Monday, February 22, 2010

Camp Verde, Arizona

This morning we left the Tucson area heading north. Clouds were heavy and we traveled through some heavy rains around the Phoenix area. Leaving the Phoenix area we began climbing and the hills were noticeably greener with vegetation. Cacti were not the common plant. We stopped to eat lunch on the top of a mountain with a nice view that was obscured by the clouds hanging on the mountain top. Because of the rain, the creeks that we passed over had water running.
We are staying at the Distant Drums RV Resort in Camp Verde, a little south of Sedona. This campground is a Passport America park allowing us to camp for 3 nights at half price. It is a beautiful, well laid out park that overlooks a valley below. Larry and Joanne are camped beside us. We had hoped to go on to Grand Canyon but the weather is not working in our favor. Flagstaff had about a foot of snow last night and more is predicted later this week. We may try to go up for the day from here and not take our RVs.
For dinner we went to a local casino and had nice meals. The Cliff Casino is closeby and has a shuttle service from the campground- real convienient. The shuttle driver said that the casino owns the campground.