Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Vacation Mishaps

As you know, even when on vacation not everything goes as smoothly as we had hoped. So I thought I would share our mishaps with you in my first vacation post and be done with them. These are the adventures that were not so much fun but we made it through.
As I shared before we left, we parked the RV on the beach and boondocked for our vacation, or at least for most of it. We arrived on Friday, found a nice spot and got set up. We were having a great time on the beach. Then Sunday about mid-morning, high-tide happened.
It began washing the sand out from under us. We knew this was not good and began preparing to move further down the beach where the tide had not come in so far.
In the midst of our preparations, our trailer jack slipped off the brick it had been sitting on and was buried in the sand. I thought for sure we were going to need a tow truck. Fortunately my hubby was able to retract the jack and get something solid under it to get us up out of the sand enough to hitch up.

We got moved to a new spot and set up again. This time we made it until Thursday around noon when the tide came in to claim us again. We were watching it rather closely and thought we were going to be okay. The water was still a few feet from the RV and had appeared to have stopped coming in any further. About ten minutes after thinking we were safe we were literally ankle deep in water getting hooked up to move again.

This time we decided we had had enough of the beach and went in search of an RV park.
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We ended up at Shipman's Landing, where we spent our last few nights while on vacation. Now if all you are interested in from an RV park is a place to park your RV this park would suit you. It was one of the cheaper ones in the area at $35 for 30 amp and $45 for 50 amp. They did not have 50 amp spaces available so we took a 30 amp spot and used our adapter. The only thing this park had to offer was a nice pavilion by the water with a couple of picnic tables and a charcoal grill. No restrooms or laundry on site.
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The spaces are very small with just enough room to park your RV and one vehicle and that one vehicle is parked in the small space between your RV and the one next to you. This can be a problem if you have anyone come visit. It does accomplish giving you a place to park but that's about it.

8 comments:

  1. Gosh, Terry. What an experience!

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    1. Camping on the beach in the RV has now been checked off our to do list - not to be repeated again!

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  2. That was a scary experience, Sweetie Pie. Those high tides sure can be unpredictable.

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    1. Yes they can be. I have tent camped on the beach before but never had anything like this happen!

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  3. Terry, lucky you got off the beach - you could have been stuck there- yikes!

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    1. We were very blessed! My first thought was that were not getting out without a tow, luckily I have a smart hubby.

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  4. I'm enjoying cking out your blog. This post reminds me of when we went tent camping at Port A, near Corpus Christi Tx, and the tide came in. AND a huge storm was heading in so they shut down the beach. ahhh....memories!!

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    1. Glad to bring back good memories. Hope you continue to enjoy reading!

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