31.01.2011 77 °F
Sunday, Jan 23, we left our Tucson RV park. We had lived here for about 2 ½ weeks and used it as a base for exploring the area in S. AZ. This is the most time we had stayed at any park. We had originally thought that we might act like the typical snowbird and enjoy some of the activities provided by the park. But there were so many places to see and learn about that we didn’t do much there at the park….as I’m sure you can tell if you have been reading my blogs. But now we were off again. This time we were going back to Desert Hot Springs in S. CA. We had enjoyed our time (2 wks) here when we passed through in December. We had reserved a space at another park with a view out over the desert similar to the one we spent a week in earlier. But this time we have a month. We plan on a more restful month and by the end of it we will have a better idea as to our feelings of being “real” snowbirds. I’ll try and remember to let you know our thoughts later on.
As our trip east, so was our trip back west, we spent 2 days to travel the 408 miles. We divided it a little differently and stopped at Saddleback Mountain RV Resort in Tonapah, AZ. This place is literally out in the middle of nowhere. It was originally made for the guys that were building the nearby big nuclear power plant. Somebody got this park when they were done making the power plant and has fixed it up and is being used for snow birds that want to be isolated. It is a very nice park, lots of space for each site, and lots of spaces. Every space had 2 nice big palm trees. There was a pool, wifi, full hookups, their own water and sewer system, etc, etc. There were even several big buildings that were housing units for hundreds of workers that didn’t have RVs. Whoever built this place originally planned big and built everything in from a cafeteria to pool rooms to a library to what ever you might want. We had a good rest because we were far enough from the freeway so as not to hear the cars.
Monday, Jan 24, we finished our trip back I-10 to Desert Hot Springs. Both days were excellent for driving except for a headwind. We pulled in to our reserved spot, hooked up, and I wasted no time to get in to one of the hot mineral pools. There are 3 spa pools and one swimming pool. It is an excellent way to relax after a day of driving, or for that matter doing anything or nothing.