Friday, January 12, 2007

Mission RV Park, El Paso TX

Stay Date:  January 2007
Our Rating:  BAD –5
There aren’t many choices in El Paso, otherwise we probably wouldn’t have stayed here.  At check in, the indifferent office lady ignored my request for a larger back-in site and put us into a gravel parking lot with power poles.  To add insult to injury, she put all the arrivals next to each other, leaving dozens of empty spaces in a row.  Located in an industrial area, no ambiance, no shade, no tables, lots of noise from the freeway.  Free cable TV and weak WiFi, good Verizon cell and Aircard service.  Save your $35 and stay in a Wal-Mart parking lots, or better yet, pass through El Paso and stay in Las Cruces.

Friday, January 5, 2007

Lost Alaskan RV Park, Alpine TX

Stay Date:  January 2007
Our Rating:  Good – 9
Alpine is a neat town with a number of RV parks, and the Lost Alaskan is the class of the lot.  Professional staff, nice office & store, and reasonable prices $30/night.  Level, gravel sites are adequate in size and have small shade trees and grass.  Free cable TV, but only a few channels, and free but intermittent and slow WiFi.  Good shot at satellite, and Verizon cell and Aircard worked OK.  Nice pool and facilities, and quiet and very dark at night.  In this area, all of the outdoor lighting is shielded in support of the McDonald Observatory (a must visit), and the stars are as bright as you’ll ever see.  Great view of the mountains, lots of quail, even a coyote howl at night.  Lost Alaskan RV Park