Have you ever wanted to sell everything you own and just "take off?" Travel the country's back roads, paddle down a meandering stream, experience breath-taking mountain views, walk among 100-year old trees, and just marvel at America's beauty? That is the dream that my partner, Betsy, and I decided to make a reality. This blog describes our adventure. The food we eat, people we meet, sights we see, and the enjoyment we find in traveling.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

RV Park Review – Flying Flags RV Park (Buellton, California)

Flying Flags RV Resort website

Overall, there were things we liked about this park and some things we did not so it gets a 7/10.  The park has full hookup (with cable and wifi) or you can opt for dry camping.  Full hook-up sites have concrete patios and crushed gravel pads.  Sites are fairly close together.  Each site has a picnic table and sites on the end of each row (that cost more) have gas grills and fire pits.  The park has lots of amenities like guest cottages, spas, pool, laundry, clubhouse, game room, fitness room, horseshoe pits, rental movies, etc. 

What we liked about this park was the location because we were in wine country (the Santa Ynez Valley) and nearby the town of Solvang where we found an endless supply of danishes that warmed our bellies and expanded our waistbands.  There is a grocery store/gas station/shopping within a half mile and restaurants within walking distance.  The park allowed us to drive around and pick our own site (143) which we really appreciated.  Other campers were friendly and we met some really nice women who gave us great winery and restaurant recommendations.  There was a dog park but after two days it was torn up so the kids play area could be enlarged.  We made our own dog park in the dry camping area (that was essentially a big field) and played “chuck-it” with Spirit there since there were just a few campers.   

The not so good about this park was how they placed campers in sites right next to each other.  The park was not very crowded but the office put campers right next to us.  Ugh!  The dog park was destroyed in the middle of our stay.  The wifi was not very good.   

Spirit’s two cents centers on the dog park, of course.  While there was a dog park, it was very small and not great for big dogs to run in and is no longer in existence.  She liked breaking the rules (just like her mom) and running off leash once the dog park was destroyed.  Good girl!

typical sites
game room
pool behind office
more sites
Spirit running in the dry camping section (motorhome storage in the background)

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