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1305 days ago

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WinnieViews 11 reviews

"Great overnight spot-- fantastic view & FREE!"

First the downsides-- this is called a campground, but it's really more of a picnic area. As such, the sites are nothing more than slightly wider pullouts along the road, and sized more for cars than big RVs. Most sites are horribly unlevel, and... Read more

1305 days ago

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"Nice overnight spot to escape the wind"

Springtime winds in New Mexico and the Texas panhandle can get pretty fierce. High winds in the 50mph range were forecasted so I decided to spend the afternoon and night at a campground to ride it out. Bottomless Lakes was a perfect place! The... Read more

Saddle Mountain Tonopah, AZ
1340 days ago

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"Close enough to conveniences, but far enough to feel "away from it all""

I was looking for a boondocking spot in the Phoenix area for a few days and recalled Technomadia raving about this place a few weeks earlier, so I figured it had to be good. Saddle Mountain did not disappoint one bit! There are various unmarked... Read more

Darby Well Road Ajo, AZ
1369 days ago

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"Ajo is Ah-mazing Boondocking"

While there are fewer open areas for boondocking along Darby Well road itself than there were a few years ago (thanks to the mining company erecting a fence along the west side of the road to keep trespassers from getting too close to the open pit... Read more

Ramona Beach RV Park Ensenada, BC, Mexico
1369 days ago

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"No-frills RV park with spectacular views of the Pacific!"

This was my second year staying at Ramona Beach. Last year, we stumbled upon it after finding most of the RV parks south of the city closed that had been listed in the Church's book, and the only one open, a swanky hotel resort, wanting a... Read more

Club de Pesca RV Park San Felipe, BC, Mexico
1374 days ago

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"Full hookups on the beach with easy walk to town"

The best RV park on the south side of San Felipe, Club de Pesca offers a bit of everything for everyone. They have around 20 newer beachfront sites with palapas and full hookups on concrete, the rest of the sites are closer to the large sand dune... Read more

Twin Lakes Reservoir Twin Lakes, CO
1492 days ago

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"Scenic, Easy Access Boondocking"

This area is below the Twin Lakes dam along a pretty stream. It's an easy access Forest Rd just south of Hwy 82 that will fit any sized rig. Thus, this can be a ridiculously crowded place in the summertime. I stayed here one Fall weekend... Read more

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"The most-scenic hikes in Illinois"

Lets face it, Illinois is pretty flat and pretty boring (as most of its historic tallgrass prairies have been taken over by farm fields and suburban strip mall sprawl). Thankfully, there is one place that's quite different-- Starved Rock State... Read more

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"My favorite hometown CG"

I used to live not too far from this campground, so whenever I am back to Chicago visiting friends and family, this is my first-choice destination. Burnidge Forest Preserve (Paul Wolff CG) is just a couple of miles off of I-90 and a new hospital... Read more

McCoy Mobile Home & RV Park Winterhaven, CA
1608 days ago

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"A bit dumpy, but friendly, cheap & great location"

This is a family-run old mobile home park gradually turning into an RV park. Positives - Very friendly owners and staff, very nice newer pool and spa, location is excellent to both downtown Yuma and Los Algodones, and a rarity for most parks... Read more
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"Great overnight spot-- fantastic view & FREE!"
"Nice overnight spot to escape the wind"
Saddle Mountain
Tonopah, AZ
"Close enough to conveniences, but far enough to feel "away from it all""
Darby Well Road
Ajo, AZ
"Ajo is Ah-mazing Boondocking"
Ramona Beach RV Park
Ensenada, BC, Mexico
"No-frills RV park with spectacular views of the Pacific!"
Club de Pesca RV Park
San Felipe, BC, Mexico
"Full hookups on the beach with easy walk to town"
Twin Lakes Reservoir
Twin Lakes, CO
"Scenic, Easy Access Boondocking"
"The most-scenic hikes in Illinois"
"My favorite hometown CG"
McCoy Mobile Home & RV Park
Winterhaven, CA
"A bit dumpy, but friendly, cheap & great location"
Big Rock Campground
Big Rock, IL
"Newer, Quiet Campground with large sites"
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Winnie Views: Arizona to Amarillo

In early April, after leaving my fabulous boondock at Saddle Mountain, I wisely time my drive through downtown Phoenix for a low-traffic Sunday morning. Soon, I have Scottsdale in the rear view mirror...

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Winnie Views: Arizona to Amarillo

In early April, after leaving my fabulous boondock at Saddle Mountain, I wisely time my drive through downtown Phoenix for a low-traffic Sunday morning. Soon, I have Scottsdale in the rear view mirror...

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Winnie Views: Fiery Farewell to Arizona

After our month of Baja beaches, in late March, Hans, Ursula, and I pointed our Winnies back to Yuma to take care of some dental and business activities before heading our separate ways.  Since Yuma h...

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Winnie Views: Sonoran Serenity

By the beginning of February, I'd been parked at elevation 4,500 feet in central New Mexico for 4 months.  As much as I loved the people and Refuge at Bosque del Apache, I was itching to replace the C...

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Winnie Views: Week in Ensenada

Our final night of last year's Baja trip was spent at this ho-hum RV park with an outrageously amazing view of the Pacific ocean.  When Hans and Ursula suggested we revisit Ensenada this year, we didn...

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Winnie Views: Stumbled Into a BIG Crowd

But, as other commitments started whittling away at our time block, the idea of a shorter, less stressful trip began to look more and more appealing.  The big mainland trip is now postponed until thi...

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Winnie Views: Beach Paradise At Last!

All good things come to those who wait! After 4 noisy, dusty nights parked next to the sand dune of racing ATVs and dune buggies, the hoard of race fans went home.  We were finally rewarded with...

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Winnie Views: Back to Bosque via Great Sand Dunes

I decided to spend my last night and morning in Colorado at a place I’ve wanted to see for a long time but had never managed to get to—Great Sand Dunes National Park near Alamosa.  As I descended down...

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Winnie Views: A Dozen Days in Colorado

I should have known my travel schedule this month would make daily blog posting prohibitive for GynCAN.  Well, at least I have managed to keep up with daily posts on the GynCAN Facebook & Twitter page...

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Winnie Views: Inspired & Invigorated at Starved Rock

After my hectic first week back in Illinois in early May (which culminated in a insurance fiasco that postponed my cancer surgery until June), I now had 3 extra weeks on my hands.  While I still had p...

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Winnie Views: Back in the U.S.A.

After 2 months in Mexico, crossing back into the U.S.A. can feel like you’re suddenly living an episode of Robin Leach’s “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.” Ursula must have felt the same way as she...

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Winnie Views: Lazy Days of Summer

It’s been 3 weeks since I returned to my little rolling home on the prairie.  The gentle rhythmic hum of crickets and cicadas have replaced the harsh, sudden screeches of the Ring-necked Pheasants. ...

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Winnie Views: Lazy Days of Summer

It’s been 3 weeks since I returned to my little rolling home on the prairie.  The gentle rhythmic hum of crickets and cicadas have replaced the harsh, sudden screeches of the Ring-necked Pheasants. ...

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