Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year from Winterhaven

It's New Year's Eve and we are doing our usual.....nothing.  Sounds good to us, though, after a busy Christmas and hectic life dealing with all of the winter issues we had back up there in Tumwater.   Peace and quiet, and watching Dick Clark in Times Square will be enough for us.  We can get good old Dick Clark on our satellite here in the west at the east coast time.  Makes the non-celebrating celebration a lot easier on us "old folks."  We did want to wish all of our readers....

Happy New Year for 2010 !!

We arrived here in Winterhaven, California yesterday afternoon after leaving Indio.  We took Hwy. 86 out of Indio down to El Centro, and then picked up I-8 going east to our RV park in Winterhaven.  We are 7 miles west of the town of Yuma, Arizona.

We are staying at the Pilot Knob RV Resort.  This is also an ROD (free for us) park in our system.  When we checked in, I did opt to pay a fee of $3.00 per day to gain us a 50 amp space.  Bargain price.  So, for the 6 nights we are staying here, it will cost us $18.00.  This park, unlike Indian Waters in Indio, allows us a full hook-up site.  They make no distinction here between Western Horizon or affiliate members. 



There is a clubhouse with a large gathering hall for pot luck suppers and social events.  Plus they serve some type of meal here everyday except Wednesday.  That's the cooks day off.


They have the obligatory swimming pool and spa for those inclined to take a dip.



There is also a nice little library and puzzle room for guests.


They have nice grounds here.  The interior roads are good, although gravel and sand so it can be dusty.  But hey...it is the desert and there is bound to be dust. 


This afternoon, Bruce and I took a walk for about 45 minutes out behind the RV park toward the boondockers in the desert.  This area is chock full of boondockers and they all seem to have the required equipment to make their life easier.  We saw most of them with the large solar panels mounted on their RV's. 



That's Mexico off on the horizon.....way out there.



A boundary sign marks off the territory set aside for the boondockers.



This area is really beautiful in it's own way.  The desert life isn't for everybody, but you can still appreciate the beauty of the landscape.  We find everyplace we visit to have it's own wonderful qualities.  That is what makes an RV lifestyle the most appealing to us, visiting places with diversity in scenery.  How boring would it be to always just look at the same old thing everyday?  Variety is the spice of life.  We're hoping that 2010 will allow us to see and appreciate that diversity of our beautiful country.



Until next time.....so long for now!

23 comments:

KarenInTheWoods and Steveio said...

I like the way you post about the campground and information... you take good pics and write about stuff we all like to read when RVing. Thanks! Happy New Year!

Gypsy said...

This beautiful country is so huge that you never have to see anything twice and you will still never cover a portion of it.

Have a happy new year, and safe travels to you.

Margie M. said...

Thanks Karen and Gypsy for your positive comments. I do my best to provide accurate, interesting information that may apply to all RV travelers. I plan to continue that throughout the upcoming year as we go back to Florida in the spring.

sue and doug said...

happy new year Margie and Bruce!!!..cheers to you !!

Rick and Paulette said...

Happy New Year Margie and Bruce. Thanks for posting all those neat pics in todays blog - great stuff!

THE BAYFIELD BUNCH said...

Yep, I agree about how boring things can get looking at the same old things everday. All the best in the new year folks:)) AL

Happytrails said...

Happy New Year to you and Bruce! Thank you so much for your kind words on my blog this morning! What a wonderful way to "wake up" in the new year. One of the things Mike and I have discovered in our 4 short months full-timing is the wonderful people we have met via internet. We can only hope that one day very soon we can actually meet in person but until that time this is the next best thing.
I agree with the others on how well you describe each place you visit and the pics are perfect. It is like you are there. Great job!!

We will finally be moving this big vehicle tomorrow and heading south ourselves. I'm understanding what it means to have "hitchitch."

Travel safely and continue to enjoy your adventures.

Jerry and Suzy said...

We remember Pilot Knob with great pleasure. It was our first real "desert" stop on our full-time journey. Thanks for the reminder. And a great 2010, getting out and exploring!

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