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New RV resort near the Smokey Mountains...

Saw an ad for this new CG located in Dandridge, TN. It is apparently scheduled to open on 3/17/2014. It lists some nice amenities and shows beautiful views. It called "Anchor Down Resort" This is their link If anyone gets the chance to visit this place I hope they tell us about their experience. It looks like some good money and planning has been invested. :)
CapeM1 02/25/14 01:10pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Disney raises ticket price

Disney has little interest in people wanting to go to the parks for only 1 day. They want to make it a destination resort where people stay 3-5+ days. At Disney World for instance, a 1 day pass is $99 but a 9 day ticket is $344 or just $38 a day. We just came back from a full week long vacation there. Had a great time and a very good value. Transportation from airport to Disneyworld was free and no rental car was needed our entire trip since Disney has their own transportation system. That said, I agree its too expensive to go for just 1 day and its also way too expensive and over crowded to bother going over holidays or school break periods. Ditto!
CapeM1 02/24/14 07:31pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Need your suggestions - w/in a day's drive of NJ

I would recommend (to the south) Assateague Island, MD, where you can camp on the beach and among the wild ponies, and deer. To the north if you don't mind approximately an 8hr trip from South Jersey, I would suggest visiting Niagara Falls.
CapeM1 02/23/14 04:53pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Seashore Campsites, Cape May NJ Purchased by Sun RV Resorts

I was very disappointed to read this today. We live very close to this CG and for years have gone there several times a year with our grandchildren for short, getaway trips. We already have two reservations for this coming season. I did just see on the Seashore Campsites Facebook page that son (of the original owners) will still be managing the CG and that the same employees will return. I guess how much the new "corporate" owners are willing to spend to keep the CG at its current high standards eventually be seen. It was always a great place to visit..but I think the track record of "corporate" takeovers usually go downhill more than uphill. Just my opinion.
CapeM1 02/21/14 06:11pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: What's Your 2014 Wish for RV Design

I ask for the simple things in life (lol), like a spot to place my trash can and also a hamper!
CapeM1 12/31/13 01:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: Why doesn't manufacturer just give a new model number?

As I search the web I found that some dealers are actually offering a 2014 that is basically the same as I have, but others offer the new "overhauled" version (as according to one dealer). The Forest River site only shows the older version(??). Oh well...I am happy to say that I like our version and it has served us well..(though I am starting to get the 5-year itch to upgrade to a 5th wheeler:B, though hubby says no:(
CapeM1 12/31/13 12:42pm Travel Trailers
Why doesn't manufacturer just give a new model number?

Wow was I surprised! We have a 2010 Rockwood Model 2607. I know that each year the manufacturer's will sometimes make small changes/updates, but boy was I surprised when I checked the 2014 model of our TT. Rockwood not only added an additional slide, they also added a kitchen island, moved the kitchen from one side to the other, shrunk and repositioned the bathroom and then added an outside kitchen. While I'm sure many people will like the new layout, why wouldn't they just give the new updated TT a new model number of it's own? It is nothing like the original 2607 so to me makes no sense giving it the same number. Oh well...just my opinion. Hope all of you out there have a great New Year!
CapeM1 12/31/13 12:21pm Travel Trailers
RE: indoor pool

Never been here at Otter Lake Resort near/in the Pocono's but have been wanting to try it. They do advertise an indoor pool. They seem to be about 3-1/2 hours from where you are. I checked reviews and there seem to be a mix, though mostly good. :)
CapeM1 12/13/13 09:44am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Cape May

I agree with you that Seashore Campground is a great place. We live very close to it and try to take our grandkids at least once or twice a year. I'm glad you enjoyed our area in the off season. September is one of the most beautiful times of the year down here. Looking forward to more of your family's blog.
CapeM1 09/30/13 02:04pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Good Food Near the Allentown KOA

We stayed there 2 years ago and loved it. In the office they have a booklet that shows all the menus and locations of nearby businesses and restaurants. The camp host had recommended a nearby ice cream/bakery/candy store to us(I can't remember the name but I am sure they will have it). I highly recommend you try this place out for dessert. They have a patio area with tables and music to eat at. It was so nice we went twice! The ice cream is homemade, and the bakery treats were to die for! I am sure the campground hosts will also tell you which restaurants are the locals favorites! We went off-season so the CG was very quiet on our visit. The leaves were just beginning to turn colors, making it all the more relaxing. One note of caution is that (unless it has been changed), is the entrance to the CG was very tricky so be careful when approaching it. Also, the road back to the CG was a bit "tight", so drive with extra caution, otherwise I expect that you will have a great time. One more thing..if you have younger kids I HIGHLY suggest you visit the Cedar Beach Playground while in Allentown. (Google it for directions). This was an absolutely great park for our grand-kids to play at..it is huge! Hope you get to check it out. Have a great trip!
CapeM1 08/30/13 12:00pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Suggestions between Philadelphia and Niagra....

We are hoping to plan a getaway to Niagara (from South Jersey/Phila area) and will have some extra time to stop for sightseeing. We plan on heading up I-476 to (I believe)the I-80 area. We plan on stopping at Knoebels Amusement park for visit on the way back but were hoping to find some places that others thought neat to check out. Any suggestions? Thanks!
CapeM1 08/21/13 10:04am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Va State Parks & Dog fees

----------------------------------------- OK, have heard back from the meeting. Jist is they are making money from the fee, but plan to do away with it at the next round of price increases. In other words the fee will be assorbed by overall increases that are already on the schedule. Should kick in next year. I'm guessing around July 1 when next budget starts, but that's just my opinion.Great! So now we all pay for the dogs. That's what you might call Communism. Last time I was in a VA state park there were loose dogs and the Rangers were coming around asking if we'd seen them and did we know where they belonged. It was stupid and it takes the Rangers' time. This is what is behind the dog fee. And now - thank you - I have to add this dog off leash thing onto my fee. :R BTW the word is gist, not jist. And I suppose the price will be absorbed, not assorbed by the rest of us. There are times we go to campgrounds and do not use the pool or playground. I also at times do not use the fire rings that are supplied. Does that mean I should be upset that the overall costs of those items are included in the price? Of course not. If you feel so strongly about having a pet-fee automatically included in your site fee then you might want to find CGs that allow no pets at all, ensuring you a happy trip. :) BTW, I hope your (sarcastic) spelling corrections made you feel a bit bigger when you wrote them, but actually all it did was make you look quite small. Just my opinion. Hope your day gets better.
CapeM1 07/19/13 06:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: PA/NJ/DE/MD CGs with sites right on a lake or shoreline

Assateague State Park and Assateague island National Seashore in MD have sites just over the dune from the ocean. No hookups at the National Seashore, but some sites with electric at the State Park. Only trouble is that the electric sites are reserved almost a year in advance. Tried to get in this summer with no luck. Agreed. We were lucky enough to snag a 4-day reservation for early June 2014. Had to call exactly one year to the day in advance (at 8:00 a.m.) and there were only 3 sites left. FWIW the whole electric loop (H loop) is now a pet friendly loop (which I imagine will only make it harder to get a site, but don't give up all hope. Keep checking their site because every now and then a cancellation will open up a date. The hard work to get a site is well worth it!
CapeM1 07/03/13 08:18pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Met some fellow campers who were really far from home!

While on a short getaway to Bass River State Park in NJ last week we began talking to a family we met while waiting to fill our water tanks. There was a mom/dad and two young boys. They apparently were all the way from Germany and had recently flown into New York City. They then rented an RV and were planning to travel down the east coast to Charleston, South Carolina. They were heading down along the Jersey shore and were going to take the Cape May ferry to Delaware and try to stay in as many state parks as possible. The father said they had flown over last year and did the Shenandoah mountains in VA, and the smokies in Tennessee. He said they think America is a truly beautiful country and his kids love to travel through it. On this trip they "doing the ocean sites" and were going to travel along the east coast. He said he prefers to dry camp (had a generator), and asked if we could recommend anywhere. We told him to be sure to check out Assateague State or National parks, on his way, as well as First Landing in VA. He already had Assateague on his list as must sees, and was anxious to check into the Virginia parks. I must say they were such nice people and it was very cool to see that they thought so highly of some of the sites of our country. I hope they have a wonderful experience!
CapeM1 06/09/13 01:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: Va. St parks and pet fee

Here in NJ the State parks just began last year to allow pets to a limited amount of sites per park. They charge an extra $5 per night for this. They offer exactly nothing extra for this. There are no trash cans, no bags to pick up after your pets with (if needed), or no checking of the sites after pet occupied sites have left (to make sure no mess was left behind). The only change they made was to add a laminated piece of paper tacked to a fence stating "Pet friendly sites "20 to 54". It is not even a real sign, just a piece of pink paper. Knowing how the state works, this piece of paper probably did cost them the extra dollars they are charging the campers..LOL. One thing they did right..they asked to see our dog's vaccination papers. Most campgrounds have never asked to see it.
CapeM1 06/09/13 01:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: Assateague State Park cancellation...

We were in that site last weekend. I love Assateague and would take you up on the offer if it was later in the year (july or August). I'm sorry about your illness and I hope for best for you. If you can't get reservations later in the year when you are better, I have H10 for a weekend in October that you are welcome to use. Thank you so much for your generous offer but our vacation time this year is early September. I truly appreciate your thoughtfulness though! I hope you have a wonderful camping season!
CapeM1 05/23/13 01:28pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Assateague State Park cancellation...

Just an FYI for anyone trying to snag a site in the H-loop (the only loop with electric) at Assateague State Park t. Today I will (very sadly) due to illness be canceling our reservation. The date of arrival is Monday June 3, 2013, leaving on June 6, 2013 (3 nites). It was for site #8, loop H. These sites are very hard to get so we are really sad not to be able to make it. We will hopefully get there in the fall.
CapeM1 05/22/13 10:45am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Just passing along some prayers for the midwest

Such devastation. My prayers go out to all who suffered through this terrible storm.
CapeM1 05/20/13 06:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: First trip..... Success !!

Looks like precious memories were made and most certainly new traditions begun. It's times like those that make you realize "Life IS good!"
CapeM1 05/13/13 06:39pm Travel Trailers
RE: wdw transportation

If you take the Disney bus to Downtown Disney you can pick up the city bus for a very minimal charge to Universal. My daughter took the bus to Seaworld and said it was only about $4 each. She said they ran regularly and that it was a very comfortable ride, was not crowded at all. Hope this helps.
CapeM1 05/01/13 07:51pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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