Sunday, March 30, 2014
This and that at Rio Bend RV Resort
What kind of ducks are these? They were huge! Far larger than any wild mallard I have ever seen. They were happily swimming in the pond at th Rio Bend RV resort, and when I walked by, instead of paddling away they quickly got out of the water and came quacking towards me. They were clearly looking for a handout, and when I proved to be treatless they returned to the water.
If they were dogs I would call them mutts. I think mother duck was a local domestic and father duck was a traveling bird! I didn't know ducks did that, but I suspect he was a "Dandy Drake", possibly from Oregon, and she was a "Dizzy Dame."
We returned to this park because Craig has a return appointment with the Algodones dentist on Tuesday, and we really liked it here for the $25 per day Passport America rate. I have walked every morning and gone to the pool for an hour every afternoon. Stretching in a warm pool is so good for my back. This is one of the things I have been looking forward to so very much. It balances the days of hiking and rock climbing very nicely.
Our site is small, but cozy. There are olianders around the back, and a park model on one side. It blocks the wind nicely.
Many of the snowbirds have already left for the season, but we enjoyed meeting a few at the last park fish fry on Friday evening. Yummy. $10 each. All you can eat, although we each only ate one portion. Beer was $2.
On Saturday we finished our taxes, and on Sunday we worked on our wish list for the things we want and need for the Alfa. One of them was a ladder.
We found this one at the Home Depot in El Centro. It extends to 12' 6" and is quite light. I really like the thickness of the legs. It has nice rubber buffers on the top edges so it won't scratch or mark the Alfa.
Craig didn't need to extend it all of the way to reach the back bedroom window, but can if he needs to work higher.
While we were still at Camp Driveway we had several ladders, but none were suitable to bring along. Craig really doesn't want to tie a ladder onto the back of the Alfa. We have plenty of room in the bays for this type.
Monday night we will be dry camping at the Casino that is about two miles from the border. His appointment is at 10:00 AM, and then we will drive on over to Casa Grande. It is only about 170 miles. We will be a couple of days early for our Camp Freightliner class, but many of the Alfa owners will also already be there. I think we will run up to Chandler (about 40 miles) on Wednesday to go to Trader Joe's and Camping World. Our total stay in Casa Grande will be 12 days. It is a lovely resort, has a nice pool, and we will have many Alfa activities and dinners. We enjoyed ourselves last year and are sure to do so again this.
I will post about the Freightliner class.
Sunset, as viewed from a few steps away from our Rio Bend RV Resort site on Saturday evening.