Wine Country RV Park

Funny. This is NOT Sonoma. But it IS a Good Sam Park!

Funny. This is NOT Sonoma. But it IS a Good Sam Park!

When we reserved our two nights here we thought we’d be staying in some sort of resort. Well…it turns out that lots of businesses capitalize on the wine country theme: “Wine Country Electric,” “WIne Country Plumbing,” “Wine Country Towing,” “Wine Country Brewing,” etc. The ad boasted 150 sites with pull throughs, 50 amps, sewer and cable. These are all the amenities you want when you’re traveling in a home on wheels.

overnighters' lane

overnighters’ lane

They did provide all of that. But the place was extremely cramped–maybe a foot between sites–and, lo and behold, filled with “vintage” RV’s.

busy neighborhood

I didn’t like it at first because I arrived just before dark and it was very chaotic, kids, old people, college students, all wandering around everywhere complicated by dogs, cats and cars, all trying to share the gravel road.

1980's GMC

1980’s GMC


1950 style. The guy who lives here "works on computers," according to one of his neighbors.

1950 style. The guy who lives here “works on computers,” according to one of his neighbors.


And my favorite:
Someone with an imagination lives here, no doubt!

Someone with an imagination lives here, no doubt!

It felt like a glorified trailer park, but, wait a minute. I stopped, took a breath and then remembered my yoga training: accept what is, try not to judge, open your heart. So I did and lo and behold, I found quite a bit of charm. Here is just some of it.

Aloe was everywhere, in the ground, in wine barrels in people's "yards." Nice contrast to the bare trees.

Aloe was everywhere, in the ground, in wine barrels in people’s “yards.” Nice contrast to the bare trees.

I love this vintage bike planter thingy. It just speaks to me.

I love this vintage bike planter thingy. It just speaks to me.

There were barrels and barrels of these cactus flowers...aren't they called hens and chicks? I almost pruned one off for myself, but thought better of it.

There were barrels and barrels of these cactus flowers…aren’t they called hens and chicks? I almost pruned one off for myself, but thought better of it.

I guess the lesson learned, again, is, just relax and appreciate where you are, even if it makes you a little uncomfortable. There’s beauty in it all.

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