Last Tuesday we left the Oregon coast and traveled to Redding, CA for an overnight stop enroute to our present location at the SKP-Coop Park Sierra near Coarsegold, CA. We wanted to visit this SKP-Coop for two reasons. First, we are trying to see as many of the SKP-Coops in this part of the country as possible while we're in the west and secondly, we wanted to visit Yosemite National Park.
Well, I guess we accomplished one of our goals. Since our government can't work together to solve problems, the American people wishing to visit OUR national parks and monuments are currently out of luck. Oh well, it will give us a reason to return to this part of the country again. Ok, that's it, the end of my political statement for today.
The POS is totally owned and run by the members of the park. They've done a very nice job of creating the infrastructure. They have a very large clubhouse which houses a full commercial-style kitchen, a library for both books and videos, a craft room, a very clean laundry room, an exercise area, and of course a large hall for meetings, dinners, and socials.
|Top (L): Ext. Lodge Top (R): Laundry|
Bottom (L): Kitchen Bottom (R): Dining Area
|Top (L): Welcome Sign Top (R): Exterior Upper Patio|
Bottom (L): Exercise Area Bottom (R): Library
We are very much enjoying our stay here at Park Sierra. Should we ever decide to become a member at one of the SKP Co-ops this would definitely be one of the parks under consideration. The people we've met have all been very friendly and there is a true community atmosphere here.
Big Fresno Fair. (Yes, that's really the name) As far as local fairs go, it's pretty large. There's a large carnival midway and a smaller "kids" carnival in the infield of a full fledged horse racing track. We decided that this was our big chance to strike it rich, so we placed a bet on the fourth race.
So, no Yellowstone NP, but we're still having a great time! The weather has been very nice. Temps. in the high 70's and NO rain.
We'll be here a few more days before continuing our southward journey for the winter.
Thanks for stopping by to take a look!