Escapees Members for probably six years. We joined before we had an RV so we could learn and do some research. Escapees have a number of RV parks and campgrounds all over the country. We try to stop in and get a feel for them.
We couldn't make a reservation, but we did call ahead to see if there were possibilities. Sue at the front desk indicated we probably would be able to get into a site and not have to be in overflow. So off we went and arrived at the office about 11:30 AM.
Pam checked out the filter and then removed the pump. I had been carrying we an extra pump from a previous replacement.
We signed up for a tour of the property and Charlie arrived a little after 1:30 PM to show us around.
There are 283 sites that are approximately 50' x 70'. The one that we are on at the moment is even bigger.
We started over near the Office and took a look at the Ranch House.
Then over to the Art Center which was near the overflow/boondocking area.
We also walked through the Clubhouse known as the 'Friendship Hall. It was very impressive. Lots of activities to get involved with and things to do.
Though I don't think we want to move here, a lots of things impressed us including:
- Friendly people. From the minute you walk in, to everyone (yes everyone) we met or talked to, they were completely friendly and glad to meet you. Escapees definitely lead the way in the that department. Totally friendly environment.
- Activities. There are a lot of things going on here and everything is done by committee. Library, Talent Show, Post Office, Kitchen --- seems as if everyone was involved with some committee (or more than one.)
- Spacious and well kept sites. This is the nicest Escapee park we have ever been to and we have probably visited 8 or 9. The building and codes committee definitely has done well. There are not a lot of real different buildings and storage on sites. All are unique but they have a very consistent sense of orderliness.
- Cost. At $24 a night for full hookups and access to all the facilities ($1 for washers and dryers), it is very reasonable.
- Design of campground. Lots of thought and planning went into the campground. The sides of the hills have an immense watering system to grow underbrush for erosion control.
So that's a quick look at Jojoba Hills and our latest on the Roadrunner Chronicles. Thanks for joining us!