Friday, May 27, 2011

Thousand Trails Hershey Apr 2011

Site: We had a pull thru in the "H" section. I believe it was H26.  It was gravel fairly level.  Some  roads are paved.  It was 50 amp full hook up.  No shade and on our patio side we faced the south for full afternoon sun.  No shade, could be very hot in the summer. Because of fairly steep hillside sun was below our awning most of the afternoon. No privacy between sites.Site was long enough for our rig, car and truck. Big rig friendly.
Laundry:Each restroom building has a small clean laundry.
TV WIFI PHONE: No cable. Over the air TV was fair, we could not always get the major networks. We did not use the wifi. Our Verizon cell phone was fair to good. We did use our Wilson antenna and amplifier with our Droid phone and our signal was good to very good.
Amenities:Like most Thousand Trails they have a very active list of planned activities. There is a large outdoor pool(not opened at this time). There is a small lake for fishing and kayaking. Very active with families.
Location:About 5 miles from Hershey and about 8-10 miles from the major attractions in Hershey. Nearest large grocery is about 8 miles. There is a small grocery about 3 miles, but it was closed on a Saturday afternoon when we stopped. It is about  8-9 miles from the PA Turnpike.  About 15 miles from I81. It is a country setting.
Summary:A nice very active fairly large RV Park.  It could use a little upgrading and more paved roads.  The Canada goose population could be reduced, as there are way too many dropping in the park from them. They could better spend their money on improvements rather them radar guns for the rangers. The manager is very nice and all the staff very very friendly.

Bonus:The city of Hershey and all its attraction. The Amish country about 30 miles.  Hollywood Casino about 20 miles.

Monday, May 16, 2011

May 15th 2001 Still in Downingtown PA

  Hi everyone. We are still in Downingtown PA staying at Linda's brothers house. We are back and forth to our RV every now and then. We miss our home and can't wait to get back to it permanetly.  At present our RV is at Circle M in Lancaster PA. We will be moving it on Friday to Thousand Trails Hershey for 3 weeks. We have someone taking their dog Milo for the weekend. The cats can maintain themselves for the 4 days we will be gone. We are hoping this will become a permanent home for Milo.
       Tom, Linda's brother is in ICU for about 10 days. He has been  in the hospital for over 2 months. He is doing a little better, but not out of the woods. Sue his wife is now in rehab at Tel Hie. She is doing better, but did have a set back and was back in the hospital for about 5 days. We are back and forth to the Hospital and rehab almost every day. We did start to clean out some of their stuff from the house,  but are meeting a lot of resistance from Sue on getting rid of "stuff". We did have a auctioneer come to the house and we are ready to go, but....... It have been a very trying 10 weeks.
      On the bright side, we are only about 60 miles from our son's and their wives. They have been down for visits to the hospital and rehab and been a big support for us. We are so glad they are close at hand. Also I have been luckie enough to be selected for jury duty in July. We will also do our doctor things while here. We will be back on the road as soon as possible. And thanks to all of you that emailed and called with best wishes.