2016 Travel Log

 

This page is our travel log for the year 2016. This way our family and friends can see where we visited and stayed at throughout the year as well as future confirmed reservations on where we will be staying or are planning to be staying at. We will update this page as we travel or should our travel plans change. The oldest entry is at the top of the page and the most recent entry is at the bottom of the page. We started traveling fulltime on June 22, 2011; we started living fulltime in our RV in May 2010 while we were preparing our home for sale and selling off most of our possessions. This is our 5th year of fulltime traveling and our 6th year of living fulltime in our motor coach.

D & D World Travel Trip Journal - This is a link to our trip journal with photos.

Here is a link to Our Visited Places; this is our page listing all of the places that we have been to together "as a couple" since 1996.

Date(s) Location Event/Resort and Travel Notes
12/21/15 - 01/08/16 San Diego, CA Stayed at WorldMark San Diego - Mission Valley for 18 nights in one of our timeshares; we stayed in a 2 BR suite. This resort is located in Greater San Diego area in Mission Valley. This part of the country is perfect for Winter  visits because of its mild Winter temps. We plan on inviting all of our friends over for visits during our timeshare stay for the Christmas holiday. We love WorldMark and we love staying in timeshares!!!

Note 1: During this 18 day stay in a timeshare in San Diego, CA, we opted to park our RV at a friend's property in Lakeside, CA, and we drove our SUV to the timeshare. This spot is low altitude with warm winter weather so we do not have to worry about any freezing water pipes in the RV while enjoying our timeshare stay.

01/08/16 - 01/09/16 Yuma, AZ Camped at Paradise Casino (Indian Casino Free Dry Camping) in Yuma, AZ for one night. We often take advantage of free dry camping at Indian Casinos whenever possible.
01/09/16 - 01/23/16 Benson, AZ Camped at Valley Vista RV Resort (Encore Campground/Thousand Trails Bonus Park) (C2C/RPI) in  Benson, AZ for 14 nights in a 50 Amp FHU site. This campground is located in the San Pedro River Valley south of I-10 on AZ State Route 80 along side the San Pedro River. The amenities include: a clubhouse; swimming pool; Whirlpool/Spa/Hot Tub; Public Restrooms/Showers; Laundry Facilities; and Laundry Facilities. This is one of our Thousand Trails bonus parks that is available as free to us for a 5 year time frame. We opted for the 50 amp upgrade at a cost of $2.00 per day for a total electric cost of $28.00 because of the cooler night temperatures, and the need to use our coach electric furnace. It is a very nice Encore campground with 125 campsites. We are Elite Connections members of Thousand Trails/NACO/Leisure Time/Mid-Atlantic/Outdoor World; a private campground membership. Our yearly maintenance fee of $617.60 allows us unlimited free camping at 81 different Thousand Trails/NACO/Leisure Time/Mid-Atlantic/Outdoor World nationwide campgrounds plus currently we get 14 extra bonus parks which are Encore campgrounds. Out of our 21 night stay here, we were able to visit our timeshare listed below for 13 of the nights. This is a highly recommended Encore RV Resort!

Note 1: In route to this campground we stopped at Speedco #319 in Casa Grande, AZ. We got an engine oil & filter change, generator oil & filter change, and a chassis lube job. The total cost out the door was $283.70 which is the cheapest oil change/lube job we have ever gotten on our RV. We will be using Speedco for all of our RV oil changes/lube jobs from now on, and I highly recommend them to all RVers.

Note 2: In route to this campground we purchased approximately a half tank of fuel for our RV. We purchased 79.582 gallons at 2.199 per gallon for a total cost of $175.00.

01/23/16 - 01/29/16 Sunland Park, NM Camped at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino (Indian Casino Campground) in Sunland Park, NM for 6 nights. The campground has 8 big rig friendly campsites with 50 Amp electric and water sites. There is a free public dump site near the Casino's horseman entrance. The cost for this campground is $15.00 per night, but they gave us one night free so we ended up only paying $75.00. We often take advantage of Casino RV camping  whenever possible. This is a highly recommended campground, especially during the winter season.
01/29/16 - 01/30/16 Balmorhea, TX Camped at Saddleback RV Park in Balmorhea, TX for 1 night. The campground has 20 big rig friendly campsites with 50 Amp FHU sites. The cost for this campground is $20.00 per night.

Note 1: In route to this campground, we fueled up our RV. We put in 98.036 gallons of diesel fuel at $2.109 per gallon for a total cost of $206.76 for diesel fuel. Our RV tank capacity is 150 gallons so this was a bit more than 1/2 of a tank of fuel.

01/30/16 - 01/31/16 Junction, TX Dry camped at Schrier Park (aka Junction City Park) located at (3029'25.13"N  9945'35.00"W) for one night on the shores of Lake Junction (which is part of the South Llano River). The park has public restrooms (no showers), picnic tables, public trash receptacles, BBQ grills, walking/biking trails, basket ball, baseball, Frisbee golf, public swimming pool (seasonal), covered pavilion, and children's playgrounds. Throughout the park are numerous water spigots with potable water for filling your fresh water tanks. There are also numerous public 15 amp electrical outlets at the pavilion with parking alongside. This park has numerous places where you can park RVs for a 2 to 3 night stay, and even longer with permission. This is the third time we have utilized this city park for dry camping since 2011. Highly recommended boondocking location when traveling the I-10 through western Texas!
01/31/16 - 02/21/16 Lakehills, TX Camped at Medina Lake RV Campground (Thousand Trails Campground) in Lakehills, TX for 3 weeks in a FHU site. The campground is situated in the Texas hill country just northeast of San Antonio on the shores of Medina Lake. The campground consists of 260 acres, and also has 17 cabins. The amenities include: a clubhouse; boat docks & marina; business center; fitness center; cafe; outdoor picnic areas; BBQ pits; fire rings; swimming pool; whirlpool/spa/hot tub; public showers/restrooms; game room/billiards; mini golf; nature/hiking trails; basketball; volleyball; tennis; laundry facilities; horseshoe pits; Wifi; children's playgrounds; fishing; and RV storage. Very nice Thousand Trails preserve with 387 campsites. We are Elite Connections members of Thousand Trails/NACO/Leisure Time/Mid-Atlantic/Outdoor World; a private campground membership. Our yearly maintenance fee of $617.60 allows us unlimited free camping at 81 different Thousand Trails/NACO/Leisure Time/Mid-Atlantic/Outdoor World nationwide campgrounds plus currently we get 14 extra bonus parks which are Encore campgrounds. This is a highly recommended Thousand Trails RV Resort!
02/21/15 - 03/13/16 Hunt, TX Stayed at WorldMark Hunt Stablewood Springs Resort in Hunt, Texas for 21 nights in one of our timeshares; we stayed in a 1 BR Presidential suite. This resort is located in the hill country of Texas. This part of the country is perfect for Winter visits because of its milder Winter temps. We love WorldMark and we love staying in timeshares!!!

Note 1: This is a large property out in the country with plenty of room to park our RV on site.

03/13/15 - 03/16/16 Kerrville, TX Camped at Triple T RV Resort (C2C) in Kerrville, TX for 3 nights in a 50 Amp FHU site. The Good Neighbor Park (GNP) campground has 59 full sites (35 pull thru & 25 back-in). The campground amenities include: Recreation Center with TV lounge; Catering kitchen and dining area; Large stocked library with sitting area; Exercise Room; Pool & Ping Pong Tables; Swimming Pool & Hot Tub; Private Individual Restrooms & Shower Facilities; Large Coin-Operated laundry room; Walking Trails; Free Sat TV; and Free Wi-Fi  throughout the park. Very nice family owned Good Neighbor Park (GNP) that allows booking through C2C.  We are C2C Deluxe/RPI Preferred Gold with Resort Connections members. These private campground memberships allow their members to use affiliated public RV parks for C2C Deluxe for $9.20 daily & RPI Preferred $10.00 daily for FHU sites. Since this is a Good Neighbor Park (GNP) we are able to stay for $13.80 per night instead of their current prices of $40.00 to $45.00 per night. This is a highly recommended RV Resort!
03/16/15 - 04/03/16 Hunt, TX Stayed at WorldMark Hunt Stablewood Springs Resort in Hunt, Texas for 18 nights in one of our timeshares; we stayed in a Studio Presidential suite. This resort is located in the hill country of Texas. This part of the country is perfect for Winter visits because of its milder Winter temps. We love WorldMark and we love staying in timeshares!!!

Note 1: This is a large property out in the country with plenty of room to park our RV on site.

04/03/16 - 04/10/16 Fort Hood, TX Camped at Fort Hood (next to Belton, TX) for 7 nights in the Deer RV Park within the Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area. This resort is located on the western shores of beautiful Belton Lake. We got a 30 amp electric & water only site on a concrete pad for $17.00 per night for a total cost of $119.00. Highly recommended Military Campground for active/retired military!

Note 1: In route to this campground, we fueled up our RV. We put in 107.153 gallons of diesel fuel at $1.839 per gallon for a total cost of $197.05 for diesel fuel. Our RV tank capacity is 150 gallons so this was a bit more than 1/2 of a tank of fuel.

04/10/16 - 05/01/16 Whitney, TX Camped at Lake Whitney RV Campground (Thousand Trails Campground) in Whitney, TX for 21 nights in a 30 Amp FHU site. This 408 acre camping preserve is located on the eastern shoreline of Lake Whitney. The amenities include: 3 Clubhouses (Adult Center/Family Center/Activity Center); Shuffleboard; 2 Swimming Pools; 2 Whirlpool/Spa/Hot Tubs; Fitness Center; RV Storage; Restaurant; Store; Nature/Hiking Trails; Mini Golf; Restroom/Shower Facilities; Laundry Facilities; Picnic/BBQ Area; Playgrounds; Volleyball; Basketball; Horseshoes; Tennis Courts; Billiards/Game Room; Library; Pickleball; Dog Park; Horse Trails; Cable TV; and three WiFi Hotpots. This is a very nice Thousand Trails preserve with 268 campsites. We are Elite Connections members of Thousand Trails/NACO/Leisure Time/Mid-Atlantic/Outdoor World; a private campground membership. Our yearly maintenance fee of $617.60 allows us unlimited free camping at 81 different Thousand Trails/NACO/Leisure Time/Mid-Atlantic/Outdoor World nationwide campgrounds plus currently we get 14 extra bonus parks which are Encore campgrounds. This is a highly recommended Thousand Trails RV Resort!

Note 1: On arrival at this campground, we filled up our 32 gallon LP tank. We put in 24.6 gallons at a cost of $2.98 per gallon for a total cost of $73.31. The last time we purchased LP was on 11/10/15 which was 5 months ago.

05/01/16 - 05/08/16 McKinney, TX Camped at MCD Innovations in McKinney, TX for 7 nights in a 50 Amp electric only site for free. We had all pleated shades removed from the entire coach, and had the MCD Gold Series Shade System installed. All Day Shades in the driver/passenger cab area as well as the front windshield Night Shade were connected to the existing electrical system & rocker switches. All other shades throughout the motorcoach were installed as manual shades. This is a major motorcoach upgrade for us. These new shades are not pleated nor do they have any strings; they provide a superior thermal barrier against both heat/cold; they are much better looking making all windows blacked out; they are much easier to clean than the pleated shades; the day shades also allow us to block out 80% of the sun/to see outside through the day shades/do not allow anyone to see inside through the day shades; and they allow us to see out through the entire length of the windows. The Day Shades are see through black, and the Night Shades are golden brown facing inside & white reflective facing outside. We have been planning for this upgrade the past 3 years now, and it was nice to have it completed right at the factory where they are made. The total cost out the door for parts, labor, and sales tax was $4,523.77 (Parts $3,989.00 / Labor $190.00 / 8.25% Tax of $344.77).
05/08/16 - 05/29/16 Bridgeport, TX Camped at Bay Landing RV Campground (Thousand Trails Campground) in Bridgeport, TX for 21 nights in a 50 Amp FHU site. We opted for a 50 Amp site with the $3.00 per day extra electric fee for a total cost of $63.00 in case the weather gets hot and we might need to run two air conditioners at the same time. This camping preserve is located one hour northeast from Dallas-Ft Worth on the shores of Lake Bridgeport. The amenities include: Clubhouse; Bike Trails; Shuffleboard; Swimming Pool; Whirlpool/Spa/Hot Tub; Fishing; Lake Frontage; WiFi; RV Storage; Restaurant; Nature/Hiking Trails; Mini Golf; Restroom/Shower Facilities; Laundry Facilities; Boat Ramp; Waterfront Sites; Boat Rental; Bike Rental; Picnic/BBQ Area; Playground; Volleyball; Basketball; Horseshoes; Billiards/Game Room; Library; Business Center; Pickleball; Cable TV; Satellite TV; and Softball. This is a very nice Thousand Trails preserve with 224 campsites. We are Elite Connections members of Thousand Trails/NACO/Leisure Time/Mid-Atlantic/Outdoor World; a private campground membership. Our yearly maintenance fee of $617.60 allows us unlimited free camping at 81 different Thousand Trails/NACO/Leisure Time/Mid-Atlantic/Outdoor World nationwide campgrounds plus currently we get 14 extra bonus parks which are Encore campgrounds. This is a highly recommended Thousand Trails RV Resort!
05/29/16 - 06/01/16 Lewisville, TX Camped at Lewisville Lake Park Campground in Lewisville, TX. This city campground is located in Lewisville, TX within the Lewisville Lake Park on the shores of Lewisville Lake. The cost for a 50 Amp electric & water only premium site (#61) is $18.00 per night for a total 3 night Memorial Day weekend cost of $54.00.

Note 1: This campground was located within Lake Park on Lake Lewisville. This is a huge, beautiful park with so many things to do: picnic areas, swimming areas, boat launching ramps, boat docks, volleyball courts, baseball fields, walking trails, BBQ grills, and so much more.

06/01/16 - 06/22/16 Gordonville, TX Camped at Lake Texoma RV Campground (Thousand Trails Campground) in Gordonville, TX for 21 nights in a 30 Amp FHU site. This 300 acre camping preserve is located on the shores of Lake Texoma which is famous for being known as the "Striped Bass Capital of the World". The amenities include: Shuffleboard; Swimming Pool; Whirlpool/Spa/Hot Tub; Fishing; Fitness Center; WiFi; RV Storage; Restaurant; Store; Nature/Hiking Trails; Mini Golf; Restroom/Shower Facilities; Laundry Facilities; Boat Docks/Marina; Boat Ramp; Picnic/BBQ Area; Playground; Volleyball; Basketball; Horseshoes; Ballroom/Banquet Hall; Billiards/Game Room; Library; Business Center; Pickleball; and Cable TV. Clubhouse; Bike Trails; Shuffleboard; Swimming Pool; Whirlpool/Spa/Hot Tub; Fishing; Lake Frontage; WiFi; RV Storage; Restaurant; Nature/Hiking Trails; Mini Golf; Restroom/Shower Facilities; Laundry Facilities; Boat Ramp; Waterfront Sites; Boat Rental; Bike Rental; Picnic/BBQ Area; Playground; Volleyball; Basketball; Horseshoes; Billiards/Game Room; Library; Business Center; Pickleball; Cable TV; Satellite TV; and Softball. This is a very nice Thousand Trails preserve with 285 campsites. We are Elite Connections members of Thousand Trails/NACO/Leisure Time/Mid-Atlantic/Outdoor World; a private campground membership. Our yearly maintenance fee of $617.60 allows us unlimited free camping at 81 different Thousand Trails/NACO/Leisure Time/Mid-Atlantic/Outdoor World nationwide campgrounds plus currently we get 14 extra bonus parks which are Encore campgrounds. This is a highly recommended Thousand Trails RV Resort!

Note 1: On our way to this campground, we drove back down to MCD Innovations in McKinney, TX which was 66 miles round trip. The night shade in the bathroom was fraying on the edges so they replaced it for free. The installer named Calvin took about 15 minutes to complete the task. Deb made a run into town to get some take out food food for lunch/dinner, and Don took a factory tour of the facilities.

06/22/16 - 06/27/16 Oklahoma City, OK Camped at Oklahoma State Fairgrounds (State Fairgrounds Campground) in Oklahoma City for 5 nights. This campground has 330 electric & water sites, and two public RV dump stations. The cost of this campground is $25 for 50 amp and $20 for 30 amp; we opted for 50 amp electric because of the 100 degree plus temps this week. Our total cost for a 5 night stay was $125.00.

Note 1: On Thurs., 06/23/16 we visited the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum in Oklahoma City, OK. Both Deb and I toured the Memorial outside, however only Debbie went inside the museum portion. [Oklahoma City Bombing False Flag Event (04/19/1995)].

Note 2: On Fri., 06/24/16 we visited the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. The normal cost of admission was $12.50 for adults, but they gave us a military discount admission price of $10.50 each for a total cost of $21.00. We enjoyed all of the exhibits, the beautiful grounds outside, and the restaurant where we ate large, deluxe salads for lunch. This was the second best/second largest Western heritage museum we have ever attended, and totally had a great time there. The Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, WY is the biggest & the best by far.

06/27/16 - 06/29/16 Tulsa, OK Camped at Tulsa State Fairgrounds & Expo Center (State Fairgrounds Campground) in Tulsa, OK for 2 nights. This RV Park is also known as Expo Square RV Park. This campground has 100s of 30 and 50 amp FHU sites. The cost of this campground is $40 for any site. This is the most expensive campground that we have stayed at since we started full-time RVing in 2010. We paid $40.00 per night with a total cost for the 2 night stay being $80.00.

Note 1: In route to this campground, we fueled up our RV. We put in 93.502 gallons of diesel fuel at $2.139 per gallon for a total cost of $200.00 for diesel fuel. Our RV tank capacity is 150 gallons so this was a bit more than 1/2 of a tank of fuel.

Note 2: In route to this campground, we drove the I-44 OK Turnpike. The cost for the RV towing the SUV (5 axles) we paid $16.50.

06/29/16 - 07/29/16 Afton, OK Stayed at WorldMark Grand Lake for 30 nights in one of our timeshares; we stayed in a 1 BR suite. This resort is located in Afton, OK on the shores of Grand Lake. We have never spent any significant time in OK before, so this was a nice long stay so we could enjoy the lake during the summer season. We love WorldMark and we love staying in timeshares!!!

Note 1: In route to this campground, we drove the I-44 OK Turnpike. The cost for the RV towing the SUV (5 axles) we paid $9.25.

Note 2: Because of limited parking at this resort, we parked our RV in the storage lot at Eagles Landing Resort & Recreation which is 10.5 miles away in Grove, OK. The total cost for the one month of storage was $50.00.

07/29/16 - 08/28/16 Branson, MO Stayed at WorldMark Branson for 30 nights in one of our timeshares; we stayed in a 1 BR suite. This resort is located in Branson, MO on the shores of Grand Lake. We have never spent any significant time in OK before, so this was a nice long stay so we could enjoy the lake during the summer season. We love WorldMark and we love staying in timeshares!!!

Note 1: The timeshare manager allowed us to park our RV in the facility parking lot for the entire month.

Note 2: Our lower outside RV stairs broke on 07/29/16 so we tied them up to make it the drive to our Branson, MO location. On Fri., 08/19/16 we had the stairs repaired by Branson RV Mobile Service. The cost for repair was $150 service call & labor, $75.00 for the part, which brought the total cost to $225.00. Since we have a $250.00 deductible on our Good Sam RV Warranty Policy, we were unable to claim any reimbursement costs.

08/28/16 - 08/29/16 Forest City, AR Camped at Delta Ridge RV Park in Forest City, AR for 1 night. The campground has 25 big rig friendly campsites with 50 Amp FHU sites, and 18 of those are pull thru sites. The cost for this campground is $28.00 per night.
08/29/16 - 09/12/16 Saulsbury, TN Camped at Cherokee Landing Campground (Thousand Trails Campground) in Saulsbury, TN for 14 nights in a 50 Amp electric & water only site. This 250 acre camping preserve is located on the shores of Lake Cherokee. The amenities include: Clubhouse; Shuffleboard; Swimming Pool; Fishing; Lake Frontage; Nature/Hiking Trails; Mini Gold; Restrooms/Shower Facilities; Laundry Facilities; Picnic/BBQ Area; Playground; Volleyball; Basketball; Horseshoes; Tennis Courts; Billiards/Game Room; and WiFi Hotspot. This is a below average maintained Thousand Trails preserve with 339 campsites. We are Elite Connections members of Thousand Trails/NACO/Leisure Time/Mid-Atlantic/Outdoor World; a private campground membership. Our yearly maintenance fee of $617.60 allows us unlimited free camping at 81 different Thousand Trails/NACO/Leisure Time/Mid-Atlantic/Outdoor World nationwide campgrounds plus currently we get 14 extra bonus parks which are Encore campgrounds. This is a highly recommended Thousand Trails RV Resort!

Note 1: In route to this campground we purchased approximately a 3/4ths tank of fuel for our RV. We purchased 125.00 gallons at 2.299 per gallon for a total cost of $287.38.

09/12/16 - 10/03/16 Hohenwald, TN Camped at Natchez Trace RV Campground (Thousand Trails/NACO Campground) in Hohenwald, TN for 21 nights in a double 30 Amp electric & water only site. This 830 acre camping preserve is located on the shores of the 3 mile long Chief Creek Lake, and also has a creek and two more ponds. The amenities include: Clubhouse; Shuffleboard; Swimming Pool; Fishing; Lake/Pond/Creek Frontage; Fitness Center; RV Storage; Restaurant; Store; Nature/Hiking Trails; Mini Golf; Restroom/Shower Facilities; Boat Ramp; Picnic/BBQ Area; Playground; Volleyball; Basketball; Horseshoes; Tennis Courts; Ballroom/Banquet Hall; Billiards/Game Room; Library; Business Center; Pickleball; WiFi; Cable TV, and Softball. This is a very nice Thousand Trails preserve with 566 campsites. We are Elite Connections members of Thousand Trails/NACO/Leisure Time/Mid-Atlantic/Outdoor World; a private campground membership. Our yearly maintenance fee of $617.60 allows us unlimited free camping at 81 different Thousand Trails/NACO/Leisure Time/Mid-Atlantic/Outdoor World nationwide campgrounds plus currently we get 14 extra bonus parks which are Encore campgrounds. This is a highly recommended Thousand Trails RV Resort!

Note 1: On Fri., 09/30/16, we attended the 2016 Middle Tennessee District Fair in Lawrenceburg, TN. We enjoyed seeing all the livestock exhibits, we enjoyed a meal of grilled turkey legs with french fries, and we attended the annual Tractor & Truck Pull.

10/03/16 - 10/16/16 Arley, AL Camped at Hidden Cove RV Resort (Thousand Trails/Mid-Atlantic Campground) in Arley, AL for 13 nights in a 50 Amp FHU site. This ??? acre camping preserve is located on the shores of Lewis Smith Lake. The amenities include: Clubhouse; Swimming Pool; Fishing; Lake Frontage; Free WiFi throughout the park; RV Storage; Mini Golf; Restroom/Shower Facilities; Laundry Facilities; Boat Docks/Marina; Boat Ramp; Waterfront sites; Picnic/BBQ Area; Playground; Basketball; Billiards/Game Room; Library; and Satellite TV. This is a very nice Thousand Trails preserve with 68 campsites. We are Elite Connections members of Thousand Trails/NACO/Leisure Time/Mid-Atlantic/Outdoor World; a private campground membership. Our yearly maintenance fee of $617.60 allows us unlimited free camping at 81 different Thousand Trails/NACO/Leisure Time/Mid-Atlantic/Outdoor World nationwide campgrounds plus currently we get 14 extra bonus parks which are Encore campgrounds. This is a highly recommended Thousand Trails RV Resort!
10/16/16 - 10/17/16 Anderson, SC Dry Camped at Marathon Gas Station at I-85, exit 187 for 1 night in Anderson, SC. The owner of the Truck Stop said no problem with free dry camping for a night. We parked at GPS Coordinates: Latitude  3432'45.50"N / Longitude  8248'24.88"W. Across the street was a Huddle House restaurant where we ate dinner. The place we parked was on level asphalt, and the night stay was nice and quiet.
10/17/16 - 10/18/16 Shaw Air Force Base, SC Dry Camped at Shaw Air Force Base (next to Sumter, SC) for 1 night in the Falcon's Nest FamCamp. The campground was full, so we were able to dry camp for free in a flat area where we could still get sun for the solar panels, clear of trees to get satellite TV service, and could also get intermittent internet service from the campground. Highly recommended Military Campground for active/retired military!

Note 1: In route to this campground we filled up the RV with diesel fuel. We purchased nearly 3/4 of a tank of fuel consisting of 118.22 gallons at $2.309 per gallon for a total cost of $272.97.

10/18/16 - 10/30/16 Dillon, SC Camped at Bass Lake RV Campground (Passport America) in Dillon, SC for 12 nights in a 50 amp FHU site.  This RV park has 48 full sites on grass. The campground is an easy on & off trip from I-95. The one week rate was $196.20, plus we got 3 nights at the Passport America rate of $18.00 nightly, plus 2 additional nights at a 10% discount off the regular $36.00 nightly rate for a total 12 night cost with taxes of $324.50; therefore, our entire stay ended up costing us $27.04 per night. The park amenities include: RV storage, water, sewer, propane sales, Free Wi-Fi internet access at the campground office, private fishing lake, picnic tables, children's playground, store with RV supplies, laundry room, pool table, and public restrooms with showers. This is a nice RV park that affiliates with Passport America (PA).  We are Passport America lifetime members. This private campground allows the public to camp at about 50% off for one or more nights. This is a recommended RV Resort!
10/30/16 - 11/27/16 Tabor City, NC Camped at CarrollWoods RV Park (Passport America) in Tabor City, NC for 28 nights in a 50 Amp FHU site. The RV park is located in a quiet wooded area with the Grapefull Sisters Vineyard (which includes wine tasting) right on the property. The park amenities include: fire rings, picnic tables, swimming pool, store, public restrooms/showers, covered patio, horseshoes, and laundry room. This is nice RV park that affiliates with Passport America (PA).  We are Passport America lifetime members. This private campground allows the public to camp at about 50% off for one or more nights. This is a recommended RV Resort!
11/27/16 - 12/02/16 Bahamas Cruise
Charleston, SC
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas
On Sun., 11/27/16 until Fri., 12/02/16 we went on a Bahamas Cruise on the Carnival Ecstasy for 5 days. While on this cruise our RV was parked in a storage lot at CarrollWoods RV Park and we drove our SUV to the cruise terminal. The cost for the RV storage was $1.00 per day for a total RV storage cost of $5.00.
12/02/16 - 12/04/16 Tabor City, NC Camped at CarrollWoods RV Park (Passport America) in Tabor City, NC for 02 nights in a 50 Amp FHU site. The RV park is located in a quiet wooded area with the Grapefull Sisters Vineyard (which includes wine tasting) right on the property. The park amenities include: fire rings, picnic tables, swimming pool, store, public restrooms/showers, covered patio, horseshoes, and laundry room. This is nice RV park that affiliates with Passport America (PA).  We are Passport America lifetime members. This private campground allows the public to camp at about 50% off for one or more nights. This is a recommended RV Resort!
12/04/16 - 12/11/16

12/11/16 - 12/18/16

Myrtle Beach, SC Stayed at Westgate Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Resort for 14 nights in Myrtle Beach, SC in a timeshare exchange; we stayed in a 2 BR villa. This is an Interval International select resort that we acquired by exchanging one week with one of the timeshares we already own (WorldMark & Vacation Internationale). We love timesharing and we love exchanging timeshares with Interval International!!!
12/18/16 - 12/25/16 Hilton Head Island, SC Stayed at Marriott's Grande Ocean Resort for 7 nights in Hilton Head Island, SC in a timeshare exchange; we stayed in a 2 BR villa. We are staying in a 2 bedroom unit so that family and/or friends can come visit us and take advantage of the free extra room accommodations. This is an Interval International elite resort that we acquired by exchanging one week with one of the timeshares we already own (WorldMark & Vacation Internationale). We love timesharing and we love exchanging timeshares with Interval International!!!

Note: During our 20 night stay on Hilton Head Island, SC, we parked our RV in this storage facility at Tuck In The Wood Campground & RV Park. This RV charges $45.00 per month for RV storage (30 day minimum), which was still a good price for our 20 night use.

12/24/16 - 12/31/16

12/31/16 - 01/07/17

Hilton Head Island, SC Stayed at Marriott's Monarch for 14 nights in Hilton Head Island, SC in a timeshare exchange; we stayed in a 2 BR villa. We are spending the Christmas holiday and New Year's Eve at this resort. We are staying in a 2 bedroom unit so that family and/or friends can come visit us and take advantage of the free extra room accommodations. This is an Interval International elite resort that we acquired by exchanging one week with one of the timeshares we already own (WorldMark & Vacation Internationale). We love timesharing and we love exchanging timeshares with Interval International!!!

Note: During our 20 night stay on Hilton Head Island, SC, we parked our RV in this storage facility at Tuck In The Wood Campground & RV Park. This RV charges $45.00 per month for RV storage (30 day minimum), which was still a good price for our 20 night use.

D & D World Travel Trip Journal - This is a link to our trip journal with photos.

Here is a link to Our Visited Places; this is our page listing all of the places that we have been to together "as a couple" since 1996.


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