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October 8, 2018

Texas Road Trip - Day Ten

Thursday, September 13, 2018
Blake Ranch RV Park & Horse Motel
Kingman, Arizona

Ahhh. We love having an extra day at an RV park. It gives us a chance to do a little sightseeing, as well as get a break from the driving. Three nights would be awesome, but two is a definite plus.

Rod & I prefer camping in the woods, near a lake or river, or along the coast, usually in a state campground. When those aren't available, RV parks are our next choice. The fancier parks may have multiple pools and trash pick up, but they tend to be pricey, especially if we need to stay a couple of nights. As we've been traveling these past five weeks, we've discovered some very nice RV parks that offer many of the amenities we look for, while maintaining a sense of ruggedness. Blake Ranch RV Park and Horse Motel fits this description. It may not have a pool & spa or pickleball courts, but the owners are very friendly and helpful and the grounds are lovely. There's plenty of shade, the sites are level and well-spaced, and while it's close to I-10 for easy access, the road noise was not an issue. To some, it may look like a gravel parking lot, but we've stayed in many of those and this one is charming. If we're ever in the area again, we'll book more than just two nights!



It was such a nice, peaceful morning. I went for a little walk around the park and watched the sun come up over the hills. There were only a few RVs in the park and the folks near us were all friendly and we enjoyed chatting with them before heading out for the day.


We're the third from the left.

Two fenced dog areas so the dogs can play off-leash.










Koi Pond


No crowds! This is definitely the 
time of year to stay at this RV park.


After breakfast, we headed into Kingman via DW Ranch Road and Hualapai Mountain Road. When time allows, we prefer to get off of the major highways and find a pretty drive such as this one. 









The Burma Shave signs cracked me up!


Air Conditioning!






Willie Nelson's Electric-Powered Cart
(with an on-board wet bar)




















Get your kicks, on Route 66.


Next stop, the Grand Canyon!

8 comments:

  1. Funny that the "Bridgeroom" instead of "Bridegroom" is on that Burma Shave sign. Wonder if the sign is authentic!

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    1. Oh, how funny! I didn't even notice that typo. :)

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  2. Carl dreams of driving down Route 66. I know he'd love Powerhouse.

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    1. Kathy, we enjoyed the parts of Route 66 that we drove, but sadly a lot of the towns are pretty desolate or just barely hanging on (probably because of the tourism for the road). We drove as much as we could to get to Albuquerque from our outing to El Morro, but the road eventually ran out and we had to hop back on the Interstate. I would have preferred the slower highway!

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  3. Those little red cars are so cool! Can't wait for the Grand Canyon pictures!

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    1. Iliana, aren't they cute?

      I hope I don't overload the blogosphere with too many pictures of the Grand Canyon. I need to spend some time deleting some, but it's hard to do. :)

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  4. Love seeing the road with you and Rod! Route 66 - memories of those signs from my childhood. My grandparents lived in Amarillo and we drove there to visit them from wherever in Texas we currently lived.

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    1. I'm so glad you are enjoying my little travelogue, Kay. I enjoy looking back on our trips and these blog entries make it much easier than big, bulky scrapbooks and photo albums. :) Yes, Route 66 is a fun road to experience. It's kind of sad to see some of the towns, though. They really don't have much going for them other than the history of the road. I hope folks will continue to take road trips and visit the museums along Route 66. I wonder if the next few generation will even care about it.

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