Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Our California Campground

While our campground is really pretty and I love patrolling the entire campground several times a day, Mom is not in love with this place.  We are paying $65 a day and we have a 30 amp site.  We are making it fine, but Mom has to pay attention that she doesn't go over the 30 amp.  Luckily, it is cool here and if we run an air conditioner, it is just one.  It would be a real juggling act if we were running two and trying to fix dinner. Our electric would be going off and it would not be fun.  Also, making a phone call is quite a challenge as the cell service is terrible.  We usually have one bar.  Mom can text, but don't send her a photo because she will never get it downloaded.  BOL!  Also, the free Wi-Fi is supposed to only be used for checking email, but Mom cannot even get signed in for that.  We have a Verizon Mi-Fi and normally, we can get connected, but the signal is not strong.  There are 50 amp sites available Sunday - Thursday, but we would have to move on the weekends.  It is a pain to move, so we have just stayed put.

We have to leave here on Sunday because they are sold out on the next two weekends.  Mom asked to be put on a waiting list, but they said there are a hundred people ahead of us.  I guess they would rather give it to people who will spend two days with them instead of us who would stay 14 days.  It is their loss. Why would we want to stay here when we are not that happy?  1) We really hate to move and 2) Dad's drive to work is not that bad.  We found another place yesterday and if it works out, we will not be returning here as scheduled in two weeks. The cost is the same and we will have everything we want and it is in town.  It is not pretty like here, but Mom would rather have the modern conveniences than pretty.  It is even closer to Dad's work.  We are not sure how traffic will be, but he thinks he will be going the opposite way as the traffic.  We will see next Tuesday as he is off on Mondays.  It is a fairground and they said we have to leave for one night after 14 days, but the more Mom talked to them, they said if they were not booked up, we might be able to stay without leaving. 

Last Saturday, this place was crazy!  Kids were everywhere.  They had a parade with drums at 9 a.m.  It was loud.  Remember how bored we were at the park in Maryland?  This park is far from boring.  A motorized train comes by our site about six times a day loaded with families.  Apparently, one of the cars came unhooked on Saturday.  We heard about it in the office, but didn't see it.  We don't know if anyone was injured.  It is back to running now.

We enjoy sitting outside here as we have a site where we don't roll down the hill like the one in Maryland.

Okay, so are you ready for some photos?

Our site

Water feature.  Hummingbirds love the flowers.

That is the train that goes around the park.  It has tires, so it goes on the road.

There are two dog parks which are located next to each other.

Me and Dad at our site.

Huge tree. We don't know what kind.

Another view of the water feature.

Train station

One of the many cabins.  This kind does not have plumbing.

The beach area of the park.

Entering the beach area. The dog parks are in here.

More of the beach area.  The jumping pad is beyond the umbrellas.

The dog wash.  I almost got a bath here, but the water is not heated.  Mom says it is too cold for me.  ;-)

Airstreams can be rented here.

There are 10 Airstreams that are rented out. They were full over the weekend.

More cabins.
 This place is huge!  The guests are nice and people talk to me all the time.  One guy asked me if I had a lot of parking tickets because I had a boot on my foot. Dad said I should have told him that it wasn't parking tickets, but speeding tickets. BOL!

The Greyhound Who Does Not Take Short Cuts When It Comes To Patrolling His Campground

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