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

Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!
On the road again...until November 2018!

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

10537 S. Avenue 9E
Yuma, AZ 85365
2/1-2/14/2017, 1/9-1/22/2018

2018 UPDATE - There were so many open sites this year and we actually stayed in the same area all by our lonesomes, just like we like it. The weather was so nice in the evenings but they were doing some construction and the trains were louder than we remembered them from before that it was difficult to sleep with the windows opened so we opted for the fan noise.

All of the sites are back in with water, electric and sewer on fairly level gravel. We chose our site mainly so not to disturb others because we would be taking our rig back and forth to work every day. It ended up being a perfect choice, we were not squished in like the rest of the sites because we did not have neighbors except for two nights during some sort of a rally they had going on.

The resort is well maintained and manicured, the staff was wonderful and there were lots of activities that we did not partake in since it was a work trip for us. But the area was peaceful and we enjoyed several nights out on our patio with our fire.

It is an Encore resort which is included in our Thousand Trails membership with an additional Max Pass included in our package. If we are ever in the area again, we would choose this place again.

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Yuma Lakes RV Resort
6275 S Avenue 8 ½ E
Yuma, AZ 85365
3/9-3/12/2012, 1/3-1/8/18

2018 UPDATE - They are still accepting Coast to Coast Membership and now that we have May it was nice staying way out in the middle of nowhere.

This is a Colorado River Adventures park which is a membership park that we used our Coast to Coast membership. We paid $10 with no additional charges for a water, electric, sewer, back-in, level, gravel site with free WiFi. Our Verizon MiFi worked exceptionally so we did not even log onto theirs.

We were greeted very nicely, even though it was early in the morning of our check in day, not a problem they escorted us to our site. Included with their brochure, they gave us a book that had information about the area and coupons from local area establishments to use during our stay, very welcoming.

They have all sorts of activities throughout the resort, shuffleboard, horseshoes, Bingo, pool and spa, and so much more.

There is a lake for fishing, but we were told we would need an Arizona Fishing License to partake. They even have a restaurant open all week long that serves some pretty good choices at a great price.

They have several laundry facilities and the one we were closest to was small, only a half a dozen washer and dryers and each time we came by there were people waiting. Thank goodness we were able to wait and do it at our next location.

The resort is old, but they maintain it well, several restrooms and showers were located throughout the resort, that were kept clean. If we are ever in the area again we would most certainly stay here.

Back when we were in our stationary lifestyle our home was decorated in the southwestern motif and since we had our own tile installation business, my favorite thing to do with tile was and still is mosaic. We created so many items with this design and for me it was like therapy and knowing just how time consuming it can be, it is appreciated when we see other creations. Here are just a few of the southwestern and other artwork that you will find throughout the resort.

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

860 S John Wayne Parkway
Maricopa, AZ 85139

It’s hard to rate this one since we only were there a few moments. We had a reservation at Harrah’s AK Chin at the hotel but read about all the construction and how they no longer allow parking for RV’s so we opted to find a place to basically store Maggie and then drive May to the hotel.

She let us check in before noon and we paid $30 for the night for a pull through site on gravel that was fairly level. We only plugged into the power so we have no idea about the amenities but it seemed like a nice place that we would return to if we are ever in the area again, but it is in the middle of nowhere so we probably wouldn’t come this far out again.

Come to find out, we could have stayed either in Maggie at the hotel or parked her even with all the construction. We are going to try to stay in hotels at least once a month just so we can stretch out and enjoy so this was our hotel stay for January with many more to come. It was a nice room with all the conveniences like long, hot showers, stretching in bed and not having to crawl over each other to get out especially in the middle of the night. Oh, and did we mention...FREE...our free nights from our hotel stays during our BOA Adventure. Life is pretty terrific and we look forward to a great year with new and exciting adventures.

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

1511 E Florence Blvd
Casa Grande, AZ 85222
11/26-11/30/2015, 11/25-12/2/2016, 12/19-1/2/18

2018 UPDATE - They are no longer taking Coast to Coast Membership but they are now taking Thousand Trails.

2016 UPDATE - We paid $21.05 for the same site as last year using our Coast to Coast Membership, only this year we took a walk and took pictures.

We paid $19.87 using our Coast to Coast Membership, resort fees and taxes per night for a level pull through site on gravel with water, electric and sewer that included cable.

This is your typical Encore RV Resort with all the amenities and plenty of activities. There are many permanent sites that are very well maintained and they do not have that discriminating 10 year older policy but there were not any eyesores throughout the over 700 sites either, so they are doing something right.

Again, no photos due to us just not having the strength to take a walk because of my continuous knee pain but it is getting better day by day.

We would highly recommend this resort and if we plan to stay in Casa Grande again we would definitely try to get in here with our membership.