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Driving Miss Donna - what does this mean? Whenever I want to go somewhere, if Don is home he will usually drive. He always says he is driving miss Donna! This blog is for our travels, usually with our truck and fifth wheel trailer, but sometimes in our Journey. Don retired October 2011 so hopefully the travelling part will increase! When we are not vacationing check in for updates about our life at home and our wonderful family:)

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Will You Take Me Places I've Never Known?

Well in anticipation of the upcoming Meatloaf concert in Edmonton, we have been listening to some tunes.
As I'm trying to place a song with this next blog I hear this line. And I realize we are going somewhere new. So a perfect fit. 
We spent the last 4 nights in Safford. What drew is to this location was reports of great boon-docking at Hot Well Dunes recreation area. We landed in Safford, unhitched the trailer at Walmart, and headed out to determine if we in fact wanted to camp there. The road in was paved nearly the whole 25 miles. Upon arrival the campsites were incredibly large and private. And there was phone reception. Although that all sounds like a dream, it didn't really fit our wishes. With the exception of the hot tubs, it wasn't our kind of spot. We were thirsting for a place to walk and bike and this was an ATV dream. The thick sand roads and trails were not bike friendly, and not really up for walking either. So we headed back to town to determine next steps.

The map showed a state park on the outskirts of town. I don't normally miss these when I'm searching but I did miss this one.  We drove to scope things out and it seemed appropriate. We didn't need services so the price was okay, and although they were full that night, they had plenty of openings on Sunday. Hence we spent the evening in the Walmart RV Paradise park. On Sunday when we arrived at Roper Lake State Park the attendant told us we were getting the most sought after site there. We were a tad skeptical, but blown away when we pulled in. Why can't we have these places in Alberta??  Backed onto the lake, the site made private by both water and trees, trails to hike and bike and a natural hot tub?  Yup, were in for a while.


We really took it easy on this stop (because you noticed we were so busy previously LOL). Our only out of area excursion was a drive over the border to New Mexico. It was actually raining somewhat were we to do?  We visited a little city called Silver City. A stroll through their downtown area, with a. Lunchtime stop at a small cafe, and we were in our way home.  I like to take photos of the signs when we enter new states so here is New Mexico, although by the graffiti everyone isn't as pleased as I am.










During our time here we heard from Ron and Bev that they were going to be in Apache Junction again, getting theoretic packed up for the return to Saskatchewan. As plans are often as solid as jello, and a highway we were planning on using was closed, it was an easy change of plans to pop into their resort and stay a night or two. So we did.

Bev and I had a great girls day out with shopping and lunch, then she treated us to an amazing supper. We had such a great although short visit, then it was time to hit the road. We've decided to return to Laughlin for a few days. There's a campground there that win is over last year and we are going to treat ourselves. See you soon!

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