Thursday, May 15, 2014

Still In Maple Valley

Yup, we're still in Washington state in Maple Valley, WA at the Lake Sawyer RV Park on beautiful Lake Sawyer.  WHy?  For one reason, we're waiting for the weather to cool down south and for another, we came to see our kids and spend time with them and the grandkids.  Another important reason is because Chuck had a hip replaced last Tuesday, well, May 6th, so we're recuperating here.

He is doing just awesome!  He was up walking the day after surgery, had some physical therapy the 3rd day and was home in a week.  He spent Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday at Terrace Gardens facility where they could take care of his needs and teach him a few things before he came home. 

He took a few naps today and spent 1/2 hour outside.  It was a beautiful day; not too hot and not too cold.

A nurse visited yesterday and she'll be back tomorrow with a PT.  He's looking forward to that to learn more about how well or how bad he's doing.  I know he's doing very well.  He made his own breakfast of eggs and bacon the first morning home and gets to the bathroom on his own AND even took a "sort-of" shower this morning.

He'll see his doctor on Monday, we'll be going through PT for awhile and hopefully will be back on the road the end of July.

Our plans this year are to head east again through Montana, and spend some time in Minnesota with family.  Then head south when So Cal weather cools.  We will be returning to Rio Bend RV Park to work; me teaching Zumba and helping with fun activities and Chuck will remain in the maintenance department.  We love it there and the El Centro, CA area.

More later.  Maybe I'll get some pics taken post. 

Wellton, Arizona M & M RV Villagage and RV Resort

Wellton, Arizona M & M RV Villagage and RV Resort

Full Time Travel in Your RV Can Be Fun in Welton!

We discovered a nice, small but really nice RV resort in Wellton, AZ. Last year, between November and January of this year, we traveled south from the Seattle area to check out what all the hub-bub was about in Quartzsite, AZ. We were delighted all along the way to find such friendly wonderful resorts and M & M was one of them.
Technically, called M & M RV Village, it's located in Wellton, AZ and is a small but really nice little town.
We found it located just 20 miles from Old Yuma and minutes from the Colorado River and Martinez Lake for a wide variety of water activities. We ventured out to Old Yuma and Yuma as we're little boat boaters but not really looking for water activities. There is fishing near by and the little local town of Wellton offers shopping and restaurants. Even a VFW is there. Mexico is only 45 minutes away and there's an 18 hold golf course only 1 mile away. We happened to be there at Christmas time and spent one week.
Christmas day we went to a show at the Yuma Palms mall.
There are trains running past this resort but in all honesty, we were more enthralled by them then anything else. They went by often but never ever did they wake us up at night nor bother us in any way.
We did a lot of walking to town right from our RV site. Lots of safe sidewalks all along both sides of town.
We all pulled together to put on a wonderful Christmas dinner for everyone. We all brought our favorite dishes and/or desserts and had a great time.
They're open year round and reservations are recommended but required from January through March. The maximum RV length is 45' so they can accommodate huge rigs. Their physical address is 28541 Arizona, Wellton, AZ. 85356 ane the phone number is 928-785-4273. There's no swimming pool but there is a nice clubhouse where games are played daily. There's even a breakfast get together.

Sleepy Hollow RV Park in Wall, South Dakota SD

Sleepy Hollow RV Park in Wall, South Dakota SD

Clean Quiet Park

Sleepy Hollow RV Park and Campground is a wonderful place to stop for a night to sit and read, watch TV or even a longer stay if you want to explore the area. We spent a night there last year about the same time of year and found the park to still be friendly, neat, clean, quiet as ever and wonderfully close to Wall Drug. There are nice wide and long pull-through sites. We didn't need to disconnect our vehicle as there was plenty of room.
A little about the park......Sleepy Hollow RV Park and Campground:
They have 54 RV site and are all pull throughs with 20/30 amp power and some of them have 50 amp power. Full hookup sites come with cable TV. There is a dump station in the park if you go with only water and electric. There are 40 tent sites, a heated pool, restrooms with showers that come with a very good rating from Trailer Life and Good Sam Club. Woodalls Directory gave them a 4 star rating for the season of 2011 and they still deserve it. Sleepy Hollow is a great place to use as a base camp for exploring the area such as the Bad Lands, Mount Rushmore and more. Don't forget you can make it just an overnight stay as well.
The park, in our estimation, has great pull-through sites, as mentioned, the dump station, great restrooms, a laundromat, pool, a new dog park, great playground and recreation area, picnic tables at every site, security, FREE WIFI and more!!
I hope you make it your stop for exploring, seeing Wall Drug, Wall, SD or just an overnight stay. We love this park and will be going back for sure.
If your coming from:
the junction of I-90 and Exit 109 (4th Avenue) go east 0.8 mile and turn left into the park.
From the junction of I-90 and Exit 110 (Glenn St. ) go north 0.8 mile on Glenn St. turn left on 4th Avenue, go .3 mile and we are on your right.
If you are at Wall Drug go north to 4th Avenue make a left and the park is one block on you right.
Sleepy Hollow RV Park and Campground
118 West 4th Avenue Box 15
Wall, SD 57790
Phone 605-279-2100 Email

Monday, May 12, 2014

Lake Easton RV Park, Lake Easton, WA Park Review

Lake Easton happens to be our home park as we're members of Sunrise  Resorts.  It's been over a year or so since we've been there but we have been there many times in the past and have never been disappointed.
We were there usually in the summer time but there's also some winter activities in the area which include cross country skiing, and snowmobiling. And in the summer there are four area lakes with facilities for fishing and water-skiing. And there's supposed to be some local fishing ponds around but we have never seen them of found them so make sure you ask about them..

Lake Easton R.V. Resort is a membership resort associated with  Resorts of Distinction, Coast to Coast, Resort Parks International, Campclub USA and Passport America.  

We stayed for 5 nights at the Lake Easton Resort which is located on the eastern ridge of the Cascade Mountain Range off I90 in the state of Washington. Coming from the east you take exit 70. It's just east of Snoqualmie Pass and is on the south side right next to the freeway.
You can have a nice relaxing time or you can hike, walk, fish or whatever you desire. I highly recommend this park. There's always other RVers to chat with and exchange ideas and experiences. It's truly a friendly place.

The park is set in a nice wooded area; which feels more like camping with a very short walk to the lake. There's a back gate you can go through to make that hike which has a lock on it.  At least the last time we were there it did, so make sure you get the lock combination so you can get to the lake. 

There are showers and a laundry room, too.There are two restaurants across the highway that has very good food and yummy desserts. One is a burger spot that I've heard rave reviews about.. The burger shop has great homemade shakes, too! Don't miss them.  You can walk to the town of Lake Easton for a newspaper as it's not far down the road and a nice chance to go for a walk. It couldn't have been even 1 mile one way.

We found the owner and employees to be exceptionally friendly and the facility very clean and neat

There was plenty to do right in the park and in the clubhouse.  But after Labor Day there are no planned acitivities. The clubhouse is very cozy.  You can work jigsaw puzzles, play cards and games and you can plug in your laptop so you can connect to the Internet. There are cozy sofas and a TV. Don't forget to check out the movies and they have a nice library of books. In the summer time they used to have Saturday and Sunday breakfasts in the clubhouse. So if you're interested, ask about that.  Find out how much they charge, time, etc. There's an indoor hot tub, horseshoes, hiking, biking, children indoor play area, and outdoor playground area.

Pets need to be on a leash but are welcomed.

Make sure you make your reservation before going. They may be made up to 60 days in advance. 
There are resort cabins available to rent.  Call for new rental costs and requirements.  They change sometimes and find out if they are stocked with the necessities. The cabins are A-frames and sleep 4-6. 
Several found their satellite dish worked great despite the trees but I would ask when making a reservation or at check-in which sites are the best for that. There are 50 full RV sites, 100 partial RV sites and 0 dry. The maximum length of your RV is 40 ft. The electricity hook-up is 30 amps and there is water at the sites. Some sites have sewage hook-up and there is a dump station in the park.
So give them a call, make your reservation.  You won't be sorry, I don't think, if you like a wonderful mountain resort feeling. It's on I90 so you do hear the traffic a bit but it's not worth worrying about. It's truly a lovely resort. Why not ask about membership!
The old mining town of Cle Elum and Roslyn appeal to history buffs. The Yakima Valley wine country and picturesque Leavenworth is a short drive away. We did the railroad self-guided tour in Cle Elum, which was fun and very informative.