Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!

Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!
Traveling...Resting...Relaxing...Working...On Our Way Out West Somewhere...Where We Land Nobody Knows...

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Valley Vista RV Resort
1060 S Highway 80
Benson, AZ  85602
520-720-0024
2/11-2/18/2014, 11/24/2016

2016 UPDATE - We paid $14.46 using our Coast to Coast and additional taxes and resort fees for the same site as we had back in 2014. It was Thanksgiving Day so the office was closed but they left an envelope with our information. Customer service was fabulous over the phone since we just made the reservation the day before due to the windy weather which usually with Coast to Coast is unheard of but they made our reservation without any hassles. 


This is an Encore Resort where we used our Coast to Coast membership and we paid $13.32 which included a resort fee and taxes for a water, electric, and sewer on a fairly level gravel site.  It was nice not to be on top of our neighbor, some of the sites were a bit closer together but ours was wide and long.  They offered WiFi and cable with an additional charge, our Verizon phones and MiFi worked great so we did not need to pay the extra charge.


The landscaping was desert and well maintained.


The restrooms and laundry area was kept sparkly clean.




They had loads of activities since it is still snowbird time in this area but we like that we were still able to take advantage of our Coast to Coast membership.  The pool and spa was inviting but it was still a bit chilly for us to partake in the activity.



We would definitely stay here again if we are passing through but to stay for a long stay like a week there is not much to do in the area and there are no bike paths and the highway is too busy to feel safe.


Very rarely and especially in the middle of the night we could hear a faint noise coming from the highway and the train tracks, otherwise it was really quiet and dark.  The weather was perfect, warm days and cool nights, who could ask for anything more?

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

740 Stern Drive
Las Cruces, NM 88005
575-528-5800
11/25/2015, 11/23/16

We paid $44.82, 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 didn’t get out to explore due to our circumstances but we are confident that all the amenities which are plenty are all very well maintained as was the manicured landscaping.

No photos due to our extensive travel, my knee injury and the consistent rain but our plan is to revisit for a few nights on our next travel through this area. There were lots of interesting places in the area we want to see, including a winery a block away and this place even though a little expensive is where we will stay and we highly recommend it to others.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Tra-Park RV Park
3100 Moore Street
Pecos, TX  79772
432-447-2137
2/25/2014, 11/22/2016


2016 UPDATE - It's as if 2 years never passed, everything was the same...EXCEPT the price. We paid $28 for the exact same site as we had two years ago. Customer service was exceptional once again but the only reason we stopped here was the wind was awful and we were not making it another mile so we pulled off and found this place and then realized we stayed here a few years ago.


We paid $20.50 using our EscapeesRV Club Membership for a pull through/back in water, electric, sewer site on level gravel with a concrete pad.  The sites were really close to one another and were set up a bit strange.


They do have laundry facilities that are located in the office area and look as if they were maintained.  We did not check out the restrooms but they were available with a combination lock given to guests at check in time.



This area of Texas has been taken over by oil workers and this park is no different.  The area is a bit rundown and they have no amenities to offer. They only thing they were at the top was their customer service.  We were treated wonderfully and we felt safe but that alone would not be enough to bring us back to this park again.



Midland RV Campground
2134 S Midland Drive
Midland, TX  79703
432-697-0801
2/25/2014, 11/21/2016

2016 - We stopped in for just one night while traveling through Texas and things remained the same at this campground, no upgrades but just maintained. The entire area seems even more run down then it was a few years ago when we passed through then. The host was friendly and this time we actually got into the pull through sites but the way the posts are setup you are sharing so you are right next to your neighbor which we do not care for that type of setup. We paid $31.50 using our 10% Good Sam discount for a water, electric, sewer site on fairly level gravel.

2014 - The weather took a huge turn for us and it was frigid, wet and icy so unfortunately we did not take any photos…we were just relieved that they were able to squeeze us into a site.



We paid $27.20 using our Escapees RV Club Membership 15% discount for an electric, water, sewer, (which we did not hook up either due to freezing temperatures) back in site on a fairly level gravel surface.  Sites were backed into one another but were fairly wide so it did not feel like we were on top of one another.

This area as well is inundated with oil workers but we felt safe and were so relieved that they were able to find us a site since when we first walked in they said they were booked but this site was reserved for a long termer who just had not made it in yet.

The only amenities they have were laundry and restrooms that we did not take the time to check out at all.

We were greeted by very accommodating hosts that helped us to our site and were just as nice as could be.  But again this alone would not be enough of a reason for us to return again but if we were to find ourselves in the area again we would stay here.