Wednesday, April 24, 2013

RV PARK REVIEW: Meteor Crater RV Park - Winslow, AZ

Apr. 18 - Apr. 24, 2013 
Meteor Crater RV Park - Winslow, AZ
Site#17  $27./day
Our rating 4 out of 5
/SITES: All pull thrus. Level. Average space between sites. Some with new trees. Driveway is gravel. Where picnic table is located is pea gravel.
View from side door

View from back window
HOOK UPS: FHU and options for just Water & Electric for lower pricing.
/ BATHROOMS: Did not check out.
LAUNDRY: Small laundry with 3 or 4 machines each, but very clean.
PETS: Pets Welcome. There are two decent sized dog parks.
WIFI: Free, worked fine.
AT&T PHONE: 4 bars
/ AREA/TOWN/SIGHTS: Tourist trap Meteor Crater. RV park states they give a discount when a guest at the RV park. $2.00 discount. Not impressed. I think buy one/get one would have been better.
Extra comments: The park is kept very clean and nicely landscaped. Even though the roads are gravel, they are sprayed often to keep the dust down.
Petrified Forest, Holbrook, AZ $10./vehicle
Our rating 4 out of 5
We happened to visit this Nat'l Park during Earth Day week, so admission was free.
There are many short hikes.

The fallen trees are all over for miles and miles. The petrified logs & trunks are beautiful. They soaked up the minerals in the ground and formed basically tree or log shaped rocks. You can still see the rings and wood grains of the logs, -- beautiful colors.

Driving further through the Petrified Forest led us to the Painted Desert. This is another fascinating display of land formations.

I've had about enough of desert, rocks, caverns, dirt. I'm so looking forward to greener areas.
LED Color Changing Light Strip, $37.00
Our rating 4 out of 5
These were easy to install with the adhesive strips.

I love the glow effect these strips provide. Many color combos. If you want to use them to light up the site, you can change to white or soft white. We prefer to just use the colors for atmosphere. We've been enjoying trying the different colors..


Two downsides are although the lights are sealed and waterproof, the control box is not, which makes it difficult to leave them out all the time. Scott ended up pulling the wiring through the seal of the slide and mounting the non waterproof part on the inside wall. Now the lights are permanently on display and we can turn on and off inside.

12.2412.24 by Jaron Sean Briggs
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Kindle Version
Worth the money.
I got this book for free, so sure, it was worth the $ and nothing lost except my time.
It held my interest at the lowest level. It was a fast read, so I plodded on.
Sort of depressing, but also enlightens us on how people grieve in different ways.
Somewhat confusing going back and forth in time and going back and forth between generations of characters.
In the end I was very disappointed. Too religious for me.

NightDrakeNightDrake by Lara Adrian
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This is not a good book for a first time Lara Adrian wannabe reader.
Set in the future, the main female is tough because she has to be to survive. The cargo she was commissioned to deliver breaks open'll have to read the book.
There was just too much to squeeze into a short story.
We have to learn the way the world is in this time period.
We have to learn about the different type of beings, whether human or other.
A romance or battle has to develop and conclude in just too short amount of pages.
This is not a good book to judge Ms. Adrian's work. I am totally hooked on her Midnight Breed series, and this book does not do her a service.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is the longer version of the emails that circulate about the death of common sense.
Today's youth probably won't get this book, but I sure did.
This book dares to be politically incorrect and may offend the lazy, entitled, brand focused young people of today. Sorry, I'm generalizing. There are some kids & young adults that know that you have to WORK to get things you want. You have to EARN respect, earn a wage, etc.
At times this book is funny and at other times is funny but truly sad because it is so true.
Ms. Borgman has great insight, a good sense of humor and sarcasm, and a very good writer. Check out her website and get an insightful email newsletter once in a while.
Lori Borgman website
This book (Death of Common Sense) naturally flows right into pet peeves.
While reading The Death of Common Sense, I bookmarked a page that really hit home.

My Pet Peeve: Not stating or doing what needs to be stated or done because you don't want to hurt a person's feelings.
Quote from the book:
We also need to return to thinking as opposed to feeling. We excel at emoting,sniffling, rationalizing, whining, apologizing and bowing, but we don't do as well when it comes to thinking. Emotion-based decisions make us feel better for the short-term, but they are rarely a solution long-term. Only by clear and sound thinking can we link actions with consequences
In other words tough love
It is insane that kids are "graduating" from High School without being able to read, or at a grade school level. It is insane that kids are pushed into the next grade so they can be moved through the system, or because of pressure from parents, or so the kid won't be separated from his friends. As stated above "actions with consequences". You can't pass the requirements, you need to repeat until you do. 
Action: you push them through school without earning the diploma.
Consequence: You end up with a kid not capable of holding a job. This young adult has learned that you can get by with as little effort as possible and will be dependent on the efficiency of others.

June 14 - 24, 2013 Armitage County Park, Eugene, OR 

NV, CA, OR, ID, WA, MT, ND, SD, WY, then south for the Winter of 2013/2014


  1. now u just need a disco ball to drape from the awning and it will be Sat Nite Fever with the Buskirks! ...agree totally regarding tough love...


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