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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tucson, Arizona

We arrived in Tucson at about noon today. While we were walking through the big tent in Quartzsite checking out all of the vendors, we picked up a coupon for a free nights stay complete with dinner and breakfast at an upscale campground. It is called Lazydays, and for non-RV readers, it is a large RV dealership in Florida who recently bought out the property of a bankrupt dealer in Tucson named Beaudry RV. Here are some pictures in the park. Here is a look down one of the streets….

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An orange tree at one of the sites with fruit……..

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The store/restaurant complex and some carvings across the street…

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Our site and the Bus………..

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The park, RV repair shop, and the overall dealership is first class. However, the overhead is so high that they really can’t complete with a lowball price on a new RV. They said that they are offering the free night to get people familiar with the property. It is a good idea, and it is working. Most of the people in the restaurant tonight had the free dinner coupons.

Here are some pictures in the restaurant, beginning with the free menu….

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For my buddy, Mark, who will be stopping here on his way back to Louisiana, here are a few bullets:

  • When arriving, use the Irvington entrance (same as Camping World)…. not the Country Club address. Locked gate!!
  • Water pressure is 90—100 psig, so set up your regulator to begin with.
  • Verizon here has 4G service
  • Sites are very good, and full hookups including cable.
  • The restaurant food is also very good. Free menu is an abbreviated one, but food is great.
  • No sales presentations or pressure. Just check in and go to your site. You’re free to do whatever you want like any other campground
  • We are staying an extra night….. $45. Averages out at just over $20 a night for great accommodations.

After setting up in the site, we headed off to see Mt. Lemmon, as recommended to Patsy by Jag! It was a very nice drive. Here are some pictures……..

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As noted above, this route is one of the America’s Byways roads. The peak was over 9000 ft, but the road did not go that high! It appears that the upper elevations are a good environment for the cactus….. they grow tall and look very healthy. We did find snow, and it was a very pleasant drive. It was about 44 miles one-way from the campground.

As of now, we don’t have a major plan for tomorrow….. may just relax in the campground or drive to Old Tucson.

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