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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Back in Mesa

I am moved back down to the valley, about 6 weeks and 20 degrees of hot too soon.  The original place I thought I had reservations decided they didn’t like the looks of my rig in their snooty park, so they denied me entrance at 2:30pm on a hot afternoon.  I had to have electricity to keep the cats cool with the air conditioning.  Mike had them in the car for the move, but that wouldn’t work for the evening, and I couldn’t boondock and have air conditioning.  I was making frantic calls around for a place for at least one night with power.  At one of the parks when I gave my name I heard “(shadowmoss)!  This is (former office manager where I used to live in the mobile home).  Sure, come on over’.  I was welcomed not just for a night, but they also have a fall special and I’m here until the end of the year.

I will NEVER, EVER stay at a Cal Am resort, no matter what I am living in.

Mesa Spirit is a really nice, friendly park with better facilities and cheaper with all that is included in the base rent.  I won’t be able to afford to stay after the special price ends, but I’m good for now.

I’m hiding waiting for the temperature to drop.  It is still 100* during the day, and unlike Payson there is no shade here.  I came down early because the park in Payson is doing construction and needed me to move.  The cats have forgiven me.  They hate moving.  It didn’t help that I took them to the rabies clinic at TSC for their rabies shots the night before we moved.  Poor Rasta had to deal with a dog in line in front of us that looked at him intently, and it was obvious he was thinking ‘lunch!’.  We all survived.

7 comments:

  1. Nice that you found a nice place to stay for a reasonable price with full hookup's, enjoy till the end of the year.

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  2. There's a nice park in Eloy....www.silveradorvresort.com......$350 a month plus electric. Very nice, lots of activities, etc. Check out the website.

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  3. I have never liked Cal Am parks. They,are over priced and definitely snooty. Glad you're settled for a couple of months so you can figure out what comes next.

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  4. I remember staying one night in Indio, CA where they definitely did not approve of me and let me know it. I should have just moved on, but I still wasn't used to the whole RVing scene so I stayed. They made me feel miserable the entire time. After that I was able to spot the places that were welcoming and laid back.

    Too bad you are back in the hot weather. I think we are going up to 97 today and should then enjoy a few cooler days.

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  5. Some parks have a limit on the age of the RV. My RV is too old for them, but it's resale value is higher than most of the rigs I see in those parks.

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  6. I hate those places that look at nothing but the date on the title. You are better off without them and now you are back near your old stomping grounds. If it is a ten year rule at Cal-Am, we would not qualify either.

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  7. Those snooty parks are everywhere even in Terlingua. I am surprised they allow us common folks to use their $5.00 showers.

    Glad you are in a familiar setting and that the cats forgave you :)

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