Saturday, December 5, 2009

Junction KOA, Junction TX

Stay Date:  Multiple, last stay March 2010
Our Rating:  GOOD – 9
While as full timers we don't normally stay at KOAs, this park has become an exception; its large sites, tree-covered location next to a river, quiet setting, and security gate make it a great overnight stay. Level gravel pull thru sites.  Good free Wi-Fi (for a change) and OK cable.  Verizon cell and Aircard worked well, and there’s a clear shot at the satellite.  Friendly owners, and the campground ducks also were a plus. Not cheap, like all KOAs, at $44/night.  Junction KOA

Friday, December 4, 2009

Saddleback Mountain RV Park, Balmorhea TX

Stay Date:  December 2009
Our Rating:  GOOD –7
There’s not much around this park, it’s purely an overnight stop only.  But for the MH in Snow at Balrmohea$10/night Passport America rate, it’s a bargain.  Long pull-thru sites, 50A power, water, sewer, and even a bit of landscaping.  The truck stop check-in is a dump, but the park area is far enough away that the noise isn’t too bad.  No cable TV, WiFi, or any amenities, just a level dirt site.  Verizon cell and Aircard worked well, and in this part of Texas there aren’t any trees that would block a rooftop satellite.  We were glad to get off the road since it snowed, a rarity in this area.   Don’t believe the web site – this is an overnight stop only.  Saddleback Mountain RV Park

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Sunny Acres RV Park, Las Cruces NM

Stay Date:  December 2010
Our Rating:  GOOD – 8
This is a good place to stay In Las Cruces; easy access from I-10, nice facilities, and for us a good alternative to the increasingly expensive Hacienda RV Resort.  Friendly staff, both pull-thru and back-in spaces, all large and level gravel (the back-in sites are larger and have shade).  Lots of big trees, but the park has free cable TV and WiFi.  Verizon cell and Aircard worked well.  Nice clubhouse and facilities, and convenient to shopping and Old Mesilla.  A great stop at the standard rate of $31.50/night, but they accept Passport America during the summer.  Sunny Acres RV Park