1/27/13 Sunday at Maricopa, AZ (John Wayne RV Ranch-PPA)
Up at 7:30 to get to the Golden Corral in Casa Grande, to enjoy breakfast with friends we’d met at the Grandy Creek campground in Washington. We talked for 3 hours. Actually, they did most of the talking – giving us tips for our future travels. So much, and no pen or notepad! During our visit, our son Justin called to ask John about pain he was experiencing. A few hours later his wife called to let us know he’d gone to the ER and will be in the hospital a couple days. Please send your healing thoughts his way.
After lunch I cleaned house and John cleaned the water off our slide tops, in preparation for moving to Benson, AZ tomorrow. We considered travel plans, then, based on ideas from our morning visit.
Before we leave John Wayne RV Ranch, I thought I share a little about it. We wondered why they named it for John Wayne since we haven’t found anything to do with him in the area, other than the road this is located on. The answer: John Wayne used to own property in the area, so the road here was named John Wayne Parkway. Thus the owners could use his name for their RV campground. What a way to entice people here! It worked for us as well as the couple workcamping here!
They have full hookups, with 50 amps, with concrete pads that are next to most sites. Plus nice, new bathrooms and a large concrete pad with a water hose to wash your rig ($10). Nice plantings too – even a young orchard of orange, lemon, lime and tangerine trees. They use black mulch – I’ve never seen that.
This is my one and only sister, Lynn’s, birthday too! Sounds like she had a great time – so good to hear. A good time to celebrate life – on your birthday. May many more come your way, Lynn.