   2401 19th Ave NW
   Ruskin, FL 33570

Description:  Reviewed earlier here.  Located just a little south of Tampa.  We were on site 73 with easy access to the canal.  Water and electric here but only 30A so our air conditioner usage was monitored.

Activities:  We like it here but really missed 50A since it was still quite hot.  Not very busy even on the week end.  We both were suffering from colds so we didn’t get out much.  The no-see-ums were aggravating especially in the evening.  We celebrated our 30th anniversary by going to a nearby McDonalds for lunch.

EG Simmons site 73
EG Simmons site 73  Easy kayak put at site 73
Site 73 with easy canal access

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Lazy Days Crown Club, Seffner, FL

Date of Stay:  Thursday October 3 - Thursday October 17, 2013 (14 nights)

Rate:  Included with purchase of Tawanda

Website:  Lazy Days
   6130 Lazy Days Blvd
   Seffner, FL 33584
   800-350-6728 (service)

Description:  Initially reviewed here.

Activities:  Some time during the past summer, our jacks had totally stopped retracting.  We had some work done on them here during our prior visits but the problem had only gotten worse over time.  I had called HWH who said that they would replace all four of them, thankfully.  While here, we always find someone to socialize with.  This time we share meals with Bob and Lynette and played cards with them too.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Walkabout Camp and RV Park, Woodbine, GA

Date of Stay:  Wednesday October 2, 2013 (1 night)

Rate:  $19/night (PPA discount)

Website:  Walkabout Camp and RV Park
   742 Old Still Road
   Woodbine, GA 31569

Description:  Reviewed earlier here.

Activities:  Near the Florida border convenient to I-95 but no traffic noise.  All drive through sites and great place for a stopover.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Bass Lake Campground, Dillon, SC

Date of Stay:  Tuesday October 1,2013 (1 night)

Rate:  $22/night (PPA discount)

Website:  Bass Lake Campground
   1149 Bass Lake Place
   Dillon, SC 29536

Description:  Reviewed earlier here.

Activities:  Just used as a stopover on our way to Florida.  Convenient to I-95 near the NC border. 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

RV Resort at Carolina Crossroads, Roanoke Rapids, NC

Date of Stay:  Sunday September 8 - Tuesday October 1, 2013

Rate:  $500/month (electricity included)

Website:  RV Resort at Carolina Crossroads
   415 Wallace Fork Road
   Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870

Description:  Reviewed initially here.  We stayed on site P8 which is on the end of the road and has a gazebo.  Gravel road and pad kept the price lower than last month.  Teresa and Mike gave us the monthly rate even though we were here for quite a bit less.  Since there is no meter on this site, I paid $50 for electricity.

Activities:  Back to homebase to finish up with my crowns.  More visiting with family and older parents made us realize that it would be best for us to stop here in both the Spring and the Fall if possible.  We had a brief surprise visit from Jack and Donna from Lazy Days who had stopped by for an overnighter.

Site P8  Our favorite site... P8
Our favorite spot… Site P8