Our current location: Moab, Utah
We were treated to this wonderful scene along Hwy. 50, west of Blue Mesa Ranch, on our way to Utah. Wow, who wouldn't think this was a beautiful sight to behold?
I would like to say Thank You to all who sent their Happy Birthday wishes to me. Birthdays are good. We're going to get them anyway, so we may as well just enjoy them! Unfortunately, I began feeling ill Saturday afternoon and we decided to head out of Gunnison one day early and drive to Moab. I think the very high altitude we'd been living with for over a week had finally gotten to me. Breathing was difficult and sleep also became difficult. Today is now much better at about 5,000 feet in elevation.
In a recent comment about my RV Park Review for Blue Mesa, Sue and Doug asked the question, "What is ROD?" I apologize for not making clear what type of program I was writing about. I get to typing out my thoughts and fail to remember that everyone isn't on the same page as I am. Sorry, Sue and Doug!
ROD...Resorts of Distinction....is an affiliate campground membership program. We purchased a camping membership program back in 2001 through K/M Resorts in Washington state. That entitled us to stay at each K/M resort for up to 2 weeks FREE. We are free to go from park to park in that system. There are 8 or 9 parks in the K/M system. Later we upgraded our plan to include Coast to Coast and Resorts of Distinction parks. We pay $180.00 per year dues (fixed amount) for the ROD parks. We can then stay at any park in that system for up to 7 days in a row for FREE. We are allowed to go to each park in the peak-season twice in a calender year. Supposedly, we may be able to extend our time at a park in the off-season, but we haven't had that opportunity yet. There are ROD parks in over 25 states and 2 in Canada. For instance there are 17 parks in California and 20 in Washington.
Sometimes when we go to an ROD park they may charge $2.00 a night extra for WiFi and sometimes they do not. There are a few parks that do not give the ROD members full hook-ups. Personally, we have only had that happen to us once. Most of the time we get the same service as any other camper. Since we bought into a campground membership program several years ago, we now try to use them as often as possible. It helps to save in our rent budget for the month. We are trying to put those RV parks to use for us as fulltimers.
We arrived in Moab, Utah early Sunday afternoon. We will only be here for 3 nights and then we'll be moving on again. More adventures along Highway 50. In a few days we'll be traveling through Nevada on the part they call "the lonliest road in Ameica."
Hope everyone had a nice weekend.
Until next time....so long for now!