Cherry Hill RV Park
This is the campground many RVers recommend for a visit to DC. A metro bus stops right in the park and deposits you at the subway station. From there, it is a 20-minute ride to the National Mall. So tomorrow, I'm in full tourist mode.
More about my new home in a minute.
I woke up lazy this morning; I didn’t want to do anything. So I didn’t. Not for a while. Had a leisurely breakfast, coffee, and did a crossword. Then I shopped for groceries and finally hit the road about 11. Fine by me!
On the way I stopped to visit Prince William Forest Park, set in 15,000 acres of Piedmont Forest. It’s beautiful. Built by the CCC, it has 37 miles of hiking trails. So I did.
I started with a short loop and learned more about the ecosystems of the 3 levels of the forest – canopy, understory, and floor. It’s amazing how much biological diversity you can view just by looking up and then down.
The surface on the loop fascinated me. It is composed of recycled tires and is the softest most comfortable surface I have ever walked on.
I heard woodpeckers but never saw them.
Then I took an hour-long walk on a wide path through the dense woods. It felt great to get some exercise on such a beautiful fall day.
After a very intense drive north through DC on the I-495 beltway, I arrived at Cherry Hill about 2 PM. I decided to book a site for 6 days, something I don’t generally like to do until I scope everything out. But the place comes highly recommended and I’ll spend most of my waking hours in DC anyway. $334 for 6 nights (sigh!) but this is easily what you would spend for half the time at some middle-of-the-road hotel.
This place is HUGE with 400 RV sites, 2 pools, a theater, conference center, and café. The price includes a back-in site, water, electric, sewer, internet, and cable.
As you can see, the sites are very close together.
The lady who checked me in was so nice – she gave me a 10% discount! I’d like to think it was my charm but, much more likely, she thinks I’m a senior citizen.
I'm receiving over 50 cable channels, so I will definitely see the remaining games of the World Series. And the DC forecast looks to be ideal. I’m looking forward to a great week!