Bishop, California: The temperatures calmed enough overnight we rested well with only the ceiling fan over our bed. With a tee time scheduled for 10:45a, My Driver did a few miles walking this morning, and I updated my blog from yesterday. Golfing 18 holes (mostly walking) is well-enough steps for me in one day (never mind a torn meniscus). (I'm over 12,000 steps as I write this tonight.)
Bishop Country Club is a very fun course, and next-door to Brown's Town RV Park. We paid $65 per person for our round, with a cart, today. The very-flat course seems more like a muni course than a country club, but it was very challenging. Again, spectacular views to the Sierra range to the west and the White Mountains to the east.
We were not paired with anyone, and the play was fairly fast. We only were held up for a few holes, and only by a few minutes. Dear Reader, my game has not improved. (Steroid injection to my torn meniscus did not improve my swing.) It is difficult to golf if you keep finding yourself in situations like this:
The staff at the Bishop Country Club could not have been more helpful. From Dick checking Tammy and Dave Taylor in for our round, to the lady in the restaurant who drove our sandwich order out to us on the 10th! So sweet. Except for one jerk who thought it would be fun to honk his horn (as he was cruising down a local country road next to the fairway) on my drive (really?), our experience was positive. Just a basic golf course, but with the Sierra as a back-drop.
My website had a comment from a Reader this afternoon suggesting another RV park on the other side of Bishop that may be more to our liking. After our round, we drove directly to this campground and immediately booked a site. 1,000 times better than our situation in Brown's Town. I wish we had video-taped us in speed-mode! It didn't take us 15 minutes to bring in the slide rooms, put everything away, escape Brown's Town, and get on the road to Highlands RV Park. (Of course, our breaker had tripped during our round of golf.)
Truth be told, Brown's Town is a campground, not a RV park. 30 amp service and no sewer is not a RV Park. We were so dirty after "camping" on the side of the road, and in two dusty campgrounds to reach Bishop. Dave and I were so happy to find Highland's! Brown's Town was a ridiculously cheap (these days) $35 per night. Highlands, with full-service sites (water, sewer, 50 amp and wifi) was only $45 with Good Sam.
Last time I am letting DT make our campsite reservations. I'm such a
Dinner tonight was a huge Caesar salad concocted of romaine, cherry tomatoes, sliced avocado, slivered red onion, fresh mozzarella, and left-over grilled chicken from last night. Perfect dinner after our hot day - enjoyed on the patio outside our motorhome.
Lenny celebrated his birthday in DC with his family! Happy Birthday, Lenny. We love you so much, old man!
Tomorrow, we hit the highway to Reno. Until my next update, I remain, your double-paying correspondent.
RV PARK: Highlands RV Park - Full-service pull-through and back-in sites. Good Sam park, 103 sites. Laundry and bath house, ice. Picnic tables at each site. We paid $45 with Good Sam discount.