What Now? The RV Park Totally Messed Up Our Plans!
What felt disastrous became a blessing.
I was so excited about our plans to visit The Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Kentucky. The replica of the Ark built by the Biblical instructions was described as one of the most amazing things you will ever see. I decided that it was a must-see on our way from Florida to South Dakota. The reason for the South Dakota visit is complex, and I’ll save that for another day.
There weren't many campgrounds close to the Ark Encounter, and most didn’t offer a sewer hookup. We are glampers in every sense of the word, and full hookups are a must. I was thrilled when I was able to make an online reservation at the I-75 Campers Village RV park, only twelve miles from the Ark Encounter.
A few days after making the reservation, I looked for my confirmation email to be sure we were checking in on May 9th. I remembered receiving the email and was convinced that I’d saved it on my computer. I called the park to confirm our stay when I couldn’t find it.
The lady I talked to was having computer issues, but after our 15-minute conversation, our reservation was confirmed correct and paid in full. I asked about getting a pull-through site to accommodate our 45-foot motorhome and tow vehicle, and she told me that she couldn’t guarantee it but that even if it was a back-in, we’d have a place to stay.
We were currently in Newport, Tennessee, at a KOA where we went to visit friends. We had extreme weather, and the entire campgrounds lost power at 7:00 p.m. When it hadn’t been restored by 9:00 the following morning, we decided to start our trek to Kentucky a day early.
I called Camper Village to see if we could come in a day ahead of time. While I was talking to the receptionist, she conferred with a man in the office. After some back and forth, she said they would see what they could do and get back to me. I asked if they would be calling me back or should I call them? I was told they would get back to me as soon as they checked things out.