Rancho de Los Caballeros
Travel Blogs from Wickenburg
... this month. In Camp Verde, it's noon, and the temperature is already in the 90s. I remember Sarah's less-than-gentle reminders to hydrate adequately. So I duck into the Starbucks at the foot of the giant kokopelli for a coffee frapuccino. It is just what I need to stay cool and saturated. That's my idea of hydration! *** I cross I-17, following the Verde River to the town of Cottonwood. Here, I turn west on AZ-89A and head 2,000 feet up ...
... over 30 miles. A little old woman without teeth ran Don's Cactus Bar. She was a crusty old girl and a force to be reckoned with. Two big guys who looked like Hells Angles went up to the counter. One of them said " hey butter cup" to her. I think she knew him but she cursed him out big time. The two Hells Angles guys left only to be replaced by two other equally big guys. The two new guys looked like a cross ...
... the Verde Valley – a glorious sight any time, with the verdant green in the valley – thanks to the Verde River - and the backdrop of the stark and jagged mountain peak, sharp and clearly defined in the clear air.
I had hoped to get as far as Flagstaff before I had to fill the tank, but no such luck. I got gas at Camp Verde … for $3.79 … gulp … well, it’s along the Interstate. It always amazes me how the gas prices fluctuate within the ...
... for a nearby garage. As we went down the street I saw cars up on lifts that is a good sign. The nice young man came out fixed the problem. These tires are self balancing because of some type of sand bags inside but some of the sand had gotten into the extenders so they would not seal. He refused any payment. How nice of him ( we probably looked pretty desperate and stressed. ...
Lunch was pulled pork on a bun prepared by a team of volunteers and was it ever good! The day ended with a huge bonfire and musical performance by resident musicians. Lots of great 'cowboy' music and some old favorites mixed in. I took a number of videos but they are too long to post here.
We love the atmosphere at this park and really are starting to feel that it is one of our homes away from home. ...
How has this motel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center