Sunday was a good day to arrive, there was almost no traffic and no waiting at check-in. It was easy place to find but we noted the parking spot for check-in is fairly tight.
At first glance it seems really tight, but our 2007 Allegro Bus turns well and I went slow. With Pam giving large animated hand signals, we backed in, straightened it up and were done. We had a big concrete slab for the car and our 'common area' to host friends and guests if we wanted to.
And were all set in a few minutes.
There's a lot to like about this place. First and foremost -- the people! This has to be one of the friendliest RV parks we have visited. Three people came over and said 'hi - welcome!' within the first hour. That was nice.
Our second day here, a lady stopped by with a "Welcome Package". It had a bottle of wine, two glasses and some other goodies in it. We were quite impressed!
And though the place is very large with 2000+ sites, it really is enjoyable. We have a lot of amenities and they have organized things well. For example,
- near the office, we have our own Post Office with a PO Box. And UPS delivers right to our site.
- we are intermingled with the old and new units, as well as the park models, 5th wheels and motor homes
- our own separate trash and recycle bins that are emptied weekly and every other week.
- the two pools are good sized and we are half way between both.
- clubs and groups of lots of hobbies: tap dancing, piano playing, silver jewelry, quilting, sewing, computer clubs, etc
- lots of pool tables
- complete woodworking shop
- golf driving range (into a net)
- tiki bar at the pool with happy hour starting at 3 PM
- full time maintenance crew who keeps the grounds and trees well manicured
One thing I thought was a great idea was the block party our 10th street had. They apparently have one every month. We signed up and it was a nice way to meet people.
I met Vince and we partnered for the bean bag toss tournament.
The highlight of the get-together was the potluck at the hosts campsite.
All in all, we really liked this large and up-to-now foreign snowbird resort. It has a lot of amenities and to our surprise--full of very friendly folks. Folks from all over, half of our neighbors are from different parts of Canada.
We would take another shot at staying at a place like this is the future as we look for winter time month+ stays. Some of the drawbacks or down side items would be:
- does not have the 'it factor' for camping
- surprisingly slow internet connections
- streets ok and well maintained but are narrow and somewhat tight
We'll be here another day and then off to Catalina State Park north of Tucson.
Thanks for joining us today on the Roadrunner Chronicles! Until next time...