Overnight dry camping stops at SKP RoVer's Roost in Casa Grande, Az; SKP Dream Catcher in Deming, NM
To backtrack just a little, after a week in Yuma, we needed to cover some ground so we  opted for overnight stops in dry camping at the Escapees' RV parks near Casa Grande, Ariz. and again in Deming, NM. At the RoVer's Roost RV Park in Casa Grande we parked by anoth
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Free very special family evening events at Carlsbad Caverns -- 'Bat Flight' programs, 'Night Sky Parties'
Each summer through early autumn, Carlsbad Caverns National Park hosts very special free family programs. Go on a New Moon starlit hiking adventure with a ranger into the Chihuahuan Desert on Sept. 30 and Oct. 30. Bring comfy hiking shoes, water and a light snack. Li
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Pancho Villa State Park near border with Old Mexico
We first camped at Pancho Villa State Park in Columbus, NM., in December 2009 during our first season out. It sits just three miles north of the Mexico boarder. This desert campground was recommended to us by RV Care-A-Vanner friends Janet and Paul Ohri of Kremmling,
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Free entry to all 405 National Parks over Presidents' Day Weekend Feb. 14-16, 2015
This Presidents' Day weekend (Feb. 14-16) -- "The National Park Service invites you to discover American history in all its diversity, from the homes of poets and Presidents to ancient archeological places (such as New Mexico's Bandelier National Monument pictured) to t
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Retired RVers from Oregon trade in truck camper for small travel trailer
We origionally crossed trails with this Pacific Northwest couple the first winter we were snowbirding through the Southwest. That was almost five years ago at New Mexico's Pancho Villa State Park, just this side of the Mexico border. It was the first week of December 20
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Habitat for Humanity needs RV volunteers who 'have hammer, will travel'
RV Care-A-Vanners is a "volunteer program for anyone who travels in a recreational vehicle, wants to build Habitat for Humanity houses and have fun doing it. RV Care-A-Vanners welcomes people of all ages, from all walks of life who want to pick up a hammer and help chan
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New Mexico Oasis State Park near Muleshoe, Texas
If you are ever trying to out distance a tropical storm blowing up from Mexico while vectoring southeast from Albuquerque toward Austin, head for Oasis State Park in eastern New Mexico just a few miles short of the Texas state line. This popular state park sits sout
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RV Care-A-Vanners working on 25 years building homes with Habitat for Humanity
The hugely successful Habitat for Humanity volunteer program known as RV Care-A-Vanners is approaching 25 years of building homes to help reach Habitat's goal of eliminating poverty housing. If you are looking for a worthy way to fill your time, take a moment to in
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Organized RV tours, Part 1-- Exotic travel destinations, without leaving the comforts of home
Dreaming of those exotic travel destinations, but don’t want to leave the comforts of home? Consider checking out organized recreation vehicle (RV) caravans. For more than 23 years, Fantasy RV Tours has “arranged all the details and travelers simply take in all t
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Bypassed Benson SKP park, deadhead into Deming, NM's Dream Catcher RV Park
With a strong tail wind yesterday, we decided to barrel on down I-10 to the SKP Dream Catcher RV Park in Deming, NM. It was our longest travel day on this leg of the journey--330 miles. This SKP (Escapee) RV Park is within earshot of I-10 and sandwiched between La Q
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