Where are we now?

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We left Apache Junction, Arizona on Saturday after a winter season in the warm desert sun.  We are now on our way west to Atlanta to visit family and spend some quality time with our granddaughter.

We will miss the vistas of Arizona, but it is time to move on.  Usually after a few months in one place, we get a bit antsy and need to change things up a bit.  While my job in Apache Junction was enjoyable for the most part, we met a whole lot of wonderful people and the resort was very nice, it was time for the job to end.

So here we are on the road again heading for our new adventure!

The demands of so many web-based jobs made it difficult for me to find the time to update The Traveling Sitcom.  I will do my best in the near future to remedy that.  In fact, I’m planning a post on the top 10 things to do in Apache Junction.  Look for it soon!

In the meantime, we are traveling east, taking back roads and checking out some of the sights.

We made our way through Springerville, AZ, at 7500 feet above sea level in the high plains.  This area is fascinating to me because we are above tree line and the wind is a constant.  And there is nothing for miles and miles!

Ralph and Faith supervising the sandwich making during one of our breaks…

This is Socorro, NM. This is the Large Array of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. Here they listen to outer space. It was placed here due to the fact that there are no nearby towns and the area is surrounded by mountains to keep sounds at bay.

The movie “Contact” was filmed here.

Really, you never know what you are going to come across when you take the back roads!

These are the high deserts just south of Albuquerque. For those of you that might have watched “Breaking Bad”, parts of the show were filmed here.

So..leaving NM and heading into Texas.

New Mexico: So sorry to see you leave! Hope you come again soon! We will have a hot beverage and a plate of nachos waiting on you. Take care and be careful on your travels. We will miss you!

Texas: Yeah, hi.

And there were turbines! Miles and miles of turbines! Texas produces the most wind power of any other state. Farmers allow wind farms on their lands to create a second stream of income.

If you look closely in the photo, you can see cows meandering around the turbines.

traveling in amarillo texas

A stop in Amarillo at Cadillac Ranch.  You will see it just off I40 west of Amarillo.  It is a public art installation and sculpture created in 1974 by Chip Lord, Hudson Marquez and Doug Michels, who were a part of the art group Ant Farm. It consists of what were (when originally installed during 1974) either older running used or junk Cadillac automobiles, representing a number of evolutions of the car line.

Writing graffiti on or spray-painting the vehicles is now encouraged, and the vehicles, which have long since lost their original colors, are wildly decorated.

And of course a stop at the Big Texan. Known for it’s 72 oz. steak that is absolutely free if you can eat it and a bunch of sides within an hour.

Believe it or not. This is not the 72 oz steak! We had enough left over for several meals.

Totally bigger than my head.

We have now made it to Oklahoma City where we will spend a few nights and visit our oldest daughter.  She loves to show us around, so stay tuned to some great sights in the Oklahoma City area!

Oh, and our current RV site even comes with our own personal tornado shelter.  We feel pretty darn secure.  That’s for sure.  LOL!

Stay tuned!

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Campgrounds we have Visited:

River’s End Campground, Tybee Island, GA
Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park, Bremen, GA
North Little Rock KOA, North Little Rock, AR
Branson KOA, Branson, MO
Carrabelle Beach RV Resort, Carrabelle, FL
Pine Mountain RV Resort, Pine Mountain, GA
Lake Guntersville State Park, Guntersville, AL
The Great Outdoors RV Resort, Franklin, NC
Prizer Point KOA, Cadiz, KY
Statesville KOA, Statesville, NC
Staunton KOA, Staunton, VA
Jonestown/Hershey NE KOA, Hershey, PA
Aces High Campground, East Lyme, CT
Beach Rose Campground, Salisbury, MA
Bar Harbor Oceanside KOA, Bar Harbor, ME
Twin Mountain/Mt. Washington KOA, Twin Mountain, NH
Boston Cape Cod KOA, Middleboro, MA
Panther Lake Campground, Andover, NJ
Falling Waters Campsite, Falling Waters, WV
Wytheville KOA, Wytheville, VA
Chattanooga North/Cleveland KOA, Cleveland, TN
Forsyth KOA, Forsyth, GA
Riverpark RV Park, Valdosta, GA
St. Petersburg KOA, St. Petersburg, FL
LazyDays RV Resort, Tampa, FL
Orlando SW KOA, Orlando, FL
Savannah SW KOA, Savannah, GA
Campground at Barnes Crossing, Tupelo, MS
Oklahoma City KOA, Oklahoma City, OK
Amarillo KOA, Amarillo, TX
Sante Fe KOA, Sante Fe, NM
Holbrook/Petrified Forest KOA, Holbrook, AZ
Williams Circle Pines KOA, Williams, AZ
Laughlin/Avi Casino KOA, Laughlin, NV
The Islander Resort, Lake Havasu City, AZ
Leaf Verde Resort, Buckeye, AZ
Tucson Lazy Days KOA, Tucson, AZ
Silver City KOA, Silver City, NM
Alamogordo/White Sands KOA, Alamogordo, NM
Carlsbad KOA, Carlsbad, NM
San Angelo KOA, San Angelo, TX
Bastrop KOA, Bastrop, TX
Sandpiper RV Resort, Galveston, TX
Lafayette KOA, Lafayette, LA
All About Relaxing RV Park, Theodore, AL
Wind Creek State Park, Alexander City, AL
Gaffney KOA, Gaffney, SC
Fire Fox/Huntington KOA, Milton, WV
Crawfordville KOA, Crawfordville, IN
Waterloo KOA, Waterloo, IA
Middlebury KOA, Middlebury, IN
Mercer/Grove City KOA, Mercer, PA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12 thoughts on “Where are we now?”

  1. I hope you will give a tour of your RV someday. I wonder how many square foot living space, and how much storage inside and out, and where your sewing area is if you have one!

    1. Hi Karen!

      You can find a tour of the RV here: https://rvlifecamping.com/2015/04/a-look-inside-our-rv/. The coach measures 37 feet long and is 12 feet wide with sliders out. We have tons of storage underneath- a virtual basement that holds quite a bit of my craft supplies. My sewing machine is currently stashed in the bedroom closet, but as soon as we become stationary for a bit, I plan on taking over the dining table. Or the picnic table on a nice day! LOL!

      Thank you so much for following along!

      suzy

  2. Saw your RV on the road in Maine on Saturday I think it was around Portland- Hadn’t heard of you but saw the graphics/website on the RV- had to check it out!

    Looks like a fun website- I will visit again!

  3. Hi Suzy,

    We just returned from a trip to Muskogee OK to visit son and family and dodged some really bad weather on the way home. We always travel with a portable weather radio and always make sure we know what county we are in to say on top of weather conditions. Travel safe and don’t miss the train from Williams AZ to the Grand Canyon!

  4. Lucky you! The area between Williams & Flagstaff is one of my favorites. I’d love a little piece of property to spend summers & then travel back to So. Cal. for the winters. Enjoy!

    1. Yes! After traveling around for a bit in every direction, we are very glad we chose this area for our summer job! I love the fact that it is never too hot outside. Who knows? We may come back here to live some day! Hope you are having a great summer! Thanks so much for following along!

      suzy

  5. Suzy,we are presently camping at Cummins in Forest Park waiting to get our AC fixed. Wouldn’t you know that both would be out at the same time! Anyway we saw your RV here and wanted to say Hi and let you know we are also full timers as well. Hope we get to meet you sometime soon.

    1. Hi Linda!

      So nice to meet you! Hope your air conditioning problem was solved. They are definitely a necessity this time of year! We dropped ours off for the necessary services. Seems that maintenance is a high dollar item. But repairs are higher, so there you go.

      We are currently staying with my daughter in Douglasville. We’ve been parked in their driveway since the beginning of April. Our first grandchild was born on April 20 and we are here in town for that. We will be hitting the road around mid June for our next campground job in Cape Cod, MA. It has been great being home with family, but we are ready to get back on the road. Lots of things to see and do!

      How long have you been full timing? Do you work at campgrounds or just do the traveling bit? We are at the point now where we can take a few months off here and there, but still have to do a work camping job now and then. Maybe we will see each other on the road sometime! It is definitely a small world out there.

  6. Suzi, So wonderful of you to share your granddaughter with us. There is absolutely nothing that can compare to loving a grandchild. Sorry to hear of your slider issues, my daughter is going through that right now and roof issues. Wish I could figure out how to post a picture of my two artists (Scarlett 9 and Clara 19 months, my great granddaughters ). They are so much fun. Stay safe Suzi and enjoy. Big hug, Grambo

  7. Woohoo we are all on the move again. Congrats on this new job and happy travels. I am sitting here still in my pj`s on a wet and windy UK morning but wow Suzy that pic of you and your precious grandbaby brightened my day already. She is beautiful 🙂 Happy, safe travels.

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