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Mays Landing Campground 2013 Season

This year is finally coming to a close in the next few weeks at our campground.  We have been a seasonal camper at the Mays Landing Campground.  It was previously known as Mays Landing Nascar RV, and was formerly owned by Morgan RV.  Over the past few years we were discussing if we were going to move campgrounds because the Morgan RV management was just not doing things right.

The ammenities that are available are things like swimming pool, shower house, arcade, camp store, basketball court, fishing lake, horseshoes, and other things.  They also have rental cabins, and campers.

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Quite a few campers got newer / new units this year.  It is nice to see a campground that doesn’t look like a trailer park.  This season we had been staying in a 2003 Jayco Kiwi 25E, but we just traded that in for a 2012 Forest River Cherokee 254Q.  Much more roomy, and isn’t bad during the colder part of the early season.

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At the campground a lot of us have golf carts.  Getting around we don’t need them, but it reminds me a lot of Fort Wilderness seeing this many.  Playing horseshoes is another big thing at this campground.  Majority of the guys will go over to the pits by noon, and won’t stop playing till dark.

This year the campground went into “Receivership” as we were told.  The management really did a great job this season.  John & Jaime went out of their way throughout the season.  We had a DJ for what seemed almost on a weekly basis.  We had a live band (Powerderkeg) twice.  Something else that brought the campers together was the gatherings for meals.  On several occassions each camper brought a dish, and we all got to eat, drink, and be merry.

The price was really good.  We are positioned in the park so that we can be central to everything.  It is a very nice place to be.  Only thing bad is that one of our good friends “Orange Bob” moved out of his trailer, and into another on the other side of the park.  He got a good deal, and would have taken a lot to move his unit.  The people at the campground are very nice.  These are people that I have gotten to know very well, and they will do almost anything for someone if they ask.

John & Jaime we really enjoyed all the things you did, and hope you get the opportunity to return next year.  You were the best management couple I have seen at the campground thus far.

If you are in the New Jersey area I would recommend checking out the campground if you are just passing through with your RV, or if you are looking to stay a while.  The campground is open from April 1 through October 31.

Just another week or so before we pull our camper out for the winter.  We are going to try out camping up by us once, or twice.  On top of that I would like to be able to do some things to the camper while it is the off-season.

Review Of Florida Eco-Safaris Horseback Experience

During a trip to Florida during March we had the chance to experience horseback riding at the  Florida Ecosafari at Forever Florida location in St. Cloud, Florida.  My wife, daughter, and I took the experience because we don’t have a chance to do horseback riding in New Jersey.  Even though it was just a few weeks ago our daughter talks about the experience as if it was just yesterday.  This was an experience that we will not forget.

Once we walked into the main building we were asked which experience of the many offered we were there for.  We filled out documents, and waivers.  After that we sat inside the building that has a store, and a small food area.  Our tour guide was on his way in from a previous tour.  All of us were advised that there were NO bathrooms on the tour.  When he arrived he went over some basic safety tips.  After that we walked from the main building to the stable area.  Once at the stable area our guide got us our horses.  We were in a group with some other very nice people.

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After getting our horses we started our 1 ½ hour tour of the property.  We were advised that the tour could be slightly longer, or shorter based on any uncontrollable factors.  When we initially started down the path our guide pointed out some gators.  Throughout our tour he pointed out some things that aren’t really seen during the tours, but more in morning hours, or late afternoon.  These were tracks belonging to hogs, fox, coyote, and possibly others.

Halfway through the tour we came upon a small creek that we would be crossing through.  The only bad thing about this creek is that it was still slightly cold.  If it was later in the year it wouldn’t have been so bad.  We all had to remember to keep our feet in the stirrups, but out of the water.  We all succeeded in doing this, and ended up dry.  On the way back we got a little more speed up in some random spots.

All in all the Horseback Safari experience was worth every bit.  We all enjoyed ourselves, and hope to do it again one day in the future.  One thing I can urge everyone that is thinking of doing this is to please bring some cash because tipping the guide is encouraged if you enjoyed yourself.

Travelling For The Holidays

This year we are going  to Florida.  Over the past few years we have moved to driving to and from Florida because of the cost of airline flights.  Last year was the first time we tried out the Amtrak Auto Train.  We had to travel to Lorton, VA to get on the train that took us to Sanford, Fl.  This year we are driving down, and training back.

We have found that taking our car when going to Disney is more cost effective because the cost of car rentals just brings the expense of traveling way up.  Flying is the ultimate way, but the airlines seem to want to make a fortune off of everyone.

How do you travel?  What tips do you have?