Larry & Lee Ann's Journey travel blog

Our loop here at the park...

We're in the 2nd row, 4th white one, behind the fullest tree,...

The river is high and running fast here...

Much smoother as we take a walk, you can see two fishing...

The smaller of the two lagoons here at Dead Horse...

One of the float tube fly fishermen on the larger lagoon...

We took this nice trail all the way around the larger one...

Two resident otter cruisin' for dinner, you better land 'em fast!

This was parked across the way, perhaps belonging to a Park Ranger....

Back home in time for a little Wii bowling...

Did I mention I'm an official member of the whiners club?I was...


It's been a relaxing week. We washed the truck and had the 5'er washed. We had moved the rig to a Western Horizons park for three days and they were power washing a motorhome a few spaces down. Larry went & talked to them and agreed on a price for ours. Within 30 minutes they completed the motorhome and came to do our home. They did a good job. It's rained since then and the truck is a mess again but the 5'er held up well. We plan to wax it one of these days soon. That will be when we are not eating, sleeping and just playing around in general, lol! We've since moved back to Dead Horse for a few more days before departing for Casa Grande.

Our friends Dick & Lou are at a Thousand Trails Park down the road apiece. They spent 3 weeks there and then moved to the same Western Horizons park we were in for a week. They have now moved back to the first TT park for the next 3 weeks. Both parks have plenty of activities going on and we've attended several with them. We've really enjoyed playing Card Poker and I was awarded a 'President of the Whiners Club' certificate with a "little cheese to go along with my whine" from Charlie, the card caller! A bit embarrassing, but too much fun!

We've also enjoyed the Pokeno 'bingo' sessions and the Wii bowling tournaments. Larry & I own a Wii and bowl at home as well. In fact, Dick & Lou came over last weekend and we bowled 10 games that afternoon. Now I have been real 'hit & miss' with many of my bowling games over the past year and a half. Can you believe that I broke 200 on all 10 games, with a high score of 267! Whoopeeee!! I have finally found 'my spot', LOL! So much fun.

Yesterday Larry, Onyx and I spent an hour or so down by the Verde River, eventually winding up down at the lagoons here in the park. We walked the trail around the largest one and enjoyed watching the folks fishing and picnicking. There are two resident otters in the large one and they were on the prowl. One little guy, about 4 yrs old, was too cute! His mama told us they steal his fish before he can land it every time! He loved Onyx, kept patting her on the head saying "nice". We have to agree with him! Our girl is "nice". We sure do love her.

The park is FULL this weekend. Of course, it's FULL every weekend although sites do become available late Sunday afternoon's. Checkout time is 2pm. Later than most I think. There are 3 Rv'er loops and 1 tent loop available, with a little over 100 sites. All are on a first-come, first-serve basis. $20 for water/electric and $12 for non-electric. No generators allowed. The restrooms and showers are nearby and in good condition. And there are two dump stations available, included in the price of the camping fee. The one thing that's been a bit of a pain is the $7 daily use fee. We understand the need for it as far as the park's income. Picnicking, river and lagoon day access should cost something. But we don't want our guests to pay each time they come over for dinner. So, we park their vehicle down the road and Larry picks them up. A bit of a pain if they depart at 10pm and it's cold and windy... Ah well, guess they're worth it!

Well, gotta get going. Time to get ready for church. We're having dinner at Dick & Lou's later today. Baked ham, yummy, my favorite. Enjoy your day!



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