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Aug 16, 2017 - The Mogollon Rim

We spent two weeks in the Cottonwood area of Arizona. We were at the Page Springs RV Park for a week and then Verde Valley 1000 Trails RV Park. Not very happy with either park. At Page Springs we were jammed into a small spot. In fact all the spaces were small and the only place to park tow vehicles was perpendicular to front of the rig. Made it pretty tight to get in and out of the driver’s door. And when someone wanted to pull their rig out of the park on departure day they had to go door to door asking people if they would mind moving...

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Sep 16, 2014 - Meeting Friends at Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ

In case you're wondering, we have made it back to our place in Mission, Texas. As usual, I'm just behind on posting. More on that in the next blog. We left Price bright and early and headed to our next stop - Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona in the White Mountains of Arizona. It's there that we were going to meet up with our longtime RV friends Jo and Fred Wishnie. In fact they made it into a reunion by also inviting our friend Margaret Wright who lives in Phoenix. Jo and Fred have been spending the summer at Blue Ridge RV Park and Motel and being...

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Sep 6, 2014 - Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona

9/6 – 9/13 Our next stop was Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona. It took us four days to travel the 767 miles (I70, US191) through some very beautiful country. Our path lead us over and through the Rocky Mountains and past the beautiful deserts of Moab. Stops included a Walmart parking lot in Rifle, Colorado; a rest area near Moab, Utah (the campground along the river was filled up) and the Cottonwood Campground in Canyon de Chelly National Monument. In Pinetop-Lakeside we stayed at Scott Reservoir, a nice, free National Forest campsite. The...

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Jun 12, 2014 - Settled in for the Summer

When Boo Boo was released from the vet in Sierra Vista we moved to Tuscon for the rest of May to check it out a little bit more closely. We've been enjoying Tucson on our last several visits and we've been contemplating changing things up a bit next winter. We got a little bored in Yuma this past winter and are thinking that it might be more interesting to spend some winter time in a bigger city. While Phoenix has plenty of places to accommodate folks like us, it's too big and busy. Tucson has a population of about 500,000 with almost 1600...

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Apr 4, 2014 - Jacques Marsh

We had a great day exploring and bird watching at one of the local wildlife areas. We visited the Jacques Marsh area in Pinetop. I read about how many birds stop there during the early spring migration. Once we got there, it was all built up on a hill with a wall protecting the lake. Once we all topped the hill where we could SEE them, all the ducks and water fowl flew to the other end of the lake. I guess we scared all of them off and they scared us too. :-) They had the gates locked so we could not drive to the other end and quietly sneak...

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Mar 3, 2014 - Rainbow Lake

We have been checking out some of the lakes in the area, Jerry is about to buy his fishing license. Today we visited Rainbow Lake, we were totally surprised to see hundreds of ducks and geese in the lake. I have never seen so many of them together at one time. We met a local couple and found out why, they visit the lake daily with cracked corn to feed them. :-) She has them eating out of her hands. She also gave me a bag of corn and I got to feed them too. The lake is a great place for fishing and boat rentals. We are going to wait until...

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Feb 25, 2014 - Hon-Dah RV Park

We arrived in Pinetop-Lakeside this evening around five. It was a long drive from Quartzsite, over 300 miles. It seemed to pass fast for us because it was such a beautiful drive. We started out seeing those yellow Desert Marigolds blooming, then the farther we drove we saw more desert flowers in lots of colors. After driving though busy Phoenix, the scene changed to huge Saguaro Cactus. A few more miles and the scenery changed to huge green trees and mountains. It feels so good to be in the beautiful White Mountains of Arizona. It is in the...

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Aug 26, 2013 - Getting excited--it's time to move

We still have almost 3 weeks left here in Pinetop and it's been a wonderful place to stay for the summer. The campground we are in is almost perfect to my mind – small, laid back, quiet and convenient to everything. Except for a little bit more rain than I'd like, the weather has been ideal also – days in the high 70's, low 80's and night in the low 50's. Great sleeping weather. But the last few days I can feel “fall' in the air and all of a sudden we have put the rest of the years plans in order for when we leave her on September...

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Jun 29, 2012 - Fort Apache

Since we decided to stay in this location for a week, we are taking our time visiting local food stops, checking out the many lakes in the area (again, a priority since lakes are somewhat rare in southern AZ), and finding interesting day trips. One of our daily pasttimes has been walks in this RV park, checking out the landscaping completed by some of the campers who stay here for 4 months or so every summer. The park has many shady sites designed to accomodate larger spaces - the layout is interesting with hardy ever sites running parallel...

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Jun 26, 2012 - AZ White Mountains

We arrived into the Pinetop-Lakeside area (elevation at 7200 ft) on Sunday afternoon and are really enjoying the cooler weather surrounded by large, tall pines (and other trees). We even had a great rain event yesterday - yes, for those of us living in the southern AZ desert, rain IS an event! So far, we haven't seen any bears, but there are lots of signs here warning us that bears are around (don't leave food outside, etc.). You may have seen reports on the news about an aggressive bear in the Payson area (while we were camping there a few...

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Mar 22, 2011 - How About Them Dodgers!!

Greetings from Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona…we had a beautiful pre-dawn, 200 mile drive yesterday from Phoenix to this mountain resort town, what we didn’t expect was the snow that showed up after we arrived….more on that in our next posting. Our stay at Phoenix Metro RV Park just north of Scottsdale was wonderful. We slowed down a bit for the week that we were there. We jokingly said “Do they ask everyone if they are nice when they check into this RV Park?” The reason being is that each and every person who walked by the RV or passed us when...

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Feb 15, 2009 - Pinetop, AZ

On Friday the 13th we departed Prescott headed for Pinetop, AZ. We had a nice drive through Flagstaff, Holbrook and south through Showlow. When we got into Pinetop we checked in at the Roundhouse Resort where we'll stay for a week. Today we drove south about 25 miles to the Fort Apache Indian Reservation and the site of 1880's U.S. Army Fort Apache. After the U.S. Military departed the Fort in the early 1900's, the Theadore Rosevelt Indian School was established on the grounds of the Fort and used the buildings and quarters that remained...

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