Monday, March 6 – We usually pull out of our campground and on to the next stop by 7:00 a.m But, this morning we left Usery Mountain Regional Park bound for VIP RV Resort & Storage in Apache Junction, AZ, later than normal. Why? You ask…We only had about a 15 mile drive, to avoid Phoenix rush hour traffic and needed to wait for check-in time at our new location. Our biggest delay is due to trouble with our main slide-out refusing to retract. Paul worked on the slide a little over an hour. He finally was able to get the slide ready for a manual retract. He got a couple guys to help him push it shut. Paul will investigate repairs tomorrow.
VIP RV Resort is pretty basic, especially if they want to call themselves a resort. It is one very long street, nicely paved, and very wide for an RV park. The sites are gravel with cement patios with plenty of space between sites. They are 50 amp full hook-up sites. Everyone is very nice. Paul wanted to stay in Apache Junction rather than Mesa so he could enjoy the view of the Superstition Mountains. Unfortunately, a large warehouse blocks our view of the mountains.
Classify the following under “It's a small world.” After getting set-up in our site, we needed to go to Walmart for a couple prescriptions and other supplies. While standing in the pharmacy line a fellow passed by us after paying for his prescription. He stopped suddenly and asked, “Aren't you the Weavers?” Yep! Raymond and his wife are here in Apache Junction for the winter. He's been following our blog for years and recognized us from pictures we've posted on the blog. Amazing! Thanks for stopping to talk with us Raymond. It was a pleasure meeting you!
Our plans are to stay here a week, and then we need to re-evaluate our next destination. Paul is having some health issues and may need to return to Houston, TX, to see his doctor. We were hoping the lower altitude of Phoenix would help him but so far it hasn't proven to be the case. We'll evaluate our decision after talking to the doctor.
We are still treated to amazing sunsets here in Apache Junction.
Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y’all back real soon. Have a great day!