Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Bonita Lake RV Resort
We are completing our first month of what I have come to think of as our winter lay over period. We are about to embark on the second month, which will be the longest period we have ever stayed in one place. Itchy feet are setting in and the urge to hit the road is growing. It seems unlikely at this point that we would willingly plan on spending months on end in the same place.
One of the great things about the RV lifestyle is that you can choose your own patterns and there are many folks we run across that love to stay extended periods in one location. There are others, like ourselves that like to spend shorter times in more places. One is not better than the other-just different.
This park is a snowbird haven and I would say the vast majority of RV’s are here for the duration. Also, many have been coming to this park for many years. I talked with one gentleman who is in his 15th winter here. Needless to say, with so many people returning year after year that groups form and it can be difficult to just drop in for a month or two and easily fit into the groups.
It does not help that we are not obsessed with bean bag contests, which go on here day after day.
Let me quickly say that we are enjoying ourselves here and our visiting with friends old and new. We will be shortly making a road trip with the toad and that will hopefully slake our wanderlust for a while.
We did get to witness someone else in one of my nightmares. I am always concerned about entering a new campground in the dark and especially those with grass spaces. Diesel coaches are heavy and do not handle soft ground well. It turns out that if you are pulling a heavy trailer that is almost as long as the coach and you back into a grass spot in the dark you amplify the problem. Then if you get stuck and try to muscle your way out, drive train issues quickly follow. Then there is only one way to move.