Anyone in El Centro?

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10 years 4 months ago #6784 by Martin64
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It looks as though I'll be headed that way for an undetermined amount of time. I got a job with BLM and plan on staying at NAF El Centro for a while. I don't have a start date yet, but as soon as their background checks are done, it looks like that's where I'm headed.

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10 years 4 months ago #6787 by monkey44
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Don't build a porch, people will think you're homesteading.

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10 years 4 months ago #6794 by Martin64
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I'm aware this is a very controversial subject, but I'm not really worried about what others think. If anyone wants to join me there in July/August for a big ice tea and a cigar I'm sure they'll be plenty of spaces to park. :lol:

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10 years 4 months ago #6799 by monkey44
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QUOTE: "but I'm not really worried about what others think."

Never? Whoa ... That's pretty risky ... :)

BTW Martin, I thought El Centro closed -- guess I been camping the desert too long :)

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10 years 4 months ago #6800 by Martin64
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No, it's still there. I hear it's a very popular spot with the snow birds. I called a couple weeks ago about seeing if there were any spots left and I was told to hurry before it fills up. I guess with the 6 month limit, the good weather during the winter and the low monthly rent, it's very alluring....if that's the case I may be out in the desert myself until spring when they all flock to where ever it is they flock.

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10 years 2 months ago #6999 by Martin64
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Well I'll be in that area toward the end of next week, and I found a small horse ranch with a spot for rent (with full hook-ups)that's very reasonable in price so it looks as though I won't be staying on the base after all. The rent is a little more but there's alot more seclusion and privacy and won't have to hear the neighbors complain when I start the motorcycle to go to work in the mornings at around 0615.

For anyone interested in NAF El Centro as a winter camp, I understand that it stays filled up until about a week after the airshow in Feb..that's when it starts clearing out.

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8 years 11 months ago #8373 by Martin64
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What a difference a year makes. The horse ranch was fun but the place was sold at auction so this last Friday I moved onto NAF El Centro for the summer. My plan is to stay there during the summer when the snowbirds aren't there...not that I don't like snowbirds but I can stay on one of the LTVA's for less and won't need the power for the a/c for the winter.

So we'll see how this all shakes out and I'll post some updates at we go. So far the entire 20 minutes it took me to register and drop my trailer at the spot, it's been great! I go back over there tomorrow to set up and get ready for my work week. So I'll get to stop in at the Commissary, meet a few of my new neighbors and get the scoop on the happenings there. I'm sure in the next 30 days it'll be a ghost town with just me and maybe a couple others staying through the hot summer months...but I'll post as it all happens.
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8 years 9 months ago #8518 by Martin64
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Well it's been a couple months and the place is pretty much empty except for the few of us that are summer visitors. Rumor has it that the park is going to expand and add 20 something more spots...don't know and hate to spread a rumor like that but I'll update as I find out. It's also on pretty good rumor that the base is going to actually be a home for some planes and not just the winter home of the Blue Angels....more on that as it becomes more reliable, but there is runway construction activity happening now. Lots of dump trucks running in and out of the base, should be interesting.

For now the winds are high and the temps are climbing. Anyone headed this way anytime soon be sure have your a/c checked and pack your sunburn lotion.

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