Sunday, November 23, 2014

Travel Day: Apache Junction, AZ

By 8:00 AM Saturday morning Judy and I had hitched the RV to the truck and departed Naval Air Station Point Mugu, for the 470 miles drive to our wintering location in Apache Junction, Arizona. We thought about extending through Monday but I didn’t want to drive through Los Angeles on a workday.  As it turned out, I was right to leave as scheduled on Sat. because the traffic proved to be light.

Our plan was to drive to Desert Center CA , the half way point  and find a place to stop for the night.  We made it there by 1:00 PM but neither of us were ready to stop for the day so we pushed on another 170 miles (400 for the day).  We could have made it all the way to Apache Junction but we would have arrived after dark.  We decided to stop at a TravelCenters of America (TA) Truck Stop for the night.  Since it was only 5:15 PM there were plenty of parking sites available.  It doesn’t take long for the parking lot to fill up when the truckers start rolling in after dark.

TA Truck stop  TravelCenters America- Tonopah, AZ

Judy and I pulled out of the truck stop at 7:30 for the remaining 70 miles to our winter park, Superstition Sunrise RV Resort. The drive through Phoenix was traffic free..  We arrived at the park around 9:00 AM and checked in.  We were escorted to site 339. The park is much larger than Adelaide Shores in Florida, where we wintered the previous two winters. I am sure we will enjoy it here but we will miss our Florida friends.

SSRVP Activity 1A      SSRVP Main ST A

Site 339A

     SSRVP east A     SSRVP West A

Our neighbors, Boyd and Josie stopped by and welcomed us to the park.  After getting simi-settled in we took it easy for the rest of the day.  Judy and I will officially check-in Monday morning and get briefed on the scheduled activities.  I’ll take some pics around the park tomorrow and post them in the next blog.

Our journey from Madras, Oregon to Apache Junction, AZ covered 1,775 towing miles. The route down the west coast resulted in about 500 additional miles over the direct route.  Judy and I agree the coast route was worth each one of the additional miles and then some!

That is all for now.  Thanks for stopping by.

Next blog: in a day or so.



  1. Glad you found a nice wintering spot. This cold weather in KY is getting to us!

  2. I'm going to follow your temps this winter. It's 83 the past two days. We sure miss you. The card playing group say HI.

    1. It is cool at night and warm (67-73) during the days. Miss everyone there.