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D&D Hit the Road #3

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February 27, 2016 @ 8:00 am
April 30, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
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Southwest LTV Roadrunners


Boardwalk RV Resort
100 NE 6th Ave
Homestead, FL 33030 United States
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(305) 248-2487
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Join club members Dennis and Darleen Thorig on their cross country travel from San Diego to the Miami and the Florida Keys as they visit friends and relatives along the way.

See the Rally Announcement (below) for a map of their route and itinerary, complete with pictures and descriptions of many of the places they will be visiting. Join them at any time and accompany them for as long as you wish. They’d love meeting you and having you join-in on this fantastic adventure.

Time is of the essence to insure RV site reservations, so please contact Dennis and Darleen preferably by January 15th for further information if you are at all interested in participating in this rally.

Wagon Masters:

Dennis and Darleen Thorig

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (619) 571-2264 or (858) 587-4727


1. San Diego to MESA, ARIZONA (375 miles 5 hrs 40 min)

February 27 to March 4 (PA Rate $23/night)
Good Life RV Resort 3403 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ 85213 (408) 832-4990

MLB 2016 Spring Training

Mesa is in the heart of Arizona’s Cactus League Spring Training action. From the end of February through the month of March, Cactus League Spring Training brings 15 MLB teams to 10 stadiums to play more than 200 games. For schedules & tickets go to stadiums.php


2. Mesa, AZ to TOMBSTONE, AZ (185 miles 2 hrs 50 min)

March 5-7 (PA Rate $18.63/night) call “Blue” back on March 5th to make reservation, called on 1/5/16

Tombstone Territories RV Resort 2111 East Hwy 82, Tombstone/Huachuca City, AZ 85616 (520) 457-2584 Tombstone is a historic western city in Cochise County, Arizona. It was one of the last wide-open frontier boomtowns in the American Old West. It is best known as the site of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral and now draws most of its revenue from tourism.


3. Tombstone, AZ to LAS CRUCES, NM (251 miles 3 hrs 46 min)

March 8 (PA Rate $18.69/night cash) credit card hold deposit, reserved 1/5/16

The Coachlight Inn & RV Park 301 S. Motel Blvd, Las Cruces, NM 88007 (575) 526*3301

4. Las Cruces, NM to CARLSBAD, NM (207 miles 3 hrs 24 min)

March 9-10 (Good Sam $36.56/nt) credit card hold, reserved 1/5/16

Carlsbad RV Park and Campground 4301 National Parks Hwy, Carlsbad, NM 88220 (575) 885-6333
Carlsbad Caverns National Park – a United States National Park in the Guadalupe Mountains in southeastern New Mexico. The primary attraction of the park is the show cave, Carlsbad Cavern.


5. Carlsbad, NM to Fort Stockton, TX (150 miles 2 hrs 29 min)

March 11 (Good Sam $39.60/nt) verbal reservation, no deposit required, others ask for Liz and mention Thorig party, reserved 1/5/16

Fort Stockton RV Park 3604 KOA Rd, Fort Stockton TX 79735 (432) 395-2494

6. Fort Stockton, TX to SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS (312 miles 4 hrs 20 min)

March 12-14 (Good Sam Rate $39.60/nt) $44 deposit confirmed (balance $74.80), reserved 1/6/16

Travelers World Carefree RV Resort 2617 Roosevelt Ave, San Antonio, TX 78214 (210) 532-8310

Alamo Mission in San Antonio The Alamo Mission in San Antonio, commonly called the Alamo, and originally known as the Mission San Antonio de Valero. It was the site of the Battle of the Alamo in 1836. The Alamo is now a museum in the Alamo Plaza Historic District.


7. San Antonio, TX to BEAUMONT, TX (283 miles 4 hrs 18 min)

March 15 (PA Rate $20/nt) no deposit necessary, used credit card to hold, confirmed on 1/6/16

Gulf Coast RV Resort 5175 Brooks Rd, Beaumont, TX 77705 (409) 842-2285

8. Beaumont, TX to NEW ORLEANS, LA (261 miles 3 hrs 55 min)

March 16-18 (Good Sam $87.55/nt) $131.33 deposit, balance $131.33, reserved 1/4/16

French Quarter RV Resort 500 N. Claiborne Ave., New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 586-3000
New Orleans – Nicknamed the “Big Easy,” it’s known for its round-the-clock nightlife, vibrant live-music scene and spicy, singular cuisine reflecting its history as a melting pot of French, African and American cultures.


9. New Orleans to TALLAHASSEE, FL (386 miles 5 hrs 39 min)

March 19 ($25/nt) confirmed with no deposit, reserved 1/6/16

Ingram’s Marina & Campground 354 Louis Ln, Quincy, FL 32351 (850-6272241)

10. Tallahassee, FL to ORLANDO, FL

March 20-24 ($144/nt) $144 deposit, balance $432, reserved 8/22/15

Fort Wilderness 4510 N. Ft. Wilderness Trail, Orlando, FL 32820 (407) 934-7639 Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground is a themed camping resort located at the Walt Disney World Resort.


11. Orlando, FL to MIAMI, FL (265 miles 3 hrs 33 min)

March 25-30 (Good Sam $46.80) $25 deposit, balance $272, reserved 1/6/16

The Boardwalk RV Resort 100 NE 6th Ave. Homestead, FL 33030 (305) 248-2487
The Florida Keys are a string of tropical islands stretching about 120 miles off the states’s southern tip, between the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. They’re known for their laid-back vibe as a destination for fishing, boating and scuba diving. Key West is famous for Duval Street’s many bars, Mallory Square’s nightly Sunset Celebration and the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum. Everglades National Park is a 1.5-million-acre wetlands preserve on the southern tip of Florida. Among Everglades’ abundant wildlife are the endangered leatherback turtle, Florida panther and West Indian manatee.


12. Miami, FL to DAYTONA BEACH, FL (260 miles 4 hrs 40 min)

March 31 – April 3 (PA Rate $25/nt) left message, waiting on response (1/5/16)

International RV Park & Campground 3175 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32124 (386) 239-0249

The city is historically known for its beach where the hard-packed sand allows motorized vehicles to drive on the beach in restricted areas. The city is also the headquarters for NASCAR.


13. Daytona, FL to SAVANNAH, GA (229 miles 3 hrs 33 min)

April 4 – 7 (Good Sam $40.50) $45 deposit, balance $117, reserved 1/5/16

Red Gate Campground & RV Resort 136 Red Gate Farms Trail, Savannah, GA (912) 272-8028

Savannah, a coastal Georgia city, is separated from South Carolina by the Savannah River. It’s known for its manicured parks, horse-drawn carriages and ornate antebellum architecture. Its cobblestoned historic district is filled with squares and parks like Forsyth Park, shaded by magnolia blossoms and oak trees covered with Spanish moss. The historic district’s architectural landmarks include the Gothic-Revival Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist.


14. Savannah, GA to ATLANTA, GA (248 miles 3 hrs 40 min)

April 8 – 11 ($51.30 on Fri & Sat – $28 on Sun & Mon) left message waiting on response (1/5/16)

Stone Mountain Park Family Campground 4003 Stonewall Jackson Dr., Stone Mtn, GA 30083 (770) 498-5710 Vast, scenic park with activities, golf, lodging & a cable car ride to a historic, carved peak.


15. Atlanta, GA to MONTGOMERY, AL (160 miles 2 hrs 22 min)

April 12 (PA Rate $15/nt) no reservation needed, confirmed 1/6/16

The Woods RV Park 4350 Sassafras Cir., Montgomery, AL 36105 (334) 356-1887

16. Montgomery, AL to JACKSON, MS (248 miles 4 hrs 6 min)

April 13 (Good Sam $23) no reservation needed, confirmed 1/6/16

Timberlake Campground 143 Timberlake Dr., Brandon, MS 39047 (601) 992-9100

17. Jackson, MS to SHREVEPORT, LA (220 miles 3 hrs 19 min)

April 14 (KOA Rate $40/nt) no reservation needed, call before arrival, confirmed 1/6/16

Tall Pines RV Park 6510 West 70th St., Shreveport, LA 71129 (318) 687-1010

18. Shreveport, LA to AUSTIN, TX (334 miles 5 hrs 17 min)

April 15-17 ($45/nt) reserved, no deposit, cash payment, confirmed 1/6/16

Pecan Grove RV Park 1518 Barton Springs Rd., Austin, TX 78704 (512) 472-1067

Austin, on the eastern edge of Texas Hill Country, is not only the state capital, but lays claim to being the “live music capital of the o ld.” It’s also a center for film and home to the University of Texas and Formula 1’s Circuit of the Americas raceway. Its abundant parks and lakes are popular for hiking, biking, swimming, boating and other outdoor pursuits.


19. Austin, TX to CLOVIS, NM (489 miles 7 hrs 29 min)

April 18-20 no reservation needed, confirmed 1/6/16

Visiting Jim & Melinda Bonner 1700St. Andrews Dr., Clovis, NM 88101 (575) 762-7616 also visiting James & Carolyn Ferrell

20. Clovis, NM to ALBUQUERQUE, NM (224 miles 3 hrs 29 min)

April 21 (PA Rate 18.03/nt) no reservation needed, confirmed 1/6/16

Enchanted Trails RV Park & Trading Post 14305 Central Ave., NW Albuquerque, NM 87121 (800) 326-6317

21. Albuquerque, NM to PAYSON, AZ (330 miles 5 hrs 3 min)

April 22-25 (PA Rate $20/nt 3 days & $40/nt one day)

Oxbow Estates RV Park 962 Oxbow Trail, Payson, AZ 85541 (928) 474-2042
Payson, Arizona’s Cool Mountain Town! Experience the beauty of dramatic mountain vistas, wide open spaces, and a rich western rodeo heritage.


22. Payson, AZ to MESA, AZ (77 miles 1 hr 21 min)

April 26-29 (PA Rate $23/nt)

Good Life RV Resort 3403 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ 85213 (408) 832-4990

23. Mesa, AZ to SAN DIEGO (372 5 hrs 40 min)

April 30 We may stop in Yucaipa, CA to visit Dennis’ parents