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Sep 16, 2018 - Cottonwood, AZ

Sun, 16 Sep: Another road day, albeit short-ish... With another time change we were up early this morning. We got ourselves ready for the day, fed, the coach ready for the road, and rolled wheels at 0820. We were only a few hundred meters from the on-ramp to I 40 so in short order we were on cruise control rolling westward toward Flagstaff. The truck traffic was fairly heavy for a Sunday morning. But they all flowed around us without a hitch and all was well. Near Crater National Monument we switched drivers and Bob continued west on I 40...

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2018 Travels

Aug 31, 2018 - Out Of Africa

Lions, Tigers and Bears....but no Elephants or Hippos...apparently they left Africa too early. It's a good thing that Judy got in free because it was her birthday month because we both thought it was way overpriced. I paid $29 and that was even too much for the two of us. Oh well, live and learn. - We're winding down our time here and soon we'll be leaving for our beloved California. By this time next week we hopefully will be back in Paradise. See ya soon. - Happy Trails, Bob, Judy and Our3dogs p.s. Short entry.. watching John McCain's...

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Aug 29, 2018 - Billion Dollar Copper Camp

Nearby is the little town of Jerome, Arizona which sits on a hillside that has or should I say had 2 bodies of ore rich in copper, gold and silver. The first claim was made in 1876 and by 1890 the town had a population of 250 miners. Ten years later it was 2500 and by 1930 it grew to 4900. Sadly in the 2010 census the population was only 444 but back years ago it was a ghost town. - some interesting facts about the mines, 22 mining companies in all but the United Verde Mine was the worlds largest at the time and in the 77 years of the life...

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Aug 24, 2018 - Playing Tourist

We had a great trip from Gallup and arrived at Verde Valley RV Resort near Cottonwood, Arizona just after lunchtime. We got parked in our 50 Amp site but the site isn't the best and we ended up relocating the RV in the site and ended up with a almost level patio on the door side. - Judy could not remember Montezuma Castle and Montezuma Well when we were here 10 years ago so we made that trip again and now have a record in the Journal on the visit since I didn't start the journal until 2009. - The early inhabitants here were the Sinagua...

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Aug 15, 2018 - Our stay in Cottonwood Arizona

Well it's been a nice stay here at the Thousand Trails Verde Valley campground in Cottonwood AZ. We've spent most of our time just relaxing and doing some of the tourist things. What has really been surprising is the amount of rain we have been getting here. We've had rain here almost every night and one night it rained for hours. From what I understand this is not normal. But with all that rain everything here is still green even with daily temps in the low 100s. But even with all that rain the air here is still dry with humidity typically...

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Aug 4, 2018 - Nearing Fort Mohave...

We arrived at Cottonwood, AZ five days ago. We are staying at the Thousand Trails (TT) Verde Valley campground. We're quite impressed with this campground. We haven't been to many Thousands Trails campgrounds, but this has to be the nicest and best maintained one we have been to. The interior roads are in good condition and paved! Grass is green and mowed. There are annuals here and most of those are well maintained and without clutter. We were able to reserve a full hookup (FHUs) site with 50 amp service. For those not familiar with TT,...

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Aug 4, 2017 - Arizona At Last!

On 7/19 we left heaven and then we were in…no, not there, we were in Albuquerque! Still low humidity, which is good, but the temps were in the high 80’s to the 90’s, not so good! I wanted to go back to Questa but Rick says no, we have to get to Flagstaff! We were in Albuquerque to do laundry, get an oil change and have our air bags checked out. Rick thinks they are losing air. We shall see. We were back at Enchanted Trails. Why the highlight? Because the lady on I-maps said Trials! I sure hope it’s not a trial to be staying here, right!...

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May 20, 2017 - AZ-Camp Verde Thousand Trails - Kayakers

Well to say these kayakers were lucky is an understatement. They were going to stop and set up camp right where the sheep crossed. If they had arrived about an hour earlier, they would have had to tear down their camp and get out of the way of the sheep. They said the sheep helped them by trampling down all the vegetation where they will set up camp for the night.

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May 20, 2017 - AZ-Camp Verde Thousand Trails - Trip and Sheep Crossing

The Kaza ranch has been crossing the Verde River here near The Verde Valley Thousand Trails RV park each year around this time we were lucky to arrive on the day they did it. They have around 9000 sheep and they take 2000 of them along the trail they have used for over a 100 years. They need to use the trail from Cordes Junction to Williams each year so they can keep the rights to use the trail. The rest of the sheep about 7000 are truck to their summer home.

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Aug 3, 2016 - Cottonwood, AZ

Wed, 03 Aug: Our last road day—for now... Another early morning due to the hour we gained crossing into Arizona. While both New Mexico and Arizona share the Mountain Time Zone, Arizona does not observe daylight time so we gained an hour. As a result, we were in bed by nine and up before six. We stayed in bed for a bit but then it was time to get with it! Our usual travel day routine; get ourselves ready, fed, go thru the checklists, and head out. This was no exception and Sandi rolled wheels at 0743. We were a short distance from I 40...

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2016 Travels

Mar 9, 2016 - Dead Horse

Today we decide to go back to Cottonwood and Dead Horse State Park. (We were there last year) In order to get there we have to drive through the Prescott National Forest. Very picturesque, natural area with much evergreen forest and many highs and lows. Nice curvy roads and mountain passes up to 7000’ with beautiful vistas. What an awesome Creator we have, who made it all for our enjoyment and in order to see Him in it and His majesty. We drove through the little town of Jerome, an attractive little tourist town high up in the mountains, we...

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Nov 30, 2015 - Thanksgiving Weekend

Thanksgiving weekend was a whirl of activity for us. We picked up Kristine at the airport very late and headed out the next morning for our camping site at Dead Horse State Park in Cottonwood, AZ. It is a very nice State Park and although it was full for the holiday weekend, it is big enough that we didn’t feel crowded. Ed and Kristine took advantage of the biking trails and scouted out birds near the ponds. They spotted herons, ravens, egrets and even a bald eagle. The weather could have been warmer, but the sun was out and that makes...

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