Tuesday, March 30, 2010

AOK Campground and RV Park, St Joseph MO

Stay Date:  April 2010
Our Rating:  GOOD – 7
Convenient to I-29 on a scary, narrow dirt road, then down a hill to the parking area. The new owner is making visible improvements, and our site was level gravel with good hookups. Verizon Aircard and cell service were very good. No cable, and a fair amount of trees, but our site had a clear shot at the satellite.  Free WiFi worked well.  Quiet and dark except for freeway noise, this was a good overnight and probably a nice destination park in the summer. The reasonable very price of $20/night made this a worthwhile stay. AOK Campground and RV Park

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Post View RV Park, Post TX

Stay Date:  March 2010
Our Rating:  GOOD – 7
The Passport America rate of $12.50/night helped elevate the rating of this park.  While not a destination park, it serves the purpose of a good overnight stop. Big, level pull-thrus, 50A power, and quiet at night. On a dusty 1/4 mile road; watch for the park on the left. Verizon Aircard and phone service was very good. No cable or WiFi, but clear shot to satellite.  Very informal check-in; if no one is around, drop the money in a slot. Owner is very friendly and the Passport America rate is a bargain.  Post View RV Park

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Camp Huaco Springs, New Braunfels, TX

Stay Date:  Multiple, Last March 2010 
Our Rating:  GOOD – 9
This has become our winter home for a three or four month stay.  The low monthly rate View From River($295) includes full hookups (50A) – a real bargain.  The sites are very large, and the area is quiet during the winter months. Hookups are unique; each site is three lanes wide with hookups at each side. This allowed us to pull in nose-first with a great view overlooking the cypress-lined Guadalupe River. Sites have a large cement patio, picnic table, and barbecue on a stand. The area is generally quiet except for motorcycles on the adjacent River Road, and was only a Riverview1bit crowded once the state began stocking trout every Friday in December. The staff was very friendly, there is a small store, and WiFi (weak & spotty) is free. Verizon cell and Air Card worked very well, and there’s a clear shot to the satellite. Just a short 3 miles from  Nw Braunfels which has all amenities, and less than an hour from downtown San Antonio and the fabulous RiverWalk. No pets, glass, or Styrofoam allowed along the river, but during the winter small pets are allowed in the RV area. This is a huge "toobing" area during the summer and is crowded and noisy. Camp Huaco Springs