Seriously, What’s Wrong with these People?

3:50 PM, Organ Pipe National Monument, Arizona


Shelley: Here’s your beer.

John: Thanks. Can you believe it’s been two years since we’ve been here?

Shelley: Crazy.

John: Am loving these “no stress” pull through sites.

Shelley: No kidding.

John: And the breathing room between us and our neighbours.

Organ Pipe National Monument Campground

Organ Pipe National Monument Campground

Shelley: You bet.

John: Sigh. It’s not that I don’t like fully serviced campgrounds, but this, staying in a National preserve is special.

Shelley: Sure is.

John: The peace. The serenity. The quiet. Sigh.

Sagura Cactus, Organ Pipe National Monument, Arizona

Sagura Cactus, Organ Pipe National Monument, Arizona

Yap! Yap! Yap! Yappity! Yap! Yap!

Shelley: Oh. Oh. Here it comes.

John: Shelley. Relax. I’m not going to let one little dog spoil all this. Ahhh look at you little fellow. Aren’t you a cutey?

Dog owner: Pippy. Get over here. I’m so sorry but Pippy loves to meet everyone.

John: No problem. See Shelley. I’m a changed man.

Shelley: I apologize.

John and Shelley: Chee….

Loud guy from the next campsite over to an enthralled group: So I said, “I will if you will. And that’s the last time he ever challenged me to jumping in ball freezin’ water.”

The rest of the group. There are 10 in all: Ha! Ha! Ha! Heh! Heh! Heh! Heh! Heh! Whoo heee! Ha! Ha! Ha! etc. etc.

Another guy: We’ve only started. Can’t wait for what kind of stories are going to come out by the end of the night.

The rest of the group. Still 10 of them: Ha! Ha! Ha! Heh! Heh! Heh! Heh! Heh! Whoo heee! Ha! Ha! Ha! etc. etc.

Shelley: Oh boy.

John: No. No. I’m good. Ready?

Shelley and John: It doesn’t get any better than this. Cheers.

4:00 PM…

Varoom!!! Putt! Putt! Putt! One generator fires up.


And another.

IMG_4040 And another. And another. And another until all the generators in the entire park  world  are running. Varoom!!! Putt! Putt! Putt! 

And then…

Yap! Yap! Yap! Yappity yap. Bark! Bark! Bark! Bark! etc. etc.

Shouting dog owners: Pippy! Blacky! Poopsie! Bonita! Quiet down! Get in here!

John: What the????? Are you kidding me?

Shelley: John, generators are allowed from 4:00 to 6:00.

John: But.. but… Jesus Christ Shelley! These people are supposed to be outdoor lovers. Be one with nature. Have an appreciation of the desert world. Of the… the… Seriously! What’s wrong with them? For the love of God, they’re in a National Monument. Haven’t they heard of solar panels? You know, solar panels that are now super cheap end efficient. Solar panels that don’t make any noise. Solar panels that provide clean energy. Why? Why do they need generators? For their hair dryers? Their freakin’ microwaves? Can’t be for their TVs. Solar panels will run TVs. Why?

Shelley: Air conditioning?

John: Air conditioning? Here’s an idea people, open your windows and doors. Tell you what, Shelley, Puerto Penasco, Mexico will be nothing like this.

How close we live at Playa Bonita Resort, Puerto Penasco, Mexico (The rig backed in this close to our awning)

Playa Bonita RV Resort, Puerto Penasco, Mexico. That’s a close up to show everyone how the rig behind us almost backed into our awning.


Lesson learned. RV’ing is never going to be perfect. However, we are moving to the resort’s dry camping area tomorrow. Cheaper and space between the rigs.

Shelley and John

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona, USA: $16 USD Dry camping. Water is available, shower and toilets too. Next time we’ll ask to stay away from the generators.

Playa Bonita RV Resort, Puerto Penasco, Mexico, $24 USD per night, or $21USD per day if you stay for a week. Fully serviced but very tight.

Concha Del Mar Campground and RV Park, Puerto Penasco, Mexico: But for $10 USD we shifted less than a km down the beach. Dry camping. Showers, toilets, dump station, laundry mat, free wifi available. Emptying of tanks and purified water available for small cost.


The beach is spectacular but at this time of the year the Cortex Sea is too cold for wimpy me. We did get the kayaks in the water, although always in the morning before the winds came up.

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26 thoughts on “Seriously, What’s Wrong with these People?

  1. We used to have the same problem parking our van in car parks. Drivers would park so close we couldn’t open the side door? We figured they just wanted the shade?!! I imagine you did some. Counting to ten?!!! Keep on keeping on.


    • Or move to a new campsite. Which we did and it is great and more than half the price. Ahhhhh… A RV did come in but we gave them a dirty eye and they went further down the beach!


  2. Wow, I guess even in the desert, RVers are not always considerate! One park we were looking at in Big Bend, Texas had separate areas where generator use was either allowed or restricted. Hope it gets better!


    • Now that’s a great idea. Tonight’s campground has an apology in their welcome letter referring to loud music on the weekend from a local bar. Apparently there’s nothing they can do about it. All’s good. Still better than sitting in pouring rain for weeks on end. 🙂

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      • Yes, we keep going back…dear friends and precious memories there, after all, I lived there 10 years and met Hubby there. 🙂 And no, I probably would not have crossed that line either.


      • Shelley, just want you to know that the sun shone today, and I immediately thought of you!! So there!! penjoying your photography, really special, and of course your comments are just great! So glad that we got to join in on your adventures. Of course, I am green with envy, and at my age a green face is anything but attractive. Oh well! Such is life! By the way, are you really in a kayak while wearing a cast?
        Please tell me it isnt so!


      • Hey Joan. I believe you. 🙂 John keeps checking on the Island weather and my sister-in-law posted a picture with blue skies. Nothing wrong with green. I took off my cast and put on an ankle brace. Doctor told me it was OK to start weight bearing. Brought the crutch just in case. 🙂 Last day on the beach. We head back to the US tomorrow.


  3. Hmmm…. WordPress is at it again. Sorry to be so late, Shelley. I see your posts haven’t been getting to my email. You two are becoming total RVing experts! There’s a book in your future and the blogs are a good start. Love the AZ pics. Hope to get there myself, sooner than later… Huge hugs!


    • Thanks Teagan. Ohhh WordPress. Ahhh a book. I keep kicking around the idea. The only thing I’ve decided for sure is who is going on my press junkets to help me drink champagne from all of my success! 🙂


  4. I always enjoy the drunk people at night and early morning when I’m camping. Oh, and the pot smoking is an added bonus I almost forgot about. When is your next post coming out?


    • Ha! Right? OMG the rain the rain on the island. I’m digging up an old one about the freakin’ rain. There’s not much more I can say. We hit the road in 11 and a half days. Who’s counting????

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