Monday, March 5, 2018

Winter 2018 Travels Campsites

I look back over the months or years and forget exactly where we have been.  Or the route we took during different times.  So I need to 'document' our travels along the way.  It makes it a lot easier to remember where we were when...

We left Virginia Beach the day after Christmas and have been as far West as Redlands CA (near San Bernardino CA).  We are currently at a very nice place in Casa Grande Arizona enjoying the very Palm Creek RV Resort (between Phoenix and Tucson).
I like to take a snapshot from time to time to recap where we've been and this post is a look at a most of the campgrounds where we have stayed in the last couple of months.

Our first stop was in South Carolina.
We stayed at a campground just off I-95 after a long day on the road.  We stayed here previously in 2010.

In the Fort Walton Beach area to see Karin and then the next morning we drove to Pensacola to have breakfast with Bill.  It was the first time we parked the Roadrunner in a Cracker Barrel RV spot.  It was tight but it fit.
Overnight stop in Lake City Florida.
On a lake but more importantly, it was near the Interstate and we were able to get satellite access for the night.

Our next day was a fairly long one but we made it to NorthLake RV Park outside of Houston to see nephew Drew and Mark (and his wife Dean-na, and little one Kayley.)  
We were going to make it a short stop but we ended up staying at the campground for a couple extra days to wait out the ice storm in the Fort Worth area.

From Houston we went to Fort Worth (actually Cowtown RV park in Aledo) to see my brother Brad and his wife Sue.

We spent five days there before continuing on through the great state of Texas.  We had an overnight stop in Monahan's State Park.
Very unique and interesting sand dunes in the middle of the west Texas oilfields.

Deming NM was our next overnight stop and we like staying at the Escapees RV park there - Dreamcatchers.
The sites are wide and spacious and it is an easy in and out access.

We drove next to Benson AZ to spend the night and go out to dinner with Brenda and Kit.
We were together with them on a Care-A-Vanner build in Sioux Falls SD last fall.  

From Benson we made the short trip to Davis-Monthan AFB for a few days.
We were in the dry camping area but right across from the laundry and bathhouse.

Catalina State Park north of Tucson AZ.  One of our favorites.  Beautiful sites.  Great hiking at the park.  10 miles from my brother Marty's place in SaddleBrooke retirement community.
We only stayed a few days before leaving for Quartzite AZ to meet up with friends.

Our travel plans continued out to California where we had a couple of stops.   First one was at El Centro Naval Air Station.
If we like to check out military campgrounds if we are in an area where we can find one.  This turned out to be a great one.

Farther west, we made our way to Redlands CA to see friends Bob and Sue.  We camped at a great County Recreation campground in Yucaipa which was a couple of miles from their place.
Our stay was too short but we needed to get going and head back to Arizona.

We had our second stay at El Centro Naval Air Station.

Next we made our the way back to Catalina State Park north of Tucson.
After that, we returned to Agave Gulch FamCamp at Davis-Monthan AFB, Tucson AZ.  
Sites are fine but a little tight.  Great location.  WiFi in this spot worked well.

We are now at Palm Creek Golf and RV Resort in Casa Grande AZ which is about half way between Tucson and Phoenix.  
We are here to see friends Karen and Steve.  This is probably the nicest place we have ever stayed in terms of the park and facility.  Wide campsites, level, friendly people, golf, pickleball.  Great place to walk or bike.
More on this place later.

That's bit of a lengthy look at where we've camped in our travels for the last 2 + months.  We are looking forward to more warm weather and time with family and friends!

Hope you are all well and enjoying March!

That's all for this edition of the Roadrunner Chronicles!

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