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Driving Miss Donna - what does this mean? Whenever I want to go somewhere, if Don is home he will usually drive. He always says he is driving miss Donna! This blog is for our travels, usually with our truck and fifth wheel trailer, but sometimes in our other wheels. When we are not vacationing check in for updates, although less frequent, about our life at home and our wonderful family:)

Friday, April 16, 2010

Campground Review

Today Don and I decided that since I can never remember where I’ve been on one holiday to another that our blog would be that record.  Having decided that I am going to do a review of the campgrounds we stayed in this trip:)  So yes – that means not much new to blog about today.
Chronologically we stayed…
Great Falls, Montana Walmart
Walmarts are nice places to stay basically.  I have an IPhone app that finds al Walmarts in the US and Canada as well.  They always have a restaurant (yes usually MacDonald's) but that means hot coffee the next morning at least.
Lehi, Utah Cabelas Turns out that Cabelas welcomes RVers.  This particular one also had a sewer dump and fresh water filling stations.  And tons of room.
Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada ”Valley of Fire State Park is located only six miles from Lake Mead and 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas via Interstate 15 and on exit 75. Valley of Fire is Nevada's oldest and largest state park, dedicated 1935. The valley derives its name from the red sandstone formations and the stark beauty of the Mojave Desert.” – website statement:)
This was an incredibly beautiful state park.  We had a site with no services for $14, which included the State entry fee, and stayed for 2 nights.  Deserves a photo…
Sam’s Town, Las Vegas Sam’s Town is adjacent to Sam’s Town Casino in Las Vegas.  We picked this location because our friends Pat and Walter were staying there.  It’s a pretty typical RV resort in a city.  Downer was that it was traffic noisy, garbage collection was anytime after 5:30 a.m., and the internet stunk.  BUT – 2 good evenings to visit friends was well worth it.
Davis Camp County Park, Laughlin, Nevada This was quite a nice campground.  For $20 a night we had water and power, and a weak internet connection.  We would come back here, and next time plan a bit better.  We stayed 6 nights, if we had said that up front we would have the 7th night free.  Also – this place has rental houses and RVs so if we were here and the kids came to visit…
Lake Havasu State Park, Arizona We drove around Lake Havasu area, scouted this campground as the one we would stay at.  Although it wasn't a burning error, it wasn’t our best choice.  The intense lake traffic was beyond noisy, and no services was not a great idea in 30++ weather.  But the location was good, and at $18 a night not too pricey.  No photo…
St George RV Park, St George, Utah One of the funnier things we seemed to do this vacation was follow Pat and Walter around.  When we left Lake Havasu we were undecided, so tracked the Parkers down and stayed here with them for another 2 nights.  Campground – road noise but okay.  Full services at $30 per night, senior rate.
Boise, Idaho Cabelas
Yes one night:)
Farragut State Park, Athlo, Idaho
This is our second visit to this sate park and we love it.  Beautiful sites, great dump station and $16 a night for water and power.  We stayed 2 nights but could have stayed 4, except for the jobs we need to get home to:)  Only downside was an unlevel site.
The Canyon RV Resort, Radium Hot Springs, BC We always stay at Redstreak Campground in Kootenay National Park.  However this year it opens late due to construction.  I found this place on the internet, and wow!  Although pricey, it is quiet, full services and beautiful.  Sites are large.  It would be a great pace to come for a week with the kids!  $39 a night

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