Campground selection is an important part of RV road trips. For one night stands, here’s what I want: $25-35 dollars, full hookup, easy on and off, and good reviews. We’ve done great at Mount Pleasant, Arkansas; Abilene and Van Horn, Texas. Out for barbecue once in Abilene but mostly taking dinner turns with Jack and Lynne. Jack has 110 in his truck so Lynne did a road crock pot for Van Horn. RV Parky or All Stays are the campground apps of choice.
Right through downtown Dallas with construction and lane closures was the most challenging driving so far. 550 miles was our longest first day, about 350 since. 12.4 MPG the best so far but with diesel averaging $3.75 per gallon,it’s expensive to haul your house. West Texas kinda boring until the mountains showed up. Dewinterized back in Arkansas so we don’t have to do pee and pink (antifreeze stuff) any more. Below freezing at night but furnace works good.
So our New Mexico stop for two nights is City of Rocks State Park, a little north of Deming. First time for us so always curious and exciting on what are we going to find. The review is you have to come here. Camping in the middle of big volcanic rocks. Like a natural Stone Hedge. So dark last night that the stars jumped out at you. I should have done google satellite because our site was tough to get in, but worth it. Dry camping, so water and battery conservation, augmented with a generator. So, of course, we end up next to a small rig with solar power knowing she would give me THAT LOOK , I waited till 8:30 to make noise. Batteries did fine powering the furnace fan and we kept toasty. The hike and bike around the park along with checking out the visitor’s center got done just in time for THE GAME – Cincinnati and KC. We can live without water and electric when we’re camping but service and a Tv signal are a must on game day. Tomorrow Catalina State Park Tucson for five days.