Sunday, April 27, 2014

Stops Along the Way

We are more or less in the travel mode although we have stopped for a few weeks in Albuquerque.  But after we left our great spot at Catalina Sate Park outside of Tucson Arizona, we have been to three more campgrounds.

A couple of weeks ago we wanted to camp at the Grand Canyon, but it was full.  The closest place we could find was at Camp Tuthill at Flagstaff, AZ.  It was about 90 miles from the Grand Canyon which was within driving distance for a day trip to the Grand Canyon.
Surprisingly we were able to get a pretty good internet signal and after some tricky maneuvering, we were able to latch onto a DirecTV signal through the trees.  At $19 a night, we found this to be a pretty good place and would camp here again.  I'd give it a 7/10 rating.

Marty and Roz commented that they prefer Camp Navajo near Williams AZ.  We had not heard of that one but found it online.  It says they open in May so we will have to try that one next time.

After Flagstaff, we moved east along I-40 to a great overnight stay at USARVPark in Gallup, NM.  We read the reviews on and it rated very highly.  We agree.  For an overnight stay, it was great.  It May be one of the best former KOA's we have ever seen.
They have a really great gift shop and little store.  But more impressive are the grounds and the campsite areas.  All sites are wide and level and the laundry, swimming pool (though not open) and different areas are all well maintained.  And they ask a few questions to see which of the many discounts you may qualify for.  I like that!  I'd give it a 9/10.

We are currently in the FamCamp at Kirtland AFB in Albuquerque.  We really like this place.
It is fairly easy to get to and the campsites are pretty long and wide.  Among the longest and widest we have stayed at.  Since brother Reid and wife Amy have lived here forever, we often find ourselves staying at the FamCamp.  It is convenient and not far from where they live so it works out well.
The laundry is reasonable and they have a new bathhouse/restroom in the area where we like.  Over the last couple of years they have made a steady stream of improvements.  The most notable are lots of gravel in the campsites and grading work so the roads lanes are pot hole free.

Overall, I'd give it a 7/10.

All in all pretty decent stops along the way.  None have the 'it' factor but those only come along once in a while...

Thanks for joining us today on the Roadrunner Chronicles!  Until next time...

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