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May 20, 2019 - Day 4 - LIfestyle RV Resort, Willcox, AZ

Well, we didn't cancel our trip to the Chiricahua's based on the forecast, but we did cancel based on reality. Woke up to cold temps, high winds, dark clouds and even a bit of rain. And it just got worse as the morning wore on. Plan B was laundry for Wendy and trip planning for me. I used to use Good Sams trip planner, but they made some changes recently that made it pretty useless as a planning tool (like you can no longer update your plan once you save it) , so now I'm using Google Maps "my maps", which seems to work pretty good. The WiFi...

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2019 Summer Big Trip

May 19, 2019 - Day 3 - LIfestyle RV Resort, Willcox, AZ

It was a cool, overcast but calm morning in the high desert. So odd. Usually at this time of year it's starting to get really hot and people are battling for spots in the shade of the few large trees in the wine festival area. Not this time. We grab an early lunch at Isabel's - a local Mexican restaurant. They're usually closed on Sunday's but open for the wine festival. Outstanding food and way more than we could eat, so we take the leftovers back to the RV and grab the dog and go back to the festival. It's not nearly as crowded as it was...

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2019 Summer Big Trip

May 18, 2019 - Day 2 - LIfestyle RV Resort, Willcox, AZ

Beautiful day in the high desert. Forecast called for a low temp of 38, but it was much warmer than that. We got our act together and headed for the festival area to help our friends set up. But they also had their act together and did not need much help, so I ended up just walking LJ around the town for a while. The highlight was LJ getting in the face (actually mostly the behind) of a life-sized statue of a long horn steer in front of Big Tex BBQ. He drew a crowd by barking up a storm and showing that beast who was boss. I think he'd...

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2019 Summer Big Trip

May 17, 2019 - Day 1 - LIfestyle RV Resort, Willcox, AZ

Despite a herculean effort by Wendy, we were still able to maintain our unblemished 13-year record of never leaving on an RV trip within 60 minutes of our desired start time. We wanted to be rolling towards Willcox by 1pm so that we could settle in, pick up our membership bottles at the Carlson Creek wine tasting room and still have time to shower and make the benefit dinner downtown. The combination of pool contractors at the house and a run to the dump that took way longer than expected doomed us. We were on the highway by about 2:15 -...

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2019 Summer Big Trip

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

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