(Fair Oaks, IN) - I haven’t written a lot about the park we’re in, so tonight I’ll talk a bit about it.
There aren't very many reasonably-priced campgrounds or RV parks in the greater Chicago area. This one is about 45 miles south of downtown Chicago, and about an hour from where our family lives. It's a neat park that offers a decent monthly rate and has full hookups and 50 amp electric. It’s been awhile since we’ve had full service. The only things missing at our site are wi-fi (although it is available in the office/rec room), a concrete pad, and an awesome view.
This is the office/rec room, with games, restroom, and tables for large groups, or to sit and use the free wi-fi. You can buy snacks, drinks, ice and other miscellaneous merchandise (including the 3 ingredients for s’mores).
The sites aren’t real close together. Some are gravel but most are grass. Some of these photos are of the seasonal area. They look very "lived in."
There’s a nice playground for the kids near the swimming lake. Cabins are available for rent. There’s a short hiking trail through the woods surrounding the park. I don’t have pictures of the trail, but Jim has walked it and says it’s nice, but has lots of mosquitoes.
Here’s the play area:
The park owners have upgraded the bathhouse and laundry. They're sparse but clean.
We’re in site 1 next to the entrance to the park. This is the view of the entrance gate from our front door:
This was one of our occasional "do nothing" days. We both went to the office and sat a couple hours downloading photos and videos we've received by email over the past couple weeks. Using the park wi-fi allowed to save bandwidth on our Verizon Mi Fi. (We're limited to 5 GB of bandwidth per month between the two of us.)
Tomorrow will be a little more active.