Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Not All Who Wander Are Lost
June, 2019 - Mount Denali, Alaska

Monday, December 6, 2010

We Have Arrived in California

We left Pahrump, Nevada yesterday around 10:30 a.m headed to Beaumont, California.  Our trip took about five hours.

It actually rained about the last hour of our drive and all evening.  It’s been a while since we experienced any rain.

We are spending four nights at Cherry Valley Lakes RV Resort which is part of Colorado River Adventures.  The lady we co-hosted with in Wisconsin is a member and gave us a coupon for four free nights of camping if we take the tour.

I am extremely underwhelmed by this place.  The sites are super close together.  As you can see from the picture, our bedroom slide is inches from our neighbor.  On the other side is a motor home.  Their picnic table is right outside our door (with the red cooler on it).  There is another table, but it is at the very back of our site and pretty useless to us. 

If that wasn’t enough, the place is right next to the interstate.  The road noise is LOUD!  The roads are paved, but full of bumps and holes.  The electric is only 30 amp, and the wi-fi only works at the clubhouse.  There is no cable TV.


There is a nice pool and hot tub and two nice ponds next to the clubhouse.  There is also a laundry room, but the prices are high. 

I’m actually looking forward to the presentation because I really want to hear how they sell this place.  In my opinion, free is the only good thing we have experienced.  I wouldn’t be willing to pay anything for this place.

We finally had to call DirecTV to change our local channels.  We were able to access Salt Lake channels our entire stay in Utah and Nevada.  It was painless making the switch this time as far as our TV with the DVR goes.  It worked great.  When we tried to access local channels on our bedroom TV, they wouldn’t work.  So Kevin had to spend time on the phone with tech support to reset that TV.  We have yet to experience any encounter with DirecTV that was smooth.

Tomorrow we plan to do some exploring in the area. 

Don’t wish upon a star – Reach for one!