Saturday, December 07, 2019
Maggie started up as usual without any issues and she is not overheating. We gave ourselves a week before we begin our travels, so we slowly unpacked, and cleaned Maggie out thoroughly since I hardly had any breathing issues while on the BOA Route, so my breathing issues might be connected to Maggie.
No set plans yet about our winter work, but we are not panicked yet. We are picking up a Jeep, but decided we needed to pick it up in Arizona due to penalties we would have to pay if we bought it in Texas, so we are heading there.
We had a nice quiet Thanksgiving with just the two of us, just the way we like it. No craziness, no drama and no cooking all day, just a ham in the oven for a few hours, deviled eggs, potato salad, and pumpkin pie, all bought already prepared. Life is easy now!
We decided to take a different route this year heading west, so our first stop was in Glen Rose, Texas at the Oakdale Park. Just under 100 miles since we had errands and we are not in any hurry. It finally stopped raining, but it’s still pretty cold, but it’s much better than extreme heat and since it wasn’t wet anymore, we were able to smudge our bodies and Maggie to get rid of all that funk…no more carrying it around.
Our next day of driving took us to San Angelo, Texas, just under 200 miles where we stayed at a KOA. We kept a close eye on Maggie’s temperature the entire time and she was back to herself and we are back to driving back roads and the drive was fabulous, only a small part was extremely rough.
The last of the roads less traveled were really bumpy and rough as we arrived at the Hilltop RV in Fort Stockton, Texas.
And then back on the interstate to Van Horn RV Park in Van Horn, Texas.
Another great travel day, only about 162 miles through El Paso where we finally found the perfect go around, the 375 South is perfect, and finally after days of travel, we are out of Texas and arrived at the Hacienda RV Resort in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Then we chose to stop in Willcox, Arizona at the KOA and when we walked in, there was a familiar face behind the counter. Sharon and Bob, friends we met many years ago and still keep in touch through our blogs and Facebook. It was nice catching up on all our travels with one another, and the firepit in the common area of the park was a perfect place to chat.
Our last day of travel for this journey got us safely to Casa Grande, Arizona…we have landed! Not sure what’s next but we have some time to figure it all out, but in the meanwhile we will look for a Jeep and do some relaxing.
700 N Virginia Avenue
Willcox, AZ 85643
An unexpected stop for us and we were grateful to find this great park. We had issues with Maggie and the new owners and the workers are exceptionally accommodating. Allowing us to check in early, giving us a ride to the local AutoZone and assisting us with the repairs by checking in with us throughout for additional tools needed.
We paid $34.49 using our KOA 10% discount for a water, electric, sewer on a level gravel site. Cable and WiFi was not available at this time but they are working on getting it very soon.
They are in the process of totally remodeling the park and some areas are under major construction but the areas where they are completed look wonderful.
Was hard for us to review the amenities such as the restrooms and showers since they are part of the major construction and were not available to check out. The store and registration areas were wonderful, quick check in and escort to our site and the store had loads of great goodies which we did find some great items we purchased.
We have always stayed clear of Willcox after a bad encounter when we first began our travels, but this place will allow us to put it back onto possible stop in the future and we would highly recommend this place to others.
Friday, December 06, 2019
740 Stern Drive
Las Cruces, NM 88005
11/2015, 11/2016, 11/2017, 12/2019
We paid $44.82 in 2016 and $46.86 in 2017 and $48.90 in 2019, a little more than we usually like to spend for a spacious pull through site on a concrete slab with water, electric and sewer that included free WiFi and cable.
We were finally without any injuries and the weather was warm and sunny so we checked out the amenities this time and just as we expected that all the amenities which are plenty are all very well maintained as was the manicured landscaping.
Thursday, December 05, 2019
US Highway 90 South
Van Horn, TX 79855
We paid $36.00 for a water, sewer, 30amp electric, pull through site on level gravel with a picnic table and a chicken…hmmm dinner!
It was a perfect place for us since our fridge is out and we were getting tired of sandwiches, we enjoyed a great home cooked meal at the Cafe.
We will definitely stop by again while traveling through the area.
Wednesday, December 04, 2019
4076 Interstate Highway 10 West
Fort Stockton, TX 79735
We paid $27 cash for a pull through gravel site with water, electric and sewer with a wonderful view from no other then the hilltop, they also offered free WiFi.
The restrooms were clean, the laundry room that is located in the office had 3 washers and 3 dryers.
We have stayed in Fort Stockton many times as we travel back and forth but never knew about this place and we were very impressed. They do have a pool but not much more as far as amenities to offer but a great place to stop for a night or two while traveling through Texas which is always a LOOOOONG stretch.
Tuesday, December 03, 2019
6699 Knickerbocker Road
San Angelo, TX 76904
We paid $32.35 for a water, sewer and 30amp electric pull through site on unleveled gravel and within a few feet of our neighbor. The worst setup is having utility poles side by side one in one way the other in the other. From the time we settled in until…we heard foot stomping back and forth in their rig, either a dog or a child.
Sites are just crammed together with no space for tow vehicles or enjoying your own patio.
Customer service was excellent and the entire place was well maintained.
It was the least expensive campground in the area which is rare for a KOA and for an overnight spot we would recommend it.
Monday, December 02, 2019
1019 N E Barnard Street
Glen Rose, TX 76043
We paid $16.50, using our Passport America 50% discount for a water, sewer, 30amp electric site on level gravel.
Since we were so close to the showers and they were exceptionally nice, we chose to take long, hot showers.
This place is probably hopping on special weekends, but for our stay it was quiet. We will keep this one on our radar for future stays.