Monday, February 16 – We pulled out of the Indio, CA, Elks Lodge bright and early this Monday morning. We had to make a quick stop at their dump station to empty our holding tanks so we weren't hauling unnecessary weight over the mountains east of Indio on our way to Phoenix, AZ.
That completed, we hopped on I-10 East bound for the next 225 miles. Passing through Quartzsite, AZ, we were surprised at how many RVers were still camping out in the desert. We pulled off the interstate on the east side of Quartzsite to fill up on diesel fuel. It was 75¢ cheaper in Arizona than in California. If we could have waited to fill up in Phoenix, diesel was selling for $2.45 a gallon. That's about a $1.00 cheaper than in California.
The drive through Phoenix was uneventful, even though traffic was a little heavy. We arrived at our destination, Holiday Village RV Park, by early afternoon. We have moved from Pacific time to the Mountain Time Zone, so we lost an hour along the way.
Holiday Village RV is predominately a mobile home park. Most of the residents are here for the winter. We drove around the park and there are only about a dozen RVers in the park. That's fine with us. The price is right! It really is a much nicer park than our first impression led us to believe.
They have a very nice pool, Jacuzzi, club house, library, laundry, game room, etc. The streets are paved and the sites are gravel with concrete patios.
So it's not a luxury RV Resort by any means, but we’re happy with our choice and will be here for the next month. We've been to the area previously, most recently three years ago, and have visited many of the popular stops. We are anxious for Spring Training baseball to begin in the next couple of weeks so we can cheer on our Cleveland Indians.
Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y’all back real soon. Have a great day!