Well after two years of medical treatment for his injuries my Navy Son is being medically discharged from the Navy January 12th in San Diego. I am flying out to help get him to Dallas
I sure will appreciate any advice on the great places you forum members have visited on the road.
We have a Motor Home and will camp between San Diego and Dallas Texas via Phoenix Arizona. We can travel 75 miles or more out of our way. I want to stay off the interstate highways and see America at a 50 MPH pace vs. traveling at 75 MPH and seeing nothing. Any great museums, national parks state parks anything you enjoyed and care to mention will be appreciated.
Adam is getting a 90 percent disability and will start College in Dallas soon.
I don't know if you have a smart phone. If you do get Rvparky, Gasbuddy, and IExit for the phone. All free and I have found very useful.
Rvparky lists all the camp grounds, rv parks, and places you can boon dock with the rv. This includes Walmarts and Cracker Barrels. You probably know Gasbuddy. IExit lists all the services and places of interest that are ahead of you by exit. I haven't tried IExit off the interstate but it sure works great on the interstate.
By the way Adam, Thanks for your service and good luck in the future.
Thanks Steve I will look these up. I am just glad my Son has 2 arms 2 legs and can walk A LOT of the men in Balboa have lost legs etc
A lot of the Camping World stores will let you stay over night free and provide free electric. These are also listed in Rvparky.
Visit Calico, CA which is a ghost town. They have a nice campground too. Death Valley is interesting. Monument Valley in northeasteren Arizona where many John Ford - John Wayne movies were made. Then drive north one hour or so to the Goosenecks. Dry camp there overnight. Very cool place that is worth the drive. Arches National Park. So much beautiful scenery. Have fun.
Make a left turn in AZ and head North through Flagstaff to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. You will be glad you did. The Canyon is an AWESOME sight in winter.
Santa Fe NM....and Muleahoe TX. Gotta go through Muleshoe if nothing more that to say you've been there. Jerry
David,if you go across I-8 towards Yuma, stop at the Cloud Museum just north of Yuma about 10 miles (Baird Ca.) Lots of Model T's there. If you come the southern route I-10 thru Tucson, The Pima Air and Space Museum and the Franklin Museum are worth while stops. You can also take a tour of the "Boneyard" from the Pima Air and Space Museum. There is also a Fam Camp on Davis-Monthan AFB. Tombstone is also a favorite stop for out of towners. Going on East, there is also Museum in Demming NM. Another interesting stop is White Sands National Monument in Alamagorodo NM. There is also a Fam Camp on Holloman AFB. If you them choose to go over the mountain thru Cloud Croft you could take a side trip to Carlsbad Caverns. Heading east from there, the Confederate Air Force is in the Midland-Odessa area.
Either way you go, keep a close watch on the weather, especially in the higher elevations.
Have a safe trip and enjoy some quality time with your son.