Thursday morning we left Kofa Ko-op RV Park and headed for North Ranch stopping in Salome to have a bite of lunch. I guess we are just going to the wrong places to eat—our choices in the Wickenburg area are limited—and I am so tired of paying good money for icky food. While in Arkansas we ate at a fabulous restaurant in Hot Springs—Rolondo’s. The food was fantastic, beautifully presented, portions were perfect and four of us ate for $50 including tip! In Salome, Michael had OK food, mine was awful—how do you mess up chicken strips??? and it cost the two of us $25 to eat. I guess that’s why we eat at home most of the time.
Tuesday while still in Yuma and waiting for my crowns to be ready we took a drive—out to Mittry Lake. It’s always pleasant to see so much water in the desert. There are lots of boondocking spots along the lake but Barbara from Me and My Dog talked about mosquitoes and other flying bugs—might not be so great to camp there??
It didn’t take us long to unload the motorhome as we tried so hard not to take as much as we usually do. And on that note—I found out some people read my blog carefully—very carefully. In the Friday blog written before we left on Sunday I said, “we are staying at the Escapees Park with full hookups so I can use my washer/dryer.” Upon arriving at the park and being handed the proverbial list of rules we noted “you may not use washer/dryers in your RVs.” So, I didn’t use my washer/dryer, not a big deal except to someone with too much time on their hands!
Monday morning before I left for Mexico the park manager appeared at our door asking if I was using my washer/dryer. He asked me three times and each time I said, “no, I am not.” In the course of this conversation he said something about someone “reading it on the internet.”
After he left I grabbed my iPad, retrieved the blog in question and noted the sentence I had written about using the washer/dryer. I was upset—I walked over to the office and using the iPad showed the office managers what I had said in the blog. I told them, “I read the rules and I haven’t been using my onboard washer/dryer.” Their comment was, “most people don’t read the rules.” Well—we do and we also pick up after our dog!
The park’s septic system which services the RV lots cannot handle the use of washer/dryers. The park’s laundromat is serviced by a totally separate septic system—I understand totally. But, really—no one likes a tattle-tale!
We enjoyed a great happy hour at Jim and Ellie’s last night visiting with friends and getting to meet some new folks—classmates of Jim’s from Amarillo, TX—who have purchased property in North Ranch.
Today Michael has started work on the counter top backsplash and I put up the outside Christmas lights. Our ATVing buddies headed out early this morning for a ride—we elected to stay home and as cool and windy as it’s been today—I am thinking we made the right choice.
Life is good