Saturday, 28 January 2006
From Countrified to Citified
Today we packed up and hit the road about 9:55 a.m. heading for Phoenix. We had reservations at the SilverRidge RV Resort in Mesa which is a very large suburb of Phoenix and I’m told is the third largest city in Arizona. We arrived after getting through Saturday Phoenix traffic at about 12:30 p.m. and were set up by about 2:00 p.m. There was some hassle with our check in. We were guided to two sites by the little man at the front booth and both were taken (by seasonal dwellers) so don’t know where he’s getting his information but we finally ended up on site 630 which is very close to the doggie walk area.
The doggie walk area is through a gate and into a back street near where the city keeps their vehicles so it’s not a place where you can let the dog run. Our site is nice, quite large but not as large as Black Rock, also no picnic table again but we do have two concrete slabs, one for our patio and one to park the truck. The nice thing about this park is that the streets are paved so hopefully I’ll get out and get some exercise.
When we left Brenda it was mostly cloudy although the sun was bright when it first came up this morning. As we continued east it became more sunny and here in Mesa it is very sunny with a slight breeze. I tried sitting outside for a while but only got one chapter read. I need to go and check out the facilities. I always like to see if the showers and washrooms are clean so I know if I’m going to use their showers or ours. I’d rather use theirs, Gordon would rather use ours.
As the office isn’t open till Monday, we haven’t checked in yet so don’t have a map of the park so will have to wing it. We do have better cable here than we had in Brenda, I should say we have more stations.
It's quite a difference going from Brenda, in the country where you're surrounded by BLM land to Mesa, in the city where you're surrounded by freeways and shopping malls but we're here for two weeks!
Looks like 72F today for a high.
The photo today is Gordon sitting outside our RV at our new location.