On Sunday October 24, I finally had what I thought was everything I needed for the trip. As it turns out, I forgot the cork screw :(, lemon juice, and onions. Now how can a girl live without those three essentials? Here’s a picture of me and the boys squinting into the sun eager to be on the road.
We left Elephant Butte about 11 AM and arrived in Benson about 3 AZ time. They don’t believe in DST just another reason why I should live here. So I decided to check out Sierra Vista. I got lost trying to find the only two RV parks which were really mobile home parks and really not very nice. So I went back up to Benson and stayed at Cochise Terrace RV park using my Passport America discount. Gary and I had stayed there many years ago, and it’s really nice, but I was anxious to get further west.
I arrived in Casa Grande to stop at Walmart, just one of my regular stops when on this route. I was considering going on to Yuma, but decided to check out Palm Creek RV Resort. Gary and I had watched them convert the cotton field to something with many incredibly tall palm trees with a golf course. I thought: why not? At the gate, they asked me if I was pre-registered. Oh, I thought, now I’m in trouble. I explained that I only wanted to spend a night or so. No problem. Just two stop signs and hang a right. This place is more beautiful than Desert Palms in California. Now, I’m really in trouble. Oh well, it’s only money. At the desk, she asked, “You only want to spend one night?” Well, how about a week? Let’s see what we can do. They made me a deal that was so-o-o cheap it was ridiculous. They took my picture for my ID badge and I felt like I was in like Flynn. The park ranger helped me back my rig into my space and told me I drove like a pro. What a guy!
I made friends with my next door neighbors the first night, because that’s when I found out I forgot my corkscrew. They were putting their lights on their palm tree when I pulled in , so I took a picture of them all lit up. After I got my bottle of wine opened, we visited for a while: great people from Washington. Instead of having a park model, they have a Casita, which is nothing but an outdoor kitchen which is very popular in this part of the country. It’s great for outside entertaining and that’s all we believe in when in AZ. Point being that I was probably a little lit when I took this picture.
The next day I walked to Walmart to get a corkscrew and a few other things. Here are some pictures of this gorgeous place. The first is the entrance.
Since the golf course winds through the middle, I can only get portions; however, today I did see a golf bag on wheels being controlled by a remote control. I was so proud that I didn’t stop and stare and make a fool out of myself.
On Wednesday, I spent the afternoon in the spa and pool.
I almost forgot: they have tennis courts, pickle ball courts, and a great play yard for the dogs.
I considered staying here for a month, but I’m anxious to get to Pioneer Park over in Wellton and renew friendships; besides, it’s cheaper. I’ll head that way on Monday.