Maiden Voyage (without a Black Tank)



10 Days – 2500 miles

4 KOA Campgrounds – 1 Military Campground – 4 Nights Street Surfing

On the Road

We traveled from San Diego to San Antonio and back in 10 days! We finally got to take our new RoadTrek Zion out for its maiden trip, stopping along the way to visit relatives and to see the sights.

Gila Bend – Journey KOA

We drove the 293 miles through the desert to the Gila Bend Journey KOA in Arizona after getting a late start from San Diego. We crossed the border into Arizona and one of the first things we noticed is that gas is a least a dollar cheaper PER gallon! Wow!

It was already dark when we pulled into the campground…treeless and barren, but very clean and well-laid out. The lady on the phone told us to pick up the registration flyer in the “late check-in” box near the front office door. This KOA is touted as “up and coming” in the literature and you can tell that the owner, Scott, is doing his best to cater to the needs of RVers. Our spot, with electricity and water, but no sewer hook-ups, cost just $33. The restrooms were a short walk down the gravel street and were well-lit and very modern. The shower facilities have a private alcove/dressing area attached to each stall and the water pressure is the BEST thus far!

Since our CamperVan is self-contained, we were assigned a spot near the tent area. There are “Beware of Snakes” signs all around…even in the 3 beautiful dog runs. I especially like the fact that you can let your dog run freely in an area separated from other dogs because our “Sugar” is not very pet-friendly…as she has been trampled too many times by well-meaning, over-friendly dogs!

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We are a retired teacher, Louisa, and a retired physician assistant, Michael, married for 39 years, who want to help busy travelers begin and maintain a healthy life-style while on the road.


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