Sunday, December 05, 2010
Do we fit in here?
We have extended our stay at the International RV Park in Daytona Beach, FL for at least a few extra days. There are still a couple of things we want to do here and since the campground accepts Passport America for an unlimited amount of days at this time of year, it is hard to beat. For $18 dollars a day, there are full hook ups with free WI-FI and cable.
It is a very nice place with friendly staff. The older section closer to the road is mostly grass spots and it is a bit tight. The newer section is all paved with lots of long and level sites.
Having said this, we wonder if we really can fit in here. We travel light and like the ability to get underway quickly and move on. Clearly, we are an oddity here.
The front area seems to be filled with seasonal folks and the back mostly with shorter term visitors. In both sections however, there does seem to be a theme. The park is largely populated by folks into heavy duty toys, notably with large engines. I guess this is not a surprise, as we are only a mile from the Daytona International Speedway. Between the auto races, bike week and the just completed Turkey Rod Rally this place is loaded with the scent of engine oil.
While there is the usual mix of RV’s here, there is a much larger group of heavy metal to be seen. Lots of 45 ft rigs and I have counted no less than 7 Prevost motorhomes here. Just yesterday two of these monsters pulled in and parked nearby. Both appear to be new. Very nice!
Frankly, I am not sure that I could deal with dragging around these huge trailers and misc equipment. In the front part of the park, there is almost no room to sit outside at the camp spots because of the trailers shoved between the RV’s. I guess it is all part of the fun.
Hopefully, we can enjoy our visit and not be lured into buying a trailer with a couple of hogs and all the tools that go with it.