Thursday, October 29, 2009


Greetings from my current "home" in Verde Valley RV Park in Cottonwood, Arizona!

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This is still desert, although there are many beautiful trees; sycamores, desert willow, cottonwoods, Pine, and many others that I can't name. The park is almost full. People from all over the United States, from Alaska, Oregon, South Dakota, Illinois, Texas, Georgi, Florida, Michigan, really everywhere.

It's been cold here this week; low in the 30's and highs in the 50's to 60*. Okay, it's cold to me!

We went on a hike to figure out how to get down to that river between the Cottonwood trees. It was a little nerve wracking because the snakes are still out, and you never know what kind of wild life is refreshing itself at the waters edge. BUT, I do hope to pull a few fish out of that Verde River tomorrow morning.

Thousand Trails are a group of membership camping areas. We've been members for years. We joined when the boys were little, and we all loved to go camping. All Thousand Trails offer swimming pools, miniature golf, horseshoes, ping pong tables, tennis, and usually some volleyball or badmitton courts. The thing that so impressed us over the years is the cleanliness of the campsites, restrooms, and the friendliness of the park employees. And there are parks in many of the states in the U.S. They are each different, playing on the landscape of the area. We plan on seeing each and every one of them!

I'll be posting more photos of our vacation during the next week or two. This is really an amazing place.

Have a healthy, happy weekend!


Steven Anthony said...

beautiful truly Gods country....;)

Sarah Lulu said...

Very restful photos. Also love the idea of a thousand trails.

Linda said...

I have to agree that those temperatures are somewhat chilly but not that cold. Wow! Trees with green leaves.
Cottonwood Arizona looks lovely and I'm sure you are having a wonderful time! A thousand trails will involve lots of exploration and adventure. Enjoy!

Best wishes, from Barry and Linda

Doreen said...

looks like a very comfortable and fun way to spend your time! camping is a great time also. have a fun weekend!!

Rebecca said...

Some beautiful spots for relaxing.

Heather said...

Ray just told me the other night that he wants to live in Arizona (?) I don't remember why he said that but it was out of the blue and left me with question marks all over the place.

No, there's no thoughts of moving - just silliness on his part. He likes the idea of heat without humidity, all the guys at work talk about Arizona being the best place :)

The park environment looks to be so inviting and relaxing...a comfortable place to just breath.

Cynthia L. H. said...

Looks beautiful!!! ...and it looks as if you have plenty of ways to have a great time!!!
Enjoy ;^)

NanU said...

It seems you've found an excellent place to vacation. Enjoy it!

Pauline said...

Loved this post! Something about the light gets at me!

~JarieLyn~ said...

This looks like a very nice RV park. An oasis in the desert. Lovely photos and so nice to be traveling around.

Chef E said...

What a beautiful trip you are on! We have traveled there and had so much fun! I want to get a pop up trailer and go on the road...

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