Yesterday morning, I finally headed on my way to Oregon. I had changed my plans for my next destination several times, and high winds kept me on the refuge on Monday. I only had 214 miles to drive to Jojoba Hills Escapees Park in Anguanga, CA, but it took me well over five hours with no stops. That’s about my limit these days for driving the rig.
Had some white knuckle times as ‘Jack-in-the-Box’ led me along CA 78. Many signs saying not to proceed with an RV over 40’. My rig is 38’, but I was towing a car. Didn’t know how else to get to my destination so I toughed it out.
I wish I could have enjoyed the scenery as I made my way. Went past areas that other’s have blogged about. Ocotillo Wells and Borrego Springs to name a few. Even drove past the Blu In RV Park out in the middle of nowhere. I remembered that fellow bloggers, http://hittheroadjackonawingandaprayer.blogspot.com/, were working there, but I didn’t know if they had already headed out. I just wanted to finish my trip.
Eventually I pulled in to Jojoba Hills, and was able to get a site for a week. I’m in site 421 which is a pull through site. I always appreciate being led to my site, and I found this Escapees Park to be one of the nicest I’ve stayed at.
The site is spacious, and this is the garden in one of its corners. I have to admit that I don’t feel as cramped in here as in other RV parks. Had an issue with my water hookup that had nothing to do with the park. The fairly new hose that I used at Imperial just wouldn’t stop leaking at the hookup. I spent a lot of time trying to remedy the situation, but finally decided to just sleep on it and use my fresh water tank for the night. I just didn’t have the arm power to remove the defective hose from the hookup on the rig. It had been tightened down by Norm at Imperial, and I just couldn’t budge it.
This morning I debated with myself about calling a mobile RV tech to help me out, but decided first that I’d go to the office and see if they could help me. After all, this is a SKP park, and helping others is one of their beliefs. The woman in the office asked if I had tried asking a neighbor for help, and I had to honestly tell her that the only men I had seen didn’t look like they had much more strength than I did. She looked at where I was staying in the park and admitted that the folks she would suggest asking were not around. She then called one of the park maintenance guys, and he fixed the problem in no time.
Besides relaxing and being a tourist in the area, I have some other things I want to accomplish while I’m here. I’m waiting for a call back on one of those things. After five months of no cell service (AT&T), I can finally make some calls again. My air card is also getting four bars of 4G. Kind of nice to be back in civilization for a while.
When you sign in here you have to fill out a form, and one of the questions asks if you want a tour of the park. I decided to do that this afternoon. After nine years on the road, I need to be considering other options in my life. Time marches on, and I’m not as spry as I used to be.
This has been the only non-volunteering place where I have felt that I could actually spend some extended time at. I’ve got some thinking to do about my future.
Nice pine tree, right? Well look closely and you’ll see that it is actually a Verizon tower. It’s located next to the water tanks at Jojoba Hills. No wonder I have such fast internet! And guess what? No mosquitoes here!
Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later, Judy