April 24, 2012
This will be my last entry for a while -- tomorrow we will be in Las Vegas, the trailer will go to the storage lot, and we will settle down with Randy, Jaime, and Natalie for a while. When we pick up and travel again then you’ll get another notice.
The Winslow meteor crater tour was a wonderful experience. This site is not owned by the government, but by a private family. I really respect the way they have handled things, turning the whole place into something where one can learn about scientific reality, rather than going to a quasi-theme park. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and the information we gained there.
We are in Kingman, Arizona, right on the border with Nevada. It’s kind of a cowboy town, our RV Campground is also a Horse Campground. Like the place where we stayed last night, it is a beautiful campground, nicely landscaped, clean, spacious, well-kept.
I have a lot of respect for the people who choose to provide the service of campgrounds for travel trailers and rvs. It is a lot of work, and not a lot of compensation. If you close the park for a vacation, or for the winter, then you have to find another source of income. You have to make sure everything is clean and updated, landscaping attractive and well-kempt, you have to deal with the obnoxious folk who do not clean up after their dogs (you’d be surprised how many don’t!) with rude people who act as though they are doing you a favor by staying there, with people who arrive late, leave late, need to be guided as they try to back into their site. Not the sort of life that I would choose! I read reviews of campgrounds before I choose them, and I also write reviews of places we have stayed. I am amazed at the comments about rude and unhelpful staff, because we have found the exact opposite, consistently. Could it have to do with the way you treat them in the beginning??
TTFN. I’ll keep in touch!