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!! Thanks.
Hey Everyone! It looks like we had our last pizza party of the Season on Sunday 3/10/2013 as Pizza Dave Peterson, founder of National Pizza Inc. is retiring to Florida soon. We wish him all the best in his retirement and we thank him for all the years of wonderful pizza experience. We had 25 attendees at this last party and by all reports everyone had a great time visiting and eating pizza. Our hosts, Andrea and Erica did very well for their 1st solo party. They were very friendly and accommodating to everyone and seemed to have a good time serving our guests. The dessert pizza was a big hit and a special thank you to Chris, of 'Christina's Creations' for her generous donation fo the apple and cherry pie filling for the dessert pizza.
This past Sunday Denise and I hosted a day trip to Tombstone, 'the town too tough to die' and it was a 'Blazing Saddles' success! We loaded our van and another couple, Dave and Sue took their suv and we trucked over to Tombstone early and arrived in plenty of time to take in the 'Wild West Days' Parade which was hosted by the 'Wild West Detachment Marine Corps League of Tombstone'. The parade was short but very interesting. Afterwards, we had a delicious lunch at the OK Cafe which has NEVER disappointed. Dave and Sue had never been to Tombstone, so they of course took in the Historama and the 'Gunfight at the OK Corral re-enactment while the rest of us did some shopping at some of the local stores and we ended the day eating a huge ice cream cone before heading back to Catalina. Dave and Sue ended their day with a trip through 'Boot Hill' on their way out of town. Couldn't have had better weather either! It was partly cloudy and the high was around 76 degrees. What a life. Can you understand why Denise and I continue to do this year after year? It's a tough job, but some bunny has to do it. LOL
Our annual chili cook-off was held last 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 sixteen 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.
By the way, we have some 'Very Exciting News'!!! We are now 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! Soon, when the new directory arrives, we will be listed in the Good Sam Directory on the 'Arizona Page' and in the 'Tucson Spotlight' Section! 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! Often, there is some sort of goody to enjoy with the coffee. 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.
We had our 8th annual Thanksgiving Pot Luck right after the Holiday so folks with invites to family and friends could join us. It was GREAT! The management cooked a huge 20lb bird which when served, the meat fell off the bone. It was carved by none other than the Park Owner, Tom G. who did a marvelous job we might add. It was a small gathering only about 30 or so, but we had fun! The Feast was followed by a rousing game of 'Phase 10' If any of you have played it, it's a blast! Somewhat like UNO! There's always something good going on here at the Wishing Well, so ya'll come!
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.
A special thank you to resident, James O. for rebuilding the Park, wishing well. The poor wooden mascot had been run over, backed over not to mention blown over by wind storms during the Monsoon. James built it heavier, stronger and better than before. It will sport a new paint job as well. Good Job, James!!!
The Pizza Party last Saturday, 12/8/2012 went
very well. A nice couple named Jerry and Jeannie cooked for us. Thanks
much you two. You were wonderful! We had 27 in attendance/e. Not the biggest party we've
ever had but everyone seemed to have a good time and enjoyed the pizza.
After everyone was full of the regular pizza, our hosts made some yummy
tasting dessert pizza with pie filling and melted frosting drizzled
over the top. What can we say, YUM!!! Can't wait till the next one.
Some of us hung around
after the Jerry and Jeannie took off and played cards. Others just sat
around chit chatting. The gathering finally broke up around 5PM. Just in
time for us to clean up and lock up. A couple good folks even hung out
and gave us a hand cleaning up. We sure have some great people stay
with us. Next time, we hope all of you who missed this party will be
here to enjoy with us.
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.
Last Season, we did not have our usual 'Chilli Cook off' as the weather was pretty warm and chilli is a cold weather dish. However, we plan on bringing it back this year as it is always a fun event and let's face it, we LOVE chilli! LOL Here's hoping Dale will honor us with his famous, 'Everything In a Can' bachelor chilli. As you might remember, it was the 1st place winner in our last cook off. We had nine different entries and all of them were delicious!
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.