Thursday, December 29, 2016

New Views

We left North Ranch this morning and took Vulture Mine Road through Wickenburg toward Vulture Peak (on the right)


Our route took us south through the gentle curves and inclines of the Vulture Mountains.


Where the pavement ended and the dirt began, we hung a left


toward the nuclear power plant outside Tonopah.


About an hour later we pulled into the parking lot of Saddle Mountain RV Park, our home for the next month.  This complex consists of several buildings and 344 rv sites.  It is huge.  When Duane and I were walking around we got the distinct impression that it was at one time some kind of school, because a couple of the long buildings were designated as dorms.  Everything around here is well kept and up-to-date.

We are concerned with only three of the buildings.  This one houses the office.


This is the activity building.

(There’s that creepy guy again.)


Inside the activity center we found a very nice comfy library,


card/puzzle room,


game table room,


craft room with quilt lay-out tables,


and a complete exercise room with all kinds of equipment and weights and punching bag. 


The other building that interested us was the laundry.  All of these buildings were very clean, well-lighted and air conditioned.


We are parked in this side of the park.  For as nice as it is, there are a whole lot of open sites.


The other section of the park,


four pickleball courts, one tennis court,


unheated pool, but the water was warm.  Also available are a putting green, shuffleboard, bocce ball, basketball court, and horseshoes.


Ours is not a premium site, but we have full hook-ups and 50 amp, and it is plenty big enough for us.


The weather here is, so far, nicer than Congress.  The temperature was in the low 60’s, but we needed to run the air conditioner.  As soon as we arrived I changed to shorts and a tee shirt.  After we got set up and ate lunch we found a couple of people at the pickleball court.  We spent the afternoon playing with them and discovered that they ride a Goldwing (motorcycle).  We made plans with them to ride to Bagdad tomorrow!

More fun in store tomorrow.

Louise and Duane

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