Sunday, May 10, 2020

Day 94, 95 - Casa Grande, AZ

Saturday (94) - I went to sit outside this morning around 7:30 to have my coffee and it was already almost 80°F. Today’s high is only supposed to be 99°F so that would be an improvement from the last couple of days. I went for a walk to take out the trash and walked by the cactus garden near the entrance. This is a relatively new park so most of the RVs and park models were pretty new. I think their 10 year rule applies to these units. This picture is actually taken from the cactus garden looking across the entrance road. The cloud cover is keeping the temperature down.

I thought the steel sculpture was interesting. Two people having a shootout in front of the “Welcome Home” sign. Is this typical Arizona? This place is very well kept with much wider lots and streets compared to older parks like Fiesta Grande. There were a few flowers on some of the cactuses in the garden. But it was starting to get hot standing around in the sun.

So, where to from here. At the moment, all we know is that we are heading north. We have a reservation at the RV park in Sunriver for the end of May but I don’t have a lot of faith that it will still be there. The Oregon governor already announced that the “State of Emergency” was being extended for 60 days. This would put it past the July 4th weekend. I had called the KOA in Pendleton, OR, and we are on the waiting list for a month stay starting near the end of next week. I haven’t heard back from them.

I think that Oregon and Washington May be out for a while. Oregon even closed all dispersed camping. Private RV parks are still accepting new arrivals on a limited basis but we are running into Memorial Day. And most places are already booked solid for that weekend. So still looking.

Sunday (95) - Another hot day though not as bad as a few days ago. It’s 11:22am and 94°F. So I went for a walk through the park. It really is a long-term stay place with park models in most of the spaces with a few motor homes and 5th wheels scattered around. The number of transients like us is a small percentage. It looks like there are a large number of activities normally including some that I haven’t seen before such as rooms to work on ceramics or stained glass.

After my short 1 mile walk, I’m cooling off in the breezeways near the pool which isn’t bad at all. There is a nice breeze blowing through.

7 comments:

SonjaM said...

Traveling in times of the virus seems to be getting tougher every day. I can relate to that, we are still recommended to stay in our state (or as we call it: Bundesland), and cannot travel abroad as borders are still closed.

Lynne Goebeler said...

I'm sorry I didn't have a better outcome on the Lincoln City park. I knew about the forest service camping closing because of horrifying human behavior, but I mistakenly thought private parks were open in OR. Sorry.

RichardM said...

The annoying thing is that it’s not very predictable. And things are different from state to state...

RichardM said...

No problem. Thank you for contacting them. Right now, I just made a reservation for Pahrump for tomorrow night. They we will look for something in Tonopah or Hawthorne. Then on to Winnemucca. I called the place in Pendleton, OR, and they said that it looked likely that a monthly site will open up. They are only either monthly or overnight. Nothing in between.

Lynne Goebeler said...

That sounds promising, will keep our fingers crossed for you!

RichardM said...

The called! We have a spot for the at least a month!

Lynne Goebeler said...

Awesome! That has to be a relief!