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RE: Doing the Assateague State park dance!

You live in Cape May and you're excited about going to the shore? Okay :) He is excited to get out of Jersey... that's an accomplishment all by itself!!! Another South Jersey guy who gets excited about Assateague. Would much rather be there than the Jersey Shore. And yes anytime I can leave Jersey I get excited too ;) Actually SHE (as well as my DH) does get excited about Assateague but still do love the shore here in New Jersey! Many different areas and islands to visit, each with their own style and taste, ,but no CGs on the islands themselves, all our offshore. One of our best gifts is some of the beautiful sunsets that we see each nite just one block at the Delaware Bay. For these reasons I love New Jersey...now if we were talking about taxes and car insurance I would certainly be singing a different tune!:B
CapeM1 09/09/15 08:08am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Doing the Assateague State park dance!

This post just reminded me of a soap box I like to get on once in a while. I love camping (RV'ing whatever, I still call it camping) but I must say that over the past few years I have really gotten frustrated with it. All of the "must see" places book a year in advance. The way my life and job work with travel, kids activities, etc. I can't even begin to think about next summer. We are happy if we can book 2 or 3 weeks out. We love to just watch the weather and head out for the weekend at the last minute instead of always planning but this has become very difficult. Pipe dream I know, but I wish there were more campsites available at some of these locations. I would love to camp on Assateague but it is very unlikely for many years. I just looked and there is not a single day available for all of next summer and we would love to take our kids there. Frustrating! Maybe we will have to go back to tent camping like when I was a kid. When I was growing up all PA state parks were first come first serve. We would roll in with our tents, pick a site, and setup. Now it's a stressful race a year in advance just to get a site. OK, back to your regularly scheduled program Just an FYI..the sites that fill up a year in advance are the few (38 I believe) sites available with electric only. There are very many sites without hookups available right up to the date needed (though weekends may be harder). I know down in Florida the state parks are pretty much the same way, a year in advance and people need to sit at their computers on a particular day a year in advance to get a chance at a site. Assateague is one of only two parks which we reserve a year in advance. Our other one is a local one, just a few miles away from our home. Seashore Campsites in Cape May, a great place for quick getaways with the grandkids. While it is a real pain trying to plan a year in advance for these parks, we enjoy them so much that it is worth the hassle. Otherwise we just go with the flow and just go with what is available. We do make sure we try to visit at least one new CG per year.
CapeM1 09/09/15 07:59am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Doing the Assateague State park dance!

Yes I really do love going to the shore, LOL. Here in Jersey there are no campgrounds directly on the beaches so when at Assateague we love walking right out onto the sand, and absolutely love hearing the ocean all night, not to mention the wild ponies. For what it is worth, we have also visited the Smokey Mountains the Blue Ridge Mountains. They were really beautiful places to see but for some reason being at the shore has always been our happy place where we can truly relax! Still dancing!!!
CapeM1 09/07/15 11:48am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Yellowstone Web Cam - looks too crowded:)

Thanks for the link! I did notice that everyone there currently (Monday morning) has long pants and jackets on. I wonder what the temps are running?
CapeM1 09/07/15 10:19am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Doing the Assateague State park dance!

I am sitting here doing the happy dance because I was able to finally snag one of the hard to get "electric" sites (loop H) for next year the week after Labor Day at Assateague. My only complaint is that that the Reserve America site really makes the bucks! Not only do they make you pay for your reservation in full (collecting interest on all those ressies for a year in my case!) but then they add a more than $30 fee for the week! Cha-ching!:( Anyway, being able to camp along the dunes is worth it!
CapeM1 09/07/15 10:10am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Anyone have info on electric/motorized bikes?

UPDATE; After doing some homework online, I decided to purchase a "Watseka" XP Express bike. The reviews on both the quality and the customer service were very adequate for a bike in this price range. The cost was only $599 plus shipping ($49). I ordered the bicycle and couldn't believe that two days later it was at my door. My DH assembled what needed to be done, and this took about 1 to 1 1/2 hours. After charging the battery I took it for a ride and was extremely happy with the ease and comfort of the ride. It is very user friendly and gives a very smooth ride. The one con would be that the bike itself is very heavy (70+ pounds). It includes the light, horn, and basket. I will be taking it on our trip and hope it holds up to daily use, but so far it has been a great choice. Thanks to all for your advice.
CapeM1 09/04/15 10:40am General RVing Issues
RE: Anyone have info on electric/motorized bikes?

This makes me very wary, but I would still love to try one. We are heading down to Florida and to South Carolina soon so I would love to give it a try. Thanks. Where in Florida and when ? I have one that I like.....but it turns out that I don't use it as much as I thought I would.....and I HATE the derailleur gear mechanism, which they all seem to have. I could arrange a test ride and/or tell you where the dealer is that I got mine from. I'm in Ocala; the dealer is about 20 miles west. Thanks for your generous offer to test ride, but I was able to find a friend of a friend who has a "Watseka" brand bike and I have arranged to give a tryout next week. I am not really looking for anything very fast, just to be able to get out now and then for a leisurely ride. One question I do have that I haven't seen on any site was if the bikes were able to be ridden near sand. We camp along Assateague Island and other beach sites and I was afraid the sand could mess up the motor. Do you have any experiences with it? Thanks to all for your suggestions!
CapeM1 08/30/15 01:32pm General RVing Issues
Anyone have info on electric/motorized bikes?

Over the last few years my lung disease has progressed to where I am unable to ride a bike anymore. I use portable oxygen but it still seems to be too difficult to ride more than a short distance. Has anyone had an experience on the motorized bikes I see advertised. They range in the $1000 range so it is not something I would just give a try. There is nowhere in our area to even look at one, everything is online. The reviews are all just average and the one main company (Yukon)that seems to be online gets a very poor rating for customer service. This makes me very wary, but I would still love to try one. We are heading down to Florida and to South Carolina soon so I would love to give it a try. Thanks.
CapeM1 08/30/15 08:30am General RVing Issues
RE: Good spot at James Island County Park?

Thanks to all for your suggestions. I finally made my reservation and was given site #8 for our stay in September. Hopefully it serves us well. We are looking forward to taking our dog to the dog park/lake.
CapeM1 06/05/15 11:27am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Good spot at James Island County Park?

I have been wanting to visit this park for a long time and we finally will be able to this September. I know our dog will just love the dog park/lake area! Any area of the CG we should avoid? We have a 30' TT'. I saw on the map that some of the sites back up to a road and other parks back up to an overflow lot. Any suggestions? Thanks so much.
CapeM1 05/19/15 01:21pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Portable oxygen concentrator questions..

Does anyone on this site use a portable concentrator? I have been studying into getting one because I recently have went from using oxygen all night to needing it most of the day also. I find that having to tote the multiple canisters around that last anywhere from 2.5 to 3 hours which are supplied from my oxygen supplier can be a real pain (both physically and mentally!!). I have narrowed my choices down to a few but seem to be favoring the "Sequal 5" unit, though I found that purchasing one of these is almost as bad as buying a car. You can find all kinds of web sites that offer them but all they will give you is a "start's from" price and you must call and give your info before you get a real price. Of course, all the prices are different from one another. Another factor is it is almost impossible to find where a local dealer is. If any repair is needed I would hate to have to send my unit across the country to be fixed. Anyone have any experience with these?
CapeM1 03/07/15 01:49pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
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