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

Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!
We are extensively traveling around...working and having a blast...Life is Grand!

Friday, May 31, 2019

Amarillo Ranch RV Park & Big Texan Steak Ranch

Amarillo Ranch RV Park
Now known as The Big Texan RV Ranch
1414 Sunrise Drive
Amarillo, TX 79104
May – September 2017, 11/2018, 5/2019

7701 Interstate 40 Access Road
Amarillo, TX 79118

These two places for us went hand and hand for many reasons so we decided to join our two reviews about them both, not just as customers but as workers too.

They charge $39.00 with no discounts but they accept Good Sam, AAA for 10% off or Military for 15% off the nightly charge. They offer full hookups only, water, electric 30 or 50 amps, and sewer and the nightly sites are pull through on gravel with a picnic table and most sites are level.

They have an indoor pool and spa...

The showers and restrooms were kept immaculately clean and were designed nice...

They have two fenced in pet areas, grassy areas to hangout and a playground...

We found this place during a rough patch in our lives and it was heaven sent. We learned that we could once again trust people with their words and not believe that all people are critically prejudice against the age of Maggie.

We worked here for several months and of course there were personalities to deal with but we made it through and even had some fun times through it all.

This is a busy overnight park, not the typical destination park so we had a nightly turnover of RV’s which made it very exciting for us, we love busy and this place definitely fits that profile.

Our manager, Bill is not a hands on, micro-manageable type of person which was a definite plus for us, we love taking reign of our situation and just having a blast. He was also a man of his word, what we discussed in the interviewing stages, he stood by it all.

We worked only about 30 hours each per week, which was unfortunate for us but that is what we agreed to and when he could offer us more he did, but it didn’t happen too often.

We received several free meals at the Big Texan Steak Ranch since they now owned the RV Park and that was a nice perk. Free limo rides there was also a good perk to have given to us.

We would highly recommend staying at this RV Park, since it is very clean, the staff is very friendly and even though the sites are a nightmare to situate campers it still is a great place to stay for a night or longer.

As for the Big Texan Steak Ranch, it’s one of those places that is a must see at least once. The food is good and at times it’s not but the atmosphere is outstanding.

They have a stage where at most times there is at least one person attempting the 72oz challenge and it’s fun to watch.

They have a gift shop with some pretty cool items for sale. Then if you go to the back, and we mean the very back of the place there is an area that is the Brewery and even though we are not beer drinkers the atmosphere back there is where the fun is at and there are so many Kodak moments.

The free limo/shuttle ride there and back is just a complete package to the things they offer. The limo’s have horns as do the golf carts they use to escort you to your site at the RV Park, just a very cool place to hang out.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

2500 East Route 66 Blvd
Tucumcari, New Mexico 88401
(575) 815-4085

Our first year traveling we stayed here and was so disappointed we have avoided this place for years. The alternatives were not that great in the area until we seen in our Passport America advertising this park. We read the reviews about new management and decided to give it another try, and we are so happy we did.

We paid $15.50 using our 50% Passport America membership for a water, electric, sewer on level flat gravel pull through site

The new owners are doing all sorts of updates to the place and it’s looking good, but they told us the power would be off in the morning at 9am but instead at 6am when we woke we had no power for coffee...ugh!

We will definitely put this one on our list to revisit when coming this way, and we would highly recommend for an overnight stop.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

4051 Highway 47 SE
Albuquerque, NM 87105
11/26/17, 5/28/19

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. 

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

30 Rainbow Road
Albuquerque, NM 87113
(505) 796-7500

Got there really early due to avoiding weather, but they were able to accommodate us in around 1pm. Our reservation stated a smoking room and even though they were booked, they were able to get us a non smoking King room.

The view was spectacular…

We just hung out in the room and spread out and relaxed…this room was at least three times larger than Maggie, so we just enjoyed it!

We ordered in room service and had some tasty delights…

What a great hotel that we would highly recommend and the casino is large with all the latest slots that we only played a little since it was crowded and very smokey.

Monday, May 27, 2019

I-40 & Exit 102
Acoma Pueblo, NM 87034
9/2008, 5/2019

We stopped years ago, but never reviewed it.

Sites are all pull through and long, but not too wide. We paid $22.47 with the senior discount for a water, electric and sewer on a fairly level site.

Due to wind, we checked in at 9am and they were extremely accommodating. When you check in they give you a key that opens the locks on the water and electric at the site, apparently they had issues. There is a drop box for the key when you leave.

Casino is fairly small and smokey, but they did offer a non smoking section that had good slots…we were happy and came out way ahead.

We got to the Huwak’a Buffet in between lunch and dinner and the food was dry and not much of it left, but we didn’t want to wait an hour for dinner. We paid $10 each so it wasn’t too bad for the price.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

2925 W Highway 66
Gallup, NM 87301
8/2015, 8/2016, 5/2019

We had passed through this area several times but never could find a decent park but now that we have we will be checking this place out in the future and we highly recommend it to others.

We paid $32.58 using our Good Sam 10% discount for a flat pull through site on gravel with 50/30 electric, water, sewer and free WiFi with a patio and picnic table.

The area was well manicured and very uniquely designed.

The restrooms and laundry area were kept clean and well maintained.

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