After lunch, we headed out to see a couple of parks...One of them was Whisper Creek in LaBelle, FL. If you look at their website, it's very nice. You'll notice that there are VERY few shots that show the actual park sites except for one brand new one in a section they are developing. What we saw of the park was the old section and it was VERY depressing--almost all park models and many of them were very old trailer campers from the 60's and 70's added onto to make more of a mobile home for the residents. Sites were parking on grass with concrete patios and they were here and there mixed in with the permanent resident sites. We checked it out because they were offering an internet special of 830.00 a month. Wished I had taken some photos, but we were kind of shocked at the looks of the park, so we left right away...The new section that is being developed looks nice on the website, but we never saw anything that looked like that! They say they have 76 of these new sites on the premises, so that part might be worth checking out for the price. We apparently didn't move far enough into the park to find that new section.
A second park we checked out was Grandma's Grove RV Park, again, in LaBelle. It just wasn't our cup of tea! Here are a couple of photos...From reviews from different sources, people say it's a very friendly place to stay....We didn't check rates for this one...It's just not some place where we'd like to park for a month or more....
The third place we checked out was the River Bend RV resort, a motorcoach only resort, 7 miles west of LaBelle on highway 80. This place was unbelievable! Two clubhouses, zumba and other exercise classes, a restaurant on the premises, beautiful huge pool, pickleball (!) gorgeous huge lots, a "coach" house on every single lot, lots of activities, entertainment, and beautiful landscaping. Oh, yes, and a model TRAIN TRACK under the palm trees by the restaurant. As you might imagine, this is an expensive place. I suppose if you are sitting in one place for more than a month (rates get cheaper as you stay longer), you might be able to justify 1) not using your car much as there is so much to do right there in the park, 2) and not spending money on car and diesel fuel helps make the stay more affordable. Tough call.....here's a link to the site for anyone interested: RiverBend Motorcoach Resort.
Back home we came....to beautiful Naples...tomorrow, the Christmas parade boat show!