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!! Master Tech, South of us would be a good place to start if you need auto repairs! Have heard only good things about them and they worked on one of our vehicles too. For those of you who use nothing but Amsoil oil products in your vehicles, Master Tech will be the go to place for that in this area also! Thanks.
We kicked off our new Season again with our Annual 'Thanksgiving Potluck'! We had two birds this year one donated by the managers and one by a resident. The managers did their usual thing by cooking the birds on their grill. They were carved again by Sue and the meat fell off the bone like last year. Not much turkey left over for sandwiches but everyone had plenty to eat. Thank you to Sue and everyone who made the potluck successful.
A couple weeks ago on Thursday, we had a pizza and a movie day. We ordered multiple pizzas from our local Dominoes and the movie was a documentary by Dinesh D'Souza, titled, 'America, Imagine the World Without Her'. Lots of interesting history of our Great Nation and the pizza was yummy. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and we will probably do it again.
We hope to have our usual Annual 'Chilli Cookoff' although we haven't set the date yet. We didn't have it last year, but we did have a couple chillies for our New Years Eve party. If the weather stays cool it will definitely be chilli eating conditions. So watch for the date and time announcement.
Last years 'SUPER BOWL' party was a lot of fun and the guys loved the game except maybe for the couple Bronco's fans. Better luck next time! We did have lots of finger foods with pizza, crackers and cheese and many many other fine goodies. Look for a future announcement for this next years Super Bowl festivities. We also celebrated several birthdays with the cake being supplied by one of the birthday guys, George's sweet and single Sister, Chris of 'Chris Beads'. Chris creates such beautiful beaded jewelry. Denise and I own several of her creations. Check out her Facebook page; Chris Mace's Jewelry. Ladies, we believe you will want to own some of them for yourselves! We now know the teams for this years Super Bowl! The New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks! Should prove to be a Great game!!!
January has proven to be a busy month so far. Since the New Years Eve party, we have had a potluck and our 1st Ever Ladies Night! We had the clubhouse all to ourselves with lots of good munchies and while some of the ladies played cards, others watched a movie titled, 'Switch' with Ellen Barkin and Jimmie Smits. Very funny movie with a interesting theme. If you haven't seen it, we highly recommend it!!! Since the guys were so good, we will plan a fun Super Bowl party for them for February 1st.
This picture was of last years annual chili cook-off which was held Sunday, February 24, 2013. It was a huge success! We had eight different chili's in the running with prizes going to the top three. It was definitely the boys day. All three prizes were awarded to the guys unique creations. Dick took 1st place, a $30.00 Visa gift card with his 'Idaho Special'. Bruce came in second, a $20.00 Visa gift card with his 'Alaskan Chili Surprise and Dale, our previous 1st place winner took 3rd place with his 'Everything In A Can, Bachelor Chili' which awarded him a $10.00 WalMart gift card. Needless to say, there was a lot of good food. Everyone seemed to have a wonderful time and we even had a cake to celebrate birthdays provided by a local jewelry artist, Chris of 'Christina's Creations'. We have some of her beautiful beaded jewelry on display in our community center. Many thanks to all who brought a chili entry and also to those who brought the extras, salad, crackers, cookies and sodas.
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.
As you know, we are a 'GOOD SAM' Park! We offer Good Sam Discounts!! If you're not a member, NO PROBLEM! We can sign you up here and you can begin saving from day one! Don't miss our ad in the Good Sam Directory. You'll read a little about our park there. We are looking forward to meeting many of you Good Sam Members. So come by and see for yourselves why we are called one of the 'Friendliest' RV Parks in Arizona!
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.
And don't forget! We are now a GOOD SAM Park with all the Great Benefits and discounts. So if you're not a member yet, ask us how you can begin saving on your very 1st night! We can help.
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.