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Pecan Park RV Resort

After hanging out at the state parks for a few day and before heading to the rally site, we needed to layover at a place with full hookups. We chose Pecan Park just north of Jacksonville. It was convenient in two ways:  one, that its only 90 min from where the rally will be held and secondly, its only 30 min from an ice rink. So of course that meant that before we pulled in we went straight to Jacksonville Iceplex for their afternoon freestyle session :) Its been way too long since my last practice and even with my good intentions, my off-ice workouts only happen about twice a week. I’m so out of shape! Sometimes you need a little reminder.

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Club Naples RV Resort

It was an excellent decision to leave Collier-Seminole early.

Club Naples was a lovely RV park that had the most gorgeous bathrooms I’ve seen so far. At first it looks like granite counters and travertine tile with walnut doors on each stall. Upon closer inspection (yes, the interior designer in me had to take a closer look) the granite was actually a laminate with a textured finish that resembled granite’s sparkle. The doors were just builder’s grade louvered pine doors stained walnut. The travertine was just a builder’s grade stock tile. The combined effect was beautifully executed on a small budget. Well done.

The wistful longing on the eyes of the residents missing their grandkids was clear.

They had karioke at the pool for 3 hours which entertained Divagirl and she even got some invites to join them. I think ours are the only kids in the place.

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Sunshine Key RV Resort

If you are desperate to stay in the Keys and everything else is booked, stay here. If you have options open to you, don’t waste your money here. We needed a place to stay between state parks so we booked a “resort” thinking it would have the amenities on their website (clubhouse, game room, restaraunt, laundry,wifi, etc). Everything was under renovation. And no wifi. Actually, they had 5 channels of wifi but it wouldn’t connect. ATT 3G on my phone worked fine. Thank goodness for huge data plans.

The rigs are packed in like sardines. They do have full hookups but water pressure is very weak. It is an Encore park so our Thousand Trails membership knocked $20 off the daily rate. But still not worth the price.

The “beach” is actually a rocky coastline. But with so many people around it was really just a parking lot.