Monday, March 20, 2017

Wow...Just WOW!

We spent a week at Wilderness Lakes in Menifee planning our trip north. We enjoyed the park and compared it with Thousand Trails Orlando. It is very similar in many respects. We had a good pull through site in a very quiet part of the park. Timmy enjoyed the one mile walk around the park in the mornings, stopping to say hello to all his doggie friends and a few human friends that he met every day.

Site 121 at Wilderness Lakes

There were about 5 of these ponds/canals around the park. 

Nice family pool

Two hot tubs

Beautiful sunset

Now to get to the WOW part!

On our second to last day there we decided to take a drive up to check out Jojoba Hills Escapee Co-op park. We had heard so much about it from people who have stayed there. You can buy a lot there for a price of around $30,000 and then there is a monthly maintenance fee. Not sure how much that is. There are communal buildings, activities, and a fabulous community. If we were American, I would seriously consider putting our names down for a lot. Non owners can rent a site for up to 28 days a year. You are also able to boondock there for $7.50 a night for 7 nights max.

We were blown away by the beauty of the place. It is so well maintained and the sites are absolutely fantastic. Built on terraces up the side of a hill. Almost all sites have mountain views. The flowers and landscaping, which is all done by volunteers and site owners is very impressive.

The road up the hill

Lovely spot for quiet meditation

The sites are all large

The pool and hot tubs all overlook Mount Palomar

Incredibly well stocked library

A place to spend hours reading

The pool was covered to keep it warm. It is maintained year round at a temperature in the 80s

Rec hall

Colorful flower beds

Beautiful views

Wild flowers on the hillside

A riot of color

I wonder if this is new since all the rain


Another pond

There are about 5 ponds in the park

To see some videos on the park just search for "Jojoba Escapee park"on There are several videos

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  1. That is a wonderful park, for sure actually know of a few river's that have purchased lots there. Keep enjoying your travels.

  2. Both of these parks look great! As a rule, we've found the Escapee parks to be fabulous. Safe travels, dear friends.

  3. Wow is right. Some places know how to treat RVers right.