Thursday, November 30, 2017
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.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
740 Stern Drive
Las Cruces, NM 88005
11/25/2015, 11/23/16, 11/29/2017
We paid $44.82 in 2016 and $46.86 in 2017 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.
Monday, November 27, 2017
4051 Highway 47 SE
Albuquerque, NM 87105
For some reason during our years of full time traveling, we have only traveled I-25 once at the very beginning but after this time we plan to do it more often and were happy that we chose this direction at this time.
About 13 miles south of Albuquerque is Isleta Resort and Casino that also has a RV Park with free shuttle service.
We paid $33.39 using our Good Sam 10% discount for a water, electric, sewer site on fairly flat gravel with a picnic table and grill and included WiFi and DirecTV.
Due to the time of year we were there the place was isolated, but would probably be busy during prime times.
They offer a 24 hour free shuttle to the casino and we had some fun playing the many slots they have and won a nice jackpot. They have several eateries at the casino and a gas station nearby.
The next time passing through we will stay here again and do recommend it.
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Our last blog post was in the beginning of October and November is almost over, once again we didn’t make the time to update our blog with all our adventures. We just got so busy working and traveling that we felt rest was just a bit more important. Yes, this year our traveling was much more extensive and before we knew it, it is now over. We traveled over 9,000 miles in the past 10+ weeks and we are exhausted and will now take the next month to travel the way we like to do, under a few hundred miles per day with days in between to rest and relax.
We do want to get out of the cold nights and head to the desert, we begin working again mid-December in Casa Grande, Arizona. Because we were tired of taking Interstate 10 west, we chose to head back to Amarillo for a few days before we head west on Interstate 40, then turn south again on Interstate 25 into warmer days and nights. Hanging out in Benson and Casa Grande for a few weeks looking for a tow vehicle is our plan. Anybody have a tow vehicle for sale, or know of anyone that does that will be in that area, let us know so we can check it out? For now, we are just chilling for a few days up in Amarillo before we get on the road again and head to warmer climate.
We had some great times with PepWear this year, but there were some rough times as well that could have and should have been avoided but that will be in our negotiations IF we decide to do it again next year. We really do love the break from the RV Lifestyle for those few months, we love the travel but just not as extensive as this year was and we love the work, but we will have to weigh it all out and see if this might be something to pursue again next year.
As for a discussion for permanent work we had going on during this adventure, call us crazy but we turned down a 6-figure income because we did not want to go back into such a structured environment. It had some great points especially the money and included travel, but on their schedule and their choices of where we go. For the most part it had too much structure and even though we thought we might be able to do it for a few years, we decided that if these are our last years of living do we really want them to be living without our freedom, so we turned them down. It was NOT an easy decision, but the bottom line was all that money would not, could not buy our happiness and we were not willing to give up who we both have become to do it. We will figure out a way to get Maggie replaced without selling our souls and getting back into the rat race.
So now we will get back into our way of travel and keep you all updated on our whereabouts so we can possibly get some visits in this year.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
3725 Harrison Street
Vernon, TX 76384
Back to the roads less traveled and only traveling a few hundred miles per day with days off in between…LOVE IT!! We decided not to drive Interstate 10 out of Texas since we hate that drive so we chose to go north to Amarillo, then I-40 W to Albuquerque and then I-25 S to Las Cruces, New Mexico before heading west on Interstate 10 into Arizona, yes it was a few hundred miles out of our way but we have the time.
We headed north on US 287 from Weatherford, Texas, we stopped after about 165 miles in Vernon, Texas where we found a Walmart and the Rocking A RV Park right next to it.
We got to the park during their lunch hours but the note gave a number to call which we did and we were quickly greeted by a nice lady who checked us in and escorted us to our site.
We paid $36 using our Good Sam 10% discount for a water, electric (30amp), sewer site on grass that was level enough so we did not have to do any leveling at all. It was a pull in, back out site which faced the playground. The area was barren during this time of the year so it was quiet.
The location was convenient, on and off highway and right by a Walmart but little else to offer as far as location.
The place was just a bit outdated but the staff was accommodating and pleasant and if we are in the area again, we will stop here for a night. Unfortunately we were exhausted and forgot to take any photos.