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Feb 3, 2019 - Off To Willcox

Day 26. Sunday 3rd February It rained! Haven’t seen any of that for weeks since we left California. In fact it rained nearly all day but it didn’t effect us too much as we were moving on further South to our next Boondockers Host Site near a little town called Willcox. A good day to be travelling. We stopped off on the way at Stafford for our morning break & to stock up at their Walmart store. Things were pretty quiet there & we were told it was a combination of the weather & the fact that it was Super Bowl Sunday, the big American football...

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Southwest USA - 2019

Aug 12, 2018 - Day 75 - Willcox AZ

Slept really poorly last night. Probably because this is the last full day on the road. 75 days - wow. Take LJ to the dog run area. Somebody beat me to it and has two good sized boxers in there. But we introduce ourselves and the dogs seem to get along, so we let the three of them loose and they have a great time running around together. Hit the road about 0930 and it's a smooth drive over to Willcox via the Hatch-to-Demming cutoff. Gad up the RV in Lordsburg - 40 cents cheaper per gallon than Elephant Butte. Should be the last tankfull for...

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Summer 2018 Big Trip

Aug 9, 2018 - Arizona, Part 5

If you wanted to make a movie about Podunk, U.S.A., you could use Willcox, Ariz. We are only about 50 miles east of Tucson, but we might as well be on another planet. Most of the downtown storefronts are empty. The housing is mostly trailers. A freight train goes through every 20 minutes but nothing stops here. So why are we in Willcox? This is the heart of cowboy and Indian territory. Cochise and Geronimo roamed the mountains outside of town. Tombstone, home of the famous shootout at the O.K. Corral, is not far away and we plan to visit...

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Southwest trek

Feb 3, 2018 - Willcox, AZ

Another short trip to Willcox, AZ where we returned to the park we stayed in on a prior trip only to discover it has turned into a KOA owned by people out of Kansas. However, they are redoing the park and it is better than ever. This city is the home of Rex Allen, Sr. a movie and country western star and a museum of Marty Robbins. It is also the gateway to the Chiricahua Mountains 39 miles away. When here before, we drove out to this national monument only to find the road under construction and snowing at the Visitor's Center. A little...

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Winter 2018

Oct 22, 2017 - Day 3

Perfect day for a wine festival. Cool morning but warmed up nicely. Almost no wind. Went to mass at a small Catholic Church nearby. Interesting service. Half in English, half in Spanish. Got to the festival a little after 11. As we're walking from the parking lot to the festival, we hear some really great music that is so good, we both think it must be a recording. But no, a live band called "Outside the Line" from Phoenix. They were fantastic. Played all day with very few breaks. Everything from Roy Orbison to rap and everything in...

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Oct 21, 2017 - Day 2

Wine Festival is great fun. About 14 local wineries there, plus a bunch of other vendors. Live music, food and the weather was great. Met up with my college classmate Bob Carlson and his whole family, who are all involved in making their wine (Carlson Creek). Had dinner with them at the official festival dinner. Outstanding day, weather was perfect.

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Oct 20, 2017 - Day 1 - Willcox

Stopped at TTT for late lunch, then on to the Lifestyle RV Resort in Willcox. Maybe a "resort" by Willcox standards, but pretty bare bones. No site pads, just gravel but the place is level. Best thing is the dog run. Just a huge open field behind the "resort." After we got hooked up, we went over to the Carlson Creek wine tasting room for Happy Hour. Place was packed - 12 people, which meant standing room only. But it was fun.

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Sep 23, 2017 - Day 24 - Lifestyle RV Park, Willcox, AZ

We think the Elephant Butte RV park may be one of the nicest we have ever stayed at. Wide open, level sites, extremely clean, very friendly staff, and by far the nicest dog run we have ever seen. Will come back here again. Saw the most unique RV we've ever seen. A 44 foot Country Club with an open air patio slide out. The main slide out on the passenger side was a big, open air patio. We talked to the owners and they said Country Club made 40 of these = really nice. Left the park about 1100. Made a last minute decision to not take the...

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Midwest Aug-Sep 2017

May 4, 2017 - Willcox AZ

Thu, 04 May: Happy "May the Forth be with you" day... Strange world. Today is May the Forth be with you day. Star Wars fans across the nation are celebrating. One of the satellite channels is running the six movies non-stop. Wow! Today we feel we've finally started our summer's wandering. After four nites at the Freightliner dealer in Tucson we're on our way. We awoke when we awoke (a tad after six) and enjoyed a relaxing morning. We went thru our checklists and got Carpe ready to roll. Since we were in a full-service spot we took the...

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2017 Travels

Mar 15, 2017 - Magic Circle

We left Hueco Tanks this morning and traveled on I10 out of Texas, across New Mexico, and into Arizona. Along the way we passed Ft. Bliss, home of the 1st Armored Division. It covers about 1,700 sq. mi. in Texas and New Mexico. It's the second largest military base in the US after White Sands Missile Range near Alamogordo, NM. The northern edge of Ft. Bliss is adjacent to the southern edge of White Sands. Along I10 we crossed the Continental Divide. It extends from the Bering Strait in Alaska to the Strait of Magellan in South America, and...

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Sep 13, 2016 - Wilcox, AZ

Originally known as "Maley", the town was founded in 1880 as a whistlestop on the Southern Pacific Railroad. It was renamed in honor of a visit by General Orlando B. Willcox in 1889. In the early 20th century, Willcox had the distinction of being a national leader in cattle production. Agriculture remains important to the local economy, but Interstate 10 has replaced the railroad as the major transportation link, and much of the economy is now tied to the highway, which runs immediately north of the town. Willcox is the birthplace of Rex...

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Second Half of 2016

Mar 29, 2016 - Willcox, AZ

We traveled Hwy 10 to Willcox, AZ staying at Magic Circle RV Park. Very friendly people here! We chose to stay here as there are several places to visit that caught my attention from the first time through here; Cochise Stronghold and the Chiricahua Mountains. One morning's adventure took us down US 191 toward Douglas and the Mexican border to Cochise Stronghold. Dale was less than thrilled, once again, with my choice as we had to travel a distance on unimproved roads. He must admit, it was worth the trip. This stronghold is up in the...

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Winter 2016

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