Yakima Elks Golf and Country Club
The Yakima Elks Lodge is right off 97. My GPS took me to this road and I thought The GPS had guided me down the wrong road. But the sign reads Yakima Elks so it had to be right.
The entrance and down a long road to the lodge.
What a place. This has to be the most fantastic Elks Lodge I have ever stayed at. There was no camp host to tell me where to go so I just pulled over, went inside, showed my card and paid. Then I could pick any site that was available. I grabbed the one closest to the driving range. I never in my wildest dreams ever thought I would have golf course property. At least for two nights. Whoopee!!!
View out my window
I took these pics out my window so they are a bit dark. The first one looks out to the driving range.
This guy pulled up in a real fancy golf cart with sides and chrome wheels. HA!
This is a view of the course and the practice putting green. The course is highly manicured.
This shows where I am parked for 2 nights. They park the rigs right on the edge of the golf course. It was $25 per night and well worth it with water, electricity and dump station. I’m the little guy on the end.
They serve dinners here from 5 to 8 pm Wednesday thru Saturday. I got here on Tuesday so heated up some frozen Trader Joe’s pizza and scarfed. It was good, but plan on going into the lodge tonight for dinner.
I have stayed at many Elks Lodges since joining, but never anything like this. I feel like I just joined the rich and the famous. Even Chica is strutting her stuff on her walks!
After leaving Belle Starr’s Silverado Ranch I journeyed to Benson, AZ to get ready for my Elks Lodge interview. I had gone to a seminar at the Gypsy Gathering Rally in Yuma to see what was involved in joining the Moose and Elks Lodges. I filled out all the forms and paid for my membership for both organizations. To get in the Elks I had to be interviewed by several of their members.
They contacted me and set up the interview for 2:00 Sat 4/02. Their members were very friendly and the interview went well. Now I just had to wait until Monday night to be voted on by the other members of the local Elks Lodge. I was staying at the Escapees Saguaro CO-OP for the four days it would take to become a member.
On Monday I was accepted by the other members to become an Elk member. Then we all stayed for hot dogs and cake afterward and got acquainted with each other.
Tuesday morning I took off for Deming, NM. to get my RV serviced. Here I am crossing into New Mexico. I really love the beauty of New Mexico. But above anything else is that you can purchase an Annual Pass for the state parks for $225 that will knock $10 off the cost of any of their campsites. It you want electric/water it normally costs $14 per night, but with the Annual Pass it only costs $4 per night. I almost always boondock (dry camp with no hookups) and the cost to me with the pass is $0. That’s right, it is absolutly FREE!!! What a bargain!
I needed to get my RV serviced and their was a good mechanic in Deming I have used before and came highly recommended by my my LOW’s club members. It is JT’s Auto Service. If you are ever in the area check him out. I got up early Wednesday morning and drove to JT’s where they took me in immediately, got the RV serviced and headed out to Leasburg Dam State Park. I wanted to get there on Wed because there were predictions of high winds for the next several days.
I made it to Leasburg Dam State Park, found a spot and got set up before the high winds kicked in. The winds will be with me for the next four days. There are a lot of high winds this time of year in New Mexico and they can gust up to 40-60 mph. It does help to keep the temperature down in the 70’s. I took this pic of my campsite at Leasburg State Park.
I will be getting out later to survey the area and walk the numerous hiking trails. See ya soon!