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Jan 30, 2019 - Picacho, AZ

After some great visiting time spend in Phoenix area we moved toward Tucson and stayed at Picacho/Tucson KOA. We chose this park because of their great restaurant. We ate one night at this restaurant, Dale having a rib eye steak cooked to perfection and I tried their salisbury steak which was excellent. The owner, Ginger, baked a fresh chocolate cake and so we took a piece home for the next day. While here, we were able to visit our neighbors from home who winter in Oro Valley outside Tucson. We spend a wonderful afternoon with Bill & Rudy...

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Winter2019

Jan 8, 2019 - Happy New Year !!!

Popping in to say Happy New Year to all our Family & Friends !!! Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. Pete & I are starting to give our summer travels some thought, where to go & what to do.... we know more than likely we'll stay west of the Rockies. Definitely we'll head for Lancaster & Simi Valley, California (want to see our Family & our friends), and we know Crescent, Oregon (& Big Pines RV Park) are in our plans....from there ....who knows. Posted just a few photos from Christmas....time to concentrate on 2019

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Oct 23, 2018 - Returned to Picacho - Summer Travels Over (where to go next summer)????

Last Friday (10/19) we returned to out winter home in Picacho. The trip was long (traveled over 400 miles the last day) but uneventful...oh...except the left front headlight burned out, but that was ok (no biggie compared to the issues we had on the trip to Alaska). We have returned to a dusty house, the Charger was filthy & our plants had grown so much that some were heading for the neighbors house...lol. So now here we are, Pete has power washed the house, trimmed our plants & the Charger was taken to the dealership for servicing & we had...

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May 10, 2018 - Getting the rigs ready to roll, Alaska bound on May 15th.

Pete & I, Roger & ReeAnn are getting ready for our adventure of a lifetime .... Alaska bound ! Our friend JD is unable to make the trip as originally planned, unfortunately he ran into a medical issue but is mending up nicely. Gonna miss you on this trip JD. Leading up to this trip we all have been getting medical appointments & dental appointments out of the way...so come the 15th , we will be free to hit the highway. Thought I'd add a few flowering cactus for you to look at.

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Feb 21, 2018 - Wednesday, Picacho AZ

We got out of Tombstone at 9:00 am heading to RV City in Huachuca City to get the oil changed before we head north. It was a little pricey since they are the only place in the area that services motorhomes, but what can you do. We got out of there around 12:30 pm heading north for our stop for the night in Picacho Arizona. Didn’t have much chose because there is not much between Tombstone and Phoenix except desert. It was a KOA which are overpriced for what you get but what can you do if that is the only place. This is the first time we...

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2018 Winter

Feb 2, 2018 - Picacho, AZ

Traveled a few hours to I-8 then I-10 to Tucson West/Picacho KOA. Full park so we had no sewer hookup here, but we only stayed one night so no problem. When we checked in they told us of Frankie's Chuckwagon BBQ that night at the park so we decided to try it. It was advertised as Texas BBQ, which we love, We had ribeye steaks. They were 18 oz boneless steaks and absolutely delicious. Needless to say we took half of the meat home for another meal. Highly recommend this BBQ. They are always at the park, Thursday through Sunday!

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Winter 2018

Jan 23, 2018 - Happy New year !!!

Our travels will begin sometime in early May this year, our destination will be Alaska (finally). We have put this trip off for some time & when our friends Roger & ReeAnn asked us if we wanted to travel with them to Alaska, we jumped at the invitation. Our friend JD will also be traveling with us, so well have a small caravan of three rigs heading up to cold country. We are so looking forward to the trip & our planning will start soon...can't wait !!

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Oct 23, 2017 - Returned to Picacho Peak

Well, our summer travels have come to an end & we have returned to Picacho Peak RV Resort for the winter (we arrived on Wed. the 23rd). It was an unusual summer, we had some great travels & had to dodge the smoke from fires in Oregon & Idaho. It is heartbreaking to hear about all the deviation caused by the fires this summer (especially California). Anyways, we are back & the trailer has been unpacked & almost everything has been put away in the house. Pete has been trimming the plants around the outside (which went crazy while we were...

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Apr 17, 2017 - Getting Ready To Go

Just a quick note, Pete & I are gearing up for our summer travels. Currently our den is turning into a staging area (bags of things ready to throw into the 5th-wheel). Have to get the 5th-wheel squeaky clean & ready to roll !! We will be heading out of Arizona on April 27th, our first stop will be Lancaster, Ca (for a 3 night stay...want to get in a visit with the kids & grand-kids). We have to be up in Eugene, Oregon on May 2nd....time for some repairs on the 5th-wheel (our living area air conditioner died at the end of our trip last...

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Feb 23, 2017 - Pikachu?

After desert camping we decided to do some R and R with hookups. We went to a KOA south of Phoenix in Picacho Arizona. That is pronounced like Pistachio without some of the letters, not like Pikachu of Pokemon fame. Mike still calls it Pikachu. Oh well. We went to Casa Grande Ruins National Monument. It is a series of structures by ancient pueblo of the Hohokam period surrounded by a wall and dates back to the 13th century. These people used irrigation and extensive trading connections that lasted for centuries. The largest structure, or...

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Oct 4, 2016 - Back Home at The Peak

We made it back to the Peak, in keeping with most of our travels...we had another issue on the way home. The trucks dash went black & it shifted really hard (during which the exhaust brake & cruise control went out), this happened twice. Needless to say, the truck is now at the dealership (they believe it is a communication issue....brought on by the batteries)...not enough power to run what they needed to run...weird. So we're getting two new batteries, 4 more glo plugs will be replaced & a couple of other issues will be repaired (just...

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Pete & Jan's Travels

Jan 31, 2016 - Picacho, AZ

We headed out US 60 to Florence, AZ to I-10. We have always stayed in Eloy or Casa Grande, AZ, but our favorite park has changed hands and have made all sites 90 degree back ins. In the past we have always had a super sized pull through so we decided to try a different RV Park. We drove onto Picacho Peak RV Resort. So glad we decided to change location. This is a beautiful spot and cheaper than most parks we have been staying in. The people are extremely friendly and we have our own partially fenced paver patio. Weather was about 81 degrees...

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Winter 2016

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