|singing around a campfire sparks as many memories as the fire itself|
Our family belonged to an RV group and we would camp together once a month. One Christmas Cathy was asked to play and sing as the evening entertainment at our potluck. She asked me and my sister, Suzie, to join her and Wendy in the singing. We had a great time figuring out which songs to sing, rehearsing and then finally putting on our show. I remember we had some of the audience crying as we sang touching melodies for our family and friends.
Great memories... back to topic...
Last October when we went to the Pomona RV Show I entered into as many drawings as I could. You never know when they might 'pick' your name. Just last night I received a call saying that I was a winner of 20 nights camping, an Android tablet and $100 fuel card. The caller said there was a resort campground in my area called Ghost Mountain Ranch RV Resort. Of course Ron and I will have to attend a 90 minute presentation in order to receive our gifts but after looking at the website I'm thinking it might be a fun afternoon.
The Ranch was originally built as a set for the popular 60's TV series "The Virginian". The location is in the Sierra foothills just outside of Pollock Pines. It's 325 acres offers many amenities including a swimming pool, BBQ area, old west feel 'ghost town', hiking/biking trails, horseback riding, nearby lakes and golf courses, ice cream parlor, old west style saloon and more. What more could a girl want?!
It's about an hours drive from our home to the resort. We have a golf cart tour of the grounds scheduled on an upcoming Sunday afternoon. We plan to enjoy our day by driving up the hill, eating our lunch at a local restaurant and then taking the tour of the resort before heading back home for the evening. Of course, we'll probably fall in love with the place. We'll have to stand our ground and say No Thank You to whatever offer they may come up with for us to join their membership. I wonder how much it costs... Guess we'll just have to wait to find that one out.
In the meantime, when I went searching for Ghost Mountain's website I found another website just as interesting. Campground Membership Outlet offers a variety of campground memberships for resale. It sounds like a good website to purchase memberships at a reduced price and a way to sell your membership that you aren't using anymore. Ghost Mountain is part of the Colorado River Adventures group. Right now the CRA membership resells for $475 on the campground outlet website. Not that I'm ready to buy into that either. After all, we don't even have our trailer yet.
I'm hoping that Ghost Mountain Ranch Resort will be the perfect location once we do get our RV. It's local enough that we could use our 20 nights of free camping on weekends while we are newbies learning about the trailer and the RV lifestyle. I'll be sure to bring my camera when we visit in a couple of weeks and share the details with you all.