Fredericksburg RV Park 1

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Amarillo to Fredericksburg, Texas is a 463 mile tow. Very easy drive, flat and the weather was perfect. We arrived at the Fredericksburg RV Park late in the afternoon. We were thrilled to be back in the Texas Hill Country!

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F’burg RV Park offers spacious sites  which all have picnic tables, full-hook ups, cable, excellent wi-fi, pull-throughs, some grass, a tree or two and is very level. Our rate was $40 per day less 10% Good Sam discount. We were in #14 but, next visit would prefer site #68 or #69. But, there really isn’t a bad spot anywhere in the park. The entire park is meticulously kept and is a very comfortable place to stay. It’s  just one mile from the main street in downtown Fredericksburg.

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The main office is right at the entrance to the park. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. They do have supplies to purchase and maps of everything to do in town. The laundry facility was very nice and very clean.   The park also has shower facilities, free ice, pet walk area, restrooms and a rec hall. I think I got very spoiled at this RV park!

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We met a very nice family from Katy, TX who also own a 27′ International Signature. They gave us a tour of their remodeled Airstream which included new corian counters, new upholstery on the lounge, new corian dinette and dual AC units. Guess one needs 2 AC units to survive the heat of the Texas summers. Always meeting supper nice Airstreamers and other RV’ers!

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TX Fburg_1401 TX Fburg_1434 TX_1398When Beatrice arrived in Fredericksburg, she was so filthy we could barely look out the windows. Without supplies to clean her ourselves we decided to hire a mobile RV washing service. It did take them a few days to commit to the job but, once the guy came out, he did a fabulous job and Beatrice was looking fine.

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Other views of the park and of course, we learned that Otis just adores camping. He preferred being outside on his bed than inside the Big B. He had a ball meeting new doggies and peeps alike.

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Photo source: Anna Sullivan Photography. Map and logo: Fredericksburg RV Park

Amarillo Ranch RV Park 12

First stop in Texas after towing 432 miles was the Amarillo Ranch RV Park. Just west of downtown Amarillo off Route 40 ~ the Ranch is a nice place for a one night stop over. The sites are bare with mostly dirt and gravel (very little grass) but, spacious and full-hook ups. The staff at the front desk was very friendly and most sites are pull-through. We were in spot #120 and it was perfect for a one evening stay. They are pet friendly, have good wi-fi and cable, a pool, clubhouse, pavilion, showers, coin laundry and a fenced pet area (not big enough for Otis but, oh well!!). Rate: $33 per night less Good Sam or AAA discount. I would recommend the Ranch for a nights stay because it’s easy access off the highway and a breeze to check-in and move on out the next morning!

A few local attractions in Amarillo: American Quarter Horse Museum, The Cadillac Ranch, Palo Duro Canyon and the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum.

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We met the nicest couple from Texas who were heading to the Vintage Trailer Academy in Albuquerque, NM. They restored their ’73 International Airstream and it’s gorgeous. They invited to give us a tour and we reciprocated and gave them a tour of Beatrice. Check out the original wall mounted oven that still works perfectly! Airstream owners are the nicest peeps I have ever met. Always wanting to share travel stories and just sit awhile and chat! One of the many aspects about traveling in my Airstream that brings me much joy!

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Photo source: Anna Sullivan Photography

Griff’s Valley View RV Park 2

After we departed Tecumseh, Ontario at 6am and headed for the US/Canadian border, we were once again faced with another cranky border patrol. This time he entered our Airstream and removed all of our veggies. We told him the veggies were purchased in the US but, he said that didn’t matter in his very authoritative voice. So, off the veggies went to trash can heaven.  Once safely back in the US we started our 710 mile journey to Iowa where we would spend the night.  Since this would be our first campground we would stay at and since we are Newbie’s, I wasn’t exactly sure how to figure out where we would end up. I had been told by several Airstreaming friends to buy an app called Allstays and it was a huge help. I’ll be writing a post about Allstays shortly. I had read several reviews on-line about various campsites that were open all year (many close for the winter) but, decided to call Griff’s Valley View RV Park and so happy I did. Carol Griffieon answered our call and secured our reservations for one night. We didn’t know what to expect. Griff’s was so lovely, we wished we could have stayed a couple of nights. Sadly, we didn’t arrive until a few minutes before the sun was setting or I would have walked the park and taken tons of photos. But, here is our level, concrete, drive-thru (big plus for Newbie’s) and our full hook ups!! Griffs is in Altoona, Iowa just outside of Des Moines. It sits on a hill overlooking the rolling hills of Iowa. It was a wonderful place to spend the evening. Check out their website to learn about all the amenties offered at Griff’s. We highly recommend Griff’s if you ever find yourself in Iowa!

And this was how we treated ourselves after a 10 hour drive ~ Glamper style!

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Virginian RV Park 2

Right smack in the heart of Jackson Hole, Wyoming you’ll find a full-service RV Park, The Virginian.  Located at 750 West Broadway in Jackson Hole, this RV park offers everything a Glamper could need. We have friends who have stayed here each summer for many years and they just love this RV park!

Reservations:

Summer: 1-800-321-6982 or Winter: 1-800-262-4999

Amenities:

  • 103 RV Sites
  • 64 Pull-Through Spaces, approx. 40 ft. long, 20 ft. wide
  • 39 Back in Spaces, approx. 25 ft. long, 20 ft. wide
  • Each site has small grass lawn, picnic table, and small tree (limited shade)
  • Restrooms with Showers
  • Laundry Facilities
  • 30 and 50 Amp Electrical Hook-up
  • Full Water & Sewer Hook-up
  • Cable TV
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Access to Swimming Pool
  • Access to Hot Tub
  • Restaurant
  • Saloon & Liquor Store
  • Hair/Massage/Tanning Salon
  • Convention Facilities available for rent
  • Pets welcome

Enjoy popular attractions: Grand Teton & Yellowstone National Parks, Scenic float trips, Fly fishing, National Elk Refuge, Hiking, Jackson Hole Rodeo, National Museum of Wildlife Art (my favorite art museum), Walk to great restaurants, bars and shopping and so much more right outside of your Glamper home.

Photo source: Anna Sullivan Photography