Showing posts with label God. Show all posts
Showing posts with label God. Show all posts

Saturday, September 20, 2014

You Might Be A Compulsive Overeater If ...

If you think you might be a food addict, here's a simple test to take to be sure.

I've listed ten signs. Count how many of these sentences or questions that you answer in the affirmative.

1.   You hide food at different places; your home, your job, your car.
 

2.   You tell white lies. Maybe you say you spent $20 on the kids’ books, but forget to tell that you spent $10 for junk food for yourself.
 

3.   You think of food all the time, planning what you’ll eat next.


4.   You leave early for work, meeting, whatever to allow time to pick up something to eat in case you get hungry while you're there.


5.   You buy one of your favorite foods, intending to eat it over several days, but you can't leave it alone. Instead you eat and eat until it's gone.
 

6.   Have you ever eaten so much at one setting that you were stuffed and nauseas?


7.   Have you ever eaten one meal by yourself, and then eaten another meal with someone else?


8.   You’ve  lost weight on a diet only to regain it again  with more added.


9.   Have you every suffered from a sugar overdose and then craved  sweets for days?

10.  Have you ever looked forward to time by yourself at work or at home, when you could eat uninhibited?

 

If you say yes to three or more of these signs, run, don't walk, to get help. Find a twelve step program for food addicts, a teacher, or class that won’t advise you to just use will power, but will instead send you to the One who has all power.
 
Don't search for answers. Seek after God.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

#FREE Devotions this month

Is it time for you to lose weight?

Here's the steps to take:


1. Make decision
 
2. Pray

3. God shows you the strategy to fulfill the decision

4. When you flounder, reinforce your decision to God.

5. God provides the strength to take the next step.


Proverbs 16: 9

   A man’s mind plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps and makes them sure.

 

Time is going to pass whether you lose weight or not. Isn’t it wonderful if, as it passes, the pointer on the scale is going in the right direction?

          This is a quote from a Weight Watcher leader.

 
This month only, Pen-L Publishing is offering a free devotion a day from my book Divine Dining: 365 Devotions to Guide You to Healthier Weight and Abundant Wellness.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Don't miss this opportunity even if you only thought about wishing you could lose weight God's way. There is no obligation. All you have to do is click on    


and download  30 free devotions.
 
 I pray they speak to you.
 
 
Sept. 2 Bonnie Lanthripe will be blogging about Divine Dining at http://bonnielanthripe.wordpress.com/

Sept. 7 Winona Cross will be blogging about Divine Dining
 http://winonacross.blogspot.com/
 
Another day in Sept. Lee Carver will be blogging about Divine Dining
 
If anyone sees any of these blogs and e-mails me @ Janet.hope@att.net
and tell me you did see one of them, I will automatically put you in a drawing for a free copy.

I'll be watching this next week for your e-mail, or you can comment here.

HAVE A WONDERFUL LABOR DAY WEEKEND.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

5 Tips to Save Yourself Dips in Blood Sugar

     Sugar and insulin jockey for top place in our bloodstreams. Too much sugar can throw a person into a destructive disease known as diabetes. When the blood sugar becomes too high, a person can feel weak, faint, sick, go into coma, or even die.

A condition known as hypoglycemia is less known but is on the opposite end of the spectrum. When blood sugar levels drop, the same symptoms apply. This can happen when we go too long without eating, exercise too much, or can even happen to diabetics that take too much medication. Blood or glucose levels must be kept in balance for good health.

According to the healthline website, here are some of the symptoms for low glucose levels:

1.     blurry vision

2.     rapid heart beat

3.     sudden mood changes

4.     unexplained fatigue

5.     headache

6.     sudden nervousness

7.     pale skin

8.     hunger

9.     shaking

10.   inability to concentrate

 


 

Compulsive overeaters often deal with imbalanced glucose levels because of how much or what we eat. If I eat a bag of Reeses candy, I overload my system with sugar. God made our bodies perfect and provided for even this eventuality. Our pancreas produces insulin to clear out the sugar and bring balance again.

Here’s the Wikipedia link about this process if you care to read it: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Where_is_insulin_produced_in_the_body

 

When we continually abuse our bodies with eating too much sugar or simple carbs, we produce too much insulin that causes drops in sugar. When we feel the above symptoms, our tendency is to eat again (usually the wrong thing), so that our system rides a roller coaster of ups and downs. See my sketch below.
Poptart at 7AM, donut at 10AM, candy bar at 3 pm makes a roller coaster ride for our blood sugar levels and bad health for us

 

When we ask God’s help in dealing with our unhealthy eating, He provides wisdom. I just came back from vacation, a challenge for anyone who struggles with food. Here’s five tips that helped:

 

1.     Start your day right.

Go for a more complex carbs, that is fresh cherries instead of cherry poptart, or a banana instead of a banana-nut muffin. Pair that with a protein such as peanut butter or cheese.

2.     Put on your boy scout uniform.

Prepare for surprises. Never leave on a hike or a sight-seeing trip without something to eat in your pocket or purse.

 

Possibilities:

a.     light cheese sticks

b.     low fat protein bar

c.     Piece of bread or low fat cracker smeared with peanut butter

3.     Don’t go too far.

Sometimes, with hiking mountains, or hunting for sea shells along a long stretch of beach, we exercise more than we’re used to doing. Our body uses our carb store much more quickly.
 

Stop for frequent rest breaks even if you feel gung-ho.

Take a water bottle everywhere you go.

Remember that tucked away snack at the slightest touch of fatigue.

4.     Walk, baby, walk

Don’t let the need to not exercise too much keep you from exercising at all. Walking naturally lowers blood sugar, so if you indulge in a special treat with your dinner, a walk afterward can keep your levels even.

5.     Balance you food, balance your blood sugar

Aim for a veggie with every lunch and dinner.

Add a glass of milk or a slice of cheese to meals.

Go for a leaner steak, a salmon filet, a sandwich piled with turkey.

 

Don't neglect healthy eating though you add those special treats along the way.

 

These tips will help you maintain level glucose. Look back at that list of symptoms. Would you not enjoy a vacation better or life in general if you didn't suffer from those things?

 

Do you have other tips to control your blood sugar levels?

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Hope in the Eyes of Kathy Bruins

Writing with God's Hope blog loves introducing authors that are new to her and perhaps, new to this blog's followers. American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) puts me in contact with wonderful Christian authors all over the world. Today, Kathy Bruins joins us and tells about her new release and the causes that God has placed on her heart.

First, I asked Kathy to share a short devotion. I don't know about y'all, but a word from God sets to the tone just right for any post.

Here's Kathy's thought-provoking words:

 Retreating to get ahead


“My soul quietly waits for the True God alone because I hope only in Him. He alone is my rock and deliverance, my citadel high on a hill; I will not be shaken” (Psalm 62:5-6 The Voice).

Being still and silent is not an easy task for me. I normally go day by day checking items off my list. I need to edit a manuscript, write a few chapters, answer emails, send cards, and that’s just for my work. What about the rest of my life?

There’s my family, friends, church, and others. And there’s God. What part of me do they all get? The leftovers? Am I able to turn it around and give of myself to those most important who deserve the best of me?

It takes time to sit quietly to prioritize the important aspects of one’s life. Discovering what we are overlooking in life can bring us to a new level, if we choose to go there.

 

Prayer: You are my deliverer, Lord. You can rescue me from myself, and have done so many times before. You will not give up on me, even when I’m ready to give up on myself. I’m confident in the purpose you have for me.

Faith Tip: Intentionally sit at Jesus’ feet today.

Thanks for that reminder, Kathy. I needed that today. I must constantly prioritize my life to keep first things, first.



Kathy Bruins believes everyone has a story to tell. She walks with her clients and tells their stories through her writing. She has several books, articles and screenplays published. Her latest book is A Season of God's Daily Influence and Vallikett's Journey.


 

Kathy encourages the sharing of truth through her speaking and drama ministry. She is an advocate in raising awareness on the issue of human trafficking, and in finding a cure for breast cancer.

 

Kathy calls southwest Michigan home. She is married to her perfect life-mate, John, and enjoys reading, celebrating life's milestones and knitting socks.

 

Find out more about Kathy by visiting her website: www.kathybruins.com




That's amazing. You are one busy lady. Hope comes through God whatever our story. Kathy, could you tell us something about A Season of God's Daily Influence and Vallikett's Journey?


A Season of God's Daily Influence has 150 short and impacting thoughts inspired through quiet times with God. These readings give small nuggets of treasure to meditate on throughout the day. Allow yourself to be influenced by God every day. He has a treasure of insights just for you.

Since I also wrote a devotion book (Divine Dining), I obviously love them.







What about Valliketts Journey?




Much of The Dakotas were unsettled, and so was Louis Vallikett. He was angry at God. He lost his job, and with no prospects of work to support his family, his brother, Will, a Civil War veteran, tells Louis about the Homestead Act … 160 acres free! His wife, Lizzy, was cautious. What peril would they be putting on their daughters, Edith and Louisa? What about the Indian attacks they heard about, schools, and leaving all they knew? They pack the wagons to ride to Badus Lake in The Dakotas. The terrifying unknowns are brought to light. Challenges on the trail and homestead are hard, and sometimes heartbreaking. Relating with the Indians (both good and bad), along with devastating natural occurrences and other tragedies, challenge the Valliketts, but they find a community of people dedicated to one another, and the dream they all have in building the town of Badus Lake. This is a heartwarming story of love and compassion, faith in God, and an abundance of courage.
                                                                                                                                                                        Thank you, Kathy, for visiting the Writing with God's Hope blog today. I wish you much success in all your endeavors. The books sound wonderful.

Friday, July 4, 2014

God bless America

God blessed America with beauty. Here's my gift to you: beautiful sites I've visited in U. S. A.  


From the mountains
Mountains in Yellowstone National Park

 
 

                To the prairie          
                                                                   Clara Cemetery on North Texas plains (setting for "Victoria and the Ghost.


 

Charles and Janet at Rockport, Texas beach

To the ocean white with foam
 

God Bless America

Other beautiful sites in America

Overlooking Eureka Springs, Arkansas


 
Hill country in central Texas
 
I'm thankful for America. God has truly blessed our country.
 
 
Hope you're all enjoying your 4th of July weekend.
 
 Where in the U.S.A. do you like to visit?





Saturday, October 5, 2013

GEYSERS (and what they teach me)

Are you tired of hearing about my trip to Yellowstone National Park this summer? That sight was beautiful, awe-inspiring, and taught me many lessons. We spent 4 days viewing the park. By that time, we were geysered out. No, for you grammar gals, that's not a real word, but that was how we felt.

Near Yellowstone Lake, an example of fumaroles.
Much of Yellowstone sits within the confines of an ancient exploded crater from volcanic eruption.







The four basic types of thermal features present in the park are geysers, hot springs, fumaroles, and mudpots.


Ten thousand thermal features are within the park, more than anywhere in the world. Only four other places have any of these; New Zealand, Indonesia, Siberia, and Chile.

Mudpot near Old Faithful

Steam vents (of all kinds)  are cracks in the surface of the ground through which pressurized steam from below escapes to the surface, oftentimes with a hissing sound.


Some give a strong smell of sulphur.  Charles's nose wrinkled at this. Since I have little sense of smell, this didn't bother me.

Crown geyser
One thing that surprised me was that there are five or more geysers that erupt steam at regular, documented times. One of those is the crown geyser. We snapped this photo when the eruption was just beginning. It can be counted on about every 90 minutes 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Isn't God's world phenomenal?


The geyser walk scared the daylights out of me. Near Old Faithful where can be found a huge concentration of geysers and mudpots, we strolled a wood-plank broad-walk across miles of geysers. Some periodic, some constant eruptions bubbled on either side. There are no handrails. My overactive imagination built up worries about what happens if you trip and fall in those geysers. Most of them are in excess of 250 degrees Fahrenheit. Scary indeed. Praise God, we didn't fall.

Mammoth Hot springs is the home of most of the hot springs. They come in layers and look like white snow. Totally different, but equally interesting to visit. Though we strolled another walkway, the fear wasn't as real because there's no bubbling.
 
 
Of course, my pictures of geysers in Yellowstone Park wouldn't be complete without the most famous one, Old Faithful. This one erupts ever 40-90 minutes and attracts visitors from all over the world. We viewed the eruption twice. Awesome!
 



Now, for the lesson I learned in touring geysers and other thermal features?

Hell is real.
Hell is at the center of the earth.
God is far more powerful than I can imagine or begin to envision

I welcome corrections, suggestions, or observations from my viewers. Have you traveled to Yellowstone? What was your take-away? Did you learn anything from my simple notes?

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Stop and Smell the Pine Trees

Without fear, my husband drives our Dodge Ram hooked to our Cougar travel trailer around narrow mountain trails and through rain storms, but don't get him talking about going through Denver traffic. On our way to Yellowstone, we hit the 6 lane Highway 25 in the middle afternoon, thinking we wouldn't have too much problem at that time. Good advice from a fellow RVer told us to take the middle lane, so we did.

Cars flew by us like a Nascar racetrack. The traffic lasted ages. The road seemed non-ending. Though we knew staying in the middle lane was the wisest course of action, there comes a time when you must stop. My husband inched over to the right lane. The movement resembled closing our eyes and facing a bull head-on, because no one allowed enough room for about 56 feet of rig to pull to the side.  I feel sure God widened a spot for us. We made it, stopped, got back on the track, and survived Denver to go on to our destination.

Mountains to the west of Denver with my husband and my Aurora, Colorado daughter. Notice the pines.


That race track of Denver traffic, not unlike what we encounter when we go through Dallas, reminds me of the fast pace of our life. I stood at the edge of 6 lanes of hurling vehicles and asked, "Where is everyone going so fast?


Fishing Bridge RV Park in Yellowstone National Park


Life is short. Most of us move with more speed than a rocket ship on the way to the moon. Thank God for vacations that slow us so we stop and smell the pine trees. Some never take vacations. Some never pause to enjoy life. Some don't stop and smell the roses in their own backyards.

Denver, Colorado is a beautiful city, nestled at the foot of high mountain peaks. The downtown area offers much history to enjoy. Small lakes dot the landscape of the city. To the west,, the area teams with wildlife, pine trees, and unsurpassable beauty. And, even snow in October as you see in my picture above.

If Denver traffic tell us anything, it's that we need to slow down and appreciate what we have. Standing  beside Highway 25 and watching all those fast-moving people reminds me to enjoy the blessings God gives us and when we find ourselves getting too busy, to find a pine tree and inhale.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

WHO'S GOT YOUR BACK?

On Highway 80 between Laramie and Rawlins, Wyoming, God used a rest stop to minister to me about His protection.

Have you  noticed? Life isn't fair. Bad stuff happens.

In a previous church home, my pastor preached a sermon about, "I have your back." Now, in all honesty, that man couldn't always "have my back," because no human is perfect. When life gets a person down, steps on them, and starts kicking, some individuals will fight until their last drop of strength is expended. Others will lay and allow the kicking. Some turn to drugs or alcohol to lessen the pain. None of these options protect us during the rough times.

What does all that have to do with a rest-stop west of Laramie, Wyoming?

The name of the rest-stop is Wagon Hound Rest Stop. We traveled this lonely stretch of highway with no businesses and very little traffic. When you leave Laramie headed west, you travel a long way in wilderness mountain area, so by the time you reach Wagon Hound, the building is a welcome sight. The first thing you notice when you step outside is the blast of wind. Walking is difficult. Hair-dos are impossible. Holding onto your jacket is hard.

The rest stop perches atop one of the mountains with a miles-wide view. I circled the parking lot where I got a man-against-nature feeling. I noticed fences built down the southeastern slope of the mountain. Every few feet held another fence. I stopped to read the posted sign telling the history of the area (which came from a wagon train that passed that way during that period of America's history). The sign also explained that winds whip through that area at up to 70 mph.

Holding the very hair on my head while I read the sign, I noticed that.

In Wyoming's harsh winters,  wildlife could easily starve. God, in His plan to protect the animals, causes the wind to blow the snow into heaps exposing dry land where the animals can scavenge and find food. Men assisted by building fences to stop the blowing snow.

     Behold the fowls of the air; for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your Heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?
     And why take thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow, they toil not, neither do they spin:
     And yet, I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these
                                               Matthew 6: 25, 28,29

If God takes care of the wildlife in the mountains, how much more will He take care of you and me?

Only God cam bring victory out of defeat.

Only God can provide when all seems destroyed?

Only God can always "have our backs."

Who has your back?

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Ask the True Expert

We can't always trust our GPS. The helpful instrument is only as good as the information entered and the updates added. Sometimes, that can be wrong.

When my husband and I headed off for our trip to Yellowstone, our first stop to spend the night was Raton, New Meixco. A friend recommended a small RV park there by the name of Summerlan. We entered the address into our GPS and followed the directions. We came into the town on Highway 87. The sweet, feminine voice of our GPS advised us to turn right in one quarter mile. After that distance, the right turn entered Highway 25.
      Our guide told us to take that first exit and go over the interstate highway.
      "Ah, I said, it must be on the other side of the interstate."
      But, on the other side was other businesses, and no RVs. We again reached Highway 87 at the corner of the McDonalds Restaurant. Then, we spotted the sign that gave the street name: Cedar St., the street address of Summerlan RV Park.
     Our GPS guide remained silent.
    "I'm taking it," my husband said. After all, there was no street on the other side of 87 and the GPS had told us to turn right.
     So, we turned.
    We drove...and drove...and drove, but found nothing but residential.
    "The numbers are getting smaller," my husband said. "We're lost."
    When all else fails, call the source, so I dialed the number for Summerlan RV Park. A nice lady understood exactly what happened. She tried to explain it, but her directions were contrary to our
GPS.
     "I'll stay on the line," she said with a sensitive, thoughtful voice. Her words guided us to the other side of Highway 87, the other side of Highway 25 and to the left.
     There before us spread a small, but welcoming sight, Summerlan RV Park. Though it was raining, that sweet lady met us with an umbrella and helped my husband inside to sign the papers and get our RV space for the night. She may not have had the tech knowledge wrapped up in a GPS, but she owed the park and knew all about it.


A friend's backyard which makes a wonderful place to talk with God.


Sometimes, it's like that in life. Burdened down with depression or turmoil, we seek help and follow advice from so-called experts. We read books on the topic, we listen to speeches, we counsel with ones who supposedly have the answers. When all else fails, we read our Bible or pray. The true expert (God) created us and knows all about us. His answers, His advise, His directions will always be correct.

This is not to say that psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, preachers, teachers, or authors who are expert in their field don't have a place or a need. Our GPS has been our guide in several cities in the past. Without it, traversing unknown area would've been difficult. My point is that to be sure the help we receive is right, we must go to the source.

To the point above, I add this footnote. I'm one of those so-called expert authors. My book Divine Dining: 365 Devotions for Healthier Weight and Abundant Wellness gives advice for losing weight God's way. My own weight loss journey makes me an "expert." However, if you suffer from compulsive overeating, seek out the Bible and talk with God to be sure of getting wisdom for your unique lifestyle.


Are you faced with a problem today that you might need to ask guidance from the true expert?

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Are you choosing RV Parks this summer or fall?

Wow, did I ever travel this month. My husband and I purchased our first travel trailer seven years ago. We've taken three trips to Ruidosa, New Mexico, and one trip to Vallecito Lake, Colorado. We've traveled to the Texas coast at Rockport, to the hills of Central Texas at Fredericksburg, and numerous sites within a couple of hours from our home in Wichita Falls. We were ready for long trip.

Or, were we?

We both longed to see the beauty of Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Teton mountains. Little did we know we would end up staying in 9 different RV parks in 16 days. We came home exhausted, having stood in awe at the beauty provided by God in the states of Wyoming, Idaho, Utah, and Colorado, but also having experienced some of the worst and best RV sites available in that part of the country.

We prefer parks with full hook-ups. I'm a city girl, bred and born in Dallas, Texas. I don't do camping unless it's the easy way. Still, we love to be out with nature and sit near our trailer soaking in the closeness of God while amongst His wonders.

In case you're planning a trip with an RV to that part of the country this summer or fall, or even next summer, I thought it might be helpful to post my list, to give recognition where it's due and to warn future RVers of difficulties in some places.

I divided the list into 1)good 2)Great 3)Necessity only and claimed one park as 4) the worst. Here's my list:

the good

Summerlan RV Park in Raton, New Mexico
                Our GPS got us lost by sending us in the wrong direction for this park, but the lady there
         guided us safely over the phone to the right spot. She was friendly and kind.
               Not fancy, but it had wide lots where you could sit outside, and it had nice showers. We got in
                        only 3 TV stations and we did have WiFi.
               An unexpected bonus - on the back of the receipt was the salvation message. I thought that
                       was unique and sweet.

Loveland RV Park, Loveland, Colorado
               Very nice park, new club house, grassy area for tents, big trees
                They were surrounded by many nice restaurant choices which was helpful at that time.
               Cable TV, WiFi
               The biggest problem was the RVs were jammed in there. We did sit outside but the lot
                          was small; only had a view of roadway with many people passing

Okay, drum roll please, my choices for the GREAT ones



Sleeping Bear RV Park, Landers, Wyoming

 
The first place we stayed that we loved was Landers, Wy. The strange thing was we thought it would be a quick stop-off because online it didn't look like much, but the view was super. We were on top of a mountain looking down on the city. The area had several things to do, and it's only 200 miles from Yellowstone, if you're headed there.
Wide lots, cable TV, WiFi


 
\Montpelier, Idaho KOA Campground
 
 
This is a view from the Montpelier nature hike, which we liked and walked along twice while  were there. We looked out over a mountain.
 
  This was another wonderful, unexpected pleasure with large lots, the gravel was heavy and even for easy parking. The pool enticed many to swim. Cable TV, WiFi (You can tell that was important to us.)
  The friendly staff gave us free hash browns to try. This was the only place where we could have a campfire or grill easily which was good because there's few restaurants in the town 2 miles away, mostly just Subway. There was a nice grocery store where we could refill our supplies. Bear Lake is a huge, blue lake nearby which is super for fishing.
 
United Campground, Durango, Colo.
    Wide lots, big trees, nice view of Animas River and Silverton train comes through the park.
      Nice pool, good club house
      Cable TV, good WiFi reception, fair cell service
A note of my own: If you have several days to spend in this area, we loved the Blue Spruce RV Campground up above Vallecito Lake, which is up the mountain and to the northeast of Durango. The cool air and gorgeous scenery is worth the trip up, but only if you stay several days.
    
 
KOA Campground, Amarillo, Texas
     Cool nights for sitting outside even in summer
     View of gorgeous sunsets over flat plains that stretch for miles
     Pool and showers are new/nice
     WiFi, cable, good cell service
     Wide lots, plenty of gravel
     Nightly tractor/hay wagon rides for kids/ Very friendly but professional staff
 
and the Necessity Only, as needed, for camping
 
  KOA Campground, Green River Utah
      Nice pool, Fair restaurant within walking distance
      Very limited WiFi, 3 local TV stations only/no view
      Little gravel, some patches of grass, mostly sand (that gets in your sandals when you walk)
      Nice pool
  Note: If you go Green River in the summer, buy one of their local, delicious watermelons
 
Fishing Bridge RV Park, Yellowstone National Park
            This picture shows how our trailer was crammed into a pine tree where we couldn't see out. The trailer on the other side, we could reach and touch. The view from our doorway was our neighbor's truck.
 
       This is the only campground in the park with electricity, water, & sewer hook-ups
       Staying outside the park might be advisable if you need cell service because there is none at all
             at the RV Park. They tell you in case of emergency to come to the office about 1/2 mile away
            and dial 911 on the pay phone, but we, most times, were not able to get the pay phones to
            work. (Thankfully, we never had to try the 911).You still have a long way to drive to see any
            of the sites in the park because they're so spread out and it's a big park. We could get to the
           Yellowstone Lake and Yellowstone River quickly, but that was all. That would be important if
           you want to fish.
      No internet, no TV, no radio, no outside communication. 
      RVs are crammed into tiny spaces
      The only place we could sit outside was almost on the roadway. A pine tree blocked our big
             window which made our trailer dark.
       One nice touch was wooded areas were interspersed between every 2 rows of RVs which helped
             a little & gave kids a place to play.
 
That brings me to my vote for worst of the 9   ****WORST***
 
Golden Eagle RV Park, Eagles' Nest, New Mexico
       Trailers jammed on small lots. Our back view was a mud hill.
      Though it wasn't their fault that we arrived in a rain storm, the campground should be 
                    manageable  in all kinds of weather. The only gravel was where you drove down to your
                     site, but we backed into boggy mud. My husband's tennis shoes sunk into the mud just
                   to get us hooked to electricity and water. My sandals were coated with mud to walk into
                   our front door. We slipped in, took off our muddy shoes, and didn't leave until the next
                  morning when we got muddy all over again leaving.
       They had a planned event that night but we didn't go because of mud.
       Limited WiFi, 2 TV stations, PBS & CBS
        No sewer and dump station was difficult to get to & very muddy around it.
 
I hope my list helps you, or at least gives you food for thought. If not, I hope you found the article entertaining.
 
Do you have any kudos for RV parks you'd like to offer us?
Do you have any horror stories?
Leave a comment. I, for one, would like the info for our next trip.
Where are you going this summer?