What To Do in November 2018

November offers a whirlwind of events in Martin County, Fla., home of Floridays RV Park. Let’s take a look at what our guests can look forward to in Hobe Sound and the Treasure Coast.

Hobe Sound Christmas Parade

Music Lovers

Now and through December 11th, enjoy live Blues, Rock, and R&B at the Notes Music Room & Wine Bar offers special deals on beer and wine on Tuesday with hot sandwiches, cheese plates and snacks from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.; 872 S. Colorado in Stuart. More information »

Happy Shoppers

On November 18, visit the Stuart Green Market where you’ll find fresh ideas for Christmas giving, and some tasty treats along the way. After the market, head over to the Rock’n Riverwalk free concert from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., then later in the evening, take a stroll through historic downtown Stuart and visit the great shops and restaurants that make up this quaint downtown. Spoiler Alert: Visit Kilwins for ice cream! Visit Stuart Main Street to learn more »

Foodies

Another 3rd Saturday Gourmet is November 17 from 5 to 9 p.m. in downtown Hobe Sound. This fun, family, pet-friendly event features about 15 different vendors including unique food trucks from all over south Florida and local crafters. 3rd Saturdays continue in Hobe Sound monthly through May. Event is sponsored by the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce.

Christmas Elves

If you like getting into the holiday mood early, Christmas on Main Street has music by the Celebration Singers, a performance by the Martin County Tigerettes, and tree lighting festivities in downtown Stuart on November 23 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall Annex and Riverwalk Stage, 300 SW St. Lucie Ave. Event information »

Parade Watchers

Mark your calendar (Saturday, December 1, 1:00 p.m.) for this must-see annual event—the Hobe Sound Christmas Parade! For 33 years, our hometown has paraded out floats, vintage cars, bands, marchers, trucks, and especially Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus. The music and magic of our small town is on display as hundred of townies and visitors line the streets and local shops and restaurants will be open. Parade information »

If you’re a current guest of Floridays’ we wish you a safe, joyful and happy Thanksgiving and Christmas season. If you are thinking of a place to spend the winter in our little piece of Paradise, there’s no better place to spend a good old-fashioned holiday season than south Florida.

Campground Tips

recreational-vehicleRVing and camping in general should be relaxing. In fact, many of the rules that Floridays has posted are intended for just that purpose—to promote harmony and understanding. We’re always happy to enhance your stay, and in that vein we found an article that promotes just that.

As Carrie Todd writes in her article, “Top Campground Tips: What to Do and Not Do”…

Rights and responsibilities, privileges and politeness—it seems more difficult than ever for people to get along with each other. This has even become evident when staying in RV parks, where you can often pick your site, but you can’t always pick your neighbors. Although most campgrounds have posted courtesy signs and a set of easy-to-follow rules, there are many aspects that are left up to “common sense” and interpretation, and oftentimes, people just don’t know what to do.

The article (see the full article here) explores Do’s and Don’ts from both safety and etiquette perspectives. Reviewing these should lead to a more pleasant experience, whether here in South Florida or at your favorite spot.

Hobe Sound Incorporation Debate

On August 28, voters in Hobe Sound, the hometown of Floridays RV Park, will decide whether or not to incorporate as an official town. The debate seems to be about different visions for how to move into the future while retaining the unique character of Hobe Sound. For those in our Park that are permanent residents, or just anyone interested in the potential outcome, the following is a little background and a few resources.

Hobe Sound is one of the last truly small towns along the eastern coastline of south Florida. It has a small population of about 15,300 people. People live in Hobe Sound because they enjoy the small town feeling, lack of traffic, low crime, and an “Old Florida” feel. Read about the history of Hobe Sound here.

Floridays MapCurrently, Hobe Sound is not officially a town at all—it’s a community governed by Martin County. Even if Hobe Sound incorporates, most of its services would still be provided by the County, including fire & rescue, law enforcement, and other important services.

In 2017, a few long-time residents and business owners in Hobe Sound became concerned that Hobe Sound could become overdeveloped or lose it’s historic small town environment. They paid, with their own money, to have a Feasibility Report drawn up. You can read it here.

Opponents of the incorporation effort are also vocal. You can read letters of opposition published in the TCPalm News here, and in the Palm Beach Post here.

There have been numerous meetings to debate the plan and answer residents’ questions. If you live in Hobe Sound but never attended a meeting, you can learn more and watch a video about protecting Hobe Sound on their website.

Regardless of the voting outcome, Floridays is committed to remain a “little bit of paradise” with friendly neighbors and a laid-back way of life for those who enjoy the RV Lifestyle.

How RVers Deal With Noisy Neighbors

If there is one single fear that all RVers have, it’s choosing or being assigned a pad or parking space next the RV with a barking dog or a family that keeps the TV volume to a pitch resembling that of a jet plane. While these annoyances are more prevalent at campgrounds than in RV parks, the problem of the consistently inconsiderate, whiner, shouter, curser or partier that cares less about being a good neighbor is real, and it’s annoying.

Confronting an excessively noisy neighbor is not the solution. Moving is an option, but not always possible, and it doesn’t solve the problem, it just hands it off the next RVer taking your vacated spot.

rules & regs 2018The communal aspect of RV camping and travel is usually one of respect. You want peace and quiet in the neighborhood, and so does everyone else. Most RV parks and campgrounds have basic quiet hours from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Rules aren’t always knowingly broken. The guy with the noisy diesel truck may have no clue that neighbors are irritated with his comings and goings. The woman with the high-shrilling laugh may have never been told how annoying it is.

As our guest, you must also follow certain rules to protect the park and it’s natural environment and to assure everyone’s safety and security. As the times and the trends change, we update our rules. We strive to be fair—to see things from our guests’ perspective. When new RV products hit the market, like fresh ideas for screened rooms, we may amend our rules to accommodate.

We’re fortunate to be located in one of the last true Old Florida towns: small, friendly, and quiet. Our sensible park rules are us, doing our part.

Download Floridays RV Park Rules & Regulations

Food Network Again Goes RVing

Does anyone remember the old Food Network show featuring a guy in an RV? Jim O’Connor’s show, The Secret Life Of… always received mixed reviews. Most loved his almost manic but amicable personality. Others just marveled that a guy living in an RV who was better at “eating” than “cooking” could have his own cooking show.

Fast forward to 2018 and RVing is again being featured on the Food Channel. In the opening show, the hosts demonstrated to viewers how to “elevate their camping experience” with two fun recipes made in the kitchen of a 5th wheel.

In Episode 2, a young couple looks for the perfect RV to take out on the open road on a limited budget in order to start a new chapter in their lives. 
Watch this episode and others online »

The Go RVing PR team is also preparing for upcoming national television spots that will showcase RVing including four features on the business network CNBC this summer. Go RVing will take over the plaza outside the New York Stock Exchange to set up an RV, which will be the setting for “Closing Bell” anchors to come outside and interview an RV industry executive. The live segments are scheduled May to August.

In addition, RVs will be featured on the highly-watched “FOX & Friends” morning show on June 2. Go RVing spokespersons representing key RVer demographics will appear throughout the morning against the backdrop of an urban campground the PR team will construct outside the FOX studio. The morning will include three RVs—two trailers and a motorhome.

“These are exciting opportunities to let viewers see how versatile RVs can be, and to imagine how they might use one themselves,” said director of media relations Kevin Broom. “Whether it’s a family traveler, an outdoor adventurer, or a grandparent interested in multigenerational travel, we’re going to make sure viewers understand there’s an RV that’s right for them.