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Las Barrancas Golf Course (Yuma, Arizona)

Harvest Host location with a small surprise

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After the long and tiring border crossing we wanted to stop fairly close so we picked a Harvest Host location in Yuma, about 120 kms from Mexicali. After a quick online confirmation of the booking we almost forgot about it and it was quite late in the afternoon when I tried to call the golf course for directions and to "check in". Due to the heat it had odd opening hours from 6:00-10:00 so noone answered our call.

We arrived and picked our location a bir further away from the entrance, there was a huge and emty parking lot. The kids were running around the trailer after the long hours in the car and we were all very much looking forward to have a good night sleep. The sunset was beautiful and although there were some early morning noises of machines starting and cars arriving we had a good sleep.


In the morning I had an online meeting with an ex-colleague to reconnect and as we started to speak a car pulled next to me (sitting in my car to let the family sleep a bit more). An elderly, classic American gentleman questioned me: "What's going on here?" I stepped out of my car and explained that we spent the night here with Harvest Host and we planned to leave in about an hour or so. He looked at me confused and said he was the owner of the golf club but had no idea of HH nor we staying there. He left and I had an uncomfortable feeling but later on a worker came to us in a golf cart and chatted, apologising for the early morning noises and wished us great travels.

Posted by divatmotoros 12:41 Archived in USA

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