|Our street in Mesa Regal RV Resort.|
|A grapefruit tree....right next to us. Very nice indeed.|
|On our way to Camping World on Highway 60, west bound... (The Superstition highway)|
When we returned to the rig and we're unloading our goodies, an attendant in a golf cart appeared and told us we had to hook up our 5'er and move her back, remove our swivel wheel, and to avoid encroaching on the sidewalk..
When we had called to inquire about getting into this park, we were told that the lots are 45 ft. deep and 35 ' wide. Well, where they put us (with our long 43 ft. length) was in a lot where the park model owner behind us encroached three feet onto the lot we were assigned. His garden shed was on our assigned lot. Our rig didn't quite fit in....and we hung out on the street; but ever so slightly. I asked the attendant not once, not twice, but three times if this was OK. He said yes. I tied two reflective cones to the hitch pin and I asked the neighbours what their thoughts were. All was OK with them. Till early this afternoon, that is!!! Typical of small communities (like small towns) someone complained that our rig encroached a tiny bit over the sidewalk. One complaint was all it took. Someone likely had to step 6" off the sidewalk and onto the road (that is not busy).
I even witnessed one guy in his car complain to a guy on a bicycle that he obviously knew, that my fiver was encroaching. He did not realize I was reaching onto my side garage and heard him clearly. Both were most surprised when I stepped around the grapefruit tree to address their complaint and to explain that the parking attendant had approved the encroachment. I thinks some folks are far too bored with life...and are looking for something to complain about.
|See the cones? You can clearly see how little we encroach over the sidewalk.|
With the attendant at our door step this afternoon, I asked about moving two doors down where there was an open site that was 90 feet deep - you read right - 90 feet deep. He would not hear of it even though the neighbours who own park models here stated that in the past two years, no one had used that site. It would have solved a problem. But.....and it's a big but, the attendant would have none of this common sense.
|We hitched up...moved the fiver forward...unloaded the bike...removed the swivel wheel...backed the fiver in again...!!!!|
With the swivel wheel removed, we backed up a few more feet and proceeded to complete all the tasks required to set up all over again.
|Sorted things out....got level once again...opened the slides....unhooked....GOSH!!!!!|
|Moved the motorcycle and locked it up.|
On our return we found a bag full of goodies resting on our 5'er steps. Inside were two 2011 Mesa Regal RV Resort champagne glasses - etched with the resort logo and name - a bottle of white wine, some other nice little gizmos and....well, you get the picture? We believe the attendant learned from some neighbours - and us too - that all of this frivolity could have been prevented had the original attendant done his job properly in the first place or that the front office could have moved us to a longer site. We have walked around this park and there are well over 40 sites open.....maybe even more. Residents in this park do not own their sites (land that is) but they do own their park models. That we could not have a slightly longer site made no sense to the park model owners around us who sided with us on every turn.
Our experience in this park emulates the small town nosiness that Jeanette and I grew up in. We have lived in large cities all of our adult lives and we certainly appreciate the independence we feel.
We had a good chuckle after all was said and done and we wish to thank those neighbours who came by to express their thoughts on the silliness of all of this.
Hey, we got a bottle of wine out of the deal.....so it's not a bad outcome after all. It is nice that the park management saw the error of their ways and their gesture was most appreciated. (No photo.....aw shucks)
|Nice cactus and grapefruit tree on our street in the park.|
ONWARDS & FORWARDS:
Tomorrow's plans include lunch with our good White Rock, BC friends and golf partners - Phil and Diane - who winter here in Mesa. The evening will find us enjoying dinner with Langley, BC friends - Ione and Annalea - who live in the park we're in. Saturday is reserved for lunch with our good friends from Montreal, Quebec - Gerry and Pauline - who winter in Gold Canyon, about 12 miles east of Mesa, Az.
Thanks for stopping by.