Rusk KOA Holiday, Rusk, Texas

This is a KOA Holiday in a really nice area with all pull-thru sites with full hook ups. It was quite chilly while I was here with temperatures dipping down into the low 30s but I can imagine this is a popular spot during the summer. It’s quite expensive at about $49 a night. IContinue reading “Rusk KOA Holiday, Rusk, Texas”

Texarkana KOA, Texarkana, Texas

I wasn’t quite sure when I checked in that I would like it because my site was right by the front entrance alongside a highway frontage road. Plus, when I checked in, I was the only RV for 3 rows until you get to the longer term people. But it turned out ok and IContinue reading “Texarkana KOA, Texarkana, Texas”

Hot Springs National Park KOA, Hot Springs, Arkansas

I booked 4 days at this KOA so that we could spend some time exploring the national park and sightseeing. Unfortunately, the weather wasn’t really cooperative for hiking in the woods and it was too foggy to get good photos from the mountain top but it was still an interesting place. I paid for aContinue reading “Hot Springs National Park KOA, Hot Springs, Arkansas”

Oklahoma City East/Choctaw KOA, Oklahoma

Oklahoma City East/Choctaw KOA (Kampgrounds of America) is just 16 miles east of downtown Oklahoma City on I40. The website states that it’s an award-winning KOA in a shaded country setting. I spent two months in South Oklahoma City at a campground that was in the city and I was ready for a change beforeContinue reading “Oklahoma City East/Choctaw KOA, Oklahoma”

Holbrook/Petrified Forest KOA, Holbrook, AZ

I stayed here for 3 nights and would consider a long term stay at this KOA. The sites are spacious, there are nice amenities, there are many restaurants nearby, and the National Park is 23 miles away. Although we had terrible weather while here, with winds gusting up to 50 mph, I could still seeContinue reading “Holbrook/Petrified Forest KOA, Holbrook, AZ”

Moss Landing KOA Express, Moss Landing, CA

This is a KOA Express so just a small KOA with few amenities but that’s fine with me. The area seems to be mostly made up of working fishermen, restaurant employees, scientists, and a few artists. There are two research facilities here, the Elkhorn Slough Reserve and Monterey Bay Aquarium. I would say that mostContinue reading “Moss Landing KOA Express, Moss Landing, CA”

Barstow/Calico KOA

We did spend a week at the actual Calico Ghost Town campground but I had an extra 3 days before I needed to be in Bakersfield and I wanted to do laundry so we checked in here. This campground is also on Ghost Town Road but it’s off a frontage road by the freeway andContinue reading “Barstow/Calico KOA”

Visalia/Sequoia KOA

I have stayed here twice and thought that I had written a review until I went back to check older blogs. I haven’t written about this place and don’t currently have any pictures so I’ll “borrow” some from the internet. This is an easy on/easy off KOA from I-99 in the town of Visalia, notContinue reading “Visalia/Sequoia KOA”

12 States in 5 Months — A Wrap-up of My 2018 Travels

Here are the highlights of my 2018 travels in chronological order. Every place I stayed also has a Pet-Friendly-Report . I said good-bye to family and friends in Sacramento, CA on June 23 and headed south. I followed route I-40 and Route 66 to visit my son in OKC. Then continued on to tour theContinue reading “12 States in 5 Months — A Wrap-up of My 2018 Travels”

The Desert — the good and the bad

Benson KOA was a typical KOA and we enjoyed our stay. Thousand Trails Palm Desert was a nightmare. Benson KOA, Benson, AZ Positives: Quiet, easy on/off, large pull thru spaces Stocked store with supplies and souvenirs Dog walk area and off leash park Propane Helpful owners and employees and open 7 am to 7 pmContinue reading “The Desert — the good and the bad”