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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:)

Sunday, March 19, 2017

New Campgrounds


Although I myself didn’t spend many nights at these sites, I wanted to tell you about 2 new locations we tried this year, both worthy of staying at again.
The first one is Cholla Campground on Roosevelt Lake in the Tonto National Forest.  This is a beautiful place to stop, and very affordable.  Although there are no services they offer showers, toilets and an RV dump and fill.  The sites are large, with sunshades and tables as well as fire rings.  There was never an issue with the solar panels getting enough sun.  The website says a maximum of 32’ trailers but we are 35’ with no issues, and there were many even larger than us.
The cost to stay is $8 a night.  The pay system is a bit odd, to us at least.  You have to purchase a Tonto Forest day pass, but they are not sold on site.  It turns out that many many retail outlets sell them though, and the ones we purchased are valid until 2020.  You scratch off the year month day time, etc. and hang on your post.  You need one pass per day.  We over purchased so we will be back.
I had one day with the group.  We drove to Tortilla Flats or a burger and beer.  As always the food and the entertainment was great there, and we had a visit with Ron and Bev.
Don went with Ken and Brenda on a hike to see the ruins of the Salado Indians at Tonto National Monument.  He said it was a great little hike and the ruins were fantastic.  That’s what I love about good pictures, you are transported there by them.

 




 

While I was back in Alberta,  Don moved campgrounds.  He stayed at Pinal County West Park.  The convenient location near Stanfield on the south side of Phoenix makes this a great stop.  While there Don was able to visit one of his cousins who stays in Maricopa during the winter months.  He picked this site as it was easy to get to the airport when I returned.   West Pinal Park has huge sites, you can’t easily see the other trailers form your own site, but sadly no dump or fill station .  But again another great spot to remember for future uses.

I’m not the best at campground reviews, but honestly these two are worth remembering!


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