West Palm Beach / Safari Country KOA

On Thursday, November 7th we stopped in Hollywood, FL where Chad had a client to visit.  Since we were passing through and pulling our trailer it is more difficult to find places to park when needing to  grab lunch. We chose to eat at the Subway at the Wal-mart. It was still a bit tricky parking since there were a lot of curbed areas with landscaping in this particular parking lot.

We also stopped in Wellington, FL to see another customer and arrived a bit early for the appointment but were able to find a large parking lot near a Dunkin Donuts which has now become Chad’s favorite place to grab an iced coffee for himself and donuts for us both. 

That night we stayed at West Palm Beach/Lion Country Safari KOA, site #127, $90.52 was the cost for one night.  If we would have gone to the neighboring Lion Country Safari we would have gotten in for $19 each instead of $38 since we were staying at the KOA. There are 203 RV sites with a max length of 40 ft, 4 cabins for rent – 1 Room Camping Cabin (w/o Bathroom) Our cabins sleep up to four people. There is one full size bed & one set of bunkbeds, bring your own linens. Cook outside on a grill, use our bathrooms and showers. No pets allowed.  There is a primitive camping area as well as the ability to rent one of 18 Safari Tents. Their tents are 10’x 12′ just bring your own camping gear. Tent sites have water and electric, charcoal grill and picnic table. Amenities available are swimming pool, pavilion, petanque court, playground, shuffleboard, basketball, volleyball, dog park, dog walk, propane, laundry, and bathhouse. There are 5 showers with a separate light, dressing area & door with lock. There is also 1 additional ADA compliant shower. The restroom in the women’s area is separate from the showers with a door. The restroom area does not have A/C but does have 2 large ceiling fans which don’t seem to help in my opinion though Chad’s experience in the men’s was different. No A/C in the shower area either but it seemed cooler in that area for some reason. Possibly due to the fact that there is a hallway between it and the main door with the coded lock. The laundry area has 9 washers, cost is $2 each and 8 dryers, cost is 50 cents per 10 mins.  The dryers are the large capacity ones that you find at a Laundromat but the dryers are just larger capacity top loading ones. There is a Pepsi soda vending machine near the bathhouse/laundry area. The cost is $3 for a 20 oz bottle. The dumpster area had bins for recycling as well as garbage. This is the first place we have stayed that had recycling. 

We were only here one night and did not take advantage of any of the amenities.  We were able to get the groceries we needed while in the area from Publix and Costco which were approximately 5 miles away.  I was able to earn some cash from my our groceries by using the Ibotta app.  I have been using this app for the past several years and have received a total of $160+ dollars during that time.  If I were the type of person that bought name brand products, I could have probably earned more. It is easier than clipping coupons and remembering to use them when purchasing your items.  I just go to the app and then find the store I just made a purchase from and check what offers are available and if any of them coincide with the purchases I made at that store. If so then I add them and then upload a picture of my receipt.  The money is sent to you through your Paypal account and you can redeem it once you have accumulated $20.  Another way we earn money on items we purchase is by having the Costco Citibank Visa.  You earn 4% on eligible gas, including gas at Costco for the first $7,000 per year and then 1% thereafter, 3% on restaurants and eligible travel purchase worldwide, 2% on all other purchases from Costco and Costco.com and 1% on all other purchases. 

We didn’t try any restaurants in the area for dinner because we had leftovers that needed eating. 

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