In a land that offers the beach, lakes, mountains and idyllic weather, it’s not too difficult a task to find things we’re all thankful for in the Southwest zone. California, Arizona and Nevada band together to provide the perfect climate for outdoor activities, even as the cooler weather starts to roll in.
River Rafting at Ponderosa – We’re always happy to provide our guests and members with an exciting day in the outdoors, and river rafting at Ponderosa allows us to do just that.
The range of accommodations – From a traditional park model to a standard RV site, our southwestern properties offer all that you would expect from Thousand Trails – and then some. Have you tried staying in a covered wagon or tipi at Rancho Oso? How about a yurt at Yosemite Lakes? We’re thankful for the accommodation options at some of our California preserves.
Bright city glam, with a nearby home base – We’re thankful for the refuge that is the Las Vegas preserve. Visitors to this sparkling city know that if they’re seeking bright lights, glitz and glam, they’re bound to find it just a few miles down the road. While it’s certainly a vibrant city, we’re happy to provide a more relaxed environment in the “Entertai`nment Capital of the World.”
Outdoor activities at Lake of the Springs – Have a love for boating but haven’t yet purchased one of your own? Lake of the Springs offers boat rentals for all campers to explore and enjoy the aquatic side of nature. Invite the whole family and take out a patio boat! Visitors are also encouraged to swim and fish on the property. What else are we thankful for? The prospect of one of our guests hitting the jackpot while panning for gold.
We are Thankful
We know that we are thankful for our “Thousand Trails family” but we also asked our preserve managers to share their thoughts on what they are thankful for, as well as what they believe (based on member comments) our members are thankful for. Here’s what they had to say….
Palm Springs – We believe that our members are thankful for the pride our staff takes in our preserve. The members are returning from their summer adventures and have shared with the staff just how happy they are to be back and have noticed the improvements and are grateful. Our staff is thankful for our members and the many friendships all of us have made throughout the years. There are many preserves to choose from and we are thankful that the members return year after year to our preserve.
Rancho Oso – members are thankful for the beautiful and peaceful natural surroundings, the friendly staff and well run resort. We are all thankful to work in such a beautiful setting.
On the Calendar:
November 22: Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner at Lake of the Springs: We supply the turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy and coffee and ice cream. Members should bring a dish for their family, plus 8 (vegetables, salad, rolls or dessert). There is one seating at 2 p.m. Tickets are $6.50, plus tax, per person ages 5 and up. Advance tickets available at the Trading Post. For more information or advance ticket purchase call (530) 692-3215 or (530) 692-1042.
November 30-December 2: Crafters Holiday at Lake Minden: Join us for a weekend of crafting. We’ll have tables sat up for Jewelry Making (various projects), Beaded Ornaments, Scrapbooking, Holiday Tags and wrapping paper, and a variety of Holiday Craft Projects. Sign up early for specific projects.