Our 7 week motorhoming vacation is drawing to an end but I cannot go home without mentioning the wonderful park we spent a week at in our 34′ motorhome in December of 2008. This is by-far one of my favorite places to be!
Espada Park is a great place to have a nice family picnic. Located near the Missions on the Southside of town, this park has several designated areas for the perfect picnic. Please note that the picnic areas are first-come, first-serve and alcohol is not permitted.
If you have a boat, just next to the jetty is where you can launch it. There is no official boat ramp at the present, but the sand is rock hard most of the time. There is also a tractor there to hire if you have a big boat and are not too confident in your car! There are some truly amazing places to visit if you have a boat, with reef systems running everywhere. There are also 14 different ship wrecks that you can visit and dive on. A lot of large fish are caught in Lancelin, both on the shore or off a boat; don’t be shy on the fishing!
For players who want something in between leisurely play and intense leagues, Chicago has a way for people to contact other players interested in beach tennis and form friendly teams. Sportsvite is a website dedicated to helping people connect through sports. The site provides visitors with the option to create and organize their own teams, and even has management tools to help form schedules and rosters. Anyone can sign-up and contact other people who enjoy playing beach tennis.
The fitness center and gymnasium is fun for all ages. The gymnasium offers a full basketball court and split with a volleyball positions at times and some bleachers for onlookers. Now the fitness center will have something for everybody. It is equipped with amazing workout stations and so many machines to choose from they are extensive exercise equipment. Be Careful and have a fun time.
Carolina Hemlocks is a state park in Burnsville, North Carolina. Carolina Hemlocks has a total of 36 campsites. The campsites are positioned in a loop pattern so that tents, cars and recreational vehicles can take advantage of the campsites. Each campsite at Carolina Hemlocks features a lantern post, table and fire ring with cooking grill. Drinking water and flush toilets are also available in each loop. There are two hiking trails at Carolina Hemlocks. The Hemlock Trail is a 1 mile long nature trail that will take you along the South Toe River. The Colbert Ridge Trail is 3.8 miles long and takes you through the Black Mountain Range Crest and the South Toe Valley. The Colbert Ridge Trail is considered to be a difficult trail due to its steepness, while The Hemlock Trail is rated as easy.
Aztlan Park – Located at Navajo St. and W. 44th, this is great for playing basketball and softball, swimming in the outdoor pool, and having some fun in the rec. center.
Floor Slam; Start this drill, by slamming a ball into the floor. A setter sprints onto the court from a designated area. They track down the ball and try to make the best set possible to the outside hitting position. After they set the ball, they continue to sprint off the court to one side or the other. This drill works best if you have two or three setters to work together.