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Old 06-21-2011, 01:02 PM   #1
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We will be leaving Connecticut mid July heading for California. I expect us to be passing through New Mexico and Arizona around August 5th traveling along I-40 to continue west. Is there anything we should be aware of traveling this area at that time. Also has anyone got any suggestions of "not to be missed" sites or "whatever you do, don't go here" stops along the way? Any help and information will be great. Thanks.
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Old 06-22-2011, 05:21 PM   #2
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The big thing is there may still be a few Monsoon storms around up that way, mostly late afternoons. Lots of wind and rain if they are there, And high winds happen all the time along 40 from New Mexico through Arizona. If you can stop for the night around Williams Arizona there is a KOA close or stop in and say hi to Tamera at Railside Rv Ranch (thats where we had the 2010 National Rally great folks and they do dinners and breakfast on the weekends. Have to find out what the name of the stay a way park in New Mexico from Sandy of the TX boomer's they had small small sites she said the awnings touched from rig to rig.
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How much TIME do you have??? Can you take side trips with a toad? Bandalier Nat'l Park (no camping, but great dwellings and petroglphs.near Santa Fe), Meteor Crater AZ, Grand Canyon, Sedona, and so many more if you have the time
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Old 06-25-2011, 10:17 AM   #4
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Bandalier in NM is outside Los Alamos, They have a RV park in the Park no hook ups, they do have water close to the road and a dump on the way out. If you go through the Los Alamos Lad gates they may want to check your rig. If you don't want to stay there the Casino at the bottom of the hill outside Santa Fe has a RV Park. If you want to see the Grand Canyon and have the time and a few extra bucks the best way like I said before is on the train from Williams go to www.thetrain.com and you can see prices there is a great park there the will take you to the station and pick you up. The park is Rail side RV Ranch that is where we had the 2010 Irv2 National rally great folks and they serve breakfast and lunch on the weekends and if you want for a nominal charge Tamera may make you a box lunch for the train. Tell her Jim from Irv2 sent you , her and her husband Pat are RV folks. You can also stop in Seligman its the start of the longest stretch of route 66 left any where neat little town too.
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Thanks for the great info. We are leaving Connecticut July 16th and my bride told her boss she would be back the week after labor day, so we have time for lots of side trips. Any and all guidance is greatly appreciated.
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Avoid:
- Wal Mart in Amarillo - you have to sneak in through a restaurant parking lot and just very questionable customers
- driving through the Mojave desert during the mid-day heat

Don't Miss:
- Petrified Forest National Park AZ
- Meteor Crater
- Sunset Crater
- Grand Canyon Skywalk - camp in Kingman and take the toad
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