Beautiful sights

Beautiful sights
Horses at blue water Lake state park

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Escapees Parks

Several of my RV friends are starting to think of finding a place to retire to when they are too old to drive their RV.  I have a hard time thinking of them getting to that stage, but realize that is in all of our futures if we live that long.

One friend is already owning a lot in Park Sierra in Coarsegold California.  She likes it there but thinks she might like to go to a park that has more of her personal friends parked there.  

Another lady is looking into the Escapees Co-op in Parumph, Nevada, she found that there is a 3-4 year waiting list and a $1000 fee to get on the list.  The purchase price is about $9000 plus improvements.

I was checking out parks, and noticed that the Lone Star Corral in Hondo TX is the lowest priced of them all.  I was looking on the internet for information and came across the blog of a couple who travel with their 4 cats.   I love cats and pets in general, so decided to look at their blog.  It seems that they are quilters, and were travelling to the various Escapees Parks to research a park that they would like for their own future.  I really enjoyed reading their observations about Lone Star Corral in Hondo TX.  They basically said that it was very nice but too rural for them.

I realize that I need to visit some or many of the parks and begin to understand what I would like when the time comes. I think I would prefer a park that is not too far from shopping, since gas is expensive and driving might be a problem as I age.  One park that is near shopping is Dreamcatcher RV Park in Deming New Mexico.  It's also a level park, so that walking and bicycling is easy.  The local area of the park is not spectacularly beautiful, but the park itself has some lovely cactus gardens.  The cactus gardens are only at the entrance of the park, and the campsites themselves do not have any beauty at all, but I might be able to ignore that aspect of the park.

I plan to check out the SKP Saguaro CO-OP in Benson AZ today.  That's a pretty area and I don't want to leave it out as I am travelling in that direction anyway.


  1. It will be very interesting to hear your "reviews." I imagine others that are looking for this information would enjoy checking out your thoughts on the different parks too.

  2. No, we don't want to think about that time in our lives, but like you said we will all be there someday. I think being prepared is the best idea, that way you can be sure of your happiness when you have to give up traveling. Glad you are posting these reviews.

  3. I'm interested in what you find, too. The "buy-in" price would definitely make a difference to me, but $9,000 seems pretty low. Kristy, my daughter, wants me to buy in at Delores' park, because they plan to move to that area, but it's much more expensive. I'd rather invest less, then build my own veggie and flower gardens and have more in savings.

  4. I hope you can find somewhere you like and that is affordable.

  5. I've never known anyone who actually lived in an RV until you and Two Greyhound Town. Now I'm fascinated.

    1. Hazel, from Class A Greyhounds...RVing with the big dogs!March 9, 2013 at 1:09 PM

      There are many, many people living in RV's these days. I think it reflects the spirit of America, to be mobile, adventurous, and flexible. It is a very economical way to live, and has a very small carbon footprint, so it's very eclogicaly friendly. Thanks for your interest.


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