Quartzsite, AZ – The Boondocking Mecca

While we were getting healthy enough to travel again, we were trying to figure out where to go next. The original plan was to go to the SKP park in Yuma, KOFA Ko-op Retreat, then on to Quartzsite. We knew we needed to get to Quartzsite to join the Escapees Happy Hour and XScapers Convergence and to visit with some friends from home, but we also wanted to visit Yuma. To add to the dilemma, we needed to be back in Gold Canyon, AZ for a meeting of RV Inspectors. That left us with only a week to see Yuma and Quartzsite. Continue reading


The Continental Divide

The next leg of our trip took us west of the Continental Divide and we didn’t even realize it until we crossed the divide! We were on our way from Deming, NM to Casa Grande, AZ across I-10 and all of a sudden there was a sign, Continental Divide Elev. 4585 ft. We missed it and the photo op. 😦 Oh well, life happens I guess. Continue reading

Always Listen to Your Inner Voice

Have you ever had that little voice in your head that is telling you something, but you aren’t quite sure what it is? Well, on our trip from Pecos, TX to Deming, New Mexico that little voice was there just nagging at the edges of my brain for the last half of the trip. I had no idea what it was telling me until about a mile from the exit for the Escapees Dream Catcher RV Park. That’s when the voice became crystal clear, “You should have gotten gas at the last gas station!” Continue reading

A Week in West Texas

It’s now the week before Christmas and we are on the way to west Texas. Pecos to be exact. Before you ask…Yes, we are west of the Pecos. 🙂 Did you know that Pecos is pronounced somewhere between pay-kiss and pay-cuss and not pay-coas? I didn’t until I heard it on the radio. Yea, I know small things amuse small minds. I can live with that 🙂

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Week 1 – Hondo, TX

IMG_20151125_160527The Alamo Area SKP Co-op/Retreat in Hondo, TX was our first “formal” destination this winter. It is about 50 miles west of San Antonio along US-90. This is an SKP Co-op park, which means that it’s part of the Escapees RV Club, but is not operated by Escapees. It is owned and operated by the co-op leaseholders. Continue reading