Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The RV Resort at Carolina Crossroads

Welcome to Jim and Sandie as new followers.  We are happy to have you.  Their blog can be found here.  Take a few minutes and check out their adventures.  Currently, Jim is facing a health issue, so our thoughts and prayers are with them on a daily basis.  

Speaking about health issues, John and Nan also need our prayers.  For more info, check out Nan's blog here.

I know there are others out there as well who need our prayers for various reasons.  We never know what life is going to throw our way, but one thing we can always rely on is our faith in God.  "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."  Isaiah 41:10.

I'm not really a Bible thumper or quote scriptures continually, but I do try to read a daily devotion, but that doesn't always happen.  However, I am a Believer and when God gives me a particular scripture, I feel I should share it.  My Mother always said, "You have to have faith" and "You need to pray" and God rest her soul she is definitely part of the reason I have faith and believe in prayer today!

After spending nearly two weeks in our daughter's driveway, we decided to move to a park 40 miles away.  We had 30 amp and water sitting in their driveway but no sewer.  I used to go into the kids' house and do laundry, but our son-in-law is currently working nights and sleeping during the day.  Not wanting to possibly disturb him, we went to a laundromat.  So, we decided to move to a park where we have full hookups and can use our Splendide -- or the laundromat at the park if we choose.  

We looked around and found a very nice park at Exit 171off I-95, near the town of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina.

You can hear 95, but it's far enough off the road that it really doesn't bother us.  And you can also hear a train occasionally, but it's not too bad either.  

Miniature Golf

This is a very nice, relatively new (we think), park.  They accept Passport America, Good Sam's and Escapees for discounts.  We will be here until early May when we will head to Cherokee, North Carolina, for the summer.  We opted for the monthly rate of $500, which is approximately $17 a night, for full hookups, cable and WiFi.  
There are some long-term residents but not many
A dog park
A couple of rows with paved sites
A nice pool and hot tub
An outdoor club room

This park gets a lot of overnight traffic from I-95.  Since we have been here, we have mainly seen snowbirds from Canada heading home.  

Since we are beginning to receive doctor bills, Alan has been looking at temporary jobs and thus is working today and tomorrow in Tarboro, North Carolina, resetting merchandise in a Family Dollar Store.  We are very surprised at the number of temporary jobs out there.  This is only a two-day job moving shelves and resetting those shelves. I always thought stores used their own employees to do such jobs, but that's not the case.  They hire independent contractors.  It's not a lot of money, but it's something and more than minimum wage.  I think he was actually excited to be going off to work this morning and doing something constructive.  We will see how he feels when he gets home!

That's it for now -- thanks for stopping by.  Stay tuned to see what we find in Roanoke Rapids.  So far of what we've seen of the town, the park is the best thing going in the area.  We understand this area has been hit hard by the economy and we have seen evidence of that from numerous vacant buildings as we drove around town.

For additional info on the RV Resort at Carolina Crossroads, check out their website:


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    1. Thanks -- his foot is killing him tonight -- the one he broke in '08 -- so he will finish tomorrow and that may be it:o(

  2. That looks like a nice place to park for a month and not a bad rate either. I think it's worth it to have all the hook-ups...and you're still not too far from your daughter. Good luck with the job. I used to do merchandise re-sets with my sister and it was kinda fun. Don't think I'd want to re-set the shelves but I bet Alan will do just fine.

    1. We are happy we found this park -- we're still close enough we can still go to church and have lunch with daughter and family on Sundays. Alan's foot his killing him tonight -- the one he broke in '08 -- so after tomorrow, he may be retiring from merchandise resets:o( OH WELL!

  3. Good to know that those temporary jobs are available. That looks like a very nice RV park with all the amenities that I like to have!

  4. So sorry that Alan's foot is hurting. Very pleased that you found a park that is so nice and doesn't rob you blind. Still praying for you two!