Saturday, November 12, 2011 (Travel to Eagle View RV Resort, Fort McDowell, AZ)

It was after 9:30 by the time we left our site at Dead Horse Ranch State Park...and we still had to stop at the sani-dump on the way out of the park.  Finally on the road, our ETA at Eagle View RV Resort in Fort McDowell (just east of Scottsdale) was 12:30.

We stopped at a Sunset Point Rest of the largest rest area we have seen...and with a great view...

As we approached the Phoenix area, we exited I-17 onto highway 101 loop east, towards Scottsdale.  This is the most traffic Steve has had to deal with in a long time...

We pulled into Eagle View RV Resort at about 12:40.  We stopped at the office to register...very nice...big clubhouse with library, billiard/game room, heated swimming pool and spa, free continental breakfast, WiFi at each site...and a free shuttle to the nearby Casino.  It is a typical desert environment...the sites are paved with gravel between.  They are fairly close together and have no picnic tables...I guess RVers don`t barbeque....hmmmm.  We backed in easily to our site, got levelled and unhitched.  Immediately, we could feel the much warmer temperatures even though it was fairly cloudy out.  It wasn`t long before we were in our shorts and sandals! 
Steve was setting up the satellite dish while I was scrubbing the bathroom...when he came inside to check on the signal, I heard him laugh...he did it again...managed to get it tuned right in!  He did go out for some fine tuning but couldn`t improve the signal...he`s getting pretty darned good at this!
One of the first things I did after we were all set up was to turn the laptop on and check the WiFi...a good signal!  Well, no wonder...the tower is right outside our site...excellent!
Before we knew it, it was after 4:00 and time to sit down and relax with a cocktail.  I am way behind on our travel journal, so I settled in with the laptop and decided to get my writing done.  Steve just has to read and edit and then I hope to get it all posted on our blog...well maybe not all of it tonight; after all, we have a lot of pictures from all of our recent sightseeing.  My goal is to get our blog up-to-date in the next couple of days...

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