Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Moving On–Maybe?

Greetings from Camp Verde, AZ.  Let’s catch up from my last blog.

Rosie has been thinking long and hard about her decision to take the Radiated Iodine Therapy for her Hypothyroidism.  During our drive from Yuma to Camp Verde, she decided she was more comfortable going with the medication treatment regimen.  She called the Endocrinologist’ office and told them of her decision on Friday.  She asked the nurse if it would be necessary for her to return to Yuma to be able to start with the medication treatment.  It is now Tuesday and we have not had a definitive response.  So we are kind of up in the air now whether we return to Yuma or continue on our planned route to Denver.

Sunday we joined our Canadian neighbors for an Easter dinner.  There was ham, broasted chicken, potatoes, and corn on the menu, followed by pumpkin pie with ice cream or whipped cream.  Our hostess, Rosemary, put together adorable little place settings with an Easter egg, chocolate egg and a mini snickers morsel.  A fair amount of wine was flowing and we all enjoyed it immensely.  Here are some pictures from the event:



It was 266 miles from Yuma to Camp Verde.  We left Yuma about 9 am and arrived here about 3 pm.  We stopped for lunch in Gila Bend.  My one concern about the route was the traffic around Phoenix.  Fortunately there is a northern bypass, Highway 101, which helped us avoid the downtown Phoenix interchange of I-10 and I –17.  So it was not so bad.  No close calls or panic stops.  Whew!

We are at the Krazy K RV Park.  This is a small park with pretty large and very level gravel sites.  There was a little excitement on arrival because the owner remembered, but had not written down, our moving up our arrival by one day.  They had someone arrive about an hour ahead of us and gave them our site.  Fortunately, they had explained the possibility of a reservation mix up, so it was not a problem to move the people in our site to an overflow site.  We have a nice pull through site with full hookups just in the right places.  Plenty of room to park the truck after unhitching.  Set up the satellite dish with no drama and we are living large.  Best of all it is about 18 to 20 degrees cooler here than in Yuma.  The park has very attractive rates:  $25 per night with a $5 discount for various club members and senior citizens.  There are a lot of permanent residents because of the very attractive $375 monthly rate for full hookups, including electricity.  Bottom line is the campground is full and appears to be full (36 sites) most of the time because of the rates.  The down side is the Park is right next to I-17.  The traffic noise is minimal inside the RV, but outside it would take some getting used to.  The husband and wife owners are very friendly and accommodating. Here is a front and rear picture of our site:



Here are the camping expense numbers for March.

Camping – $495.00  The monthly rate at our RV Park in Yuma 
Diesel Fuel when pulling – $0.00
Truck Service/Repairs – $0.00
RV  Repairs/Service – $$434.82 (De-Oxidize and wax RV and truck, including tips; and two new Interstate Deep Cycle Batteries)
Generator Gas/Propane - $25.24(all propane)

Metered Electricity – $87.78

Satellite TV/Radio – $107.25
Campground Pet Fees – $0.00
Laundry Card – $10.00
Total = $1160.09

Thanks for stopping by!


Laurie and George said...

I hope all goes well with the medication. Thyroid issues are no fun :(

bhtrotter said...

Jim, what is a "laundry card"? Thanks, Bonnie

Jim and Rosie Sathe said...


The laundry machines at the RV Park are operated with a "swipe card" instead of coins. You load your card at the office with any amount you choose and use it in the washing machines and dryers. Kind of like a Gift Card for laundry.

bhtrotter said...

Laundry cards are a great idea!! Wish all RV parks had them. I really enjoy your blog. My husband and I are on our way to Newfoundland this year (from Tennessee)in our Winnebago View. Thanks and safe travels. Bonnie