Tuesday, December 19, 2017
3241 S Montgomery Road
Casa Grande, AZ 85193
We paid $96.03 + electricity for a back in, water, electric, sewer site on gravel with a patio. It was their weekly special rate which included 3 extra nights but we only used 2 of those extra nights.
The location is actually in the middle of nowhere with nothing around for miles and about 10 miles from the city of Casa Grande so you would think there would not be any traffic noise and you would be wrong. Montgomery is a road in which traffic is doing 55 mph and the sound of vehicles screaming by happens all the time but no trains.
Laundry and other facilities are kept up nicely throughout the park.
Loads of activities too...
You have to be a member and they do not take reservations, so first come first serve. We would highly recommend becoming either Escapees or Exscapers prior to coming by, they must have your membership number and will not be able to join you up at the office. It's a great savings and so far the few parks we have been to are very nice.
Sunday, December 10, 2017
4555 S Mission Road
Tucson, AZ 85746
We paid $64.39 for two nights using our Passport America 50% off membership. Even though they advertise the price is $53 per night for a back in, water, electric, sewer site on gravel with a patio and picnic table, this is one of those resorts that add all sorts of taxes on top of the price.
Even though there are many park models in this 1,000+ site resort, there are also many RV’s too, so we didn’t feel out of place. They do have the 10 year rule but checked out Maggie and allowed her in without any issues.
There are several areas for laundry, restrooms, showers and loads of activities with rooms for everything including workshops and craft rooms.
We were welcomed and would stay again if we are ever in the area again.
Thursday, December 07, 2017
600 E. Saguaro Drive
Benson, AZ 85602
We paid $55.78 + electricity for 7 nights, yes you read that right. They had a special for first time visitors so we took full advantage of it and it is a fantastic place to stay. They offer cable TV but we used our DirecTV and we attempted a few times to connect to their WiFi but it was slow. Most of the sites belong to residents that sublet them out while they are not using them. Most of them have sheds on the lots where they cannot live in but is a nice addition to their site where they would park their RV’s. We are unable to use the shed but we did hang out on the patio.
They have plenty of activities if you are into that stuff, for us it was a relaxation week and getting over our stomach flu so we did not partake in any of their activities.
We did have an Escapees Membership many years ago but didn’t use it very much the first year so we never renewed it, but we have decided to renew it now.
The views in the area were spectacular...
Friday, December 01, 2017
After months and months of travel, we re-entered Arizona today and only an hour in I noticed a part coming out of our front end and fly across the highway and then we lost our power steering. It could have been so much worse since it is many miles of nothing along our travels today, but we were only a few miles from Willcox where we were able to man handle Maggie off the exit. A perfect exit where we found an AutoZone and then a KOA on the same exit. There was no way Jerry could replace the part without the engine first cooling down, so we opted to shorten our travel day.
Jerry is my hero. There was no hesitation, just a matter of fact take over the situation and get it done. He is such a masterful mechanic and for that reason alone is why we like the older Maggie. Jerry can fix anything that goes wrong with her but with the new computer based engines and all we would be dependent on others to fix her. We like it this way.
We are so blessed in so many ways, but to have everyday occurrences happen to us at the best opportune moments has always been such a great blessing for us.
We have also had tail winds the past few travel days so we have been getting 11 mpg, which is an entirely different blessing since we usually only get about 8 mpg.
We will be hanging out in Arizona for the next few months, not in the same area but all over the state and we are looking forward to warmer days and much warmer nights too.
We are in the process but still not finding a vehicle to tow but we keep looking, so if anyone out there has any suggestions, please let us know. We are currently in the Benson, Arizona area for a week or so before heading to Casa Grande for a few weeks, so let us know.