|Waxing and Polishing|
|Shining up the fiver.|
|Rolling through Tucson @ 10:30 am.|
There should be a fine for truckers who hog the inside fast lanes and hold back traffic. We witnessed so much of this in these parts. That is rarely experienced on California, Oregon and Washington interstates.
|Heading on I-10 west towards I-8, the views are most pleasant.|
|The desert landscaped changed and we were back in Saguaro cacti country. Nice!|
|At a paved, pull through site in Fortuna De Oro RV Park in Yuma.|
We chose to roll into this park based on our good Gold Canyon experience at the Canyon Vista Resort. Well......this RV park is fine but to call it a resort doesn't fit our definition. There are 1200 sites here. The folks we met are very, very friendly.
We rolled in to this discombobulated RV facility, with poor (actually no) signage. Like....where is the registration office? No sign! Where does one park a big rig to register? No sign! We drove into a narrow lane, parked and looked around for someone who could direct us to the registration office. We learned that no one works the office on Sundays. Really? Hard to fathom! Oh...we eventually found an office sign. The sign size is about 5 inches by 6 inches....and almost impossible to read. It reads....'Guest Services'.
A fellow British Columbian, who winters in this park, saw us looking around and informed us that no one was available to assist. He rolled his eyes! He offered to drive me around the park and to show me where the pull through sites were. Once back, Jeanette blocked traffic on the road, I backed our rig... then drove to the right (unmarked) entrance to lead us to the pull through sites.
Cal-Am run some very good RV parks in the Phoenix area. We've been in two of them. I am told that the company acquired this park, some time back, and has been busy revitalizing it. The evidence is clear that money is being spent here. But....to not have anyone in the RV office to welcome clients is ridiculous at best. How they can run businesses without personal service? It defies logic. I am certain the management could find an RVer, or two, who could man the office on Sundays, in exchange for a break on the RV rental site(s) they occupy.
Two days back, we emailed this RV park to secure a long pull through. They have a limited number of those. Cal-Am has a central registration email for all of its parks. I clearly wrote that we were rolling into Yuma. A return email asked us which park we were requesting. I re-read my email believing I may have not mentioned the only Yuma RV park. Well.....I had written that we wanted the Yuma park....and they only have one in Yuma!!!! I replied to the email but never did get a reply. To then arrive and find no one to guide us in is proof that Cal-Am has some serious 'systems' problems to overcome. I will drop them a line about our experience.
OK... Rant over!!!!
|The night time view from our picture window.|
Jeanette is about to lock up before our evening walk around the park.
Once this blog is posted, I will walk over to the unmarked office to register. We're here for seven days and we'll decide whether we stay in this pull through or move to the newer gravel sites. We'll decide on what will serve us best.
It was very windy here, this early morning, but the flags flattened for a bit before the gale force winds reared up. Phew! It should otherwise be a reasonably nice day out. It is sunny and the temperatures are forecast to warm up in the days ahead. Can't wait!!!!
We did call my brother and SIL, last night, to plan a get together with them today. We look forward to that. Their lovely place, in a great RV park, is where they have made their winter home for several years.
Thanks for dropping by.