Friday, October 4, 2013

Golden Shores RV Resort

On September 29 we arrived here in Long Beach, Ca. for two nights specifically to visit the Queen Mary.  The sites are a little tight, but are level and have full hookups including 50 amp electric, sewer, and water.  The utilities were very convenient and close for hooking up water, sewer, and electric without adding any extensions.  A little traffic noise from the highway as this is located at the end of the 710 freeway and it seemed that most residents in the park were month to month occupants.  We paid $50 per night with Good Sam discount which is in line with surrounding area parks.  There was a fenced dog run 30 X 60 feet, pool, spa, clubhouse, and grocery store.  They also maintain the landscaping and grass in excellent condition.  I rate this park P****. 

This park is located directly in downtown Long Beach on the water and within walking distance to many restaurants, the Pike, and shops.  There is also a FREE bus service which arrives every 15 minutes just outside the park and takes you all around Long Beach including the Queen Mary.  I am not very fond of public transportation, but the price was right, convenient and it saved us $15 parking fee at the Queen Mary. 

The city of Long Beach purchased the Queen Mary in 1967 and has several different tours available on board.  There is also a separate tour of a Russian submarine.  Aggie was interested in the ghost tour, as this ship has had sightings in the past.  The ship operates like a hotel; they rent rooms and do catering for seminars and weddings.  I feel that the tours are way too pricey at about $29.95 per person. 

We did treat ourselves to a great clambake at Gladstone's 4 Fish.  It included a 1.5 pound Maine lobster, 2 king crab legs, shrimp, steamed little neck clams, corn on the cob, boiled potatoes, and a fresh loaf of bread.  It was cooked to perfection, and there was plenty for us to share.  We had great service and had a view of the water.