The Great McDaniel Adventure brought us to Florida last week. Since Gold Canyon Arizona is our ultimate goal, some may say that we have pointed our home on wheels in the wrong direction after leaving Alabama.
That would be true. However, Randy and I have had to take a week (or better) to get some paperwork and some odds and ends of living taken care of.
Then we are heading towards Arizona.
We are staying at Gulf Pines KOA in Milton, Florida until after the Seahawks win the Super Bowl on Sunday. Gulf Pines has 99 RV sites, of which 88 are pull-thus. All of the RV sites have water and electric, a majority have sewer, too, as well as cable. Along with full hookups, the park offers sites with patios, propane barbecues, firepits, outdoor furniture and a porch swing. All the sites are big-rig friendly.
Of course, the pricing varies as to which amenities the site that you pick has. We have what is called an ‘Executive Site’. Executive Sites have the patio, bbq, fire pit and the outdoor furniture. Morning newspaper delivery is offered, too.
Handsome man, nor the beer he is holding, included.
For the most part, the RV’s are all in a row next to each other with just enough room in-between for a picnic table and some walking around room. Adequate enough for an overnight stay. There is even one row where the RV’s are parked in such a way that their doors face each other. Not much for privacy and I don’t think I could have stayed the length of time that we are staying if I had to be that close to my neighbor.
However, we have a spot at the end of our row. It is pretty close to perfect in a RV park such as this.
The park office and store.
There is a dump station and propane is sold …
… A covered pool …
… A play-ground and an 18-hole mini golf course.
An ancient communications device.
This is the clubhouse and game room. Breakfast is served every morning and it is free, unless you are a monthly guest. If you are a monthly guest, there is a small charge per plate. The park also organizes Karaoke, dinners, ice cream socials, and other get-togethers. There are also bikes for rent, a horseshoe pit, a basketball court, picnic shelters and group fire pits.
Cabins for rent.
The fenced in dog park is nice and larger than most in RV parks.
There is a huge field in back of the campground where dogs can run off leash.
The tent area.
A nature trail to walk on.
At Gulf Pines KOA, there is a trifecta of noise :
Planes … Whiting Navel Air Station is close by. Helicopters fly overhead on a regular basis. Except on the weekend.
Trains … Trains can be heard off and on throughout the day.
I am not too fussy about noise around me. Life goes on all around us and unless one lives in a sound-proof bubble, noise is a fact of life. Plus, I think I have lost some hearing due to Otis barking in my ear. That boy is loud!
Sites range in price from $57 / night (Executive Super Site) to $39 for sites with just water and electricity. Our Executive site was $54 / night. Since we are a KOA member, that entitles us to a 10% discount.