Ok, let’s see, what all happened since our last update.
Saturday 3/15/14 after a casual, well ok lazy start to the day we decided to head over to Camping World. I wanted to pick up some hooks that would slide into the utility slot in our awning, which we did.
After Camping World we decided to jump on a country road and just see where it went. Before long a boat in a lake pulling a skier caught our eye’s so we whipped in to check it out.
(You will have to excuse the pictures. Every single one was taken with our phone)
It turned out to be McCormick’s Cable Park that was established in 2008 by James and Michael McCormick. This was an addition to McCormick’s Ski School, a family owned and operated business since 1954. It consists of a boat lake, main cable lake, and a small lake with a two tower cable system used for beginners.
It seems Michael has been competing in tournaments since the age of 5 and in US nationals since the age of 7. For the past 26 years he has competed in many world and international events. This past season he made finals in all 3 events for the 35+ worlds and brought home two silver medals. Not too shabby.
The boat lake is pretty long and has a slalom course and a jump ramp. But it’s not very wide so at the end of each run the skier has to let go of the rope so the boat can turn around and take off again. Not a big deal if you just practicing I guess.
It cost $175 per hour and that includes the boat, a driver, coach and all necessary equipment.
The cable lake is pretty good sized and has 4 tall riggers coming out of the water at each corner. At the top of the rigs are extensions that go out over the water and have huge pulleys laying horizontal and a cable runs through them with places for ski ropes to connect to them.
When a skier is ready they sit or stand on a dock, a ski rope slides up and attaches itself to the cable and away they go.
It costs $25 for 1 hour $28 for 2 hours, $35 for 4 hours and $48 all day. It looks like it would be fun for a while, especially on a hot day.
There is also a campground with 30 sites attached and almost every site has a view of the water. The sites are very basic but if you’re into the sport I imagine it would be a great place to stay. It wouldn’t be a place I would just go camp however.
Other than that we have been going to the park almost every evening to work with Jack and play ball and to give him a good brushing.
And we have gone on a few drives but once again I say the traffic can just be crazy!!
We were behind 2 ladies in separate cars that were giving a good show of road rage one day. All lanes where at a crawl and they were jaw jacking on how one was going to kick the other’s ass which of course brought on a couple doors openings with no action.
We were stuck right behind them and I just told Diane that I do not want to be a witness to some stupid act that would keep us around here longer to be a witness in a court case LOL!! Luckily it never developed into anything.
The same day it took us 30 minutes to drive the last 2 miles to our campground Geeeez. The Jeep is begging to get back into the mountains or desert LOL!!
Another thing I have been doing is researching our phone and internet plans. We are currently Verizon customers and have been very happy with the coverage it provides. However as our data needs have increased (partly due to doing this blog) so has our bill.
Lucky for us there are other RVers that have encountered the same issues and have gone through the process of figuring out a more cost effective way to go. All I have had to do is read and verify what they have done. I have always said that most of my good ideas have been someone elses LOL!! But that’s what us RVers do, share the information we have with others in order to help others.
I will share more about what we do with the phone and internet services on another update. WHAT???!!!! I have to have something for you to return for LOL!!! It’s hard to find anything exciting to write about being stuck here at Lazy Days.
We have also been looking at switching from Direct TV to Dish but we (I) did a stupid thing when we first got this coach in Dec. so that may be on hold. I will also elaborate on that another day.
We also received info from our realtor that we just might have an offer coming in on our land we have in Grants Pass!! Keep your fingers crossed!! That would be great thing if it really happens.
Only 5 more days until the new coach is scheduled to show up and with luck we will be on the road again in roughly 3 weeks. We are so so SO ready.