Friday, January 27, 2017

Cross off some on the list

Casa Grande, AZ
Sundance RV Resort

Not a lot going on here--two dentist appointments and an oil change.  

I used to always recommend Casa Grande RV Resort whenever anyone asked about a park in Casa Grande.  They had Passport America rates of $20.  Yesterday Sharon called and said she left a message with them but they didn't call her back.  I knew Sundance was very pricey many years ago when we took some people there, and I believe it was over $700 for a month.  Jan and Paul said their rate averaged $35 a day for their two week stay.  Sharon called them and and they answered the phone on the first ring.  They have an internet special for first timers of three days for the price of two.  Cheaper and much nicer than they could have stayed at Casa Grande RV Resort.  The best part is we'll all be headed to The Blast from the same park.

I'm totally amazed at the way some places do business.  How can you ignore your customers and expect your business to grow.  I know this is the season when everyone is looking for a RV park, but there will be a time when you'll be begging for customers.  Someday they will overbuild or there could be another hot spot where RVers go.

The good news is we stopped in Big 5 Sporting Goods.  Dennis suggested we take long johns to Alaska and after the cold spell in Quartzite I realized maybe I might need a pair.  I had previously stopped in Kohl's but they wanted $32 for the bottoms.  They weren't anything special.  Big 5 had silk ones for less than that.  Bill found a pair for me in the clearance section for $6.00.  That's more like it.  

I checked out another clearance section and found the 180 degree ear muffs.  We both have a pair but they were getting pretty worn.  They were $29 on Amazon and I found these at $10.  

Now I was on a roll.  Imagine finding two of those items on my Alaska list.  The only other thing else that was on my list was rain pants and boots.  Bill has a very good rain coat that is breathable, but needed the pants.  One pair was on the clearance rack for $15.

The only other thing on the list was waterproof boots.  I went back to the shoe department and there were three pairs of totes boots.  I held my breath as I checked the sizes.  Yipee, they had my size and were even comfortable and of course on sale.  

We picked up the North to Alaska maps at the Big Tent when we were in Quartzite.  I think I better spend some time plotting a course.  

I thought Schoolcraft's and Stapleton's were coming down today and tomorrow.  I had the days right just off by a month.  Again, I proved that I am calendar challenged.

Turtle Safely......

9 comments:

  1. I forgot to tell you that I called again about 5 hours after the first call, got voicemail again and gave up. Don even tried to register on their web site and couldn't get it to work. Glad we decided to go to Sundance instead. Looking forward to our trip together.

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    1. There are two other couples that want to meet up before crossing the border. We're not sure if we are heading to California and then over to Sweet Grass, or just going north. We've never been to the Reno area, so maybe we'll go that way.

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    2. Even if you got in, you're going to have a bad feeling before you even park. There's too many to choose from.

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  2. P.S. I want to go shopping with you. :)

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    1. Anytime, I think you should be ready for a girl's day shopping.

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  3. You shouldn't have much problem plotting .... there really aren't very many roads in Alaska!! Getting there is another story. Glad you got silks, they are actually much warmer than the others! Rubber boots are a must, even in the beautiful weather we experienced. Stay warm, this weather is terrible!!

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  4. Nice to find the items you want of sale.

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    1. Bill liked the fact that it was all in one store.

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