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Old 07-03-2013, 01:43 AM   #11
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ok so thanks for all the replies....i am here in santa fe, at private campground laying in my bed watching tv, lil one sleeping in the bunkhouse....

it actually was not a bad trip at all....honestly she slept most of the way so i only had to stop about 4 times....and i think 2 of those were for me to pee and get allsups burritos...LOL

im in a pull through site with truck still hooked up....so that is nice.......

honestly i think i would have been just as content at wal mart or sams lot as someone else had mentioned....its actually cold here, so i probably wouldnt have even needed the genny except to maybe recharge batteries, or MAYBE run the microwave.....i know it may be more secure here at the camp ground, but i feel safe in my trailer...i am...umm...."fairly profficient" in the self defence arena and always travel armed......

but i digress.....i think the campsite was acually more work, because the pull through site had full hookups...so wife wanted the sewer , water, elect, and cable hooked up........which is really no big deal, but its still more work for ME none the less...lol

to be completely honest, the most difficult part of this whole trip has been dealing with my inlaws ...the consistantly get upset when they dont get whet they want, and they have a tendancy to just want to show up and hang out at my trailer un invited.....dont get me wrong i love em, but im on vacation and i just want to relax and unwind for a litle bit....not babysit..

well see tomorrow brings !!!! lol.....

thanks again guys
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Old 07-03-2013, 06:24 AM   #12
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We stayed at a KOA for the first time a couple weeks ago, on our trip back from FL. If they are all like the one we stopped at in SC, I would highly recommend it. They were very accommodating.
djmac, was this the Yamasee KOA in SC? We stayed there as an overnighter on our way from Port St. Lucie to the Outer Banks NC. Very helpful folks there and a bar in the office!
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Old 07-03-2013, 06:45 AM   #13
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but i digress.....i think the campsite was acually more work, because the pull through site had full hookups...so wife wanted the sewer , water, elect, and cable hooked up........which is really no big deal, but its still more work for ME none the less...lol

oh no you didn't!!!....... LOL, as a camping mom, I would have been happy to trade that for what I did!!!!!!

Enjoy your trip ~ when the inlaws show up just smile, visit for a few, then "take the baby for a walk" tee hee, it always worked for me...... Hope you have a great weekend and a safe trip~
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:23 AM   #14
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djmac, was this the Yamasee KOA in SC? We stayed there as an overnighter on our way from Port St. Lucie to the Outer Banks NC. Very helpful folks there and a bar in the office!
I believe it might have been. It was exit 33 off of I95, turn down the road behind the waffle house. I believe they called it Points South KOA.

And yes, they did have a wine/coffee bar in the office.
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Old 07-03-2013, 01:56 PM   #15
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Ayup, that was it...Points South KOA. I liked that wooden sign outside the office regarding Gen Rob't E. Lee and his troops, etc. Pretty cool.
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Old 07-03-2013, 02:06 PM   #16
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My wife shocked me on our last overnight stop- she didn't even want to level side to side. She eyeballed it and said it was close enough! (Truth be told- it's was amazingly level and would have only required one layer of blocks.)

We debated hooking up water or not (since we run with some water in our tank). We ultimately did because I wanted a shower in the morning.

We did unhook because we wanted to go see the Flight 93 Memorial since we were near it. Otherwise, we likely would have stayed hitched up, too (and again, only a tiny bit unlevel).
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:12 PM   #17
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to add to this i would like to say that on the return trip we didnt bother with a site, and just used the lot at the walmart in Bernilillo New Mexico...honestly, it was a better view than the camp site!! gorgeous mountains in the back and the lot was level enough so i didint need to mess with nothing....ran down stabilizers, rand out slides, plugged in genny {it was 90 and i have a 7mo old with me} ......walked in the wally to restock some drinks, then over to the dions pizza across the lot for dinner......ran the antenna up, watched the news , ate and went to bed......had about 1/3 tank of fresh so was ok there.....always dump and flush the tanks to my satisfaction when i get home anyway...honestly was the easiest night out EVER!!

actually i think the walmart lot was better in some ways....i went in and confirmed with the manager and he was super nice and welcomed us and even had the security service patrol where we were parked extra during the night. plus it was a 24hr walmart super center, so only a short walk for anything i could possibly need or want.....also a burger king, a mcdonalds and a dions all within eyesite....lol

now i know this aint "camping" technically but it sure is nice when im driving home, tired and just wanna stop and recharge for the night.....


anyway, just wanted to throw that tidbit out there.....pullthrough site (had to level, and hook up water and sewer and power to feel like i got my 30$ worth outta it....LOL

thanks for all the advice and suggestions guys

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to add to this i would like to say that on the return trip we didnt bother with a site, and just used the lot at the walmart in Bernilillo New Mexico...honestly, it was a better view than the camp site!! gorgeous mountains in the back ...

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I lived in Bernalillo a lifetime ago, graduated from the high school and attended college in Albuquerque. There weren't any Walmarts back then, all we had was a small mercantile and a long drive into the city if we needed more. Passed through in 2007 and barely recognized it. People who lived there in the 70's were pretty friendly, I'm glad to hear that hasn't changed.
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