Wednesday, March 25, 2009

March 25, 2009

Hey, Hey! We made it. We had a small problem in hitching up the fifth wheel. We have a Fifth Airborne Sidewinder hitch (which we love). We almost always turn the thing sideways when we park. When DH went to straighten it to “hitch up” position---it would not budge. We had to tie a rope around it and use the truck to pull it into position. The only thing we could figure was possibly the ‘heat’ there in the desert had cause things to expand. At any rate, once it was in position, we had no problems hitching up and pulling the fiver down the road. We plan on checking this out when we stop in Elkhart for a warranty repair on our micro/convection oven. The trip was relatively uneventful. The roads we traveled on could have been a little bit smoother, but we can deal with a little ‘bounce’ along life’s journeys! I will say the scenery along the way was absolutely beautiful, lots of rolling desert hills and mountains.

We left Southern Mesa around 11am and arrived here at the skp park in Congress about 2:30. We found out at check-in that they were having a dinner at the clubhouse this evening--homemade chicken noodle soup, salad, homemade rolls, and pineapple upside down cake for desert---all for $5.00! Apparently there is a group of ‘bakers’ (no not bikers) here at the park who decided to do this---it was their first time doing a dinner. The group puts on a big bake sale the first of April and I guess they serve homemade stickybuns for breakfast that morning. This is our kinda place! LOL!

The park itself looks very nice. I’ll have more on that and hopefully some photos in my next post. On our way here we went through Wickenburg--a small town only about 10 miles from the park. We were very impressed with what little we saw and will definitely be doing some exploring the week we are here. One last note, at dinner we were warned about the rattle snakes. It is warm enough that they have started to crawl or slither about---seems they like to sun themselves on the hot pavement here at the park and sometimes they stay till after dark continuing to ‘suck up ‘ the warmth. So, if you are out and about after the sun goes down a flashlight is a ‘must have’ item!!


  1. Sounds great except for the rattlesnakes.. Enjoy your week.

  2. Well I am sorry you just lost Sherri from ever staying there. Snakes and Sherri do not go together. As long as they are never mentioned she is fine but once someone says something about snakes good-bye Sherri..LOL
    Have fun and get a flashlight.

    Joe and Sherri


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