The unit wasn't bad. There were some areas which were dirty, such as some of the dishes, and the area where the sink was, and in particular the sink disposal, really had a stench to it. Then we had to watch out for sugar ants, because if you made the mistake of leaving "anything" on the counters, you woke up in the morning with these little ants everywhere on the counter.
It was a nice place, regardless of some of these other things, and as we looked out of our unit, we had the sight of the boat wharf, and the deck faced it squarely. We had the opportunity to sit on the deck and enjoy the less humid weather, probably around 84 degrees now, and the beautiful sunsets and serene settings. I only found one mosquito as well.
The pool was nice, and we spent a couple of times in it. However, the vending machines which allegedly had soda were usually sold out and the arcade games in the Recreation Building weren't working after the second day we arrived.
This place seemed to be "way out there," but about 20 minutes away, you encountered the Interstate highway and the local traffic. The place is growing as well, and there's wildlife all around.
There was one important moment, when one of our girls locked herself in the bedroom, and there wasn't any way to get her out, other than my getting a knife and turning the lock from the outside of the door. We recommended they get some sort of easier access to the rooms, especially with families who have children. And I'll admit that the service arrived at our door in a few minutes to help us out, which we appreciated.
July 22, 2004
From journal Adventures along the East Coast