In our last blog we told you a little bit about Rock Crusher Canyon RV Park and promised to tell you about the people here.
Like many RV parks in the South Rock Crusher has its share of long term residents. Some are really long term, meaning they basically stay here all year round, and others spend anywhere from two to five months here during the winter. The later include Canadian snow birds of which group we are a part at the moment. One can easily spot the sites of long term guests by the way they are maintained and by additions such as sun decks or other (semi)permanent structures added to the trailers. The first giveaway usually is that the leaves are raked and dead palm leaves removed. We have told you about that in a prior blog. Many people also have some kind of sign with their names on it, welcoming visitors and at the same time making it known who's site it is or, if one knows they are here, what site they are on. It was the long term guests, too who put up Christmas decorations and it is them who know one another of course. If you need information or want to join a group for some activity, your long term neighbour just might be the person to ask whom to get in touch with. This is the way Sue got in touch with a group of ladies which she now joins for a weekly game of golf and sometimes lunch afterwards.
People here are also very helpful. Some might just be looking for something to do or they simply like to help. Just recently a group of men got together and built a deck for a lady who lives here by herself. And when we have a weekly get-together with a potluck dinner and a campfire another of her neigbours drove her there in their golf cart since she has recently broken her knee and couldn't walk. No way would they let her miss out on the "eat and chat" evenings. When we first arrived here the potluck took place at our neigbours' Jim and Jeanne and they immediately invited us to join them. Everybody is welcome to these evenings. One simply looks for the whiteboard which is put up to announce at what site and time it will take place. It was also Jim who noticed that the first step to our fifth wheel was a little high. So he came over and suggested to build a step. He had some leftover lumber, screws and the tools, he said. And so we ended up putting the step together after measuring how big it could be to easily be stored in the truck-bed while we're on the road. It's a great thing to have not only because it makes getting in and out easier but also because it works great to keep sand out of the fifth wheel. It really is a little thing but how we came to build it is great and speaks to the way people here are.
That's it for today. Take care.