RV Park Humor

 Posted by at 1:51 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 132017

Although we ran into the occasional grouch working behind the counter at RV parks over the years, they have been the exception. Most have been nice people and they usually had a good sense of humor. Maybe that’s because most RVers are great people, so why be grumpy?

That good humor has been reflected in signs we’ve seen at RV parks over the years. This speed warning sign we saw at Hon-Dah RV Park the other day is a good example.

We’ve seen this at several RV parks. Don’t laugh, it really does happen!

I also remember a sign at an RV park swimming pool that said “Enjoy our ool. Notice that there is no P in our ool. Let’s keep it that way.”

Somebody wrote to say that they were shocked to read my blog the other day and learn that parts of Arizona are heavily forested, because like so many who have never visited, he thought it was all desert. He asked if I had any more photos of the White Mountains. Here is one of U.S. Highway 60 a little south of Show Low.

Show Low is the commercial center of the White Mountains, and our home before we became fulltime RVers. The town got its name when early settlers Corydon Cooley and Marion Clark decided that the place wasn’t big enough for the two of them. The held a card game to decide who would stay and who would move on. As the game drug on, Clark said to Cooley, “If you can show low, you win.” In response, Cooley drew the deuce of clubs and won the game. He named the settlement that grew up near his ranch Show Low in honor of that card game, and the main street is called the Deuce of Clubs. In my time running the weekly newspaper, more than one election tie was settled by the winner drawing the low card. Today, a statue in a small park on the Deuce of Clubs commemorates that famous card game.

Thought For The Day – Man is a peculiar creature. He spends a fortune making his home insect-proof and air conditioned, and then eats out in the yard.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

  4 Responses to “RV Park Humor”

  1. We lived in both Las Vegas and Reno, NV. Many people don’t realize that those cities have different climates also.

  2. I spent many happy vacation days in Show Low and also Pinetop. Love the area.

  3. We stopped to check in a RV park and was told to pay when we leave the next morning. I said, this it the first time I had been told that. The attendant replied, “we trust our visiting campers more than we do our employees.”
    We paid the next morning as we left.

  4. I so much like northern Arizona more than the desert areas. But then again, I always prefer mountains

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