Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Back In Mesa AZ for the Winter…

We left Tacna AZ earlier than usual at about 9:30 am for the 168 mile drive to the east. About 3.5 hours later we pulled into Mesa Regal RV Resort, a Cal-Am park. We were last here three years ago and the price went up a lot since then. It is getting a bit on the pricier side for monthly stays but what we love about the park is that it is friendly and there is always a lot if things to do.

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We pulled into the park knowing our site would be a tight fit as it is always a bit challenging to maneuver a larger RV in one of the Mesa Regal sites. We were escorted to our spot and knew it would be tough not only because each site has citrus trees to watch for but in our case the park model we would be beside had a large added on porch structure.  With our slides out we almost feel we are on their porch! Thankfully our friendly neighbors volunteered extra sets of eyes we made it in fairly easily.We now have Abbey nestled in and set up for our two month stay.

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It didn’t take long for us to begin our winter routine. Sharon goes to the fitness center in the morning while I catch up on all the world’s events. Next is lunch and then I head over to the fitness center to workout. We usually take a long walk in around the park in the afternoon or over to the nearby grocery store or vegetable stand. I usually meander over to the hot tub around 2 in the afternoon for a long soak then afterward Sharon and I meet for the live music on the patio.

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One change since we were last here is they have shortened happy hour to a single hour from 3 to 4 pm and the prices have gone up considerably. It is after all a Cal-Am park but it sad to see it starting to pinch the residents for more money. Anyhow another change for the better is that there is now free music everyday somewhere in the park.  At least we are getting something we enjoy for the extra money we will be spending inside the park. There may be even more offerings to discover as we received a large packet upon arrival with an informational magazine we haven’t read yet. 

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So, we have been here over a week and have already made a few new friends. During one of the special monthly events called the Manager’s Happy Hour (held once a month) we joined our new Canadian friends and met more of their friends. It was a lot of fun and laughs buying 25 cent beers featured as the special. Many 25 cent beers were consumed and with the lively band, it was indeed a memorable evening of entertainment!

I will write more later but for now it is time for us to go play some pickleball…

NOTE: We are currently in Mesa Arizona until March 11th 2020, then over to Tucson for a few days.


  1. Your winter routine sounds great, especially the trip to the patio.

  2. Although the RV resort has changed, it still looks like a great place to send the next couple months.

  3. Always liked the CalAm parks. All RV parks are getting more expensive.

  4. We are at the same park! Maybe we'll see you on the pickleball courts.

  5. Enjoy your time in Mesa, maybe we can get together before the end of the month or when we get back 2/29 for 2 weeks.

  6. Glad to read that you are back in Mesa. Looking forward to more of your adventures.
    Be Safe and Enjoy meeting new friends.

    It's about time.

  7. Memorable, if not rememberable, after 25 cent beers? Have fun

  8. Have a great winter stay at Mesa Regal RV Resort...sounds like you have a good routine already going!! Sorry to hear the rates have gone up but that seems to be true in a lot of places!!