Where? Williamsburg KOA, Williamsburg, VA
Cost? $59.90 (after taxes & all)/night + $3.00/night resort fee
Hookups? Full hookup, 30 amp
Type? Standard water, 30 amp electric, sewer
Site #? A31, no - A52, no - A51 (finally settled in A51)
Check in? 1pm
Check out? 11am
Characters? Heather & Jon
Weather? 80-90s during the day, 70s at night
This will be a very short recap of our trip since well, we weren't at the campground all that much.
Friday, we headed to the storage lot to pick up the trailer. Got hooked up and rolled out towards Williamsburg, VA. Around 12:30 or so, we stopped at a rest stop so that Jon could eat lunch. We got back on the road and headed towards the Williamsburg KOA.
We arrived at Colonial KOA at about 1pm. The sign just before the campground said to check in there for both KOAs, so we stopped. Dude behind the counter told me to go ahead down to Williamsburg KOA (about .25 miles away). They had just opened the guest services down there for the summer and they'd help me. Um, ok, but the sign says... whatever.
So, we go down to Williamsburg KOA. I get checked in, pay for the stay, the girl runs the receipt and the paper runs out. Ok, I've been a cashier... been there, done that. So, I patiently wait and help as much as I can to get the new roll in. I had been there for at least 15 minutes, so I told her not to worry about it if it was just our copy. We headed over to the site we were assigned - A31 - and there's a car parked in it.
Back up to the check in. Turns out that the long term "resident" at A32 had decided A31 was his own personal parking area... and the staff refused to talk with him. Well, the teenage girl went & knocked on the trailer door. When they didn't answer, she was like "there's nothing we can do". Um, ok, well, find a new spot for us. So, she assigned us to A52.
Armed with a new spot, we go find it. Um yea... it's like 25 ft long, with no where to park the truck. So, we decided just to tow back to the check in. The teenage girl said "but your trailer is 24 ft!" We had to explain to her (after she had just seen the truck & trailer) that we did still need a place to park the truck and there was no where to do so on that spot. So, she moved us to A51. That turned out to be fine. Mind you that it's now 2pm. It took us a full hour to check in and get a spot... and we were the ONLY people checking in.
I should also note that A30 was completely open. She said they had someone coming in on Sunday that was assigned to that sport. Couldn't be bothered to see if they could move the people coming in 2 days. Sigh. From a check-in point, I couldn't recommend this specific KOA.
After (finally) checking in and getting set up, we jumped back in the car and headed to Busch Gardens. We stayed out until about 9pm.
Saturday was a busy day; we left around 7:30am. I had a lot of triathlon "stuff" to do pre-race. (Different blog, different post) Let's just say, we finally got back to the camp site around 8pm and promptly put ourselves in bed because we had a 3am wake up call.
Sunday was race day (again, different blog, different post). We left the trailer at 3am and got back around 1:30pm. EARLY day! After the race, we got back and I showered, then we headed out to run a couple of quick errands and to see friends of ours. They just finished having their retirement home built in Williamsburg. They invited us over to see the house and I was super excited about it! They also invited us to stay for dinner. We had such a GREAT time with them.
Monday, we decided to have breakfast at the Astronomical Pancake House. I had the bacon pancakes. What Jon had doesn't matter because I had BACON pancakes. One more time... BACON PANCAKES! After breakfast, we packed up & headed out. We made it home JUST before the thunderstorms. Whew!