Las Cruces NM, Dayton OH, Camp Calista, and the trials and tribulations of life in a rolling coach!

Dates:     
July 26, 2019 to July 31, 2019

Mileage:    
5,454

Location:    
Marriott Courtyard at NMSU
Las Cruces, NM

It was time for service to the RV and Dave Riker and I had an engagement for FM EXCEL in Dayton OH, so we decided that ElizaBeth would check-in at a hotel, the coach would head to John and Tom at Affordable RV and Marine, and Sugar, Pepper, and Izzy would enroll at Camp Calista. Since the ribbon-cutting for the hotel on the NMSU campus took place just two weeks before, we decided that the Marriott Courtyard would be good to try.

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Roswell NM and the Aliens

Dates:     
July 25, 2019 to July 26, 2019

Mileage:    
5,270

Location:    
Red Barn RV
Roswell, NM

We found a great park, lots of aliens, and get to color in a large NM county (Chaves) because we hadn’t slept in it before.

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Lubbock TX, Texas Tech Toolkit, and a Heat Wave

Dates:     
July 20, 2019 to July 26, 2019

Mileage:    
5,096

Location:    
Lubbock KOA Journey
Lubbock, TX

We get to add Lubbock County to our map and we’re here for a week while I teach APPA Supervisor’s Toolkit with Hilda Cordero and Michael Nevarez for Texas Tech Facilities Management. It is 101 degrees F. More to come from Red Raider Country –

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Amarillo TX – Waypoint to Texas Tech Toolkit

Dates:     
July 18, 2019 to July 20, 2019

Mileage:    
4,973

Location:    
Oasis RV Park
Amarillo, TX

This is our first repeat stop since we started full-time, although we have stayed at Wagon Master in Sanger many times. We are ambivalent about it, we like to explore new places but we also enjoyed this park.

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Raton Pass Camp and Cafe at the top of the world! (or at least NM)

Dates:     
July 17, 2019 to July 18, 2019

Mileage:    
4,734

Location:    
Raton Pass Camp and Cafe
Raton, NM

We saw this Raton Pass Camp and Cafe when we came through headed north but thought it might be too tight. When we were looking for places on the return trip, the park website convinced me that we could make it work. We were sure glad we did.

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Denver and the APPA Annual Conference

Dates:     
July 14, 2019 to July 17, 2019

Mileage:    
4,515

Location:    
Cherry Creek State Park
Denver, CO

We stayed at Cherry Creek State Park while I attended the APPA Annual Conference. I got to see Patty, Tim, and Heather – as well as many friends in APPA.

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Gretna NE KOA and a Quick One Night Stand

Dates:     
July 12, 2019 to July 13, 2019

Mileage:    
3,998

Location:    
Gretna KOA
Gretna, NE

Six states now and that’ll hold for a while, as we work our way back to New Mexico. First, though it’s off to Denver and the APPA Annual conference. We broke up the Sioux Falls to Denver trip into three legs: to Gretna, Platte, and then Denver, or rather, Cherry Creek State Park in Aurora.

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Sioux Falls SD and South Dakota State University APPA Supervisor’s Toolkit

Dates:     
July 7, 2019 to July 13, 2019

Mileage:    
3,775

Location:    
Sioux Falls KOA
Sioux Falls, SD

ElizaBeth was great about wanting me to continue to teach APPA Supervisor’s Toolkit, as was CAPPA, and we had planned for one at South Dakota State University since January. We wanted a really good park since she would be by herself during the day, and we had to go to Sioux Falls – but it was worth it. I drove to Brookings each day.

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