It Never Rains in Southern California

Cabazon, California, Friday, Feb. 28th

Cabazon, California, Friday morning, Feb. 28th

Renaissance Inn Golf Course, Indian Waters, afternoon of Feb. 31st

Renaissance Inn Golf Course, Indian Waters, looking west on Friday afternoon, Feb. 28th

Indian Waters, afternoon of Feb. 31st

Renaissance Inn drive way, Indian Waters, same time as above but looking east .

Indian Waters, Indio, California, close to sunset on Feb. 31st

Indian Waters, Indio, California, close to sunset on Feb. 28th

Many private, National and State parks offer RV’ers the opportunity to work in their campground in exchange for reduced or no camping fees. John thinks this is a Hell of an opportunity. I think, with my luck, I’d get the “cleaning the toilets” job. After listening to the following take place, we both decided that we’ll put this Hell of an opportunity on the back burner.

Check in lady for Indian Waters RV Park, in Indio, California. (Coachella Valley): (Covers the mouth piece of the phone) I’ll be with you in just a moment.

Shelley and John: No worries. Take your time.

Customer on the phone: Blah. Blah. Blah?

Check in lady: Yes, I do have your online registration in front of me. The first four guests are included in that price. However, there is an additional charge for each additional guest. How many additional people will be staying with you?

Customer: Blah.

Check in lady: Ten? I’m sorry sir, the rules of the park only allow up to eight guests per site. Not ten.

Customer: Blah. Blah. Blah.

Check in lady: Sir, if I could direct your attention to the registration page, you will see that the park clearly states there is a maximum occupancy of eight.

Customer: Blah. Blah. Blah.

Check in lady: I’m very sorry that you were told differently. Whoever told you that you are allowed ten people per site was mistaken.

Customer: Blah. Blah. Blah?

Check in lady: I certainly can. (Puts the customer on hold, turns to her boss) Sue, the maximum occupancy per site is eight, correct?

Sue: Yes.

Check in lady: Sir, my superior has confirmed that the maximum occupancy per site is eight.

Customer:  Blah. Blah?

Check in lady: I’m going to have to say, “No.” No exceptions.

Customer:  Blah?

Check in lady: The reason for a maximum of eight is to ensure all guests have an enjoyable experience.

Customer: Blah. Blah. Blah?

Check in lady: Yes, you may put up a tent on that site. However, each of those guests count towards the maximum occupancy of eight.

Customer: Blah. Blah. Blah?

Check in lady: No, I’m very sorry. We can not count the number of people in your RV separately from the tenters.

Customer: Blah! Blah! Blah!

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Check in lady: I understand sir. I understand, but ten people can not stay in one site. As I said earlier, the maximum occupancy is eight.

Customer: Blah. Blah. Blah?

Check in lady:  Let me check. Oh I feel terrible because I’m going to have to say, “No” to you again. I can’t book you an additional site as we are fully booked for those dates.

Customer: Blah. Blah?

Check in lady: I really can’t make an exception.

Customer: Blah. Blah?

Check in lady: Not even this one time.

Customer: Blah.

The Saint: Here’s what I can do for you. If you give me your telephone number, I will get back to you as soon as there is a cancellation. I can’t promise you anything, but I will do the best I can.

Customer: Blah. Blah. Blah!!!

The Saint: You’re very welcome. Good bye.

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Hi there, I assume you’re checking in.

Shelley and John: It never rains in southern California, eh?

The Saint: Oh that. That’s nothing. I just feel so bad that I had to say,”No” to him. But to you, I promise I won’t say, “No” regardless of what you ask.

Shelley and John: That’s great because we’re booked in for two days, but we want to stay for a week.

Indian Waters RV campground, Indio, Ca.

Indian Waters RV campground, Indio, Ca. 

And on Sunday, we all enjoyed the Polo.

And on Sunday, we all enjoyed Polo.

Dec. 19 - Mar. 2nd, 2014

Dec. 19 – Mar. 2nd, 2014

Day 190, Mar. 3rd, 2014

Day 190, Mar. 3rd, 2014

Shelley and John

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33 thoughts on “It Never Rains in Southern California

  1. Love the shot of everyone ‘hoofing’ on the Polo Grounds. Enjoy your latest home away from home. But I’m beginning to get vertigo trying to follow all the red and black arrows! BTW, how do you say “vertigo” in Spanish?

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  2. Like another commenter, I read/heard Charlie Brown’s teacher also. (I found the lack of adults really disturbing in Charlie Brown cartoons — that probably says a lot about my psychological state, so we don’t need to go into that right now 😉 — but your great images chased away that disturbance.) Enjoy your time there!

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  3. That first rainy pic looked like a doozy but the others look like warm weather paradise. Can you send some of it over here to NY? Sounds like a fun time!

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    • The rain was less than a couple of inches, but no infrastructure to handle it. Nothing compared to what can fall in an hour on Vancouver Island. Spring has to come soon for you poor guys. It’s March for God’s sake, right???

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  4. Good grief, the patience of the Check-in Lady. ‘Saint’ is right. If I did such a job, I’d need a stress ball on stand-by, preferably one that would sustain being stabbed with scissors. Which suggests I should probably stay away from such jobs.

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