Petrified Forest KOA

Holbrook, AZ

Petrified Forest KOA

Pros: Easy walk to several restaurants. The staff is friendly and helpful. Nicely landscaped front entrance and around the office. Cute little store with gifts, food, and RV basics. Dog Friendly, several places to run your dog. The pool was clean and the water was heated. The restrooms/showers were clean and cutely decorated. The showers had hot water, good pressure, and nice shower heads. Cabins look nice. Good free Cable service. Long pull-thru sites. I was happy to hear train whistles in the distance. Free WiFi.

Cons: Basically a gravel parking lot. Services are set up in the middle of the site, so my neighbors sewer was right at the door of my little airstream. The sites I was in were pretty narrow. Verizon reception was very slow, but it worked.

On the Road Again

I am hitting the road again after 7 months at Catalina Spa in Desert Hot Springs. While I enjoyed the rest, relaxation and the mineral pools this Footloose and Fancy Free women is meant to be on the road. I’ll be winding my way north and east with stops in Albuquerque, Taos, Colorado Springs, and Laramie. I look forward to visiting with friends and seeing what these areas have to offer along the way.

Follow me while I follow the voice of my calling dreams.

May 2021

Cabazon Dinosaurs

This T-Rex was featured in many films. I recognized him from Pee-wee’s Big Adventure. I first saw him in October naked. 6 weeks later I was delighted to see him dressed as Santa. Then he got all dolled up in a Tux for Valentine’s Day. I’m curious if he was embarrassed to be dressed us as the Easter Bunny, or does he wear it proudly? His latest outfit looks like he’s ready for the beach. It’s too bad I’m leaving the area and can’t see what’s next for this T-Rex’s wardrobe.

The Living Desert

Specializing in the deserts of the world, The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens in Palm Desert, CA is like no place else. From the African Savannah to wild Americas to Australian Adventures. I loved seeing the cheetah, Jaguar, painted dogs and giraffes. The Australian adventure is their newest addition, it was fun to walk around with the cage less wallabies. I also was amazed at the huge model railroad. I understand it is one of the worlds largest LGB model railroad layouts, with 3,115 feet of track.

Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake in Southern California is a gorgeous four season mountain lake escape. It’s known for Bear Mountain Ski resort. The quaint village streets are lined with restaurants and gift shops. It’s a beautiful area and a nice respite from the desert.

Bearizona

First off, kudos to a cute name. Bearizona, in Williams, AZ is approximately 160 acres. You can drive through more than 3 miles of Ponderosa Pine Forest viewing North American animals in natural habitats. More animals are exhibited in Fort Bearizona, a beautiful 20 acre walk through area, along winding paths, which is more of a zoo experience. A perfect family outing during the Pandemic.

Meteor Crater

Fifty thousand years ago a giant fireball streaked across the North American sky. It struck the earth in northern Arizona, exploding with a force 150 times greater than the atomic bomb. In a blinding flash, a huge iron-nickel meteorite estimated to have been 150 feet across and weighing several hundred thousand tons, struck the rocky plain. In seconds, a crater 700 feet deep, over 4,000 feet across, and 2.4 miles in circumference was carved into this once flat rocky plain. It boggles my mind.

There is a great Discovery Center and Space Museum, and even a 15 minute movie exploring the mystery of the meteor. I also enjoyed browsing through the gift center. It’s a must see s-it if you you are near northern Arizona.