Pretending to be Retired…a look into the future
While traveling through Arizona and filming different RV Resorts we’ve had our share of experiences, but our stay in Mesa at the Viewpoint RV and Golf Resort was definitely unique.
This resort marked many firsts for us: our first 55+ resort, our first RV Resort with a golf course and our first RV Resort with free fruit everywhere.
So what was our take away from this resort that offered us so many firsts: I can’t wait to turn 55, retire and live the good life! Let me explain the daily routine of some of the friends we met at the resort: Wake up at 6, Tennis at 7, golf at 11, swimming at 3, happy hour at 5, Dinner at 6, and concert at 7. Are you jealous yet?
There are a million things to do inside the resort and literally hundreds of groups to join from woodworking to pickle ball. We had the opportunity to meet up with the hiking group who took us out for a 5 mile hike up Superstition Mountain. The pace was swift and the ascent was rapid, it blew us away how fast these “supposed old people” moved up the mountain. I think 75 might be the new 55.
We found ourselves pondering how much better the world could be if everyone lived like this all the time, not just after retirement. Everything would go down! Obesity would go down, stress levels would go down and major health problems would start to dissipate due to the excessive well being… but that’s a dream world and I am digressing.
Back at camp we found ourselves picking fresh fruit daily and making the yummiest of orange, lemon, and grapefruit sparkling drinks. It was like summer in the middle of winter (we visited late January)! Even Singa couldn’t resist the sweet citrus smell.
We found ourselves spending most of our time in the resort taking advantage of the amenities and lounging at the pool. Outside the resort, we did make our way to downtown Mesa. We managed to find a hip art scene, a historic downtown, and…a killer place to eat. And yes, we are aware our lives revolve around food. A food blog is somewhere in our future for sure, maybe after retirement.
Our favorite find was the Blue Adobe. From the outside it may not look like much, however it’s an incredible establishment. Super yummy Arizona twists on Mexican classics. Everything is house made and the lobster dip is a must.
One thing we’re sad we missed was High Tea at the Biltmore, we love afternoon tea! We attempted to go on Sunday afternoon however we just missed the reservations. Major bummer! If you have the opportunity to take afternoon tea please by all means let us know what you think, from everything we read it’s an exquisite proper tea fit for Royals.
All in all, this was probably our favorite RV Resort (not sure why everything is now called a Resort?) in Arizona, especially if you are looking to spend more than just a few days. Most everyone we met was there for the whole winter season and after our one week, we could see why.
Have you been to Viewpoint or a similar RV/Camping Resort? Tell us your take in the comments below.
Disclaimer: While we were compensated to film the campground (thanks Encore!)…all of our experiences and opinions are not purchased and are still our own.