Afton Oklahoma to Home
Nov 6, 2007
|Hello from Vista California!
Yes, we arrived home on Friday November 2nd. Sorry there are no photo's this time since we are back to dial-up at home.
We left Afton, Oklahoma, after staying at another Coast to Coast park called Pelicon Landing right on the shores of Grand Lake O' The Cherokees. You know the season is over when there are only three campers in the campground.
We headed down highway 69 toward San Antonio, Texas, but the highway was really rough and we decided it wasn't worth the hours of being tossed around. When we hit Highway 40 we turned west toward home. Even Highway 40 was rough so we decided Oklahoma needs some road work done on their highways.
That night was spent in Shamrock, Texas, at a Passport America park which advertised that they had WiFi. The park was one of the most expensive ones that we had been at, it ended up that the WiFi didn't work (we talked with three other campers that said their's didn't work also). This is one of the parks we would not recommend.
We drove through Albequerque, New Mexico, and stayed on the west side of town in a good neighbor park called Enchanted Trails. The next day we headed down Highway 25 and turned west on 152 to see Silver City, New Mexico, a small copper mining town where alot of the artist from Santa Fe are relocating because of the rising costs. We soon discovered 152 was not made for motorhomes. The mileage from the turn was 75 and it took us almost 3 hours to get to Silver City. It was very steep up and down, narrow and had alot of curves. We stopped at the visitor information center, and asked where the best Mexican food was. Luckily, it was only two blocks away. Sue had waited almost four months for Mexican food, so she was in heaven.
That night was spent in Wilcox, Arizona, and leaving early that morning we met up with our good friends Phil & Sue Donahue at The Ride & Rally in Tucson. After catching up with them and hearing more about the San Diego fires, we headed for Yuma. Our last night was spent at Yuma Lakes about ten miles off the freeway. It was a great campground and very quiet.
Please check out update #18 (October 22) for our BIG contest. Please e-mail us by Nov 11th. We moved the cut off date because of this last update giving you more clues.
Thanks to all our friends and relatives who we had the pleasure of visiting. We appreciate so much your hospitality, the great meals we had, and the opportunity to visit with you. We also thank all of you who have logged on to read about our trip.
Happy trails to you,
Jerry & Sue