About Liz Chafik

Full-Timing millenials living in a 2001 Monaco Dynasty (Dyna) towing a Rav4 (Red Rammer).

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 3

Dripping Springs RV Park, Dripping Springs, Texas

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

Website is deceptively modern and nice. This is a 'new' park as of summer 2015. It is already 1/2 full with 'permanent' residents. It is set in beautiful Texas Hill Country, but the park itself is not beautiful at all. Spaces are very narrow. Most are not level. Dirt drive and 'pads.' Cars parked willy-nilly throughout the small park. Free, but inconsistent internet (was out for the last few days we stayed). This park does not post rules, and as such, residents are free to hang out outside late into the evening enjoying themselves. Lots of dogs; lots of incessant barking while we were there. We are all for enjoyment, and we love dogs, but this impeded our ability to work and sleep. Owner/management is not onsite, but is very friendly over the phone. 20 minutes from conveniences of Dripping Springs, an hour outside of Austin. We left the park after a week and a half, choosing to 'eat' the money we paid in advance to stay a full month. No regrets about leaving, even with having to pay 'double fees' by staying elsewhere. There are many parks around Austin and/or Dripping Springs; avoid this place if at all possible. We camped at Dripping Springs RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Dirt

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 3

Green River Campground, Jensen, Utah

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $12.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful with easy Big-Rig access. No hook-ups and no water fill/dump availability, but bathrooms are available (no showers). Very quiet, beautiful surroundings. Loop 'A' is all 'first-come, first-serve' with at least 3 pull-though spaces that could accommodate our 40'rig & 2 back in spaces that could do the same (a few more spaces that could have fit our large-ness are currently closed for 'rehab'). Camp host was friendly. Some trees throughout that provide shade to some spaces. Trails are nearby and river is visible from many camping spots. Firewood can be purchased right on site. Picnic tables and fire rings (with grill) at each site. Spots are pretty level. Road to access campground is a bit windy, but nothing scary or unmanageable. We camped at Green River Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Loop A Site 13
Site Surface
Concrete, Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 3

Ballard RV Park, Thompson, Utah

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Great little park with tons of room and lots of adventure right outside your door. We were the only rig here during our stay (they also have rentable trailers that were full the entire stay), so it was incredibly quiet and spacious. The management here is friendly, helpful and passionate about their park. Park is located in a 'ghost town', although I don't think Thompson (location) is ready to admit that. That being said, it is at least a 40 minute drive to civilization (we loved that). There is a gas-station/convenience store right down the road for emergencies! Great hook-ups, no issues there. There are ancient pictographs and petroglyphs as well as an 'admitted' ghost town right down the road (we rode our bikes there and back, ~10mile round trip.) There are train tracks nearby, so the occasional train whistle can be heard but it was not distracting- more charming than anything. Overall, great little RV park that'll have you star gazing at night and relaxing in a zen life quiet during the day. We camped at Ballard RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Moab is a 40 minute drive away, lot's of neglected back-roads to explore. Sego & Cisco (ghost towns) are nearby for exploration!

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 3

Mountain Shadows RV Park, Draper, Utah

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Management is Horrendous. Park is a sardine can.

Don't do it. Even if every other park in the area is full- Just Don't. We ended up here because no other local parks had availability for a 2 week stay. Many of the other reviews we read hinted to us that we shouldn't stay here- regardless- but we didn't listen. Dumb us.

Upon arrival, we first noted the sardine-can like setting of this place. It had trees though, so we were excited for that. We were met by an unfriendly lad behind the front desk. He was curt and unwelcoming. Once we located our spot, we noted aloud, 'wow, this one is going to be tight.' Thankfully, our new neighbor moved his truck, which was parked on his site in front of his 5th-wheel, so that we could painstakingly squeeze into our spot (yes, it was THAT tight). As we squeezed in, I felt the rear of my rig bottom out and drag along the pavement (scary). Stopped immediately and saw that there was literally No way to avoid this happening (oh hey to possibly destroying thousands of dollars in equipment).

Noticed that the park places people who are just staying for one night on the driveway into the park- that's crappy. Lot's of traffic, no way to get level. Speaking of getting level, we're still not level. Not really possible in the spot we were given.

In other news, the power went out mid-day 2 days into our stay (fine, it happens). After we realized it wasn't our air-conditioner units that were broken, we went over to the office to let them know our shore power was off. We were 'greeted' with a tirade of non-apologies (we know its not your personal fault lady). Later, the manager approached us & again-No Apologies- instead almost blaming us for causing her employee to have a bad day. Holy goodness, don't come here. Just Don't. We camped at Mountain Shadows RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
184
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Lot's of stuff to do in Salt Lake, but don't base your stay here to do it!

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