Greensboro, Maryland is 163 miles from Ashland, Virginia. We covered it in our normal 5 hours on the road. After a short 14 mile stretch on I-95 we took Exit 104, heading Northeast towards Annapolis pretty much on route US-301, bypassing Annapolis, going over a couple of long and high bridges, to US-50 East and some side roads to Greensboro and Holiday Park Campground, 14620 Drapers Mill Pond Road, Greensboro. It’s about a 23 mile detour off US-301. Not convenient if you are using 301 as your major South/North route as many do, but actually on our route plan as our next stop will be Rehoboth Beach in Delaware on the Atlantic Coast.
“Holiday Park” is a Passport America Campground. The half-price is valid for one night only.
We arrived here Monday afternoon without a problem. Well actually there were two. One is the 2 bridges leading into Maryland! Jack doesn’t t care too much for bridges in general, and especially doesn’t care for long and high bridges. The other problem is the access road leading into this campground. It’s probably a good 3/4 mile from the main road and it is paved, but, they have several signs saying “uneven pavement” along the way. Speed bumps will cause some wear and tear and we do see the need for them sometimes. This place however has “patches”, probably 10 of them on their stretch of entryway. Each patch covers the width of the road and is probably 10′ long, and 2″-3″ high. That’s 20 jolts up and down, plus a regular speed bump at either end. I guess they want you coming in real slowly.
The campground itself we rate as okay. A lot of trees, level, sandy pull-thrus, no sewers at the sites, but several dump stations going out. It’s a Christian based campground offering activities most weekends . They have a large activities center that holds 400 people and they have Gospel groups performing several times each year. The owners are friendly. It’s located a half hour from Dover International Speedway.
We unhitched and went out for a pizza. Greensboro is not a large town and when we inquired we were referred to only 2 restaurant choices. Gasoline locally is $3.389/gallon, but we noted an average $3.45/gal along US-301.
Niki slipped yesterday and wrenched her new knee making it still pretty painful overnight and today. It’s quite overcast this morning (Tuesday), only about 58* outside, and has begun to sprinkle. Due to the pain, the weather, and the bone-jarring entrance road we probably will just stay put today and maybe do some laundry. Speaking of laundry facilities, most campgrounds have them with the norm being 3 washers and 3 dryers, on a first come, first served basis. Coin operated, we have seen them ranging from $1 to $2 per machine.
Tomorrow we head for the Atlantic Ocean to see what a Delaware State Campground looks like.
We hope you will continue to join us,
Jack, Niki, and The Kids