CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: The construction project on Hwy. 77/North Oracle Road is progressing well! Most of the lane work is done. They are nearly finished with work on the center median. Waiting for the nice trees and cactus plants to go in and that should happen soon. From now on, exits from our driveways are a right turn and a u-turn if you want to head South. Consequently, exits from the West side of Oracle are a right turn and a u-turn if you want to head North. Should be no problem though as there seems to be plenty of room and the u-turns are fairly close. For those of you who like biking, there is a bike lane on each side of the highway and as of Friday, 8/28/2015, the jogging path is completed and totally open. I take our red buggy all the way to Hauser Road and up to Golder Ranch to my part time job all the time now. Nice and smooth for walking, jogging and I can stay off the highway where hardly anyone observes our current 35mph speed limit. We expect our part of the construction up here should be done soon. Can't say the same for further South though as they are still working on the so called,'Animal Crossing." Can't wait to see all the flashing lights and signs to help direct our four legged friends across. LOL.
Flash Note!!!! This is a wonderful little community with many good small business people. However, before choosing a mechanic shop or a place to get your brakes done, please ask a local including the management here, who is the most reliable and has the best reputation. Please don't go off on your own not knowing the area and get burned! It has happened too many times and we hate to see our guests ripped off!!
Before we get into some of our activities this Season, we want to mention that any of you out there who own ATV's and love to go exploring, this is a good place for you! We recently had a couple with an ATV who asked if there was anywhere around here to ride. We gave them a couple suggestions for riding around Catalina and apparently we did good because they came back and said, "they had a great time!" Besides, unlike other parks, we won't charge you an extra fee for having an ATV/extra vehicle. We have always allowed for two vehicles per space anyway. All we ask is that you be respectful of our other guests and observe our five MPH speed limit within the park. So come to the Wishing Well and have fun!
Okay everyone! Our Annual Thanksgiving Potluck is scheduled for Sunday, November 29th!!!! So don't linger elsewhere when you can be here joining us in celebrating a very important time in our Nation's History!!! We have an 18 pounder in the freezer and if that won't be enough, we have another one donated by Angelo., better known as Rastus. LOL Anyone who's been here before, can attest to the fact that when Denise does a bird, it comes out delicious! Even the white meat is nice and juicy and the meat falls off the bone when being carved. So don't waste time! Make your plans to be here with us for our 11th Thanksgiving Day Celebration! We have to mention here that unfortunately, our turkey carver and dear friend Sue from Maine won't be able to join us this year. We're hoping she will be able to join us later in the Season. Maybe for the Christmas holiday. Miss you Susie Q.
By the way, during the Summer I found the business card to the couple that Pizza Dave trained and who were so friendly and accommodating at the pizza party they hosted. They told me they are still in business and still use the original pizza crust instead of the tortillas that the young ladies tried on us. We will definitely need to schedule a pizza party in the future.
We have not had our usual Annual 'Chili Cook-off' for the last two Seasons and we have already had a request by someone other than me to do it again this coming Season. So get your favorite family recipes together and get ready for some good chili eating! Maybe we'll even let Denise compete this time. LOL
The New England Patriots and the Seattle Sea Hawks! Prove to be a Great game? That was an under statement! WOW!!! What a game! It was an edge of your seat, nail biting, hair puller that had everyone guessing the outcome till the end! However, someone had to lose but in spite of some of the broken-hearted Sea Hawks fans, everyone seemed to have a good time. For a few of the uninterested non-football fans, Denise and I took them to our place after the pigout and we watched a movie instead. All in all it was a really nice day. Thank you to all for the good food and -setup. And a special thank you to Sue, Jim and Sharon and anyone else that helped with the cleanup. Your help was so greatly appreciated!
The Wishing Well RV Park is an older well established park located Northwest of the Santa Catalina Mountain Range in the small but growing community of Catalina, Arizona. The Mountain range East of the Park has a 9,800 foot. peak and is beautiful to behold at sunrise and sunset. (Does Purple Mountain Majesty bring anything to mind?) As the managers, and having been here now for over eighteen years, we have seen some amazing color changes to the mountains during the rainy season in the Winter and the Monsoon in the Summer. We have seen the mountain range turn a beautiful golden color when the sunset is just right, or go from pink to a deep purple with the added humidity in the air. Our guests enjoy having their morning coffee while watching the sunrise over the Catalina's.
Our guests can enjoy their morning coffee in our Community Center! Occasionally, there is some sort of goody to enjoy with the coffee. Having worked with police doing armed security, Denise and I are partial to donuts. Imagine that! LOL! We get retired police officers through the park from time to time and along with our military men and women, we thank them all for their service. We have two restrooms, one with a large shower. Our guests have 24 hour access thanks to Denise putting a combination lock on the back door. So when the building is locked up at night, our guests can still get in for a quick shower, to stretch out on the sofa for some reading or TV, or even get a head start on laundry.
By the way, we have satellite TV in the community center this Season, courtesy of the managers and Dish Network who supplied the new DVR Receiver. Now our guests will be able to record a show while watching another so hopefully no good shows will be missed. We are always looking for new ways to make our guests stay as enjoyable as possible. Unfortunately guys, the Sports PPV and girlie channels will be restricted. Sorry bout that! LOL
For those of you who have noticed so many satellite dishes sitting around so many of the parks you've visited, it is because those folks want their TV with them wherever they go so they don't miss any of their favorite programs. Any of you interested, we have coupons for free satellite systems and on occasion, Dish Network even offers free installation! Just ask the managers for details.
This year many of our regular guests will be returning and we always look forward to seeing them and meeting new friends who have never visited us before. So please stop by and see why we've been called one of the friendliest RV Parks in Arizona!
If you are not familiar with our RV Park and your first contact with us is online: We would be pleased to hear from you! Please let us know what your needs and questions are and we will be more than happy to help.