Travel Blogs from Casa Grande, United States

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Detours and Spontaneity, Casa Grande, Montezuma Castle, Grand Canyon, United States travel blog

Detours and Spontaneity

A travel blog entry by exploreamerica

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... journey west toward California, I took a detour north to see what I could find. I started the day by driving 24 miles to Casa Grande Ruins National Monument.  This was (and still is) a four-story building built 650 years ago by the Hohokam ...

St. Patricks Day, Casa Grande, United States travel blog

St. Patricks Day

A travel blog entry by momadunc

Moving slowly these days - my back is bothering me.  However, we managed to join the group for a St. Paddy's Day lunch - or linner - as I have heard it called, at the Golden Corral.  Ran some errands while in town and don't like the way the car ...

Prep for the Trip Home, Casa Grande, United States travel blog

Prep for the Trip Home

A travel blog entry by momadunc

We moved onto the site that will be home for the next month and spent the morning clearing the fridge, shutting down systems and generally preparing for departure.  Because Don was working outside the coach he was able to meet and talk with ...

Exploration Times, Casa Grande, United States travel blog

Exploration Times

A travel blog entry by ggmoffatt

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On January 4th we arrived to a very desert like campground. Lots of Quail running around and we have seen a couple of large rabbits with big floppy ears. Trying to decide whether they are Jack Rabbits or Peter Rabbits… We will do some exploring and ...

Time to Pay the Piper!, Casa Grande, United States travel blog

Time to Pay the Piper!

A travel blog entry by momadunc

We are scheduled to leave Casa Grande on Thursday morning and we now have to face the results of staying in one place for a month.  The 'Beast' certainly took on a different 'face' as we engaged in activities that are not possible on the road - ...

Scott Visits, Casa Grande, United States travel blog

Scott Visits

A travel blog entry by momadunc

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After a leisurely morning, we headed for the Casa Grande Ruins near Coolidge.  Don and I had visited them several years ago but Scott has not explored this area.  The interpreter at the site was excellent and gave a good overview of ...

Back in Arizona, Casa Grande, United States travel blog

Back in Arizona

A travel blog entry by momadunc

We arrived back about 10:30 last night and, after some quick set up activities, collapsed into bed.  It felt good to be back! This morning was a round of housekeeping activities and included some lively discussion in the laundry room.  The ...

Love this Dry Air!, Casa Grande, United States travel blog

Love this Dry Air!

A travel blog entry by momadunc

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Scott joined us this afternoon so the morning was spent doing some housekeeping and food prep.  The food in the fridge kept very well - even the lettuce was crisp and made a great salad.  While waiting for Scott to arrive we took a short ...

Casa Grande and Phoenix Int'l. Raceway, Casa Grande, United States travel blog

Casa Grande and Phoenix Int'l. Raceway

A travel blog entry by pykesonthego

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... name ("Big House") came from. Turns out, a trip to Casa Grande Ruins National Monument (Picture #1)answered that question! In 1892, Casa Grande became the first archaeological site in the USA to be protected as a National Monument. The "Big House" is ...

Day 3 - Casa Grande, AZ to San Diego, CA, Casa Grande, AZ to San Diego, CA, United States travel blog

Day 3 - Casa Grande, AZ to San Diego, CA

A travel blog entry by savant

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We headed out early (5:30 am) this morning for San Diego, Californiae. We finally left I-10....and drove on I-8. The desert of Arizona makes the desert of west Texas seem lush, but it has a stark beauty. The saguaro cactus make for an interesting ...

Will it Work?, Casa Grande, United States travel blog

Will it Work?

A travel blog entry by momadunc

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Today we started the task of re-storing all the 'stuff' that has found it's way into our living space over the past few weeks.   I started on the interior cupboards and Don on the lower storage compartments.  I also have a couple of sewing ...

Time for Farewells, Casa Grande, United States travel blog

Time for Farewells

A travel blog entry by momadunc

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Today we finished the packing and took part in our last 'happy hour'.  This daily ritual is a chance to catch up on the announcements, find out who has arrived and who is leaving the park.  There are always a number of jokes to be shared and ...

Another Wind Storm, Casa Grande, United States travel blog

Another Wind Storm

A travel blog entry by momadunc

Last night, we slept lightly as the wind was rattling the canvas covers over the slides.  The Phoenix airport had flight delays and clocked 50 mile an hour winds.  Out here, there is nothing to break the wind.  Fortunately the park ...

A Kick Back Day, Casa Grande, United States travel blog

A Kick Back Day

A travel blog entry by momadunc

Trying to do 'paper work' on the road is a challenge - especially when you are away from the info for a couple of weeks!  Spent the morning doing sorting and filing but joined other residents for the afternoon get together.  This is a very ...

Garage Sales and Sunsets, Casa Grande, United States travel blog

Garage Sales and Sunsets

A travel blog entry by momadunc

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... day this week.  Karen prepared a garage sale route that took us off the beaten track and into some 'different' areas of Casa Grande.  This is a great way to see behind the scenes of a community that is very tourist oriented.  I picked up a ...

A Visit to the Suzuki Dealer, Casa Grande, United States travel blog

A Visit to the Suzuki Dealer

A travel blog entry by momadunc

Decided that with temperatures reaching into the 90's we should not delay in having the air conditioner checked out.  An on-line check indicated that we had a choice of dealers in Tucson, Lake Havasu and Phoenix.  A phone call to Phoenix, the ...

A This and That Day, Casa Grande, United States travel blog

A This and That Day

A travel blog entry by momadunc

Today was a catch up day - and a chance for Don to nurse his emerging head cold.  I think that the flight and tension during our quick trip back to Canada has caught up with him.  A time for reading and sleeping while I prepared weekend salads ...

Sewing in the Shade, Casa Grande, United States travel blog

Sewing in the Shade

A travel blog entry by momadunc

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A second quiet day and another chance to spend some time sewing.  It feels good!  Don is busy researching solar panels and has found many people in the park who regularly boondock and depend on solar ...

14,711 Motorhome Miles Traveled This Year!, Leaving Casa Grande, United States travel blog

14,711 Motorhome Miles Traveled This Year!

A travel blog entry by pykesonthego

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... AVERAGE FUEL COST PER MILE: $.34/Mile NUMBER OF DIFFERENT CAMPGROUNDS AND PROPERTIES WE'VE STAYED AT: 67 NUMBER OF STATES WE'VE BEEN IN/TRAVELED THROUGH THIS YEAR: 31 NUMBER OF CANADIAN PROVINCES: 2 NUMBER OF DIFFERENT RACE TRACKS ...

Back to the Suzuki Dealer, Casa Grande, United States travel blog

Back to the Suzuki Dealer

A travel blog entry by momadunc

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Back to the car dealership to have the air conditioner fixed.  The air is cooler today as a result of the front moving through, so this unexpected cost bites a little more than it would have if the temperature was in the 90's!  While ...

Household Day, Casa Grande, United States travel blog

Household Day

A travel blog entry by momadunc

Another this-and-that day!  Groceries, organizing and just mooching!  I actually got my sewing machine set up - outside and worked for about 3 hours.  It was great.  Don's still nursing his cold so  stay-quiet was in ...

Looking for a Reliable Parking Spot, Casa Grande, United States travel blog

Looking for a Reliable Parking Spot

A travel blog entry by momadunc

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After a couple of hours of internet research and phone calls we had flights booked from Phoenix airport tomorrow afternoon and had decided on a possible parking spot for the RV.  Crossing our fingers, we headed for an Escapee member park ...

Red Hat Day, Casa Grande, United States travel blog

Red Hat Day

A travel blog entry by momadunc

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Today I joined the 'Red Hat' group for lunch at the creative cafe.  Don was supposed to join the 'Romeos' (Retired Old Men Eating Out) but couldn't find the restaurant.  I really think he wanted some time window shopping on his own! This ...

We're Going Off Grid!, Casa Grande, United States travel blog

We're Going Off Grid!

A travel blog entry by momadunc

Don has spotted one too many solar ovens in the park - and we now have one!  Scott was tardy in arriving today and so we made a fast trip into Gilbert to FoodWise, after Don had spent hours on the internet and made a few phonecalls, including ...

Day 1 Again - Castroville, TX to Casa Grande, AZ, Castroville, TX to Casa Grande, AZ, United States travel blog

Day 1 Again - Castroville, TX to Casa Grande, AZ

A travel blog entry by savant

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After a brief nap, we got back on the road around 5:45 am. Another mishap...motorcycle boots go flying out the back of the truck. Thank you to the truck driver in Uvalde, Texas who flagged us down! We watched the sun rise as we traveled through west ...

Explorations with Bob and Karen, Casa Grande, United States travel blog

Explorations with Bob and Karen

A travel blog entry by momadunc

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We got together with Bob and Karen in their truck (they have air conditioning) to explore the historic district of Casa Grande and then back to the RV park for lunch.  Bob is a railway enthusiast so this afternoon we followed hwy 238, a road ...

In our Casa in Casa Grande, Casa Grande, United States travel blog

In our Casa in Casa Grande

A travel blog entry by pykesonthego

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Left Phoenix International Raceway Monday morning, thankful for the short, 1 hour drive to our next stop in Casa Grande, Arizona. We got the our park, set up the motorhome, and pretty much slept for the next two days - worn out from the after effects of ...

The adventure begins.., Casa Grande National Monument, United States travel blog

The adventure begins..

A travel blog entry by thesairs

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... was a short 40 miles from the campground we had been staying in - nothing like starting off slowly!!  We arrived at Casa Grande Ruins National Monument early enough that we had no problems parking the two coaches and one truck/trailer. We had ...

about Cotton farming, Casa Grande, United States travel blog

about Cotton farming

A travel blog entry by jimcabay

... 's a "J" brand on all the gates. About 55 years ago, the MLB San Francisco Giants built a spring training facility just west of Casa Grande - they called it the Grande Sports Academy. It had its own ball diamonds, golf course, pool, hot tubs and a hotel ...

Apache Trail Tour, Casa Grande, United States travel blog

Apache Trail Tour

A travel blog entry by jimcabay

... invite us to use it ...anytime. We did a quick trip around the town of Gold Canyon and liked it a lot better than Casa Grande - it's new/modern, spacious, very clean with no dairy farm smell. The prominent 4800 ft Superstition Mountains are located just ...

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