July 17, 2012

Story & Photos by Beverly Lefebvre

Discover Arizona with Mesa Spirit RV Resort… the hub of Arizona's activities.  Golfing, fishing, spring training, sporting events, shopping, spas, wine & dining, casino gaming, the Grand Canyon, and so much more…not to mention the sunny Arizona winter weather!

Located in Mesa, Arizona, just west of the beautiful Superstition Mountains, Mesa Spirit RV Resort is an active adult community featuring 1,800 spaces with full hook-ups and big rigs are welcome.  Mesa Spirit is ideally located for all the central Arizona attractions, entertainment and sporting events – including the Spring Training facilities.

This hidden gem in the desert offers extensive activities and special events & programs year round. It will be hard to get bored, as you will find lots of fun and exciting things to do while you are in Arizona.  There is something for everyone.  There’s even an on-site Travel Agency where you can book everything from a day trip to a two-week cruise.

History literally comes alive (or dead) in the Goldfield Ghost Town (depending which end of the old west gunfight you’re on). You’ll tour the Mammoth Gold Mine, visit the museum and wander down Main street exploring the saloons, boarding house, brewery, meat market, pan for gold and more, just like it was 1890.

If sports are your thing, you will be minutes away from NHL hockey with the Phoenix Coyotes, MLB Diamondbacks, NBA Phoenix Suns, the NFL Arizona Cardinals, Major College sports with the Pac 12 Arizona State Sun Devils and Arizona Wildcats. And don't forget Cactus League Spring training for MLB Baseball. Get up close and personal with future hall of famers and the new rookie phenoms, from 15 MLB teams consisting of the Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago Cubs and White Sox, Cincinnati Red, Cleveland Indians, Colorado Rockies, K.C. Royals, Anaheim Angels, L.A. Dodgers, Seattle Mariners, Oakland A's, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, Milwaukee Brewers and Texas Rangers.

The activities don’t stop with the spectator sports.  Dancing, water aerobics, exercise classes, lighted tennis courts, 13 billiards tables, putting greens with driving nets, miniature golf course, horseshoes, shuffleboard, Bocce Ball and the ever popular Pickle Ball. The resort has leagues for all these and more.

And of course (no pun intended), we can’t leave out golf!  Whether, you are a beginner, a PGA or LPGA Pro, there’s a course for you. From beautiful executive par 3 courses such as Augusta Ranch, to some of the finest elite courses in the world such as Gray Hawk, the Boulders and Troon North.  Let’s not forget about the TPC Scottsdale that hosts the Phoenix Open, with the most exciting par 3 on the PGA tour. Take your pick there is over 340 courses to choose from. If your game needs a little work…you can do that at the nearby John Jacobs golf schools.

Speaking of games, there are several casinos nearby for you to enjoy poker, black jack, bingo and slots.

Are you a fan of the Arts? Visit the Mesa Arts Centre or check out the metro Phoenix area which has just about everything you could want from concerts, museums, orchestras to shows!  For those who love shopping, there’s everything from flea markets to the high end Scottsdale Malls. You can stay busy just trying to keep up with all there is to offer.

Hobbies & Clubs… the resort has them for every interest including OA groups, Rock & Gem Club, Singles & friends, Spanish Club, Palette Club, Wood Carvers Club, Dance Clubs and Canadian Clubs – just to name a few.  If you are a craftsperson, give the lapidary, silversmith, stain glass, woodworking, quilting, fused glass and ceramics workshops a try.

The resort is also "Pet Friendly" with specific areas set aside for you and your four-legged friend, including three fenced-in dog runs.

The Resort boasts several ratings including a Woodall's 5W Resort, as well it is an American Automobile Association (AAA/CAA) Resort and a Good Sam member. They offer very affordable rates, on a daily, weekly, monthly or annual basis. 

Catch the Spirit!  Come and explore all that Arizona has to offer and stay at Mesa Spirit RV Resort. More information can be found at www.mesaspirit.com or by calling (877) 924-6709.

July 17, 2012

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