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

Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!
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Friday, April 28, 2017

1717 Waldron Road
Corpus Christi, TX 78418

We paid $40.50 using our Good Sam 10% discount membership for a water, electric, sewer site on a concrete slab with a picnic table, and offered free cable and WiFi. Our Verizon worked good so we did not use their WiFi.

The folks in the office were polite and friendly.

It was a rough time in our travels so we didn’t do much venturing out to check out the park but it was NOT what we had expected. The sites were crammed next to each other and many people walking through your site or driving through the empty sites because of the layout of the park, it was exceptionally small.

If we are ever in the area again, we will check out another park to stay.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

2145 North Main Street
Junction, TX 76849

We paid $37.00 using our Good Sam 10% discount membership for a water, electric, sewer site on gravel. They offered cable and WiFi for free, our Verizon coverage was just about non-existent so we did use their WiFi and it was decent.

Great hospitality from the staff, the area is not the greatest but it had a entrance gate so we did feel safe during our visit.

The pool was extremely frigid but it cooled us off and that was just what we needed since the heat index was high.

We stayed here many years ago when it was a KOA and they have done some updating but the entire area was really poor for our Verizon so we would not stay longer than an overnight visit.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

3604 KOA Road
Fort Stockton, TX 79735

We paid $31.50 using our Good Sam 10% off membership for a water, electric, sewer, level site on gravel. Sites were not on top of one another and all the utilities worked great.

We stayed here many years ago when we first started out when it was a KOA and they have done all sorts of updates to the property. The restrooms were in the process of remodel so we did not take any photos.

The pool was refreshing…

The best part of it was the great Chicken Fried Steak at the Roadrunner Café right onsite. We had heard they will be submitting this recipe into a contest soon and we think they will have a good chance to win. The food was so tasty and it was nice that we could bring our own wine or beer for dinner. They also served breakfast.

We will put this place on our list for future stays.

Monday, April 24, 2017

404 E. Broadway
Van Horn, TX 79855

Using our Passport America 50% off membership, we paid $14.50 for water, electric, sewer, level site on gravel.

A smaller park with only 26 sites that had a very welcoming and friendly host.

No frills but a clean, safe place to spend the night that we would stay again and we would recommend it to others.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Valley Vista RV Resort
1060 S Highway 80
Benson, AZ  85602
2/11-2/18/2014, 11/24/2016, 4/20-4/22/2017

2017 UPDATE - We paid $19.52 using our Passport America since they no longer accept Coast to Coast and with our Thousand Trails, we need to be out of any park for 7 days before we could use it again. The place this time was deserted, the customer service was fantastic as it has been and the entire area looks great. We will continue coming to this park while we pass through but really sad that they no longer accept Coast to Coast. 

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?

Thursday, April 20, 2017

7575 West Battaglia Drive
Casa Grande, AZ 85193

We paid $15 using our Passport America 50% off membership for a flat, 30 amp electric, water and sewer gravel site. Our Verizon worked great but they did offer WiFi at an additional charge.

Nice park with great customer service but the connections are so BAD we would not consider staying more than one night and NOT hook up to sewer if we did. The water and electric are at the rear of the site and in order to use the sewer we would have to run the hose under our rig. It seems they are updating everything in the park but we noticed even the sites they are updating they are still putting the sewer on the opposite side…STRANGE! Luckily for us it was one of our traveling stops where we did not plan to hookup the sewer.

It is far enough from I-10 and about 8 miles south of Casa Grande…right in the middle of nowhere.

Looks like a perfect place to do the laundry in their newly renovated Laundry room. The room was huge with quite a few washers and dryers, including some front loading ones for the bigger loads.

The pool and spa were wonderful, even though they advertise a heated pool, it was very refreshing which is what we needed since it was near 90 degrees and we wanted to cool down.

As we said, if not for the strange hookups, we might consider coming back for a longer stay, but for now we would just use it as a one night stopover.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

480 N. Central Blvd.
Quartzsite, AZ 85346

Our plan was to do some shopping in Q but we didn’t realize that EVERYTHING would be closed, including many of the parks.

We paid $22.66 for a flat, gravel, water, electric and sewer site. The folks here were friendly and accommodating. During season this place is packed and as usual in Q the amenities are few.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

14200 N Indian Canyon Drive
North Palm Springs, CA  92258
5/14-5/17/2013, 4/1-4/4/2017

2017 Update - We could have written this review today, same charges for the same site, same guy checked us in and the same constant wind...hard to sleep with our windows opened but the cool, fresh air at this time of the year was fantastic, but the wind, well that of course is not so great.

We literally blew into this park that is located directly across from the wind farm area.  We rocked and rolled the entire time we were there and actually cut our stay by 2 days.  We just could not deal with it any longer.

We used our Coast to Coast membership and paid $20 per night, $15 in points and $5 for resort fees for water, electric, sewer on flat gravel site.  The concrete slabs and the utilities were in a strange place on most of the sites which created a challenge in setting up.  Each site was private with an oleander fence around them, not only did it make it private it helped with the wind gusts as well.

Our Verizon MiFi and phones had good reception but they also offered WiFi at an additional cost.

The laundry room was small but clean.

The restrooms were immaculate and even had items for use.

According to many of the reviews they have done some upgrading but we have nothing to compare it to since this is our first visit here.  All of the staff were outstanding and were very accommodating with all aspects during our stay.

The pool was not part of any springs which ended up being quite refreshing due to the extensive heat while we were there so we took full advantage of them.  Our air conditioning was on 24/7 due to not only the heat but even when it cooled off a bit at night we could not open our windows due to the wind. 

We would recommend and return to the park itself but due to the heat and wind we would not recommend the area. 

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Sun RV Resorts
2500 Airport Road
Paso Robles, CA 93446

We paid $29.97, using our Passport America 50% off Membership for a water, electric, sewer pull through gravel site that was flat with WiFi and cable included. They have several options of sites available that range from $60 to $100 per night, we chose the Economy which is on gravel near the highway and it was not so bad at all.

We had only planned on staying one night but added one more due to windy conditions and laundry, which worked out perfectly for us.

All sorts of games to play...

There was the pool and spa which were inviting...

Also the adult spa area would be nice to just hang out...

The showers and restrooms were immaculate...

They are part of the Sun RV Resort group and they have a sister resort just a few miles away, both look outstanding.

The next time we are in the area we will definitely stay for a few days longer to enjoy the wine tours. We would highly recommend this place, even though it is quite pricey, using our Passport America made it a marvelous choice.