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Although we had a great time during our winter stay at Palm Creek Golf and RV in Casa Grande, AZ, we felt it was time to hit the road again. After all, fulltiming to us is exploring new locations and learning about people and places.
So with that thought in mind we've planned half of our summer destinations thus far and have decided to tour the states of Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona before returning to Palm Creek in the fall.
We left Palm Creek on April 23rd. Many of the "winter crowd" had already departed and spaces are now plentiful. Our first destination is near Page, AZ, a short drive of a bit over 300 miles, but we are in no hurry so we overnighted near Cottonwood at the Verde Valley Thousand Trails. This TT campground seems to be very popular in the winter and we attempted, on several occasions, to secure a spot via online reservations before actually securing one. We found out that one of the reasons that a spot is hard to book is because the park still has a large number of sites "unavailable" due to the upgrading of their electrical system. Nothing special here, just one night and gone the next morning.
We've never visited the Page, AZ area, but thanks to our friends Paul and Laura they steered us toward a campground named Wahweap RV Park. To be honest, it's more expensive than we usually spend (about $48.12 per night with taxes), but we are so glad that we decided to take their advise and book here for a 6-night stay.
Our first order of business upon arriving at a new destination is to head to the local visitor's center and secure guides and information to use to plan our stay. Being totally unfamiliar with this area, we didn't know what to expect. After looking at brochures and maps from the NPS and doing a bit of online research, it is clear that 6 days probably will not be long enough to visit. That's ok, because we can always return!
Tours of the Glen Canyon Dam seemed reasonable at $5 per person, so that sounded like an educational thing to do. NOT! I guess they saw the Fischers coming, because the elevators which transport people to the hydroelectric workings of the dam at the base were not functioning today. We'll attempt this tour again on another day.
Hopefully, a future blog will have a few more pictures of the dam itself.
We see many adventures ahead for this summer. If we have decent internet access, I'll attempt to do a better job of making posts in a more timely manner than in the past.
Thanks for dropping by to take a look!