About Melodycthomas

I am a retired Lieutenant Colonel from the U.S. Army and 27 years as a college professor. My husband and I travel around the country in our RV full-time, visiting the country I helped to defend for 31 years.

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Review Count: 74
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 23

Elks Lodge #2131, Willcox, Arizona

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

We could not find anywhere to pay if the lodge wasn't open. There was a group of campers who had just come from a rally who had been convinced by the Grand Ruler to join the Elks. About 50 people followed him back to Wilcox lodge where they were inducted. Water and 30-amp electric worked fine. There is no wifi in the camping area. This is a convenient stop off the interstate. We camped at Elks Lodge #2131 in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
4
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There is the historic town of Wilcox within walking distance.

Review Count: 74
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 23

Hacienda RV Resort, Las Cruces, New Mexico

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

Man! These folks have check in down to a science. Its location alongside the interstate makes it a popular stop over. We Watched RVs roll in by the dozens starting around noon and continuing until about 6 p.m. We timed a motor home on how fast it was processed. From the time he rolled in and left to park, it was 3 minutes. The campground has many sites and a large turnover. The sites are clean and gravel. All hookups worked fine. The laundry room and restrooms were immaculate. The store in the office area had lots of souvenirs. The lounge area is very attractive and the staff is very friendly. The wifi was inconsistent. There is a great dog run on the back of the property. We camped at Hacienda RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
137
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 74
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 23

Monahans Sandhills State Park, Monahans, Texas

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

We only spent one night here passing through (and still had to pay $4 per person entrance fee in addition to the camping fee) but it looks like a fun campground. Nestled among sand dunes, you can rent discs to sled the hills. The water and electric hookups worked fine. There is a dump site. The bathhouse was clean and had plenty of hot water for showers. Beware of high winds. We caught a storm passing through and we were buffeted with wind gusts of up to 70 mph. That sand can sting! There is no wifi available and winds prevented us from raising the antenna. We camped at Monahans Sandhills State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
1
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 74
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 23

Coffee Creek RV Resort, Santo, Texas

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

If anybody is looking for a campground in Texas for an individual or group, I highly recommend Coffee Creek RV Resort in Santo, TX. They have a large meeting hall with a grand fireplace and functional kitchen. There are lots of things to do including a pool. The staff are super friendly and the campground is spotless. There is a decent size dog run and doggie stations all around the property. WiFi works very well. There are also cabins to rent. The sites are level and easy to get in and out of. Interior roadways are easy to navigate. I can't say enough good things about this place! We camped at Coffee Creek RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
4
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Mineral Springs is just 15 miles away and has the historic Baker Hotel.

Review Count: 74
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 23

Barksdale AFB FamCamp (Military FamCamp), Barksdale AFB, Louisiana

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Sites were a little close but the folks were very friendly and all hookups worked fine. Dish tv got a good satellite signal and cell phone reception was excellent. Although wifi is listed as being available in the clubhouse only, we were able to pick up a strong signal in our rig. There are plenty of stores right outside the gate. We camped at Barksdale AFB FamCamp (Military FamCamp) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
26
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 74
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 23

Roosevelt State Park, Morton, Mississippi

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

This was one of the nicest campgrounds we have stayed in. All hookups worked well. Although there was no wifi available, my Verizon cell phone and jet pack worked fine. OTA tv channels were clear and accessible (there were 27). Our back-in campsite overlooked the lake. Tall pine trees added lots of shade and there was plenty of space between campers. There was a little bit of an edge getting into the campsite but the site itself was level. The campground is just one mile off the interstate. We would absolutely stay here again. We camped at Roosevelt State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Hannah loop site 13
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 74
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 23

Uchee Creek Campground/Marina (Military FamCamp), Fort Benning Army Post, Georgia

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

This is a great campground. The sites are large, paved, level, and have lots of space. All hookups worked perfectly to include cable tv. There is a nearby river where campers can rent boats and fish. A swimming pool is fun for the kids. The laundry room had 3 dryers and 3 washers in good working order. My only complaint is that the wifi wasn't consistent - it kept dropping. We camped at Uchee Creek Campground/Marina (Military FamCamp) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
7
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

See the National Infantry Museun at Fort Benning. The Providence Canyon hike was nice.

Review Count: 74
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 23

Lake Pines RV Park and Campground, Columbus, Georgia

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

All hookups worked fine. Although the campground advertised wifi, it never connected. The sewer connection was at the back of the site, necessitating 3 hoses to connect. The sites were uneven gravel. The pull throughs seemed to be a little better than the back ins. Only 2 of the 3 washers and dryers were working. Sites were close together. Our site had no picnic table or fire ring. The interior roadway was deeply rutted. We camped at Lake Pines RV Park and Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
56
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Be sure to tour the Andersonville National Historic Site and the National Infantry Museum.

Review Count: 74
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 23

Gunter Hill COE, Montgomery, Alabama

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $13.00
Overall Rating:

This was a very nice and clean campground. The sites were spacious, plenty of trees gave shade and privacy, all hookups worked perfectly, and plenty of trails left opportunities for nature hikes. As a full time RVer, my only complaint was the lack of access to the internet. We camped at Gunter Hill COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
42
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Montgomery is the seat of the civil rights movement. Explore it as well as Selma and Tuskegee.

Review Count: 74
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 23

Tampa East RV Resort, Dover, Florida

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

We only got a 30-amp and water hookup, no sewer. The wifi was spotty and kept dropping off. Our campsite was grass and covered with pine needles. We thought the price was high for that. There are many long term residents there, many from Canada. There is a pool and rec room available as well as paddle ball court. The laundry room was clean and most machines were functional. We camped at Tampa East RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
H 64
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 74
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 23

Falcon's Nest FamCamp (Military FamCamp), Shaw AFB, South Carolina

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

This is an older campground with lots of mature pine trees in the area. The sites are tight and the roadway is narrow. All hookups worked fine. It looks like they're adding more campsites on an adjacent lot. The campground wifi did not work at the campsite but our air card did pretty good. The staff are super friendly. Jets flying around the airfield make for a very noisy environment and some great photo ops. We camped at Falcon's Nest FamCamp (Military FamCamp) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
14
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 74
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 23

Kamper's Lodge Campground, Wilson, North Carolina

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

We only stayed one night on our way south, trying to escape winter storm Helena. The campground was covered in snow and ice. It looked like a pleasant place although it is right on the highway. The wifi reception was excellent. We paid for full hook up but couldn't use the sewer connection because the cap on the RV was frozen shut. We also couldn't use the water connection because of freezing temperatures. We did put water into our onboard tank. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. We camped at Kamper's Lodge Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
10
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 74
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 23

Andrews AFB FamCamp (Military FamCamp), Andrews AFB, Maryland

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

This is a very pleasant campground nestled among the trees. The wifi did not work for us at our site. Maybe in the rec room? We had full hookups. There are 2 washers and 2 (1 broken) dryers in the laundry room with an iron and board. The rec room had a pool table, ping pong table, and fooseball. Our site had a concrete pad but the roadway around the campground was pitted and very uneven. Sites were kind of tight. We camped at Andrews AFB FamCamp (Military FamCamp) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
9
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Washington DC is very close by Metro, bus or car. There are lots of things to do in the area.

Review Count: 74
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 23

Dover AFB FamCamp, Dover, Delaware

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

This is a small but well kept campground with 10 campsites. We had full hookup with 50 amp service. There is no wifi available. The bathhouse was brand new with two stalls and one shower. The laundry room had one washer one dryer. We drove to the other side of Base to the rec office to have our frequent camper book stamped. The clerk couldn't have been nicer. Wish they were closer to the campground. You fill out the registration form and put your payment in a drop box. The campground is next to the AMC Museum. It is a must see!! But you cannot get in from on base. You must drive off base to enter the museum. We camped at Dover AFB FamCamp in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
9
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

See the AMC Museum. Drive into the town of Dover. Very historical. Tour the Old State House, Bell House, Dickinson Plantation, and Governor's Mansion. Also go to the Johnson Victrola Museum.

Review Count: 74
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 23

Pinch Pond Family Campground & RV Park, Manheim, Pennsylvania

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

Our site was in a new area and the sewer connection was too high. We had to ask to have it cut down. All hookups worked fine. We had a roomy area without being on top of our neighbors. A nearby shooting range was very loud. The campground is gated with keycard entry. The laundry room was large and clean and reasonably priced. There is NO wifi available at the campsite. Although we did not swim in it, the pool looked very inviting. Looks of trees and shrubs makes things feel very outdoorsy. We camped at Pinch Pond Family Campground & RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
612
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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