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 another Northern Lites truck camper packing a canoe. Inside this look-a-like RV were Joyce and Larry Space of Vermont who had just returned from an extended trip into Mexico. This was not the first time we had crossed paths. Earlier this year they had stayed for a short time at our home park (SKP Timber Valley) in southern Oregon.
If you go:
RoVer’s Roost RV Park
3241 S Montgomery Rd.
Casa Grande, Az
Winter office hours
8 a.m – noon; 1 – 5 p.m.
Rates: Daily – $16; Dry Camping – $5/night + tax , with the second night free, 7 night limit.
The following day we put in close to 300 miles (passing through Tucson at morning rush hour), climbed gradually up the Continental Divide, and stopped overnight at the SKP Dream Catchers RV Park in Deming, NM.
If you go:
Dream Catchers RV Park
400 E Pine St
Deming, NM 88030
Rates: Daily: $18; Dry camping: $8.
Besides the hot showers, the best feature about this park is its convenient access to I-10 … take Exit 85 for an easy off and on. Of course, because of the close proximity to the interstate, it may get a little noise.
Photos: (Top) In the RoVer’s Roost dry camping sites sits the Northern Lite with dually maroon truck belonging to Joyce and Larry Space of Vermont, next to our 2007 Northern Lite on 2001 Ford 350. (Bottom) Jimmy Smith setting up spot in dry camping at Dream Catchers RV Park in Deming, NM. (Julianne G. Crane)