Sunday, November 22, 2015


Yes we finally got outta of Beaumont and on to Yuma.  We made our usual stop in Fort Stockton, Texas but this time found a different RV park.  The Hilltop RV Park is nothing fancy, but great for an overnight or two.  The sites have adequate spacing and paver type patios.  It is pretty much a big gravel parking lot, all pull thru and fairly level.  Like most of the parks we have stayed at this trip, we found the place to be almost full with construction workers.  They do seem to keep their back row open (about 6 to 8 sites) for folks like us,  just passing through.  The park is well kept and the owners could not be nicer.  They are in the process of expanding and we will definitely make this a regular stop on our route as long as there is room.  Oh...we also found a great little diner, The Sagebrush Cafe, Billy says they serve the best country fried steak he has had in a long time!  LOL!

From Fort Stockton we made our next stop Las Cruces and stayed at the Hacienda RV Park.  This is a great park and has big sites, most pull thru and level.  We always have to head down to Old Mesilla to our favorite Mexican restaurant La Posta de Mesilla, the meal was great.  But I can't tell you how disappointed we both were when we were told that they were out of their fried ice the heck do you run out of  fried ice cream...thank goodness the tequila was plentiful!

Next stop was Tucson....we always stay at the Lazy Days, which is now a KOA, and I always splurge on a 'grass' site so the dogs can have one last bit of real live grass under their paws before Yuma.

 Finally arrived in Yuma and have now settled in here at Del Pueblo.  They had a big welcome back dinner and we got to meet the new owners (the park sold last August) and managers.  Very nice folk, who seem to be doing a lot to improve the park and activities.   We hope the place continues to be the well kept, active park it has always been!  I was thrilled when the new manager told me not only could I teach watercolor, but also acrylics...and they were going to allow me to teach in the larger Rec Center.  We were so cramped in the small center at the back of the park!  This will allow me to open up the class to more students.

So I'm back to playing bumby ball and line dancing and riding my bike!  Every night has a Happy Hour or two or three...LOL!  I can't tell you how great it is to know that we are truely free....NO MORE worry over.

Life is GOODE!